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GDOL:  UNEMPLOYMENT INCREASES SLIGHTLY IN METRO ROME, NORTHWEST GEORGIA

Written by Matt Davis on June 22, 2017. Posted in News/Weather

The Georgia Department of Labor has reported that the unemployment rate in Metro Rome stood at 5.1 percent in May, up from five percent in April but down from 5.5 percent in May 2016.

GREATER ROME HOME TO ‘UNIQUE’ WEATHER PATTERNS

Written by Matt Davis on June 22, 2017. Posted in News/Weather

The weather, to many observers, seems to take on extremes in Northwest Georgia.  Recent rains have been a welcome sight to many farmers after a season of drought late last summer and into the fall.  The extensive drought was possibly even enough to make some people forget that during the previous holiday season, the area was inundated by flooding.

SPLOST COMMITTEE TO HEAR ABOUT POTENTIAL PROJECTS AGAIN THIS EVENING

Written by Matt Davis on June 22, 2017. Posted in News/Weather

The 2017 Floyd County SPLOST Committee will host another meeting this evening to hear about projects that may potentially be included in a Special Purpose, Local Option Sales Tax to be put before voters this November.

KEMP LIFTS BRAVES TO EXTRA INNING VICTORY OVER GIANTS

Written by Matt Davis on June 22, 2017. Posted in Sports

The Atlanta Braves beat the San Francisco Giants 5-3 in 11 innings in the third match of a four game set at SunTrust Park on Wednesday night.

ATLANTA UNITED FALLS AT DC

Written by Matt Davis on June 22, 2017. Posted in Sports

In pro soccer news, Atlanta United fell to DC United 2-1 on Wednesday night in Washington DC, giving DC United a 2-0 edge in the season series between the teams.  Atlanta United will play host to Colorado on Saturday night.

TURRENTINE TAPPED TO SERVE AS NEW PRINCIPAL FOR COOSA HIGH SCHOOL

Written by Matt Davis on June 21, 2017. Posted in News/Weather

LaDonna Turrentine has been tapped to serve as the next principal of Coosa High School.  Her appointment was approved during a called meeting of the Floyd County Board of Education on Tuesday.

PUBLIC HEALTH OFFICIALS TO URGE RESIDENTS TO ‘TIP N TOSS’ DURING MOSQUITO SEASON

Written by Matt Davis on June 21, 2017. Posted in News/Weather

Spring 2017 was a fairly rainy season in Northwest Georgia, and more rain is in the forecast to begin the summer.  Standing water resulting from recent rainfall can lead to an increased mosquito population.  With that in mind, Northwest Georgia Public Health is reminding area residents to “Tip ‘n Toss” – in other words, prevent the spread of mosquito-borne illness by eliminating standing water from around your home and in the yard, particularly from any sort or size of container.

HANDEL WINS HISTORIC CONGRESSIONAL RACE

Written by Matt Davis on June 21, 2017. Posted in News/Weather

A new day is dawning as the Karen Handel/John Ossoff ads that have inundated Atlanta media over the past few months are over.  Handel, a Republican, won her bid to serve as the next Representative of Georgia’s 6th Congressional District during a special election held on Tuesday.  According to totals from the Georgia Secretary of State’s website, she took 52 percent of the vote compared to 48 percent of votes received by her Democratic challenger John Ossoff.  This particular congressional race went down as the most expensive in US history.

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