Sunday, July 31, 2016

Local Joe's barbecue opens in Cave Spring. Greystone Apts. up for national award. Final day of tax-free shopping. Busy week ahead with back-to-school, First Friday and tomato sandwiches. Heat index near 100. Sports updates.

Where the news is much more than agendas and arrests: and

Ware Mechanical's forecast:

  • Heat index near 100 today, 30% rain chance. More rain possible Monday. Forecast

Today's first headlines:

  • Alabama barbecue restaurant expands to add new Local Joe's at Cave Spring. Dining
  • Buzz: Greystone Apartments nominated for national preservation award. Annual Swing for Kids golf tournaments returns Sept. 9. Buzz
  • Busy week ahead: Back to school, Floyd BOE meeting, FrontLine awards, Mohawk job fair, Tomato Sandwich supper, First Friday and soap game. Agenda
  • Back-to-School: Final day for sales tax holiday. Seven local school systems head back to class this week. Education
  • Georgia Health News: Challenges to big Medicaid contract rejected again. Health
  • Photo gallery from Saturday's Tumor Trooper 5K/Walk at Rome airport. Trooper
  • Remembering Annie Lou Cowart and Emma Nora Jones Shellnut. 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 another win 3-2 over Greenville.
  • Next: At Greenville today.
  • Mills Fitzner's Rome Braves' home game photo gallery.
  • Atlanta Braves: At Phillies today.
  • Pepperell's Midnight Madness scrimmage tonight.
  • Links to high school football schedules.

Hometown Headlines Radio Edition, 7-9 a.m., WRGA 98.7 FM.

  • Monday's edition:
  • At 7:40 a.m.:  Allen Buckley, an independent candidate for the U.S. Senate, as we turn our focus to the Nov. 8 general election.
  • At 8:10 a.m.: Michael Skeen with Floyd County Public Works on Tuesday's open meeting for SPLOST project in Riverside community.
  • At 8:40 a.m.: Representative from Georgia Emergency Management on safety, emergency tips for students and families.

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