Calling all cycling enthusiasts of all skill levels! The 27th annual Up the Creek Trail and Century Ride is scheduled for this Saturday; this year, it will be accompanied by a five-mile family scavenger hunt fun ride sponsored by the Harbin Clinic. Ride day registration begins at 6:30 am at The Forum River Center in downtown Rome.
Rome and Floyd County has certainly rolled out the red carpet this week (in a manner of speaking) to visitors from all over the country who are in town for the Atlantic Coast Conference Men’s and Women’s Tennis Championships. Play began on Wednesday and continues through Sunday at the Rome Tennis Center at Berry College.
Looking for a job? There are a couple of opportunities for job seekers on the horizon, courtesy of the Georgia Department of Labor.
The Atlanta Braves beat the New York Mets 7-5 on Thursday afternoon at Citi Field in Flushing, New York, allowing the Braves to sweep the series that was abbreviated to two games due to rain earlier in the week.
The Atlanta Hawks will host the Washington Wizards tonight in game six of the first-round NBA playoff series between the teams. Tip off is slated for 7:30 pm at the Philips Arena. Television coverage will be provided on Fox Sports Southeast.
The Georgia Department of Labor has reported that the unemployment rate for Metro Rome stood at 5.3 percent in March 2017, down from 5.7 percent from February and from 5.9 percent in March 2016.
Summerville Park has been selected for the first Neighborhood Enhancement Program focus of 2017. The 30-day effort to beautify the neighborhood will begin in mid-May and continue through mid-June, according to Mary Hardin Thornton with Keep Rome Floyd Beautiful, who invites the public to a kick-off event on May 15th. The NEP is an initiative of the City of Rome.
Georgia Highlands College held a groundbreaking ceremony on Wednesday for a new academic building on its Cartersville site.