Saturday, July 25, 2015

Cartersville fast-food boom. Major site work for Kroger Marketplace. Updates from across Coosa Valley. Weekend:Tomato Festival, Aladdin Jr. and more. Beautiful weather: 20% rain chance, high near 93. Latest sports updates.

Continuing updates all day from and :

Ware Mechanical forecast

  • Drier air will move into the state over the weekend, decreasing storm coverage and lowering the humidity.
  • Today: 20% rain chance, high 95, low of 71.


  • Cartersville Fast-Food boom: New Hardee's on way as work continues on another McDonald's on Hwy. 41. Fast Food
  • Major site work underway for new Kroger Marketplace in Cartersville. Kroger
  • Coosa Valley: Rome Symphony BBQ, Floyd Schools reduced lunch applications, Keep Bartow Beautiful silent auction, Paving in Cedartown, Gordon County football clinic. Coosa Valley
  • Weekend: Run for Rivers 5K, Swimmable Water weekend, "Aladdin Jr" in Rome, Tomato Festival and Brewery tours in Cartersville. Calendar
  • Georgia Health News: Mega-merger would boost Blue Cross in Georgia. Health
  • Bartow EMS: Man airlifted to Atlanta Medical Center after motorcycle crash on Hwy. 411. Bartow
  • GDOT: Another Megaload coming through state headed to White, GA on Monday. Megaload
  • Rome's Steve Cox named Georgia's Assistant District Attorney of the Year. Cox
  • Smile Report: Floyd County Schools has 30 AP Scholars for 2015. Smile Report
  • Obituaries: Remembering Patricia Edmondson, Robert Gibson and Amelia "Midge" Perry. Funerals
  • Public Health restaurant inspections scores, brought to you by Dr. Miniyar Pediatrics.  Dining
  • Area arrest reports brought to you by Midian Roofing. CrimeWatch


  • Hardy Realty's open house gallery for Sunday: 11 homes from Rome to Lindale to Adairsville. Click Hardy Realty.

Regular features:

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports Report

  • Rome falls to Lexington, 3-2.
  • Today: At Asheville at 6:05 p.m.
  • Atlanta Braves come up short against Cardinals, 4-2.
  • Tonight: At St. Louis, 7:15 p.m.
  • The Rome Braves 2015 Softball Slam will be held on Oct. 31 & Nov. 1.

Hometown Headlines Radio Edition, WRGA 98.7 FM

Please join our guests Monday including:

  • At 7:40 a.m.: Janet Eberhart, district immunization coordinator for Public Health, on August being Nation Immunization Awareness Month.
  • At 8:40 a.m.: Kim Davis of the Sexual Assault Center of Northwest Georgia on the goals for this year's Rome Celebrity Dance Challenge.

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