Monday, July 23, 2012

'Tardy' slip for state's returning sales tax holiday. Set for Aug. 10-11, after most schools start. Doss chides AJC story. Gas prices up a dime-plus. Mid-90s to start the week

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-Georgia's tax-free holiday returns next month -- after school starts in most parts of Northwest Georgia and shorter than ever. Local parents and retailers think it may be "too little, too late."  

-Frantic final days of Primary 2012 campaigning under way. Senate District 52, T-SPLOST, commission races on ballot.

-Second early voting site open this week (civic center).

-Annual Running Water Powwow-Cherokee Homecoming and Ripe Corn Festival set for Labor Day.

-Saint Mary's Knights of Columbus Labor Barbecue set for ... Labor Day.


Doss chides AJC report on taxes. The Republican  District 52 Senate candidate says all taxes are paid. 


Gas prices

-Per-gallon prices jump a dime in Georgia last week, according to AAA South. In Greater Rome, prices approaching $3.50 mark again. 



-Mid-90s to start the week
-Monday: 30% rain chance, high of 96, low of 70.
-Tuesday: 30% rain chance, high of 97, low of 72.
-Wednesday: 30% rain chance, high of 97, low of 71.

Hometown Headlines Radio Edition, WRGA 1470 AM
-7 to 9 a.m. weekdays. Listen live online. Today's guests:
-Jon Byrd
on this Saturday's Oostanaula Lodge No. 113, F. & A.M's Fish Fry and blood drive.
-Mike Morton
of the Rome Tea Party on the T-SPLOST vote.
-Chris Giddens
of Pleasant Valley South Baptist Church on helping your kids cope with the movie shooting aftermath and the Paterno-Penn State scandal.
Braves lose series finale in Savannah, 5-1. Home starting Friday night.

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