Monday, August 3, 2015

With 500 restaurants already here, trends show more coming. Halloween City returns to Cartersville. Cheap gas? Go west. Later today: Bartow County Jail reports, Cartersville Police arrest reports

Continuing updates on today's top stories from

Ware Mechanical forecast

  • Our hint of fall from the weekend is long gone as temperatures return to the mid to upper 90s with a triple-digit heat index likely on Tuesday.


  • Restaurant industry boom in Northwest Georgia: nearly 500 in Floyd, Bartow, Gordon, Polk -- and growing. Restaurants
  • Halloween City returns to Cartersville -- perhaps for the last time (Party City on the way). Halloween
  • Gas prices at $2.10 or less -- if you drive to Centre or Cedar Bluff. Still around $2.40 in Northwest Georgia. Gas
  • Berry's Dr. Brian Carroll authors 'A Devil's Bargain: The Black Press and Black Baseball, 1915-1955,' examining the black press, black baseball and the end of the game's color barrier. Baseball
  • The Week: Back to school. Huge weekend: First Friday(s), Tomato Sandwich Supper, Celebrity Dance Challenge, Tellus' Night at the Museum. Calendar
  • Georgia Health News: Former state insurance chief wary of big mergers. GHN
  • Obituaries:
  • Public Health restaurant inspections scores, brought to you by Dr. Miniyar Pediatrics return Tuesday. Dining
  • Area arrest reports brought to you by Midian Roofing. CrimeWatch

Regular features:

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports Report

  • Georgia High School Football Daily returns today.
  • Rome Braves shut out Augusta, 2-0.
  • Tonight: Home vs Savannah, 7 p.m.
  • Atlanta Braves snap six-game skid, beat Phillies 6-2
  • Tonight: At Turner Field vs. San Francisco, 7:10 p.m.

Hometown Headlines Radio Edition, WRGA 98.7 FM

Please join our guests Monday including:

  • At 7:40 a.m.: Layla Shipman, chair of the Floyd County Republican Party, on the 11th annual rally at the Tillman Hangar on Aug. 15.
  • At 8:40 a.m.: Janice Hopkins on the 2015 edition of Faces of Hope returning to the Harbin Clinic Tony E. Warren Cancer Center

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