The Georgia Department of Labor has reported that Metro Rome’s unemployment rate stood at 6.3 percent in June, up from 5.3 percent in May but down from seven percent in June 2015.
The Democratic National Convention enters its final day today in Philadelphia. Speakers on Wednesday included President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden, along with vice presidential hopeful Tim Kaine. Hillary Clinton is scheduled to officially accept the party’s nomination for president tonight.
In education news, Lieutenant Governor Casey Cagle recently launched an apprenticeship program that he hopes to expand across the state. The Georgia Consortium of Advanced Technical Training is modeled after a German program that allows high school students to receive technical training while earning money.
Atlanta-based Safari Hospitality will assume the management of The Forum in downtown Rome on Monday, August 1st. The measure was approved by the Floyd County Commission earlier this week.
The Atlanta Braves beat the Minnesota Twins 9-7 on Wednesday night in the finale of a brief two-game interleague set at Target Field in Minneapolis, allowing the Braves to sweep the series.
History was made at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia on Tuesday as Hillary Clinton became the first woman to be nominated for president by a major political party. Bernie Sanders, Clinton’s rival in the primaries, made the nomination official, a move that some hope will unify the party. Second day action of the DNC also included a speech from former President Bill Clinton about his wife. President Barack Obama is scheduled to speak at the convention tonight, along with Vice President Joe Biden and Clinton’s running mate Tim Kaine.
Students across the state showed marked improvements on the Georgia Milestones tests for 2016, according to results released by the Georgia Department of Education on Tuesday. The percent of students achieving the “Proficient Learner” level and above increased for 23 of the 32 tests; students that achieve this status are considered on track to being college and career ready.