Thursday, August 16, 2012

Another month of job losses; first-time jobless rate soars. 220 new jobs due in Bartow. Dining: Bartow restaurant gets a 36. Warmer, high of 91.

For these and today's latest updates, please see
First-time jobless claims soar in Floyd, Northwest Georgia vs. June of this year. Down vs. July 2011.
-Floyd sees 200-job loss in July vs. July 2011;
down 500 jobs from June of this year.

-Statewide jobless rate climbs to 9.3%.
Local numbers due next week.

New Bartow employer a big jolt for Highland 75 project.

-220 jobs on the way; $62 million in investment here.

-Thursday: 20% rain chance, high of 91, low of 66.
-Friday: 60% rain chance, high of 91, low of 69.

A low of 36 for a Bartow restaurant; two more under 70: Regional Public Health restaurant inspection scores.

Latest Floyd County Jail reports.

Michigan ticket to claim $320 million Powerball jackpot.
Rome Braves sweep Greenville; open key series vs. Lexington tonight at State Mutual Stadium. Rome holds 4.5-game lead over Legends.
Hometown Headlines Radio Edition,
WRGA 1470 AM
-7 to 9 a.m. weekdays. Listen live online. Today's guests:
-Mike Crego, senior vice president/investments, Wells Fargo Advisors in Rome.
-Melinda Lemmon, executive director of the Bartow County Economic Development Department.
-Dr. Frank Stephenson, professor of economics at Berry College, on the Paul Ryan budget.

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