GDOL To Help Roper Recruit Workers For Walker County Plant In LaFaytette

Friday, July 11, 2014
The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) will hold a job expo in Summerville next week to help Roper Corporation, a division of GE, fill about 90 manufacturing jobs at its facility in LaFayette.

The recruitment will be held Friday, July 18, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Civic Center, 44 Highway 48 in Summerville. The company, which manufactures kitchen stoves and microwaves, will be recruiting full-time workers to fill temporary and permanent positions.

The company is recruiting workers for production, supervisory and other skilled positions to assemble kitchen ranges on eight-hour shifts Monday through Friday.
The hours will be set by the employer. Temporary positions will begin at $10.75 per hour, with permanent positions beginning at $12.30 per hour.

Due to U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations, applicants must be at least 18 years old. A high school diploma or a General Education Diploma (GED) is required. Veterans are encouraged to apply.

The company will conduct a background check and a drug-screening test.

For more information about the recruitment, contact the LaFayette Career Center at 706 638-5525.

Perdue Sees Dangerous Fiscal Trend Continue

Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Budget Committee, released the following statement in response to the Congressional Budget Office’s (CBO) update to The Budget and Economic Outlook: 2016 to 2026. “Reading these CBO economic outlook reports remind me of the movie  Groundhog Day . Each new report paints the same alarming picture for our fiscal future, ... (click for more)

Supreme Court Upholds Denial Of Pretrial Diversion Applications

The Tennessee Supreme Court has upheld the denial of pretrial diversion in two cases, which were consolidated for oral argument. In these appeals, the Supreme Court reiterated the process district attorneys general, trial courts, and appellate courts must follow when reviewing a prosecutor’s denial of pretrial diversion.  In one appeal, Susan Gail Stephens was indicted for ... (click for more)

Federal Judge Orders Walker County To Pay Erlanger $8,705,000, Plus Interest; Question Of Attorney Fees And Expenses To Go To Jury

Federal Judge Harold Murphy, in a 63-page ruling handed down Tuesday, ordered Walker County, Ga., to pay the Erlanger Health System $8,705,000, plus interest, on the Hutcheson Hospital debt. Judge Murphy, of Rome, Ga., said the question of attorney fees and expenses owed Erlanger by Walker County should be decided by a jury trial. Walker County and Catoosa County earlier agreed ... (click for more)

Pinkston Says Offer Was Made To Dismiss Lawsuit Against Him If Prosecution Of Detective Burns Was Dropped; Judge Greenholtz "Greatly Bothered" By Any Such Offer

District Attorney Neal Pinkston said at a hearing Tuesday that an offer was made to drop a lawsuit filed against him by Gatlinburg detective Rodney Burns if he would dismiss two perjury counts against Burns. The district attorney said he should not be disqualified from continuing to prosecute the case or else attorneys would begin suing him or the judge to get a new DA or trial ... (click for more)

Problems With The Proposed Apartments In Lookout Valley

I am deeply troubled at the way in which this proposal has been handled. The blatant disregard for the residents of Kelly's Ferry Road and the wishes of the Lookout Valley Area Plan (which was adopted by the city in 2003) by Chip Henderson and Tommy Austin amazes me. Yes, there was a meeting of the Lookout Valley Neighborhood association in August, but it wasn't on its normal ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Ooltewah & The Bullies

During the week of Christmas I got an email from a longtime friend at the Knoxville News-Sentinel that laughingly wondered what kind of basketball do you people play (in Chattanooga?) It included sketchy details of the rape, and subsequent surgery, of an Ooltewah High School basketball player who had been assaulted by his own teammates at a Gatlinburg holiday tournament. Today ... (click for more)