Friday, April 8, 2016

Home 2 Suite hotel opens May 31; business expo coming to LakePoint June 1. Jack's confirms Armuchee site; first sign of new growth in the area? Cool, gusty weekend ahead. Braves open 2016 season. Later today: Bartow County Jail, Cartersville Police report

Where your news day starts:

Ware Mechanical forecast:

  • Cool, sunny and gusty today and Saturday; lows overnight Saturday: 34. Weather

Today's headlines:

  • Business: Home 2 Suite by Hilton opens May 31 in Cartersville; LakePoint's indoor facility to host 140-business "B2B expo" June 1. New model opens at Battle Farm this weekend. Business
  • With Jack's now confirming Armuchee site, look for more growth to begin as tennis center nears completion. Dining
  • Buzz: More changes at Darlington. Job fair in Cedartown. 'eCheck' for Rome customers (see headlines for more). Buzz
  • Health: Help swat Zika and other mosquito-borne diseases through Tip 'n' Toss program. Zika
  • Georgia Health News: Emory-- Hawks center hub for sports medicine. GHN
  • Public Health restaurant inspection scores. Dining
  • Remembering Gladys Bridges Neal Mangum. Obituaries
  • 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
  • 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 big season opening win, 10-1; tonight's game at 7.
  • Mills Fitzner's Rome Braves' photo gallery from 2008 through the new season.
  • Berry to host regional baseball playoffs.
  • High school baseball updates.
  • Latest local college updates.
  • Details on 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.: Floyd County School Board member Jay Shell on his 2016 election bid and what's ahead for the school system.
  • At 8:10 a.m.: Logan Boss of Public Health on the 'Tip 'n' Toss' campaign to control mosquitoes and perhaps Zika as well.
  • At 8:40 a.m.: Hometown Headlines/WRGA News Roundtable.

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