Morning Report: Sneak peek at Cartersville’s new Chick-fil-A (opens Wednesday). Don Neo’s, Last Stop Gift Shop seek beer permits. Latest on Summerville barbecue spot.  Ana’s out at Scores, plans solo shop. $22,000 is something to smile about.

Morning Report: Sneak peek at Cartersville’s new Chick-fil-A (opens Wednesday). Don Neo’s, Last Stop Gift Shop seek beer permits. Latest on Summerville barbecue spot. Ana’s out at Scores, plans solo shop. $22,000 is something to smile about.

Sneak peek at the new Chick-fil-A in Cartersville. Update below.


Don Neo’s, Last Chance Gift Shop seek beer permits: Rome’s Alcohol Control Commission meets Monday at 5 p.m. to hear two applications: A beer pouring license for Don Neo’s Tacos & Elotes, 330 Broad St., to Nelson Yanes and to a beer package license for the Last Stop Gift Shop, 402 Civic Center Drive (which will be selling Rome City Brewing Co. beers).

Thatcher’s Barbecue & Grill still in the works in Summerville: WZQZ AM 1180/FM 99.1 reports one resident neighboring the restaurant at 10070 Commerce St. is concerned about the grease trap and dumpster for the restaurant that adjoin his property. The City Council listened to the complaint but took no action. Expanded story. We’ve got notes out to check on the progress as this one was announced in January but has had delays since. Thatcher’s operates a small chain of solid barbecue restaurants in Northwest Georgia.

All new, all different Chick-fil-A in Cartersville debuts Wednesday: In addition to the preview photo posted above, a lot is planned for that day. What we’re told to expect: “We will be offering free items that day, passing our digital offer cards for free food and lots of activities.” No camp outs or other such activities for this one as it is a replacement store vs. a new location.  Continuing updates

Upon further review, Ana leaves Scores; plans own shop: Well, that was fast. Scores sports bar opened at 1850 Redmond Circle, counting Ana La Guardia — she who makes the rotolos — as all in as one of the partners. That was August; by the end of September, Ana announced she was out and looking to open her own shop again. Her original post drew 83 likes, 56 comments and 87 shares. The latest comment from Ana is posted above. We’ll have updates.


Luxe Children’s Boutique joining Calhoun Outlet Marketplace: Announced on the outlet’s Facebook page, we’ve got notes into those believed to be behind the kids apparel shop. Details to come.

Discount Tire Store, the last addition to the former Kroger location off Morningside and U.S. 41 in Cartersville, is now open. Hours: 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Monday-Friday; Saturday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Closed Sundays.

SMILE REPORT (good news)

More than $22,000 was raised to provide funding and financial aid to Georgia Northwestern Technical College students during the 20th annual GNTC Foundation Golf Tournament held at Barnsley Resort on Wednesday. Teams that participated included: Balfour Beatty Construction; Bank of LaFayette; Coca Cola Enterprises; Dalton Utilities/OptiLink; Flegal Insurance; Floyd Medical Center; The HON Company; Mayer Electric Company, Inc.; Mohawk Industries; Ringgold Telephone Company; Roper Corporation; SCANA Corporation; Shaw Floors; Silver Comet Furniture; State Mutual Insurance Company; Suhner Manufacturing; Team “507”; Toles, Temple & Wright, Inc. – Craig McDaniel; and United Community Bank. The GNTC Foundation Golf Tournament was divided into two flights and prizes were awarded to the first place teams in each flight. Who won:

  • 1st Flight – 1st Place: Suhner Manufacturing – Chris Brown, Rickey Williams, Keith Guilford and David Guilford.
  • 2nd Flight – 1st Place: Team “507” – Tom Bojo, Tom Wilson, Heath Hooper and Wes Hooper.
  • Scott Evenson of the SCANA Team won closest to hole on the front nine and Norris Ray of the Coca-Cola Team won closest to hole on the back nine.
  • Cory Tanner of the Floyd Medical Team won “Longest Drive” and Wes Hooper of Team “507” was the winner of the putting contest.

The tournament was sponsored by Balfour Beatty Construction; Floyd Medical Center; Fox Systems Inc.; The HON Company; Mohawk Industries, Inc. and Shaw Floors. Hole Sponsors that contributed $200 each included Louis F. Barton; Bank of LaFayette; Bobbye F. Harris Foundation Inc.; Chick-Fil-A; Coca Cola Enterprises; Dalton Utilities/OptiLink; Dukes Wings and Seafood; El Pueblito; Flegal Insurance; Georgia Power; Hometown Headlines; HOK; Honeymoon Bakery; Hype, Inc.; Mayer Electric Company, Inc.; Miura; Mohawk Industries; Nesbitt Consulting; OTR Wheel Engineering, Inc.; Parker Systems, LLC/FiberNet; The Rome News-Tribune/Times Journal, Inc.; Rome Braves Professional Baseball; SCANA Corporation; Shelburne Advertising; Silver Comet Furniture; Starr Mathews; State Mutual Insurance; Suhner Manufacturing; Taco House; Terry Simmons Insurance Agency; Toles, Temple & Wright, Inc.; TTA Broadcasting – The Ridge 95.7; United Community Bank; V3 Magazine and WEBS Radio. Additional support was provided by Bobbye F. Harris Foundation; Chick-Fil-A; City Club Marietta; Coca-Cola Enterprises; Five Star Food Services; Greene’s Jewelers; HOK; Kroger – Rome; LaFayette Golf Course; Meadow Lakes Golf Course; Miura; Ricoh; Ringgold Telephone Company; Rome Braves Professional Baseball; Sam’s Club – West Rome; SEIDA; Stonebridge Golf Club; Southern Flavor; Three Rivers Specialty; Trenton Golf Club; Walmart – East Rome and WKSY SKY TV.  Over $3,000 worth of gift in kind donations were provided to help support the tournament.

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