Saturday, July 4, 2015

Celebrating Independence Day 2015: Rain dampens some morning events. Parades, Fireworks and more on tap later today. Flash Flood watch in effect until 8 p.m. Sunday. Big crowd downtown for First Friday. News across the Coosa Valley. Sports updates.

Continuing updates all Independence Day weekend from and

Ware Mechanical forecast

  • Soggy Independence Day ahead: 100% rain chance, flash flood watch continues until 8 p.m. Sunday.
  • Weather updates all Independence Day weekend from Hometown Headlines.


  • Independence Day: Celebrating the red, white and blue with parades, fireworks and more. Cave Spring parade delayed until 2:30 p.m. Cartersville parade canceled. Guide
  • Coosa Valley: Cancer Navigators Motorcycle Ride July 11, Adairsville Police K-9 Motorcycle ride, Cartersville ribbon cuttings and Registration for Miss Homespun Pageant. Coosa Valley
  • Photo gallery: Huge crowd downtown for First Friday Block Party. Concert
  • Georgia Health News: Buying Humana would double Aetna size in Georgia. Health
  • Obituaries: Remembering Loyd "Buster" Lynch, Joyce Mangan and William Smith. Funerals
  • Public Health restaurant inspections scores, brought to you by Dr. Miniyar Pediatrics.  Dining
  • Area arrest reports brought to you by Midian Roofing. CrimeWatch


  • Hometown Marketing: Gorgeous Johns Mountain retreat for sale, $445,000. Details

Regular features:

  • Our list of summer camps across Northwest Georgia. Camps
  • Big plans for Vacation Bible School this summer. VBS
  • Northwest Georgia traffic conditions via Google Maps or Waze.
  • Today's business headlines from  Georgia Trend
  • Northwest Georgia's best source for job leads. Click Career Builder

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports Report

  • Rome Braves fall to Lexington, 4-2.
  • Tonight: At Charleston, 6:35 p.m.
  • Atlanta Braves win  2-1 over Phillies.
  • Tonight: Phillies at Turner Field, 7:15 p.m.
  • Former Atlanta Brave Fred McGriff to appear at State Mutual Stadium on July 31.

Monday's Hometown Headlines Radio Edition, 7-9 a.m., WRGA 98.7 FM:

  • At 8:10: State Sen. Chuck Hufstetler on the city/county tax payback to state

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