Thursday, June 30, 2016

Investigation continues into body found in Lake Allatoona. Independence Day events -- and safety -- guides for Bartow County, Northwest Georgia. Update on Bowen monitoring station. More heat -- and smog -- in Bartow. Also today: county jail, police update

The local news you need throughout your busy day from

Ware Mechanical forecast:

  • No break in the heat through Independence Day. Another smog alert for Bartow. Weather

Today's headlines:

  • Investigation continues into body found in Lake Allatoona near I-75 bridges.
  • New Tuesday foreclosure deadline ticks closer for two-plus acres along Avenue A and part of Fifth Avenue. Downtown
  • Independence Day Weekend Guide: From fireworks to concerts to church services to watermelon-eating contests, everything you need to know starting Friday evening. Celebrate
  • Independence Day safety tips and warnings: Driving, boating and fireworks. Safety
  • One of 21 groundwater monitoring wells at Plant Hammond coal ash pond has arsenic; Georgia Power says more tests are planned on the site that is part of the utility's campus. Environment
  • Health: Harbin Clinic's Dr. Matt Mumber among authors of guidelines to help pancreatic cancer patients. Health
  • Georgia Health News: Report scolds state over mental health housing (story hits close to home in the wake of NW Georgia Regional closing). GHN
  • Remembering Mrs. Geraldine Hall, Gerald Krick Pannabecker, Mrs. Linda Gail Cordle Shiver, Avery Carroll Watters. Obituaries
  • 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
  • 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 win 4-0 to take series and finale vs. Kannapolis.
  • Next: At Lexington today-Sunday; home Independence Day.
  • Mills Fitzner's Rome Braves' home game photo gallery.
  • Atlanta Braves:  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)

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