The public is invited to tour the new Polk Medical Center during a special Grand Preview that is slated for Sunday, October 19th from 2 pm until 5 pm.
The Floyd County Police have arrested a 21-year-old Armuchee man for his involvement in a string of vehicle thefts in the Birchfield subdivision during the month of August. According to a release from the FCPD, Jeffrey Kurt Jenkins of an Old Dalton Road address was arrested yesterday and charged with nine separate counts of felony entering automobile. He was identified from a photograph taken of him by one of the homeowners using a ‘trail cam’ type of camera. The apprehension of Jenkins is due to cooperation between the residents of the area and police, who are still in the midst of an investigation into the thefts. More charges may be added at a later date.
The Atlanta Falcons defeated the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 56-14 in Thursday Night Football at the Georgia Dome last night.
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets will open play within the Atlantic Coast Conference tomorrow at Virginia Tech. The game is set to get underway at noon in Blacksburg, Virginia. It will be broadcast on 95.7 FM The Ridge. Pre-game programming will begin two hours prior to kick off.
A Community Clean-Up will be held in Cave Spring tomorrow (Saturday) from 9 am until 2 pm behind Cave Spring Elementary School. Floyd County Public Works Director Michael Skeen says this will provide a great (and free) opportunity to get rid of things like lumber, carpet and furniture.
Friday night lights will shine tonight as area high school football teams take the field for week four of the 2014 season.
The Atlanta Braves were off last night and will welcome the New York Mets to town for a three game series over the weekend. Julio Teheran is scheduled to serve as the starting pitcher for Atlanta, while Georgia native Zack Wheeler will get the start for New York in tonight’s series opener. First pitch is set for 7:35 pm at Turner Field. The game will not be broadcast on WLAQ AM 1410 as we will be airing high school football tonight. WLAQ will, however, have the remainder of the weekend series.
The Georgia Department of Labor has reported that the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for August was 8.1 percent, up from a revised 7.7 percent in July but down from 8.2 percent in August 2013.