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GORDON COUNTY NEWS

Good news as we get ready to head into the Independence Day holiday travel period.
Approximately 3,886 North Georgia EMC customers were without power for about an hour in Gordon County Saturday night.
The Georgia Department of Laborís (GDOL) LaFayette Career Center will help Dollar General recruit 13 employees to work at its new store in Gore.
Crime reports from Friday night.
A tornado watch has been issued by the National Weather Service.
Floyd, Bartow, Gordon, Chattooga, Polk and Paulding Counties are all included in the watch area.
The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that Metro Rome's unemployment rate in May was 5.1 percent, up one-tenth of a percentage point from 5 percent in April.
Motorists are finding some of the lowest gas prices of the year.
June 23 thru July 5, the Calhoun Police Department will join the Georgia Governor's Office of Highway Safety's "OPERATION ZERO-TOLERANCE: YOU DRINK & DRIVE. YOU LOSE."
Two Tennessee Men Arrested For Methamphetamine Trafficking at Local Motel
Law enforcement source confirms they have caught the two fugitives wanted for killing two Georgia corrections officers during their escape on Tuesday morning from a prison van in Putnam County.
Scattered thunderstorms will continue to develop and move into north and central Georgia this afternoon and evening.
A multiple shooting occurred around 7:15 Wednesday morning, which resulted in U.S. House majority whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana and two capital police officers being shot.
Two escapees from Putnam Co. hijacked a light green 2004 Honda Civic (GA tag RBJ6601). The subjects shot and killed two guards and are currently armed with their weapons.
A 5th suspect remains at-large.