Thursday, December 27, 2012

November's jobless rate dips again. Regional Public Health restaurant scores. Sunny but cooler today; rain back Friday.

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Jobless rate dips again in most local counties:
-The Georgia Department of Labor's November update shows the jobless rate dropped in four of five local counties and stayed the same in Chattooga County compared to October of this year. Even larger decreases were evident when compared to November 2011.
-Only troubling indicator: The number of people working in Floyd and Chattooga counties dropped last month vs. October. In Floyd, 100 fewer people had jobs in November vs. October but compared to November 2011, there were 200 additional jobs.

Today's Buzz
-Jan. 1: Resolution Run advance registration closes Monday.
-Jan. 1: Cave Spring's first Polar Bear Plunge has a 10:30 a.m. registration, 11 a.m. 'jump.'
-Early fourth birthday present for Tellus: Tellus Science Museum tops $100,000 matching challenge grant issued by the 3M Foundation for the museum's Vision for the Future campaign. 3M will match the challenge, raising more than $200,000 toward the $1.2 million campaign. Tellus turns four years old next month.
-Jan. 5: Bring One for the Chipper set for 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Home Depot. Hours 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
-Weekly Public Health dining scores from across Northwest Georgia. Dining


-Thursday: High of 47, low of low of 28.
-Friday: 30% rain chance, high of 53, low of 37; rain chance overnight: 90%
-Saturday: 20% chance of rain, high of 49, low of 24.

Latest jail reports.

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-Please join our guests including:
-Cheryl Bishop, YMCA, on the 'One Warm Coat' project.
-Elaine Armstrong of Goodwill of North Georgia on final days to donate goods for 2012 taxes.
-Scotty Hancock, Floyd County's Emergency Management director, on our latest storm threat.

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