Thursday, May 2, 2013

Engineered Floors' announcement brings new job total to 6,000-plus in NW Georgia. Huge night for Brian McCann, Rome Braves. Downtown Rome preps for block party. Public Health restaurant scores. Iron Man 3 premieres tonight

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Northwest Georgia: Where the jobs are (6,000-plus)

-Wednesday's confirmation that Engineered Floors is bringing 2,000 jobs as well as investing $450 million in Murray and Whitfield counties is just the latest in a strong succession of employment news in our area.


No parking signs up for Friday evening's block party: Be careful where you park Friday afternoon as the 200 and 300 blocks of Broad Street will be off limits in advance of the season-opening First Friday concert and block party from 6 until 10 p.m.


Brian McCann, Rome Braves don't disappoint fans Wednesday night at State Mutual Stadium

-Atlanta catcher smacks a game-tying home run in the seventh; Braves edge Greensville 3-2 in 10 innings.

-Next game: today at 10:30 a.m.,  State Mutual Stadium.

-Game and McCann photos from Mills Fitzner.

-Braves pay tribute to super fan Dave Hall.

Weekly look at Public Health restaurant inspection scores from Floyd, Bartow, Gordon, Polk, Chattooga


Iron Man 3 kick starts busy summer blockbuster season tonight in Rome, Cartersville.


Get a quick look at the local rivers under flood warning.

More rain this weekend (not as much as last weekend)

-Thursday: Cloudy, high of 72, low of 57
-Friday: 30% to 60%rain chance, high of 71, low of 58.
-Saturday: 60% rain chance, high of 63, low of 48.
-Sunday: 40% rain chance, high of 69, low of 49.

Today's latest jail reports.
Lottery jackpot jumps to $191 million Saturday night.

Hometown Headlines Radio Edition

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-Please join our guests Thursday including:
-Kim Hatcher from the Georgia State Parks & Historical Sites on a busy summer ahead.
-Matt Pearce of the Small Business Development Center on summer jobs and interns for small businesses.

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