Thursday, July 19, 2012

June employment: 600 fewer jobs, jobless claims down, too. 200-plus new hotel rooms downtown? Twin openings set. Restaurant inspections. Same forecast, different day.

For these and the other latest headlines, please see
June employment report:
-600 fewer jobs vs. June 2011; same as May 2012.
-First-time jobless claims drop 38.5% year over year.
-State's jobless rate inches up to 9%.

More than 200 new rooms -- and four more hotels -- for downtown Rome?

Fairfield Inn & Suites the first out of the gate.

Twin stores just about ready at former Circuit City
-Party City opens Friday; Dollar Tree due Aug. 15.

Regional public health restaurant scores:
-Good news for newly styled Papa John's.

Call it the 'Groundhog Day' forecast:
-Thursday: 60% rain chance, high of 90, low of 73.
-Friday: 60% rain chance, high of 91, low of 72.
-Saturday: 50% rain chance, high of 91, low of 71.
Hometown Headlines Radio Edition, WRGA 1470 AM
-7 to 9 a.m. weekdays. Listen live online
-Please join our guests today including Dr. Dilawar Khan
on the Georgia Center for Oncology Research and Education,
and  its expanding ties with Harbin Clinic's Tony E. Warren Cancer Center.
-Chris Giddens
, a minister and sci-fi geek, on the release of
"The Dark Knight Rises."
Rome Braves were off Wednesday, in Savannah tonight-Sunday.

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