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UP THE CREEK TRAIL AND CENTURY RIDE, HARBIN FAMILY FUN RIDE SET FOR SATURDAY

Written by Matt Davis on April 28, 2017. Posted in News/Weather

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 ROLLS OUT THE RED CARPET THIS WEEK FOR ACC VISITORS

Written by Matt Davis on April 28, 2017. Posted in News/Weather

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.

JOB OPPORTUNITIES AHEAD FROM THE GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Written by Matt Davis on April 28, 2017. Posted in News/Weather

Looking for a job?  There are a couple of opportunities for job seekers on the horizon, courtesy of the Georgia Department of Labor.

GDOL:  UNEMPLOYMENT DECLINES IN METRO ROME, NORTHWEST GEORGIA

Written by Matt Davis on April 27, 2017. Posted in News/Weather

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 SELECTED FOR NEIGHBORHOOD ENHANCEMENT PROGRAM

Written by Matt Davis on April 27, 2017. Posted in News/Weather

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.

GHC BREAKS GROUND ON CARTERSVILLE ACADEMIC BUILDING

Written by Matt Davis on April 27, 2017. Posted in News/Weather

Georgia Highlands College held a groundbreaking ceremony on Wednesday for a new academic building on its Cartersville site.

ACC TENNIS TOURNAMENT BEGINS TODAY

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

The Atlantic Coast Conference men’s and women’s tennis tournament kicks off in Rome today!  Games will be played at the Rome Tennis Center at Berry College through Sunday; the first matches will be played at 10 am daily.  The tourney is anticipated to provide a significant economic boost to the local economy.  Tickets and tournament brackets are available online at www.rometenniscenter.com.

RFCCCY DIRECTOR:  CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT ARE TOP TRIGGERS FOR CURRENT CRISIS IN FOSTER CARE

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

Child abuse and neglect are the primary triggers of the current crisis in foster care for Northwest Georgia.  This is the testament of Carol Willis, Executive Director of the Rome-Floyd County Commission on Children and Youth, who adds that it is important for her organization to join with other human service agencies in April to observe Child Abuse Prevention Month.  The observation is spearheaded locally by the Exchange Club of Rome’s Family Resource Center.

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