Friday, May 2, 2014

Solid first quarter for Mohawk Industries. Catholic, Episcopal churches ban guns in Georgia. Huge weekend: Block Party, Spell Off, Bacon Fest, more. High of 69 today; summer preview starts Sunday. Public Health dining scores. Big sports weekend, too.

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Ware Mechanical forecast:

Hello, summer? After a cool day today -- high of 69 -- and a perfect Saturday with sunny skies and a high in the mid-70s, get ready for a summer preview with a streak of days with temperatures in the mid 80s. No rain in the forecast through next Thursday.


  • Mohawk sees 60% jump in first-quarter profits; 22% leap in net sales. Mohawk
  • Weekend: Block Party, spell off, Waterfest, Bacon Fest, garden tour, Roselawn's May Market, yard sale -- and football. Guide
  • Catholic archbishop joins Episcopal bishop in banning guns from churches, other religious properties. Churches
  • Forum to host six graduations between May 17 and 29. Graduations
  • $4 per credit hour increase for technical college students starting this fall. Tuition
  • People's Choice voting ends at midday for The Spell Off benefiting Harbor House -- or vote tonight as part of the audience. Spell Off
  • Dr. Paul Ferguson receives Community Advocate Award from Georgia Regents University (Medical College of Georgia). Honors
  • Public Health restaurant inspection scores for Floyd; no Bartow reports. Dining
  • County jail reports. Jail

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  • Rome Braves swept by Asheville, 8-7
  • Tonight-Monday in Savannah. Next home game: Wednesday.
  • Latest roster moves.
  • Braves' home game photos by Mills FitznerBraves photos
  • Saturday: Georgia Fire vs. Nashville Venom, 7:30 p.m. at The Forum.
  • RHS hosts baseball playoffs tonight.
  • Berry gives first sports awards.
  • Latest NCCAA track results.
  • Parks & Rec's latest tennis updates.
  • Links to latest updates from Berry, Shorter, Georgia Northwestern and Georgia Highlands.

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