Thursday, August 14, 2014

Mixed jobs report: 800 new jobs vs. June 2013 but 100 fewer jobs vs. May 2014. Updates on Jimmy Johns, other new construction. Community forum on bullying Sept. 16. Busy weekend ahead. Public Health restaurant scores: Big comeback for one spot. Cool nights

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Ware Mechanical forecast:

Cooler mornings, warm afternoons and overall dry conditions  through Saturday; high of 88 after a low of 60 today (record is 54)


  • First-time jobless claims up in three counties; Rome gains 800 jobs from June 2013 but loses 100 vs. May 2014. Jobs
  • Sign's up at Jimmy John's as opening day ticks closer -- as does a real 'sammich showdown.' Restaurants
  • Foundation work begins for Hardee's/AutoZone (both now for sale). Dunham's taps into another center in mall owner's portfolio. Business
  • Moultrie paper reports more on background of victim killed in Tuesday's rampage in west Bartow. Shooting
  • Sept. 16 community forum to focus on bullying. Updates
  • High school football season begins Friday with scrimmage games. Football
  • Perhaps the busiest Saturday ever in Rome -- and that's just part of the weekend agenda. Weekend
  • Public Health restaurant inspection scores for Floyd, Bartow, Gordon, Polk and Chattooga counties. Blue Fin rebounds with a 100 score.  Dining
  • Floyd County Jail reports: 4 a.m., 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Crimewatch

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  • Rome Braves fall 4-3 to Greenville.
  • Braves at Charleston tonight.
  • John McClellan on high school football: New challenges in 2014 season for many programs. McClellan

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  • Please join our guests including:
  • Aimee Griffin from The Breast Center at Floyd and Cassidy Carter from Floyd Healthcare Foundation on the Three Rivers Run and Paper Doll Parade set for Oct. 11.
  • Jennifer Scott, president of Darlington's Tiger PRIDE organization for the younger grades, on Saturday's Purple Tie Affair.

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