Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Dense fog again on morning commute. Website bridging Floyd-PolkMedical transition. Health, business updates. Alabama wins BCS; 4 SEC teams in final top 9 in AP; UGA 19.

Weather note: Dense fog advisory again, now until 10 this morning. Quarter-mile visibility. Leave for work, school a bit early; leave more space between you and vehicle in front of you. More weather below.

-New website bridging Floyd Medical with Polk Medical Center as ownership change set for April 1.
-Floyd's new emergency center opens (video); Redmond's joint center (photos). Also: Floyd adds online pay option.
-Big year already in local health care.

-Downtown's final 2011 job count: 133 new positions.
-Downtown Development Authority meeting at 8:15 a.m. Thursday as changes to dominate board.
-The Ledge is gone on Broad after a month or so; venue up for lease.
-Goodwill career center grand opening Jan. 19.

-Young Republicans meet at 6:30 p.m. at 333 on Broad: Organizational meeting to be followed by watching New Hampshire primary returns.

-Alabama cruises to BCS national championship with 21-0 win over LSU in key rematch.
-Four SEC teams in top 9 of final AP poll: 'Bama No. 1, LSU no. 2, Arkansas no. 5, S. Carolina no. 9, Georgia no. 19.
-15-0 Shorter Hawks men's basketball team no. 2 in the NAIA this week. Hawks

-More rain and then winter returns; 20 overnight Friday.
-Tuesday: 60 to 100% rain chance, high of 64, low of 50.
-Wednesday: 70% rain chance, high of 65, low of 44.
-Thursday: 20% rain chance, high of 57, low of 25.

Hometown Headlines Radio Edition, WRGA 1470 AM. 7-9 a.m.
-Please join us Tuesday for On Tuesday's show: Gail Garland of Harbor House on the Shane Richardson Memorial Adult Spelling Bee; AJC Political Insider Jim Galloway on the New Hampshire primary.

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