Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Party City coming to Cartersville; Holiday Inn Express to LakePoint. Heat index of 98 due today. Latest business, sports updates. Later today: Bartow County Jail reports, Cartersville Police arrest reports.

Continuing local updates each day from

Ware Mechanical forecast

  • Hot (94) and nasty (99-degree heat index).


  • Party City to open next to Academy Sports in Cartersville by mid-December; Holiday Inn Express coming to LakePoint. Coming soon
  • Dining notes: Record opening for Jefferson's in Cedartown. Progress on other newcomers. Restaurants
  • Sonya Blankenship joins Heritage First Bank. Business
  • Coosa Valley: Dempsey to chair study committee. Tomato Festival back July 25. Miss Homespun entries sought. News
  • Georgia Northwestern to graduate 11 from law enforcement academy Thursday. GNTC
  • Georgia Health News: A good omen for Georgia Medicaid waiver plan? GHN
  • Obituaries: Remembering Nora Bell Dempsey
  • 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.. News
  • 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

  • More honors for Shorter softball coaches.
  • Rome Braves edged by Charleston, 3-2
  • Today: At Augusta, 7:05 p.m.
  • Atlanta Braves down Brewers, 4-3.
  • Today: Braves at Milwaukee Brewers, 2:10 p.m.


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

    • At 7:40 a.m. From Shorter University: Men's Lacrosse head coach Jason Childs, who's helping with the rec department's upcoming lacrosse camp.
    • At 8:10 a.m. Chase Watterson, YMCA soccer director, on the local impact of the U.S. Women's huge World Cup win on Sunday.

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