Friday, July 3, 2015

Flood warning until 12:30 p.m. for parts of Floyd, Chattooga. 'Accounting error' could take $4.5 million from local governments, schools. Independence Day weekend events -- and safety tips. Business updates.

Continuing updates all Independence Day weekend from and

Ware Mechanical forecast

  • Flood warning in effect for Floyd, Chattooga counties until 12:30 this afternoon.
  • Rain chances of 50% to 70% this weekend -- but storms should be in, out quickly.
  • Weather updates all Independence Day weekend from Hometown Headlines.


  • Hufstetler responds to revenue department's push to suck $3.9 million to $4.5 million out of local governments become of industry 'accounting error.' Millions
  • Independence Day weekend explodes tonight in Rome, Cave Spring, Summerville. Independence Day
  • Today: It is a holiday - or is it? (Banks open, mail to be delivered). Holiday
  • Longtime 11 Alive newsman Don Hatcher, who started Georgia Northwestern's video department, dies at age 64. Tribute
  • Go Go partners adding casual shoe clients with new Shoe Box store. Shoes
  • Business: Whistle Britches makes it official with ribbon cutting. Plus: New days, regional appeal, free-form decorating for 2015 Business Expo. Business
  • Coosa Valley Credit Union replaces more than 40 American flags this summer. Exchange Club's Giles Chapman, known for his work with the Americanism Committee, honored. Updates
  • Georgia Health News: Alcohol Anonymous Convention here this week. Health
  • Obituaries: Remembering Guy Calvin Neyman, Simon Ray Woods Sr., Ronnie Doyle Jacobs. Funerals
  • Public Health restaurant inspections scores, brought to you by Dr. Miniyar Pediatrics.  Dining
  • Area arrest reports brought to you by Midian Roofing. CrimeWatch

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 hold off Legends' rally, win 5-1.
  • Lexington at Rome tonight at 7. Post-game fireworks.
  • Atlanta Braves win 2-1. Tonight: Hosting Philadelphia at 7:35 p.m.
  • The Southern Athletic Association announces honor roll, including 125 Berry student athletes.

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

We feature a morning full of interviews about the Independence Day weekend including an update on gas and holiday travel from Garrett Townsend of AAA South at 7:10 a.m. At 7:40, please join Christa Jackson as she sets up Saturday morning's 30th annual parade in Cave Spring as well as a full day/night of activities today ending with evening fireworks; Jay Shell of the Downtown Development Authority and Brewhouse Music and Grill joins us at 8:10 to walk us through tonight's First Friday Block Party featuring Tim Reynolds; and at 8:40,  Jill Packer of Harbin Clinic sets up a huge afternoon and evening at Ridge Ferry Park complete with the Color Me Free run, concert and fireworks.

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