Newscast: McAlister’s Deli due in August; Pier 1 closing. Ball groundbreaking. Rant: Highs, lows of local retail.

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Today’s headlines:

  • Dining: McAlister’s Deli plans August opening; 40-60 jobs. Latest addition to your East Bend tenant scorecard.
  • Business: Pier 1 closing store in Rome, perhaps as soon as April. Second closing in that area since June.
  • Ball Corp. breaks ground on multimillion-dollar aluminum cup plant in Shannon adjacent to its current campus.
  • Politics. Dr. John Cowan enters congressional race: ‘It’s time to make a House call.’
  • Gordon sheriff: Armed suspect in missing persons case found hiding under mobile home with victim, surrenders after ’30 to 45 minutes more of tense negotiations.’
  • EagleWatch 2020: Egg no. 2 has arrived in the nest behind Krannert Center at Berry College. What to know.
  • Rant of the Day: Highs and lows of local retail.

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