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Friday 01/23/2015
Stocks fall, snapping 4-day winning streak; UPS slumps
Updated: January 23, 2015 - 4:22 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market is finishing lower, snapping a four-day winning streak, as U.S. companies report mixed quarterly results.

Georgia’s unemployment rate drops to 6.9 percent in December
Posted: January 23, 2015

Georgia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for December was 6.9 percent, down three-tenths of a percentage point from 7.2 percent in November. The rate in December of 2013 was 7.4 percent.

UPS takes a hit during the holidays, cuts outlook
Posted: January 23, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — The huge cost of ensuring timely deliveries cost UPS during the holidays and the shipping company is now cutting its outlook for the year.

Shares plunged nearly 10 percent in premarket trading Friday.

The Atlanta company hired more workers and boosted capacity at its facilities during the busy holiday season to avoid a repeat of 2013, when shippers struggled with a deluge of orders.

UPS Inc. now expects 2014 earnings of $4.75 per share, down from its previous forecast of between $4.90 and $5 per share. Industry analysts had been looking for earnings of $4.96 per share, according to FactSet. For the fourth quarter, UPS expects earnings of $1.25 per share, well below the $1.47 per share analysts had projected.

Shares of FedEx Corp. are down more than 2 percent.

Thursday 01/22/2015
US stocks erase year's losses after Europe unveils stimulus
Updated: January 22, 2015 - 4:14 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market is closing with a big gain after Europe's central bank offered an aggressive plan to revive that region's weak economy.

Wednesday 01/21/2015
Large crowd turns out for Walmart Neighborhood Market opening in Fort Oglethorpe
Posted: January 21, 2015

Walmart on Wednesday opened the doors to its Neighborhood Market in Fort Oglethorpe, with more than 200 attending the ribbon-cutting and grand opening.

Walmart Neighborhood Market opens in Fort Oglethorpe
Updated: January 21, 2015 - 9:45 am

A new Walmart Neighborhood Market opened this morning following a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 7:30 a.m. The new store is located at 1155 Battlefield Parkway (near Home Depot) and will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. (Catoosa News photos/Natasha Colbaugh)

Tuesday 01/20/2015
US stock market ends slightly higher, oil down
Updated: January 20, 2015 - 4:41 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. stock market is ending higher, helped by gains in technology companies and airlines.

Waffle House flips for LPGA's Brooke Pancake
Updated: January 20, 2015 - 4:42 pm

n a rather amusing twist, Brooke Pancake has announced Waffle House as her newest sponsor. Pancake, a former All-American at Alabama, will visit Waffle House restaurants throughout the country while traveling on the LPGA and carry the restaurant chain's logo on her bag.

Walmart Neighborhood Market opening Wednesday in Fort Oglethorpe
Updated: January 20, 2015 - 3:18 pm

A new Walmart Neighborhood Market is opening Wednesday, Jan. 21, in Fort Oglethorpe following a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony at 7:30 a.m.

Sunday 01/18/2015
Tax facts for Georgia tax filers
Posted: January 18, 2015

In preparation for the 2015 tax filing season, which officially begins next week (Jan.19), the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released today a fact sheet detailing information Georgia tax filers need to know as they prepare to file their federal returns.

Saturday 01/17/2015
Local winery celebrates Valentine's Day with chocolate wine
Posted: January 17, 2015

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, Georgia Winery has the perfect wine to celebrate the season of love! On Thursday, Jan. 15, they re-released their delicious chocolate wine, Love Potion.

Webb Dentistry supports anti-bullying campaign at Ringgold Elementary
Posted: January 17, 2015

In January, Dr. Jason Webb, DDS, donated $187 to sponsor hoodies for Ringgold Elementary School's Stop the Bull leadership team.

Author is guest speaker at Fort Oglethorpe Kiwanis Club meeting
Posted: January 17, 2015

The Kiwanis Club of Fort Oglethorpe welcomed Gary Highfield, author of “When ‘Want To’ Becomes ‘Have To’” to their Jan. 9 club meeting. Highfield tells his life story as a young man from a single parent home who overcomes adversity to find business, family and personal success. Highfield has been an entrepreneur his entire life, and has helped inspire and educate sales teams across the country to reach their potential. He has turned his attention to helping young people realize they can find success through his book and mentoring activities. 

Boynton Lions Club learns about America’s work in Afghanistan
Posted: January 17, 2015

Boynton Lions Club hears first hand experiences of America's work in Afghanistan from Marine veteran Sandi Everett of Ringgold. Everett shared her experiences of day-to-day life, the people, and the fellow Marines who lost their lives serving the United States.

Chickamauga Park updates management plan for Lookout Mountain Battlefield
Posted: January 17, 2015

Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park superintendent, Brad Bennett, announced the general management planning effort focused on Lookout Mountain Battlefield is nearing completion.

Friday 01/16/2015
Rising oil lifts energy companies and stock market Friday
Updated: January 16, 2015 - 4:13 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — Energy companies are fueling a rally that snapped a five-day losing streak for the stock market.

Marietta Daily Journal has successful bid for Rome newspaper group
Updated: January 16, 2015 - 10:23 am

MARIETTA — Marietta Daily Journal’s parent company, Times-Journal Inc., was the successful bidder in a bankruptcy auction for the Rome News Publishing Company on Thursday in Carrollton at the law offices of the debtor.

Thursday 01/15/2015
Cabela’s to hire 140 for Fort Oglethorpe store, slated to open this spring
Updated: January 15, 2015 - 12:29 pm

Cabela’s is now accepting online applications for approximately 140 full-time, part-time and seasonal positions at its new Fort Oglethorpe, Ga., store.

Wednesday 01/14/2015
Mohawk announces $1.2 billion purchase of IVC Group
Posted: January 14, 2015

Mohawk Industries, Inc. today announced that the Company has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the IVC Group, which expands the Company's position as the leading global flooring manufacturer. The IVC Group is a major manufacturer of sheet vinyl, luxury vinyl tile and laminate, with operations in Europe and the United States and sales of approximately $700 million.

Tuesday 01/13/2015
Stocks end up-and-down day with small losses
Updated: January 13, 2015 - 4:30 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market is ending a see-saw day with small losses, as energy shares slip lower with the price of oil.

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