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I\\;(;} 2-A HOGANSVIIJ,E HOME NEWS - THURSDAY, |ULY 31, 2003 Troup, Region&apos;s Jobless Rate U Troup, Harris and Talbot. did fare better than June of also rose, to a 6.5 percent May. In ,lune of 2002 By ROB RICHARDSON Unemployment iri the four-county West Central {;eorgia area took a turn for the worse in June, according to figures released this week, Figures from the (;eorgia Department of l.abor indicate the Harris- rroup-Meriwether-Talbot al'ea showed an average jobless vale of 6.2 percent fro" June, a full percentage point higher than the 5.2 howll for April and May. THE AREA'S NUM- BERS ave also higher than a year ago, when it aver- aged a 6.0 percent unem- ployment rate in June of 2OO2. West Central Georgia's numbers still remain high- ev than the statewide unemployment average, which was 54 percent in June, up from the 4.6 revised percentage shown for May. The state rate was 5.2 in June of 2002. Jobless rates worsened in all four West Central counties: Meriwether, "The magnitude of the June increase in unemploy- inent is troubling," said Georgia Labor Commissioner Michael Thurmond. NUMBERS FOR the West Central Georgia area have also yet to reflect the just-announced shutdown of the Greenville Mead plant, which employs over 150 persons. "Hopeful job seekers, students completing their education and previously discouraged workers are streaming into the job mar- ket at a time when many employers are reluctant to resume hiring," said Thurmond. The lowest rate of the four local counties during June was the 3.9 per cent recorded in Harris, up from the 3.4 Harris recorded for May. A year ago, Harris had a 3.4 jobless rate. Merfwether's rate rose to 7.9 for June, compared to a 6.8 percent in May. However, Meriwether June Jobless Rates Harris .............. ,..;i3i9 Troup ................. :i,26;5 Meriwether....i,,i,,:.7,9 Source: Georgia Dept. of Labor last year, when the jobless figure for June from a 6.1 percent. rate was 9.0 per cent. revised 5.7 rate in May. In June of 2002, Troup -The Talbot ]rose to a 6.6 had a 6.8 rate. Chattahoochce dis: per cent rate in June, up which includes fromthe revised May rate .Over all, the Talbot and ix otherl of S.2percent. Chattahoochee-Flint ties, rosetoa 57 In June .of 2002, Talbot region, which includes rate for June, up had a S.0 percent unem- Meriwether, Troup, Carroll, in May. ployment rJLte. Coweta and Heard, In June of 2002 increased to a 6.0 rate for trict's rate was also 53 Troup% jobless rate June, compared to 5.3 in cent. L /I By ONE MORE SONG - Members of the Bethel Chapel Baptist Church inLaGrange sang several hymns during night services last week Pictured above are (L-R) Laddie Yates, Tammy Brazil, Danny Geter and Chris Bulloch April McPherson Cash Advance Excels at Nationals $1ooo In Several Sports ,,I VAN'S HARDWARE 1|%1 =,= &FarmSupply 61 Industrial Rd,, Hogansville (706)637-6263 i i CROSST[ES ,-,. 1 landscaping and many in other uses! ON SALE July 31-August 16i 9 ca. April McPherson, 19, of Warm Sp:i'ings distinguished herself in track, field, and swimming events in the Junior Division of the National Sports Fe,tival for Athletes with Physical Disability held in New Iiondon, Connecticut on June 21-29. Competing for the Georgia Blazers, she achieved first place in the 1500 meter wheedchair race, second in the 800 meter event, and third .in the 100, 200, and 400 meter races. In the field, ApriJ finisled second in the shot put. In the pool, she won first in tlae 200 yard free, 50 and 100 yard backstroke, 50 and 100 yard breast, and 3 x 25 meter individual medley. She also took second place in the 50 yard free and was a member of the second-finishing 4 x 25 yard relay team. The Georgia Blazers, a program of the U.S. Disabled Athletes Fund, Inc. (USDAF), placed second overall in the competition behind a mam from Baltimore, Maryland. The U. S. Disabled Athletes Fund, Inc. is the legacy of the 1996 Atlanta Varalympic Games. USDAF offers :' programs for children and adults who use wheelchairs, i have an amputation or visual impiirment or who have a neurological or muscular disabUity such as cerebral palsy or spina bifida. For additional information contact USDAF at .... ,= ......... , w=uM= = warm b rin ' ' p gs A nl McPhersons 770 850 8199 or blazesports@blaze sports com ^_,^ ;_^, ........ P .... .,.., ,.tauueu nrst p)ace in the 1500 meter wheelchair Sa urPlanned This turday HOGAN, Saturday there willbe six G>rantville Welcome Center children, and no charge fo'r located on Main Street in the south end of the former Railroad Freight Depot w'hlch was converted to com- nmnity use several years ago under the auspices of a his- toric preservation grant. Theticket prices are $3.00 for adults, $2.00 for children under 3 years of age. These Hay Ride Tours are Hay Ride Tours of Grantville's historic homes conducted by Wagon Way Farm of Sharpsburg begin- ning at 10:15 AM and ending at 1:00 PM. The tickets for these tours will be sold at the recently established Not only will you start from the GROUND UP. You'll start with the GROUND ITSELF. i There has NEVER been a better time to build your dream home. LOW INTEREST RATES MEAN !LOW PKYMENTS , Homes are 100% Complete. 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These tours will be held at the same time as Depot Day, which opens up the Depot to provide an opportu- nity for people to sell their art, crafts, and yard sale type items. Police Seek Citizen's Help In Car Theft Troup County investiga- tors are asking for your help in locating the person(s) that took a green 1998 Saturn SL2 from 11 Wilcox Road on July 20th. Investigators also need your help in loCating the per- son(s) that stole 116 gallons of gasoline from an under- ground tank at Bagley's Grocery on Bartley Road between July 19th and 20th. If you have any informa- tion about these or any crimes you are asked to call ('atfiq] Ril) ( hic Hogansville Just off 1-85 Fxt. 28 706-637-41 O0 Fax: Mon. thru Thurs., 11 Fri., thru Sat., 11 El SPECIAL Home C( Vegetable Choice of Mea Dessert, Mort - Fti - 11 - $ Only *4  SUPPER Mon -Sat, 5 - TUESDAY LIVE GOSPEL 10% OFF MEA WEDNESDAY EVENll ALL YOU CAN CATFISH THURSDAY EVENll ALL YOU CAN EAT Country Crime Stoppers at 812.1000. 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