Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Ollie's opens in Cartersville in October. Johnny Mitchell's, Maine Street offer unique 'plates.' Mid 90s by Friday. Later today: Bartow County Jail reports, Cartersville Police updates

Continuous local news updates from

Ware Mechanical forecast:

  • Mid-90s by Friday through Monday; slight chance of rain early next week. Weather

Today's headlines:

  • Safety: Floyd Schools, first responders produce a chilling video that will change the way you drive, let alone your teenagers. Nine minutes
  • Business: Ollie's due on red hot Main Street in Cartersville in late October. Busy Downtown Development Authority agenda. Plus: Chamber updates. Business
  • Dining: Schroeder's, Johnny Mitchell's, Maine Street make state '100 Plates' list. New owner for Rome's Popeye's (and BK). Update on Greener Burger. Dining
  • Buzz: Berry Student Enterprises' summer farmers' market returns July 16. Summer Feeding program celebration is today at Ridge Ferry Park. Buzz
  • Education: Floyd Board of Education extends Superintendent Dr. John Jackson's contract a year; gives tentative OK to 2016-17 budget. Schools
  • Independence Day features Harbin Clinic's Splash Bash with race, contests, concert and fireworks. Splash
  • Remembering Mr. Marty Michael Rogers. Obituaries
  • Public Health restaurant inspection scores. Dining
  • Area arrest reports brought to you by Dr. Miniyar's Pediatrics. CrimeWatch

Regular features:

  • 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: Rematch with RiverDogs today at 1 pm.
  • Next: Thursday-Sunday, in Greensboro.
  • Mills Fitzner's Rome Braves' home game photo gallery.
  • 5 Rome Braves named to South Atlantic League All-Star Game on June 21. All-Star
  • 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. today including:

  • At 7:40 a.m. Kristi Kent from the city of Rome and Convention and Visitors Bureau on the '100 plates' report on top local restaurant picks including three in our area.
  • At 8:10 a.m.: A meteorologist from the National Weather Service's Peachtree City office on the heat wave steaming our way this weekend.
  • At 8:40 a.m.: Mike Hacket, city of Rome, on changes on where we draw our water and why.

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