Thursday, June 14, 2012

Big drop in jobless claims but 900 fewer jobs, too. Party City seeks 25-30 'temps.' Celebrating Flag Day in a big way. Low score for local favorite restaurant. Upper 80s today.

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Employment report mixed again:
-First-time jobless claims drop in Floyd, surrounding counties.
-But 900 fewer jobs here in May vs. a year ago; up 100 jobs from April, however.
-Statewide jobless rate holds at 8.9%; local report due late June.

Party City to recruit 25-30 'temp' workers to open store.
-Hiring begins June 25 at Goodwill's career center.
-New 'Woodbacked' store joining Mount Berry Square.

Saluting Flag Day -- and Saturday's Welcome Home events
-Huge American flag adorns Citizens First building.

Chamber, city, county launch third Rome Floyd 20/20 effort.
-Membership celebration is tonight at Schroeder's.

Longtime Rome favorite gets second under 70 score since late February: Get updates from Floyd, Bartow, Gordon, Polk and Chattooga counties at Dining

One more hot day and then back to 'normal'
-Thursday: 20% rain chance, high of 91, low of 66.
-Friday: High of 87, low of 59.
-Saturday: Sunny, high of 87, low of 58.

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-Please join our guests today including Chris Giddens of Pleasant Valley South Baptist Church on Fathers Day 2012 and Will Byington of Toles, Temple & Wright on what we can expect from the new stores coming to Charles Hight Square.
Rome Braves drop series finale in Augusta, 2-1. Open four-game home stand vs. Savannah tonight.

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