Brace yourself, another heat wave will arrive tomorrow and last longer than the previous one. The National Weather Service is calling for scattered to numerous thunderstorms this afternoon and into the evening. A few storms could become strong to severe with the main hazard being damaging wind gusts. Temperatures will be close to 95 degrees for the rest of the week and into next week with heat index values reaching 100 to 105 degrees Friday through Sunday.
The "100 Deadliest Days" have begun. As they're learning to drive, teens need to be aware of potentially dangerous distractions. That's the name AAA has given to the period between Memorial Day and Labor Day, because of the nationwide spike in teenager-involved crashes. Summer break means that teens driving more, and keeping later hours.It's not just teens and their parents who need to be wary. According to AAA, nearly two-thirds of people injured or killed in a crash involving a teen driver are people other than the teen behind the wheel. Distracted driving among teens is a much greater problem than previously thought, with passengers and cell phones being the most common forms of distraction.
Mark Heath of the EDC spoke before the Henry County Board of Supervisors at their regular meeting Tuesday when he announced that the unemployment rate in Henry County is down to 3.8 percent, still above the state average at 2.8 and the national average at 3.7, but lowest it’s been since December of 2000. Heath declared Henry County was no longer in a state of job shortage, but had transitioned to a state of worker shortage.