Thursday, January 24, 2013

Freezing rain now expected between 9 a.m.-noon Friday; winter storm watch continues. Local jobless rates climb in December. Regional Public Health dining scores. Business updates.

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Winter storm watch: Tonight through Friday evening

-Best estimate on icing: Between 9 a.m.-noon Friday. Between 0.01 to 0.10 of an inch of ice. Slick roads possible.

-At issue: Getting buses to school might be OK Friday; the commute home could be an issue with Friday's high only expected to be in the upper 30s.

-Continuing updates all day on Hometown.

-Today: 20% rain chance, high of 46, low of 29.


December jobless rates turn upward

-Floyd, Bartow, Gordon, Polk, Chattooga and the state see increases vs. November but mostly big drops vs. December 2012.


AJC: Barge paying the price for not being 'yes' man on charter schools: The AJC's Political Insider, Jim Galloway, takes a closer look at the financial pounding State Schools Superintendent John Barge is taking from Gov. Nathan Deal because Barge -- as an independent, elected constitutional officer -- opposed the charter school amendment on the November ballot.


Regional Public Health restaurant inspection scores for Floyd, Bartow, Gordon, Polk and Chattooga:
-Scores range from a low of 74 in Gordon County to straight "A" scores (95 or better) in Bartow County.


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Latest jail reports.


Hometown Headlines Radio Edition, WRGA 1470 AM, 7-9 a.m. weekdays. Listen live online

-Please join our guests including:
-Tim Herrington of Floyd County Emergency Management on the potential for ice overnight.
-Pierre Howard of the Georgia Conservancy and what the former lieutenant governor has to say about the 411 Connector.

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