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First-time unemployment claims in Floyd County fell by 105 from February to March and by 46 over the year.
The conflict in Syria sent crude prices to their highest point in more than three years, and as a result, motorists are about to feel the pain at the pump.
Charges will be announced later after a suspect barricaded himself inside a local church in Rockmart earlier today.
Georgia gas prices hit their highest point of the year on April 2nd at $2.58.
A Severe Thunderstorm Warning was in effect for a short time early Wednesday morning, but the storm caused little damage apart from some downed trees and power outages.
A raccoon found south of Cedartown in the Wilson Road area has tested positive for animal rabies.
Labor Commissioner Mark Butler noted jobs, employed residents, and labor force all increased in February. At the same time, the unemployment rate inched up and unemployment claims dropped.
Georgia motorists are finding some of the most expensive gas prices in five months.
An agreement reached by Polk Medical Center and Blue Cross Blue Shield will make it more affordable for Polk County residents to access all of the hospital's services beginning May 1.
State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said today that February was another record-setting month for Georgia, as the state reached new highs for jobs, employed residents and labor force.
26-year old Amber Dawn Bryant of Cedartown is charged with forgery.
The Sexual Assault Center Board of Directors recently welcomed Capt. Dave Roberson and Ghee Wilson as its newest members.
No damage major has been reported in Floyd County.
Calhoun Police have arrested a Cedartown woman in connection with an armed robbery in late January.
Expect the highest threat between 5 p.m. and 2 a.m.