Friday, August 3, 2012

County Commission hopeful Floyd's first openly gay candidate. Chick-Fil-A sees 'unprecdented' sales. Earnings up for Mohawk. Home sales down -- and up. Warm, wet weekend ahead.

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Democratic County Commission hopeful Gary Harrell is running as an openly gay candidate, perhaps a first for Floyd County.

'Unprecedented.' That's how Chick-Fil-A corporate describes sales on the Mike Huckabee-arranged appreciation day.

Calhoun-based Mohawk Industries sees 17.8% jump in second-quarter earnings.

Home sales in Greater Rome dropped by 22.5% in July vs. the same month last year but sales from Jan. 1-July 31 are up 17.2% from the same period in 2011.

Polk County highlighted in August's edition of Georgia Trend.

-Career fair at Mount Vernon Mills in Trion.
-Sam Hunt headlines First Friday tonight.
-Rome's Janet Cherobon-Bawcom to make a run for the gold in women's 10,000-meter race this afternoon

Daily public health restaurant scores:
-Cave Spring restaurant on the rebound; high marks in Cartersville.

Somewhat cooler, somewhat wetter weekend
-Friday: 60% rain chance, high of 89, low of 71.
-Saturday: 50% chance of rain, high of 89, low of 70.
-Sunday: 50% chance of rain, high of 91, low of 71.

Hometown Headlines Radio Edition, WRGA 1470 AM
-7 to 9 a.m. weekdays. Listen live online. Today's guests:
-John McClellan on the upcoming high school football season.
-Kyle Hensel of the Rome office of the Small Business Development Center.
-And Dalton Mayor David Pennington on what's next after T-SPLOST defeat.
Rome Braves win record-tying 11th straight; solid lock on first place in SAL southern division.

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