Thursday, December 10, 2015

'Grand' month for openings in NW Georgia; projects worth $60 million-plus. Rockmart Zaxby's has different look. Sports updates. Gorgeous weather through Saturday; storms late Sunday? Later today: Bartow County Jail reports, Cartersville Police arrest repor

Today's first headlines from

Ware Mechanical Weather

  • Gorgeous weather through Saturday; some concern about storms possible late Sunday, early Monday.


  • A grand month for openings: Two stores open, seven others on the way, one in limbo. Together, that's $60 million-plus. Growing
  • Rockmart Zaxby's just about ready. Busy day today with chamber legislative breakfast, Rome DDA, after hours at Heritage First. Business
  • Two in jail following raid of seven Rome convenience stores by GBI, local authorities. Raid
  • Floyd Police Officers Donald Holbrook, Chad Matthews honored for lifesaving efforts; retiring juvenile investigator lauded. Police
  • Georgia Health News: State's low health ranking sinks even lower; now 46th in the nation. GHN
  • At a glance: Candlelight ceremony Sunday to remember lost children, loved ones. Plus updates from Northwest Georgia. Briefs
  • 300 students from Northwest Georgia schools compete in regional tech fair; some now moving on to state. Tech
  • Obituaries: Remembering Mrs. Tammie Gaynelle Cook, Mr. Robert Joseph Holloway, Mr. Marvin Randolph Pulliam Jr. Services
  • Public Health restaurant inspections scores.  Dining
  • Area arrest reports brought to you by Dr. Miniyar's Pediatrics. CrimeWatch

Holiday Happenings

  • Hometown Headlines has teamed with Harbin Clinic to present Holiday Happenings, a digital magazine with details on parades, concerts, performances and live Nativity scenes across Northwest Georgia. You can view it in two formats: Desktop or Mobile
  • Calhoun parade tonight; Saturday in Cave Spring. Final weekend of 'White Christmas.' Live Nativity Saturday in Cedartown. Holidays

Regular features:

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports Report

  • Darlington's Shadday signs with Georgia Tech.
  • GHC Chargers ranked fourth in the nation.
  • Class AAAA State Championship: Cartersville vs. Buford, Saturday, 4 p.m.,  at The Georgia Dome. Tickets on sale at CHS; pep rally set for Friday afternoon.
  • John McClellan's high school championship picks. Buford too much for the Cartersville Purple Hurricanes. Plus: John's picks for all the title games.  McClellan
  • Georgia High School Football Daily.
  • All the bowl matchups from ESPN. Georgia vs. Penn State on Jan. 2. Click
  • The Falcons at Carolina, 1 p.m. Sunday / The latest on the NFL

Hometown Headlines Radio Edition on WRGA 98.7 FM.
Please join our guests including:

  • At 7:40 a.m. Jim Butterworth, director of Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security, talks about the "If You See Something, Say Something" initiative.
  • At 8:40 a.m.: Christa Layton Gilmore, Health Educator, Bartow & Floyd Teen Resource Centers, on the 'Step Up, Step in' campaign to stop sexual bullying.

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