Thursday, May 18, 2017

POSH up for sale or closing by late summer. Gordon County: Homeowner, neighbors subdue home invaders. Polk: Amid split, county commissioner leaving. Latest look at local jobs -- and who's hiring. Sports: 17th coach/sports exec exits Shorter. Plus high school updates.

This morning's headlines -- always first, fast, factual and free online -- with updates continuing all day from Hometown Headlines

Business: POSH 'design consigner' for sale or will close Aug. 31 on Broad Street. Also: More honors for Mohawk from Floor Covering News. Business

Gordon sheriff: Determined homeowner, armed neighbors help stop, subdue two home invaders Wednesday night. Fighting back

Latest chapter in Polk County political/law enforcement drama: Commissioner Jason Ward moving to Florida. Polk politics

Jobs: 700 more jobs in April vs. same month in 2016; first-time jobless claims mostly down in five-county area. Jobs

Buzz: Detour at key Cartersville interchange this weekend. Law enforcement memorial is Friday at 11 a.m. Exchange Club's Tomb of the Unknown replica on the move next week. Buzz 

Education: Kevin Evan named to Darlington's Board of Trustees. Two students earn $1,000 scholarships. Graduation calendar for this weekend. Education 

People: Floyd Tax Commissioner Kevin Payne elected president of the Georgia Association of Tax Officials. Vanessa Waddell of the elections office honored. Pope names new auxiliary bishop for Atlanta.  National guest on Kudzu Vine Sunday. People

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Upper 80s through Saturday with just a sprinkle of rain through early Sunday. Weather

Remembering Mr. Tony Anthony Barnes, Mrs. Antonietta T. Colello, Mr. Jeffery David Crowe, Ms. Thelma Moore, Mrs. Edith McCarty Rix, Mrs. Virginia Ann Culberson Wade. Obituaries

Public Health restaurant inspection scores. Dining

Area arrest reports brought to you by Dr. Miniyar's Pediatrics. Crimewatch

Also today:

Traffic: Georgia DOT, Google Maps or Waze.

State business headlines: Georgia Trend

Northwest Georgia jobs: Career Builder

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports Report

3 Darlington lacrosse players honored.
17th coach/athletics executive out at Shorter.
Updates on weekend spring football games.
Baseball: Calhoun updates; GHC Chargers need a win today.
Community: Run for the Homeless this Saturday.
Camps: Baseball, football and more this summer.

RADIO: Hometown Headlines Radio Edition, 7-9 a.m. weekdays, WRGA 98.7 FM

Please join our guests including:

7:40 a.m. Unity Christian School seniors Carson Earnest and Hannah Payne -- frequent guests on Hometown Radio in their high school years -- join us to talk about what's next (including going to opposing schools, UGA and Georgia Tech)

8:40 a.m. Jesse Demonbreun-Chapman, Executive Director & Riverkeeper of Coosa River Basin Initiative, on 'The Big Float' set for June 3 on the Etowah River.

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