Thursday, June 21, 2012

Jobless rate drops in most local counties; Floyd at 10.1%. Lowe's center begins select hiring. V3 celebrates six years. Expanded restaurant inspection scores

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May's jobless rate dips again in most local counties
-All are down vs. May 2011 but Gordon saw a slight jump upward while Floyd also remains above the 10% line.

Keep an eye on 'Lowe's RDC 1457' hiring
-Lowe's appears to be hiring several key spots for the regional distribution center quickly coming together in Shannon. The latest gig: senior IT position.

V3 magazine celebrates six years, 72 issues:
-That's a milestone in today's changing-by-the-minute media world.

Calhoun restaurant scored at 67 in latest inspections.
-Get the expanded regional public health restaurant scores today.

The Buzz
-Graves applauds House committee's stance on Holder.
-Chambliss, Isakson send letter of protest to president over deportation changes.
-DOT: Watch where you put those campaign signs

The weather

-Our high for the first day of summer: 93; more on the way.

-Thursday: High of 92, low of 64.

-Friday: High of 93, low of 67.

-Saturday: High of 93, low of 64.

Hometown Headlines Radio Edition, WRGA 1470 AM
-7 to 9 a.m. weekdays. Listen live online
-Please join our guests today including U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson on the latest from Washington, D.C.; Berry Enterprise students Rebecca Stephens and Ireka Canty on the new summer farmers market on campus; and Elliott Echols of Calhoun, a Berry student who has a top post as a political director for the College Republican National Committee.
-Extra hour today: And please stay with us from 9-10 a.m. as we're joined by County Manager Blaine Williams at 9:08 and Rome Mayor Evie McNiece at 9:35 a.m. as Nelle Reagan takes a day off.
The Rome Braves start the 'second season' tonight in Asheville with a 20 percent turnover in the roster from last week.

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