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HOG.\\;'SV1LLE HOME Nv:\\; s - THURSI)AY, Au(;. 8, 2002 P x(;..: 5-A ]ll.a, lp Unemployment Rate Up .9 Per Cent in June Richardson The Harris-Troup- a, ,ther-Talbot area an average jobless percent for ,June. three quarters of from the 48 percent shown in May However. lhe four-coun- Yrate is still t etter than it a year ago, when it was )DelQelll ill ,Jillt of 2001. The area ! ;, continues lag behind the statewide )loyilleilt average, was 52 percent in u  h'orn the 4.5 record- av The state rate was of 2(X)l Jobless rates increased Meriwether. Troup and but declined slightly Count y. State Labor Dan-R.ic Homes "Building For Your Future" www.danric.com intb(aManric.com LESS THAN PERFECT CREDIT WELCOME EVEN CH. 13 & CH. 7 BANKRUPTCY MAKE ALL SELECTIONS FROM OUR SHOWROOM "OHE STOP SHOP" QUALIFIED BUYERS CAN GET IN Wn'H NO  June Jobless Rates Harris ..................... 3.2 Troup ...................... 5.9 Mriwether ............. 8.1 Talbot ...................... 4.9 4-County Avg ......... 5.5 State ....................... 5.2 oSoar: c, eot# i)p = l, ab=r Commissioner Michael Thurmond indicates the state's unemployment woes simply reflect the nationwide economic struggle. "I'm concerned that the less-than-robust economic recovery and revelations of corporate scandals continue to impact employment oppor- tunities here in Georgia," said Thurmond. "However, we are seeing some positive signs, such as the steady decline in initial jobless claims," said Thurmond Meriwether had the highest rate, with a 8.1 for June, compared to 6.8 per- cent in May. In June of last year. the jobless rate for Meriwether was 7.0 per cent. The lowest rate of the four local counties for ,hme was the 3.2 per cent record- ed in Harris Harris County had a jobless rate of 2.7 per cent in the revised May fig- ures. A year ago, Harris had a 3.1 jobless rate. Talbot's rate continued to improve, especially com- pared to a year ago. Talbot showed a 4.9 per cent rate in By Bryan Geter ALL SMILES - Dollar General opened its doors last Thursday but will have a "grand opening" on Saturday. Come in saturday to register for one of three TVs that will be given away. Pictured above is Rachel McGruder of Grantville making a purchase as LeeAnn Carter and Samantha Stitcher checks her out. Bottom Photo: Assistant Manager David Carwell brings in the buggies for the customers. y Smart' I shop Set : Aug. 12-23 Flint River Technical ;e's New Connections ['t:(NCqV) program is a Money Smart st starting August n I ending August 23rd 12:(X)-I:00 p.m. in room of the main can> The Money Smart ) will be a hmch and arrangement. Bring lunch and learn more being financially wise. For m('e information on Money Smart Workshop register, contact Mia s NCTW Coordinator, -r GEORGIA TECHNICAL COLLEGE Upcoming Seminars: SDU classes for teacher recertific ation Basic AutoCAD Intermediate AutoCAD Classes tbr seniors Word Processing Microsoft Excel Microsoft Outlook Microsoft Po efPoint Desktop Publishing Web Creation Class locations in LaGrange, Franklin, IJithctvNe, and Woodbury. l For information or to register, call Pattie Watdrip at J,IL' (706) 845-4323, Ext. 5747. 3rd Annual Meriwether County Rq()DEO August 9 & 10, 2002 Gates Open 7 PM Flint Land & Cattle Ltd. Hwy 85 S Woodbury, Georgia Adults $10 Kids 5 to 12 yrs $8 under 5 Free Free Parking Food Vendors Souvenirs Friday Night-Family Night $2 off each kids ticket with the purchase of an adult ticket. Info: (706) 553-9100 Live Country Music Featuring Sylvia Winters and Kody Kennedy from Thomaston DODE E RODEO Dodge Truck Display Proceed. go to Pony Rides Glow Sticks help the Georgia Dunk Tank Snow Cones Sheriff's Boys "Moon Walk Ice Cream Ranch Souvenir Rodeo T-Shirts Available I ,June. down from the revised May rate of ,5.0 percent. In,June of 2001, Talbot had a 8.3 percent unemployment rate. "IYoup rose to a 5.9 per- cent rate in June from a 5.0 rate in May. In Junk of 2001, qYoup had a 5.2 rate. The Chattahoochee- Flint region, which includes Meriwether, Troup, Carroll, Coweta and Heard, had a 5.4 rate for ,June, compared to a 4.8 percent rate in May. In ,June of 2001 it was 5.1 per,.- cent. Your Lot Or Ours STOP RENTING LOW RATES +FLEXIBLE FINANCING NEW HOMEOWNERS CALL ANGELA 706-883-3475 or DEBBIE 706-883-3483 800-741-2512 Ext. 205 or 204 Don't Wait... Call Today. Every week we help thousands of people ufi iiinnll / mill