Thursday, March 28, 2013

Floyd's jobless rate takes big dive in February. Latest local politics. Dining: Another short run for a local restaurant; latest Public Health restaurant scores for the region. Easter weekend forecast: warm and wet.

For these and today's latest stories, please see
Floyd's jobless rate drops to 9.3% in February.
-Region shows similar decreases vs. January as well as February 2012 reports.
-Health, education among job sectors that grew


-U.S. Rep. Phil Gingrey's bid for the U.S. Senate opens up the 11th Congressional District seat for the first time since 2002.
-Gingrey will join us live at 8:50 a.m. this morning onHometown Headlines Radio Edition on WRGA 1470 AM. Listen live at
-Bob Barr to run for Gingrey's House seat? The former congressman tweeted this: " I will hold a news conference (Thursday) at Adventure Outdoors where I will make a political announcement."


-DandyLyons closing Saturday on Broad Street.
-Weekly Public Health restaurant inspection scores forFloyd, Bartow, Gordon, Polk and Chattooga counties, including extensive updates from Wednesday

-Webcam offers ongoing look of rising Shorter dormitory
Shorter plans to have the new dormitory in full service for the fall semester. Background
-Four students from Georgia Highlands College named to All-Georgia Academic Team.

-Shorter University will honor three alumni -- Dr. Jamison "Jamie" Roberts, Carol Williams Kirby and Paul Bowley -- with its 2012 Distinguished Alumni Awards.
-The Georgia Association of Secondary School Principals recently named Berry College alum Brian Ridley 2013 Georgia Middle School Principal of the Year. 


You might need umbrellas for those Easter egg hunts

-Holy Thursday: Sunny, high of 63, low of 31

-Good Friday: 20% chance of rain, high of 64, low of 45.

-Saturday: 40% to 50% chance of rain, high of 65, low of 51.

-Easter Sunday: 60% chance of rain, high of 71, low of 53.


Holy Week

-Trinity United Methodist Church's live Last Supper tonight, Friday in Rome.

-Congregations to observe Holy Thursday/Maundy Thursday.


Latest jail reports. 


Hometown Headlines Radio Edition, WRGA 1470 AM,

7-9 a.m. weekdays. Listen live online:

-Please join our guests including:
-Kristi Kent from parks & rec on May's Roman Roast on the River celebration.
-U.S. Rep. Phil Gingrey on his running for the Senate in 2014.

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