Thursday, May 22, 2014

April jobless rates fall; Bartow, Polk below 7%. New retail in Rome. Restaurants score 56 in Rome, 67 in Adairsville. Graduations continue. Warm, mostly dry Memorial Day weekend. Braves open 7-day home stand

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Ware Mechanical forecast:

Look for temperatures in the upper 80s approaching 90 throughout Monday afternoon. We'll be around six degrees above normal with just a 10- to 20-percent chance of rain through the holiday.


  • April jobless rate drops across Northwest Georgia; below 7% in Bartow, Polk counties
  • Just about ready for Courtyard. West Third
  • New tenant at Charles Hight Square. Also, Sprint to fill three shop being added to strip center at Turner McCall and Fifth Avenue. Corner
  • What's cooking at Cookout Burger? (A tougher question than you'd think). Cookout
  • 93.5 FM switching from Life to Southern. Radio
  • Public Health restaurant inspection scores. 56 for Rome restaurant; 67 for Adairsville restaurant.  Dining
  • Graduations to pack downtown, starting today. Forum
  • More honors for Highlands staff. Berry meat, cheese sale Saturday. Education

Continuing features:

  • County jail reports. Jail
  • 2014 Guide to Summer Camps. Guide
  • 2014 Guide to Vacation Bible Schools. VBS
  • The Rome Braves were off Wednesday.
  • Braves home vs. Greensboro starting tonight at 7.
  • Two Rome Braves are among top performs at the plate, mound.
  • Braves' home game photos by Mills FitznerBraves
  • Shorter finishes second in NCCAA Presidential Award. Hawks
  • Georgia Fire at Alabama Hammer Saturday night.
  • Links to latest updates from Berry, Shorter, Georgia Northwestern and Georgia Highlands.

Hometown Headlines Radio Edition now on 98.7 FM and 1470 AM  7-9 a.m. weekdays, Click to listen live online

  • Please join our guests including:
  • U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston, who meets fellow Republican David Perdue in the July 22 primary to decide the GOP Senate nominee.
  • U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson on the latest from Washington, including this week's vote on deepening the Savannah harbor.

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