Flooring Company To Bring 2,400 Jobs To Northwest Georgia

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Georgia Governor Nathan Deal said Wednesday that new carpet plants employing 2,400 people are set to be built in Whitfield County and Murray County, WSB-TV reported.

He said former Shaw Industries president Bob Shaw plans to spend $450 million on the new facilities for his Engineered Floors firm.

The Whitfield County plan is to have 1,000 jobs and the Murray County plant 1,400, it was stated.

Engineered Floors was started in Calhoun, Ga., by Mr. Shaw, who retired in 2005.  The company has plants in Calhoun and Dalton.

Rep. Tom Graves (R-Ga.-14) said, “The expansion of Engineered Floors is uplifting news for Northwest Georgians, who have persevered through the recent years of economic hardship. Many families will be relieved to hear about the thousands of new job opportunities, and we’re all proud to see Dalton and the surrounding area remain the Carpet Capitol of the World. I thank Governor Deal, the General Assembly and the local community for working together on pro-growth policies that keep Georgia business-friendly and allow us to compete nationally and globally.”

 


McEwen Medical Clinic Owner Arrested On Multiple Charges

A joint investigation with special agents from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and investigators with the McEwen Police Department has resulted in the arrest of the owner/operator of a clinic in McEwen on charges related to drug diversion and prescription fraud. At the request of 23rd District Attorney General Ray Crouch, on March 23, TBI special agents, working ... (click for more)

Travis Close Family Asks $2 Million In Damages For Trauma During Wreck That Killed 6 People

The family of Signal Mountain realtor Travis Close is asking $2 million for trauma during a wreck that killed six people on I-75 near the Ooltewah exit. The suit was filed in Circuit Court against Cool Runnings Express, a Kentucky trucking firm, and driver Benjamin Brewer. Other similar lawsuits were filed in Federal Court. Brewer is facing six vehicular homicide chargesl ... (click for more)

Case Handled Like Any Other? - And Response

It is interesting that Chief Fletcher would deem the handling of the Mayor's encounter as typical or normal. Is the Chief asking the public to believe that all misdemeanor domestic violence arrests include a 4-hour taped interrogation, and delayed reporting after a visit to the Chief’s house. Of course, we believe that Chief Fletcher. April Eidson * * *  I ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The American Dream, 2016

On this, the week of commencement, junior high graduations, and achievement at every level is displayed, we stand with hope and wonder as the next wave of promising Americans gives our nation the reason we pray for our next tomorrow. On Monday, as Vice President Joe Biden addressed 950 cadets who would become 2nd Lieutenants by the end of the day at the United States Military ... (click for more)

Baylor Rolls Past St. Benedict In D-II Softball Opener

MURFREESBORO – The Baylor softball team had somewhat of a slow start here at McKnight Field No. 3 Wednesday morning as they began defense of their D-II state softball crown, but they finished on a strong note and that’s probably all that matters at this point. The Lady Red Raiders, improving to 35-4, needed just five innings to slide past St. Benedict as they scored at least ... (click for more)

Brentwood Academy Eliminates McCallie, 5-0, In DII-AA State Baseball

LEBANON, Tenn. – Corbin Brooksbank led off McCallie’s first inning Wednesday evening with a triple to left-center field against Brentwood Academy at Wilson Central High School. Considering the Blue Tornado had just lost about two hours earlier to Christian Brothers, in a replay of the 2015 semifinals, and the long gapper normally would have been a great morale boost. Unfortunately, ... (click for more)