Friday, July 1, 2016

Sad update in the story about the child's body found in Allatoona. Your guide to Independence Day events (concert, parade, fireworks -- and safety). Sizzling holiday weekend forecast. Regional business updates. Later today: Bartow County Jail reports; Cart

The local news you need throughout your busy day from

Ware Mechanical forecast:

  • Hotter than a fire cracker through Independence Day; rain back Saturday. Weather

Today's headlines:

  • Body found in Lake Allatoona could be that of a missing East Point girl; father, girlfriend in custody, according to WSB. 
  • Business: Jack's rising quickly in Armuchee. Mall exterior makeover continues. Permits in hand for Smoothie King. Business
  • Buzz: Grand opening today at City Creamery. Floyd GOP Women meet Tuesday. Labor commissioner to lead employer summit July 13 in Calhoun. Buzz
  • Updated: Independence Day Weekend Guide: From fireworks to concerts to church services to watermelon-eating contests, everything you need to know starting Friday evening. Celebrate
  • Updated: Independence Day safety tips and warnings: Driving, boating and fireworks. Safety
  • Georgia Health News: Piedmont, United split as their contract ends. GHN
  • Public Health restaurant inspection scores. 61 for Rockmart restaurant. Dining
  • Remembering Mrs. Jewel Bedford Bone Hart, Mrs. Barbara Louise Rutler, Ms. Dorothenia Scott, Mr. Alan Thomas 'Bo' Youngblood. Obituaries.
  • 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 continue road trip.
  • Next: At Lexington today-Sunday; home Independence Day.
  • Mills Fitzner's Rome Braves' home game photo gallery.
  • Atlanta Braves:  Home vs. Marlins today-Sunday.
  • Links to high school football schedules this fall.
  • Latest on the new region alignments.
  • New softball coach at Shorter.
  • 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.:

  • At 7:40 a.m.: Mindy Quinn, marketing manager with Blood Assurance, on the enhanced need for blood during the slow summer months, especially during the holidays.
  • At 8:10 a.m.: Tim Reynolds, who headlines Saturday's block party in downtown Rome, and his special guest Zamar.
  • At 8:40 a.m.: Hometown Headlines/WRGA News Roundtable.

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