Friday, April 22, 2016

Cheeseburger Bobby's due in late May in Cartersville. Bill Peterson's Otter's Chicken grows again. More rain today; gorgeous weekend. Later today: Bartow County Jail reports, Cartersville Police updates.

Where your news day starts:

Ware Mechanical forecast:

  • More rain today but weekend looks pretty good. Weather

Today's headlines:

  • Late May opening targeted for Cheeseburger Bobby's in Cartersville. Burgers
  • Business: Bill Peterson busy directing another successful: Otter's Chicken. Peterson
  • Buzz: 'Guardians of the Galaxy' filming in Cartersville Sunday? (It's a car stunt scene; no stars). Darlington offers 'Bridge to College.' Buzz
  • Business: Mohawk spending $100 million to expand Dalton vinyl production; creating 200 jobs. Mohawk
  • Weekend: Brushy Branch cleanup for Earth Day. The Clydesdales will be busy. Firefly Fling to close 5th Avenue Bridge. Weekend
  • Smile Report: Model's Ella Claire Chambless earns first place at Kiwanis Club Music Showcase; Off Constantly also wins. Smile
  • Remembering Mrs. Brenda Dee "Mandee" Edmondson Bagley, Mrs. Rhonda Darlene (Nanny) Buffington, Mary Jo Huffman, Mrs. Wanda Geneva Smith Phillips. Obituaries
  • Public Health restaurant inspections, brought to you by Cupcakes Around the Corner. Dining
  • Area arrest reports brought to you by Dr. Miniyar's Pediatrics. CrimeWatch

Regular features:

  • Politics: A look at the local ballots for Floyd, Bartow, Gordon, Polk counties. 2016
  • 2016 Guide to Summer Camps in Northwest Georgia. Camps
  • 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 get huge win over Asheville, 14-1.
  • Rome vs. Asheville tonight at 7.
  • Mills Fitzner's Rome Braves' photo gallery.
  • Latest high school baseball updates.
  • Latest local college updates.
  • Upcoming community sports events.

Hometown Headlines Radio Edition, WRGA 98.7 FM (streaming)

Please join our guests from 7-9 a.m. including:

  • At 7:40 a.m.: Keith Hester, a candidate for the District 2 seat on the Floyd County Board of Education.
  • At 8:10 a.m.: Ryan Earnest, president of Heritage First Bank and the first guest on our show five years ago on what has happened since.
  • At 8:40 a.m.: Hometown Headlines/WRGA News Roundtable. Guest panelist: Ryan Earnest.

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