Thursday, July 20, 2017

June jobs report: 1,000 more working vs. a year earlier; state jobless rate at 10-year low. Six arrested in Bartow gamblnig sting. Berry student not letting vision issues hold her back as Rome Braves' broadcast job shows. Sizzling heat due today, Friday; be prepared.

This morning's headlines -- always first, fast, factual and free online -- with updates continuing all day from Hometown Headlines

Jobs.1,000 more jobs here vs. June 2016 but down 100 from May; state's jobless rate at lowest point since before the 2008 recession. Plus: Who's hiring. Jobs

Five Bartow residents among those arrest as GBI executes search warrants at five Bartow stores as part of commercial gambling raid. Raid

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Floyd EMS captain offers tips on coping with excess heat. You'll need them: Today's heat index should hit 101. Weather

Georgia Northwestern breaks ground on 80,000-square-foot expansion of its Whitfield-Murray campus. GNTC

Vision issues haven't stopped 19-year-old Emma Chambers from being a vital part of the Rome Braves' broadcast crew. Emma

Buzz: Big quarter for Citizens First's parent company. Micro Marathon returning. Key appointment for Highlands' Watterson. Key step for Floyd's Stephens. Buzz

Remembering Mr. Marc Chapman. Obituaries

Public Health restaurant inspection scores. Dining

Area arrest reports brought to you by Dr. Miniyar's Pediatrics. Crimewatch

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports Report
Rome Braves open home stand with 4-0 shut out over Lakewood
Double header starts tonight at 5 p.m.
Berry women's basketball announces fall schedule.
Honors for Vikings' baseball team.
Samford welcomes Darlington's Mumber.
High school notes.

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7:40 a.m.: Collin Doss, a member of Rome's Alcohol  Control Commission, on talk of a "public drinking district" in downtown Rome.
8:10 a.m.  Emma Chambers hasn't let vision problems slow her down as she pursues a double major at Berry College and works as part of the broadcast crew for the Rome Braves.

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