ATLANTA – WIS International, a company that provides inventory and data collection services to retailers and warehouses, will be recruiting a number of traveling inventory associates in Rome and Dalton on Tuesday, Dec. 15.
Chancellor Steve Angle announces that Kirk Englehardt has accepted the position of vice chancellor for marketing and communication at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Englehardt comes to UTC from Georgia Institute of Technology where he serves as director of research communications.
When news broke that the developers of Avatron Smart Park in southern Bartow County had inked a licensing agreement with the Hollywood production company Lionsgate, word of a “Hunger Games” theme park spread like wildfire.
The Calhoun-Gordon County Library will host the Bandy Heritage Center’s exhibit Thread by Thread: Northwest Georgia’s Tufted Textile Heritage this week, through the end of November. This will be the library’s first exhibit. The Bandy Heritage Center for Northwest Georgia is a history center/museum dedicated to the celebration and preservation of the history and culture of Georgia’s “Historic High Country.”
The ninth annual tractor show, hosted by the Gordon County Antique Engine and Tractor Club, was held at the Northwest Georgia Regional Fairgrounds on Oct. 17 and 18. The event offered games for children and adults, raffles, auctions, food, vendors and many tractors for its spectators.
A 42-year-old maintenance technician had his left hand injected with fluid from a leaking hydraulic line on a press as he performed maintenance on the machine at Apache Mills Inc. The incident caused the employee’s hospitalization and required a surgical shunt to drain fluid and reduce swelling.
Ford Motor Company and its dealers have launched a new program called Drive 4 UR Community, which is designed to help raise much needed funding for local community groups and nonprofit organizations. Drive 4 UR Community is very similar in concept to Ford’s Drive 4 UR School initiative, which has raised more than $25 million for local schools since its inception in 2007.
The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that the unemployment rate in the Northwest Georgia region in August was 5.8 percent, down seven-tenths of a percentage point from 6.5 percent in July. The rate in August 2014 was 7.8 percent.
Unlike previous years, the energy assistance program administered by the Georgia Division of Family and Children Services will be available after Tuesday, Dec. 1, a month later than usual. The federally-funded program assists low-income, elderly and disabled Georgians with heating bills through direct payments to home energy suppliers.
A new mobile app called the GANE App (Georgia Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation App) is now available at no cost to assist at-risk adults, their families and law enforcement. The GANE App was developed through a collaboration of the Georgia Dept. of Human Services Division of Aging Services, the Georgia Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.
The doctors and staff of Professional Eye Associates are pleased to announce the addition of ophthalmologist Todd A. Theobald, MD, to their medical practice. Dr. Theobald specializes in cataract surgery, the treatment of diabetic eye disease, and comprehensive medical eye care. He will begin seeing patients in the Dalton location on September 14, and will soon see patients in Professional Eye’s Calhoun and Ellijay offices as well.
Governor Nathan Deal has nominated Ted Noe, the president of the Homebuilders Association of Georgia and the Gordon County Homebuilders Association, to the State Licensing Board for Residential and General Contractors.
On Thursday, August 20, many members of the community, including the Gordon County Chamber of Commerce, Mayor Jimmy Palmer and representatives from many local businesses, attended the ribbon cutting and grand opening of Calhoun’s newest locally owned restaurant, On the Bayou. The restaurant, located at 165 Outlet Center Drive, Suite 5, in what was formerly The Dawg Pound, is an authentic Louisiana Cajun restaurant, serving items such as gumbo, po’ boys, étouffée and jambalaya. On the Bayou will also offer some seafood and a special chicken cordon bleu.
Walmart will hire up to 95 associates to work at the new Walmart Neighborhood Market slated to open this fall in Dalton. A temporary hiring center is open in the Walnut Square Mall, 816 Walnut Square Boulevard, Suite #37.
Northwest Georgia is one of only seven regions in the country selected to participate in the federal Communities that Work Partnership, aimed at preparing workers for advanced manufacturing jobs.
The Northwest Georgia Regional Commission will administer the program, which is a joint project of the Aspen Institute in Colorado and the U.S. Department of Commerce.
“It started with the Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnership designation that we got last year,” said NWGRC Director Lloyd Frasier. “That was initiated by the flooring industry in Dalton but this has gone way beyond that now.”
The application was submitted by NWGRC Program Coordinator Deana Perry at the direction of the 15-county organization’s workforce training committee. The new program will help create career paths in the technical schools and K-12 school systems across the region.
“They will be the type of programs that help create a pipeline for advanced manufacturing jobs,” Perry said.
Two regions in New York also were selected to participate in the program, along with regions in Arizona, California, Texas and Washington, D.C.
Due to today’s (Thursday, July 16) tragic incident in Chattanooga, all Blood Assurance donor centers will be open until 6:30 p.m. or until the last donor is seen. The downtown Chattanooga center is no longer on lockdown and is accepting donations.
artersville catering company, has branched out into a restaurant and meal prep service, determined to make healthy eating easier than ever before. Now delivering proportioned meals to Calhoun residents, the company’s goal is to offer their customers the southern-type cuisine they love in a healthy, affordable and convenient way.
For many years, consumers and travelers have expected to see a rise in the cost of fuel at the beginning of summer; many have observed a pattern of rising prices during the week of July 4 each year. This year, a more permanent rise in the cost of fuel will be noticed.
A Georgia agricultural lending cooperative is infusing $10 million into the state’s economy. AgGeorgia Farm Credit announced checks totaling $10,067,900 have been sent out to their members. Over $265,000 of this total is going to members in Catoosa, Walker and Whitfield Counties.
Veterans, like millions of other Americans, may struggle to find oral health care when they need it. Veterans often must have a service-connected dental condition or disability, be a former prisoner of war or have service-connected disabilities that have been classified as completely disabling to be eligible for dental benefits through the departments of veterans affairs.
Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites was named a finalist for the 2015 National Gold Medal Awards for Excellence in Park and Recreation Management, the most prestigious accolade a recreation agency may achieve. The award is sponsored by the National Recreation and Park Association and the American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration.
The Rome City Commission unanimously rejected on Tuesday a request to rezone property between Turner McCall Boulevard and Holmes Road for a new Wendy’s restaurant, leaving it as a buffer between businesses and residences.
For the first time in more than 100 days, the year-over-year difference in the national average price for regular unleaded gasoline fell below $1 per gallon this past Tuesday. Today’s price of $2.70 per gallon represents a new high for 2015. The national average has moved higher by 4 cents per gallon since last Sunday.
Most self-respecting southerners have a love of the outdoors, and now all those folks have a go-to destination for all their hunting, fishing, firearm, and archery needs following the grand opening of Cabela’s World’s Foremost Outfitter store in Fort Oglethorpe.
Cabela’s announced plans to celebrate the official grand opening of its new Fort Oglethorpe store on Wednesday, May 13, with a unique ribbon-cutting ceremony followed by a weekend-long celebration featuring giveaways, family activities and more.
ATLANTA – Job seekers in northwest Georgia will have excellent opportunities to get a job from among more than 2,000 jobs being offered by employers at a career expo in Catoosa County Thursday, April 2.
ATLANTA – Roper Corporation, a division of GE, will recruit about 80 manufacturing workers for its LaFayette facility today, March 27. The recruitment will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Chattooga County Civic Center, 44 Highway 48 in Summerville.