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IT’S GRADUATION TIME FOR THE FLOYD COUNTY SCHOOLS!

Written by Matt Davis on May 26, 2017. Posted in News/Weather

It’s graduation time for the Floyd County Schools!  All high schools within the Floyd County School system will hold their graduation ceremonies this weekend at The Forum River Center in downtown Rome.  Coosa’s ceremony will be held tonight at 7 pm; the rest of the schools will hold their graduation ceremonies on Saturday – Armuchee at 10 am, Pepperell at 2:30 pm and Model at 7 pm.

EVENTS ABOUND LOCALLY FOR MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND

Written by Matt Davis on May 26, 2017. Posted in News/Weather

If you opt to stick around Rome and Northwest Georgia for Memorial Day weekend, you’ll certainly have a variety of entertainment options in addition to opportunities to remember the true meaning of the upcoming holiday.

GDOL:  UNEMPLOMENT RATE DECLINES IN METRO ROME, NORTHWEST GEORGIA

Written by Matt Davis on May 25, 2017. Posted in News/Weather

The Georgia Department of Labor has reported that the unemployment rate for Metro Rome stood at 5.1 percent last month, down from 5.3 percent in March and from 5.6 percent in April 2016.

TORNADO WARNING PROVES TO BE ONLY A THREAT

Written by Matt Davis on May 25, 2017. Posted in News/Weather

It appears that Greater Rome, for the most part, dodged a weather bullet on Wednesday.  A brief tornado warning sparked concern among local residents; fortunately, the threat did not materialize into an actual tornado.

AAA PREDICTS HIGHEST AMOUNT OF MEMORIAL DAY TRAVELERS SINCE 2005

Written by Matt Davis on May 26, 2017. Posted in News/Weather

It’s time to hit the road, America!  AAA, The Auto Club Group, predicts that some 39.3 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home over this Memorial Day weekend.  This creates the highest travel volume for the holiday weekend since 2005 and marks an increase of one million travelers taking to the roads, skies, rails and water over last year.

ATLANTA BRAVES CONCLUDE HOMESTAND WITH LOSS TO PITTSBURGH PIRATES

Written by Matt Davis on May 26, 2017. Posted in Sports

The Atlanta Braves closed out a nine-game homestand with a loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates 9-4 on Thursday in the finale of a four game set at SunTrust Park, resulting in a 2-2 split in the series.

FINSTER FEST 2017 SET FOR THIS WEEKEND

Written by Matt Davis on May 25, 2017. Posted in News/Weather

Finster Fest, the annual folk art festival intended to honor and celebrate the life and legacy of late folk artist Howard Finster, will be held this weekend.  The event will take place at Howard Finster’s Paradise Garden, located at 200 North Lewis Street in Summerville.  Hours are 10 am until 5 pm on Saturday, May 27th and 11 am until 5 pm on Sunday, May 28th.

ATLANTA BRAVES FALL IN EXTRAS TO PITTSBURGH PIRATES

Written by Matt Davis on May 25, 2017. Posted in Sports

The Atlanta Braves fell to the Pittsburgh Pirates 12-5 in 10 innings in game three of a four game set at SunTrust Park on Wednesday night.

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