Thursday, June 16, 2016

Latest employment updates for Bartow County. Blood drive set for June 28 at civic center. Another sizzling day (heat index: 99). Tennis center just about ready. Later today: Bartow County Jail, Cartersville Police updates.

The local news you need throughout your busy day from

Ware Mechanical forecast:

  • Break from heat over; high of 94 with heat index of 99 today. More storms possible this evening. Weather
  • 1,500 without power as of Thursday morning.

Today's headlines:

  • Bids sought on Wing Zone Tavern in Rome. The question is: where? We have some ideas. WZ Tavern
  • Jobs: First look at May's employment report for Northwest Georgia. Jobs.
  • Countdown begins for the premiere of the Rome Tennis Center at Berry College -- July 15 or July 29. Tennis
  • Buzz: Knight's Car Store hosts business after hours this evening. Shh! Silent auction returns to the library. Plus: Blood drive in Cartersville June 28. Buzz
  • Remembering John Henry Burke Jr., Mrs. Dorothy Ann Lambert, Mrs. Ruby Mae Strickland. Obituaries
  • Public Health restaurant inspection scores returns Tuesday. Dining
  • Area arrest reports brought to you by Dr. Miniyar's Pediatrics. CrimeWatch

Recommended reads:

  • Floyd Schools, first responders produce a chilling video that will change the way you drive, let alone your teenagers. Video
  • 2016 Guide to Summer Camps in Northwest Georgia. Camps
  • Vacation Bible Schools plan a busy summer. What's ahead. 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

  • Rome Braves end road trip to Columbia.
  • Next: Home today-Sunday vs. Greensboro followed by All-Star break.
  • Mills Fitzner's Rome Braves' home game photo gallery.
  • Links to high school football schedules this fall.
  • Upcoming community sports events.
  • 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. including:

  • At 7:40 a.m.: Dr. Frank Stephenson, professor of economics at Berry College, on the Orlando aftermath.
  • At 8:10 a.m.: Mary Hardin Thornton of Keep Rome Floyd Beautiful on National Garbage Man day and how we're celebrating.
  • At 8:40 a.m.: A special news report with WRGA's Kim Jarrett.

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