Thursday, May 24, 2012

Jobless rate down, still above 10% in Floyd. Chamber's unique job fair. 500 new Mohawk jobs. Latest candidate qualifying. Lady Hawks softball: national champs. Restaurant inspection scores.

April jobless rate dips across Northwest Georgia.
-Floyd, Gordon still above 10%

-Bartow at 8.9%, Polk at 9%, Georgia at 8.7%
-Latest on which industries are hiring; government sheds jobs.

June 6: Chamber sponsors unique job fair, 'Skills to Jobs: Ready to Hire.' Set for 3 until 6 p.m. at the Rome Civic Center.

Mohawk the second major jobs announcement in 11 months.

Round two of qualifying today through 5 p.m. 
-Most local incumbents qualified on Wednesday; few contested races so far.

Shorter Lady Hawks: NAIA national softball champ!

Public health restaurant scores: Lowest score in the region is an 80 this week; lots of high scores.

Latest community briefs:
-Digital movie options growing. Shorter's top teacher.

Toasty Memorial Day weekend ahead
-Thursday: High of 89, low of 62.
-Friday: High of 91, low of 62.
-Holiday weekend: Highs around 90, lows in the mid 60s; slight chance of rain through Sunday.

Hometown Headlines Radio Edition, 7-9 a.m., WRGA 1470 AM:
-Please join our guests today including Gretchen Corbin of the Georgia Department of Economic Development on the Mohawk expansion in Chattooga County; Mindy McCannon, vice president of Academic Affairs at Georgia Northwestern Technical College; and David Dundee, astronomy program manager at Tellus, on the mean of the Space X private space mission.
Rome Braves sweep Augusta; host Asheville in double header beginning tonight at 5.

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