Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Changes for Catersville's ALDI store? Another smog alert for Bartow; rain in holiday forecast. Later today: Bartow County Jail reports, Cartersville Police updates.

The local news you need throughout your busy day from

Ware Mechanical forecast:

  • Another smog alert for Bartow, metro Atlanta. Watching rain, heat forecasts for Independence Day weekend. Weather

Today's headlines:

  • Sellers Gourmet Eatery coming to former Greener Burger; Sellers also have restaurants in Calhoun, Shannon. Dining
  • Business: Plans changing for ALDI's Cartersville site? It might be tied to Kroger's move. ALDI
  • Remembering Mrs. Ilene Edith Howard Cochran, Mrs. Ila Florene Jordan, Mr. Kenneth Van Mehaffey, Linda Faye Raiford, Mr. Willie Lee Sterling, Coleman "Bo" Mahoney Trammell. Obituaries.
  • Services set for recent Coosa High grad who lost his life in a traffic accident Friday night. Dakota Garrett
  • Public Health restaurant inspection scores. Dining
  • Area arrest reports brought to you by Dr. Miniyar's Pediatrics. CrimeWatch

Recommended reads:

  • Floyd Schools, first responders produce chilling video that will change the way you drive, let alone your teenagers. Video
  • Independence Day weekend: Your guide to celebrating the Red, White and Blue across Northwest Georgia. Calendar
  • 2016 Guide to Summer Camps in Northwest Georgia. Camps
  • Vacation Bible School: Final week ahead for area churches. VBS
  • 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

  • Shorter softball coach Al Thomas 13th sports coach/official to leave the program since March 2015.
  • Rome Braves win game one 4-1 vs. Kannapolis; Intimidators roar back to win game two, 10-0.
  • Next: Kannapolis today at 12:05 p.m.; at Lexington Thursday-Sunday; home Independence Day.
  • Mills Fitzner's Rome Braves' home game photo gallery.
  • Atlanta Braves:  Home vs. Indians through Wednesday; home vs. Marlins Thursday-Sunday.
  • Links to high school football schedules this fall.
  • Links to sports summer camps. Football, baseball and more.

Hometown Headlines Radio Edition, WRGA 98.7 FM (streaming)

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

  • At 7:40 a.m.: Luke Chaffin, one of the contestants in the Rome Celebrity Dance Contest, on the July 9 Downtown Rome Tour of Homes, with proceeds to benefit the Sexual Assault Center of Northwest Georgia.
  • At 8:10 a.m.: Ginny Helms, vice president of Public Policy and Programs for the Alzheimer's Association, on the death of Lady Vols coach Pat Summitt and Younger Onset Alzheimers, which she was diagnoses with in 2011.
  • At 8:40 a.m.: Jacob Hawkins of Georgia Power on tests at area power plants for groundwater issues.

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