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New unemployment numbers in Northwest Georgia

DALTON, Ga. (WDEF) - State labor officials are releasing new unemployment numbers for northwest Georgia this Thanksgiving. They say the number of Dalton's employed residents fell last month, but not enough to make the jobless rate increase. The number of working people dropped by 947, down to 59,812

WDEF - 2017-11-24 04:00:35

Insects and food storage problems continue to plague some restaurants

As many of us were shopping and preparing for Thanksgiving, restaurant inspectors were out making sure that our local eateries were keeping things clean and tidy. This week, Las Margaritas at 1101 Hixson Pike scored a 76, for reasons including manager lacking control over several food safety risk fa

WRCBTV.COM - 2017-11-23 15:35:00

Unemployment Rate Inches Up In Northwest Georgia

State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said on Thursday that Northwest Georgia saw the number of unemployed residents climb and its unemployment rte tick up in October. The October unemployment rate, at 4.3 percent, was up from 4.1 percent in September. The unemployment rate rose as the number of unem

CHATTANOOGAN - 2017-11-23 08:00:00

Impact Of Hydrofracking To Be Topic Of Public Program

The impact of hydrofracking for the extraction of natural gas will be the topic of a public program hosted by the League of Women Voters and Dalton State College Wednesday, Nov. 29, beginning at 7 p.m.  The free program will be held in Goodroe Auditorium of Gignilliat Memorial Hall.   “Since our are


Some Local Polling Places To Change

Murray County Election Superintendent Larry Sampson announced this week that four polling places in the county will be permanently changed to a new location starting with the Special Election on March 20, 2018. New polling locations will affect voters only in the precincts of Spring Place, Town, McD


Helping Hands Food Bank serves local families in need

Every time Sue Lowery drove past the neat brick building next to Green's Florist on Highway 411 in Chatsworth, she'd pray. "Lord, please help find a way to get that building for us to use." That was her prayer, week after week, for years. One day earlier this year, a relative happened to hear that t


Catch Lauren Alaina today in Macy's Thanksgiving Parade

Rossville native Lauren Alaina will be riding a float in the 91st Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City this morning, broadcast live on NBC beginning at 9 a.m. The country singer will share her ride with a two-story-tall Green Giant aboard the new Harvest in the Valley float by Green Giant

CHATTANOOGA TIMES FREE PRESS - 2017-11-23 05:06:35

Community Christmas celebrations feature parades, tree lightings, gift markets and more

Between two to three dozen Chattanooga Market vendors are gathering in Collegedale this weekend for a Christmas Market at Collegedale Commons. The market is located on Swinyar Drive on a site adjacent to Collegedale City Hall. The Christmas market is being held inside a large tent on the site of the

CHATTANOOGA TIMES FREE PRESS - 2017-11-23 05:06:50

Things to do in the Attleboro area and beyond

Blackstone River Theatre, 549 Broad St., Cumberland, will host its 18th annual Homecoming Concert and Silent Auction fundraiser Saturday night, Nov. 25. Admission is $20. The auction begins at 6:30 p.m. and continues at intermission. The concert features Atwater-Donnelly, Evelyn Cournoyer, Eastern M

SUN CHRONICLE - 2017-11-24 05:00:00

North Attleboro well owners again rebuff regulations

NORTH ATTLEBORO - Local private well owners are still up in arms over proposed regulations that would dictate new rules for water testing and well placement, saying nine months and 11 drafts later the board of health has failed to account for their concerns. Nearly 80 residents turned out to protest

SUN CHRONICLE - 2017-11-24 03:45:00

Retired teacher mulls Attleboro state rep race

ATTLEBORO -- A retired Attleboro High School math teacher is considering running in a special election for state representative. Jim Hawkins, a Democrat, said his background in education and small business could be an asset if he represented Attleboro on Beacon Hill. "I think I can do some good ther

SUN CHRONICLE - 2017-11-24 03:00:00

GOUVEIA: Signs of progress in North Attleboro

If you live in North Attleboro and are hoping for meaningful reform to the town's government sometime in the reasonably near future, you take what you can get when it comes to encouraging signs. Even if they may not be directly related to the ongoing attempt to come up with the town's first ever cha

SUN CHRONICLE - 2017-11-24 03:00:00

Attleboro City Council compromises on taxes

City councilors cut a proposed tax increase on homeowners, but continued to shift the tax burden their way nonetheless in a compromise on the yearly tax rate conundrum this week. A proposal brought to the floor by the budget committee headed up by Shannon Heagney, would have raised the average bill

SUN CHRONICLE - 2017-11-24 02:45:00

Car fire ties up highway traffic in North Attleboro

NORTH ATTLEBORO - A stubborn car fire late Thursday afternoon on Interstate 95 tied up three fire departments and caused a miles-long backup to I-495. The fire in a 2004 Mercedes Benz that was fully loaded with fuel was reported about 5 p.m. on I-95 South near the Mansfield line. By the time firefig

SUN CHRONICLE - 2017-11-24 02:30:00

Attleboro's first medical pot shop approved

ATTLEBORO -- The city's first medical marijuana company, which eventually could funnel hundreds of thousands of dollars into the general fund, won approval this week. On a 9-0 vote Tuesday, city councilors granted a special permit to Bristol County Wellness Center, Inc. to operate the business which

SUN CHRONICLE - 2017-11-23 06:15:00

State lab finds rabies in coyote that attacked two in N. Attleboro

A coyote that attacked two people in North Attleboro Monday tested positive for rabies, state wildlife officials said. Officers were responding to numerous calls about a coyote "acting oddly" when it attacked, prompting cops to kill it. The slain animal was then sent to a Department of Public Health

BOSTON HERALD - 2017-11-23 08:00:00

What's Open, Closed In Commack This Thanksgiving

COMMACK, NY - It's almost time to sit down with the family and feast on turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and pumpkin pie. While some people - including employees at some retail stores - will be working on the holiday, many area businesses and offices will be closed, giving workers a day off. Here's

PATCH - 2017-11-23 14:00:00

Village of the Branch trustees consider short term rental law

Officials acknowledge that the 1-mile-square municipality doesn't get a lot of tourists, but they wanted to stay on top of trends, the mayor said. An undated Google view of the Village of the Branch sign in Smithtown. Photo Credit: Google Village of the Branch officials said they may regulate shor

NEWSDAY - 2017-11-23 17:00:00

Pair with machete, chase man in parking lot, police say

Mark Walker and Taneshia Marshall of Deer Park face assault and other charges. The male victim was struck in the upper back with the machete, police say. Mark Walker, left, and Taneshia Marshall, both of Deer Park are accused of chasing a man with a knife and machete through a parking lot in South

NEWSDAY - 2017-11-24 01:43:48

Kings Park Thanksgiving pre-meal run becomes tradition for many

For Ismael Feliciano and Jen Herrmann, working up an appetite with a brisk walk in the annual 5K Run/Walk for the Park and 1k Turkey Trot for Kids has become a tradition. The two friends and Brentwood residents, taking part in their ninth walk/run Thursday on Thanksgiving morning at Nissequogue Riv

NEWSDAY - 2017-11-23 19:33:25