Newscast: Updates on Ball Corp’s $200 million expansion. Latest on closed Budgetel, families. Restaurant news. Rave: Salute Ball Corp. deal with something from a can made in Shannon.

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Continuing headlines from Hometown Headlines:

  • Dining: Sign’s up at new Little Caesar’s as opening day is now just a few weeks away. Also, two Philly Cheesesteak spots are under consideration in Rome. One appears to pretty much be a done deal.
  • Aluminum cups are among the products Ball Corp. plans to make with $200 million investment coming to Shannon with 180 more jobs. Opening is set for late 2020. Interesting sidebar: The 67 acres Ball bought in that area will not be used for this. Plus: This is the second expansion at Ball in a little over three years. The company added 40 jobs and announced a $50 million investment here in April 2016.
  • An earlier Public Health inspection report at the now-closed Budgetel Inn in Cartersville found evidence of roaches, mold but also earned an overall score of 84 out of 100. The previous score from 2018 was 93. Bartow officials continue to aid 200 displaced tentants.
  • Jobs: 1,000 more jobs here last month vs. September 2018 but first-time jobless claims also rise. State sets employment record. Plus: Who’s hiring.
  • Wednesday night’s Fields of Faith gathering at Pepperell High drew 1,800 area students.
  • Weekend! presented by The Forum River Center: BooFest, Walk With a Doc, Bluegrass & Roots Festival, chili cookout, John Wisdom ride on the agenda.
  • Rave of the Day: Salute the Ball Corp. expansion deal perhaps with something from a can produced in Shannon.

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