Thursday, January 26, 2012

Flood watch tonight; 1-3 inches of rain due. Jobless rate inches up in December. New Hometown features.

One to three inches of rain later today, tonight; flood watch overnight.
-Rain chance at 90 to 100% as next front moves through; some storms possible as well.
-Continuing coverage all day, evening on Hometown Headlines.

December employment snapshot: Jobless rate climbs vs. November
-Our new listing shows number of people out of work in December vs. a year ago; also latest, unemployment rates.

2012 already a rough one for some local restaurants:
-Three shops closed so far in January: Santa Fe, Ryan's in Calhoun, Cartersville.
Three Rome restaurants score below 60; 15 other Northwest Georgia establishments earn 95 or better in public health inspections.

Updates from Hometown Headlines
0212 nav bar -We have a new "navigation" bar starting today across the top of our Web pages, designed to bring together our most popular web pages, Facebook, Twitter, Linked In, our page for mobile-friendly page and our blog as well as a link to our news partners at WRGA 1470 AM.
-Also, our first "advertorial" page premieres. The new spin on the
Rome Dining Guide offers local restaurant owners/operators a spot to tell their story, in their words. Today's premiere snapshot features 333 on Broad and owner Jay Shell. 
-Restaurant inspection scores and other dining updates will be featured on our separate
Dining page.

Hometown Headlines Radio Edition,  7-9 a.m. weekdays
-On Rome's News Talk WRGA 1470 AM;
click to listen online.
-Tim Allee, Environmental Health District Director,
Northwest Georgia Public Health.
-Dr. Brian Carroll, Berry College communication professor, on a rough week in media. 
Rome Braves
-Fredi Gonzalez, manager of the Atlanta Braves, to speak at 10th Annual Hot Stove Gathering Jan. 30 at The Forum. 
-10th season home-opener is April 12 at State Mutual Stadium.   

Shorter vs Berry Monday night in basketball.  

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