Thursday, July 21, 2016

First look at local jobs at the midpoint of 2016. Wine, beer tastings at new Kroger? Stifling heat only going up. What to do this weekend. Later today: Bartow County Jail reports, Cartersville Police updates

Where Bartow County's news day never ends:

Ware Mechanical's forecast:

  • Sizzling weekend on the way with highs in the upper 90s. Weather

Today's first headlines:

  • Rome/Floyd sees workforce rise to 40,800, best in recent months. But most of region sees uptick in first-time jobless claims, too. Jobs
  • Business: Ribbon cutting this morning for Trandev ops center. New Marketplace to offer wine, beer tastings? Business
  • YMCA seeks community's help in donating back-to-school supplies by Thursday. Plus: Updates on others lending a hand. Back to school
  • GOP convention updates from David Guldenschuh: 7:40 a.m. on Hometown Radio. Plus: What's ahead for the Democratic Convention. Politics
  • Former Polk County jailor charged in inmate Taser case; also was ex-Floyd Police detective. Arrest
  • Weekend: With highs in the upper 90s, a good time to hit the water. Here's how. Also: Friday concerts in Cartersville, Cedartown. Weekend
  • Smile Report: Cartersville Medical Center earns leadership award for cardiac, neurological services care. Smile
  • Remembering Ms. Alver Jarrell Edgeworth, Travis Leon Garrett, John Ross (Johnny) McDaniel, Mr. Marvin Lewis Montgomery, Mr. Steven Wayne Mull, Ray W. Wear. Obituaries
  • Public Health restaurant inspection scores.  Dining
  • Area arrest reports brought to you by Dr. Miniyar's Pediatrics. CrimeWatch

Also today:

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports Report

  • Rome Braves  get huge 11-2 win to open home stand.
  • Next: Lexington in town today-Friday; West Virginia Saturday-Tuesday.
  • Mills Fitzner's Rome Braves' home game photo gallery.
  • Atlanta Braves: At Rockies today-Sunday.
  • Links to high school football schedules this fall.
  • Coosa Eagle football meeting tonight.
  • Berry Vikings counting down the days to practice begins (t-minus 19).

Hometown Headlines Radio Edition, 7-9 a.m., WRGA 98.7 FM. Coming up Monday:

  • At 7:40 a.m.:  Rome attorney David Guldenschuh of Rome who's attending the Republican National Convention in Cleveland this week.
  • At 8:40 a.m.: Robyn Matthews from the Alzheimers Association on Saturday's Float for Hope on Saturday.

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