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OUTPOURING OF SUPPORT FOLLOWS MCCAIN’S BRAIN CANCER DIAGNOSIS

Written by Matt Davis on July 20, 2017. Posted in News/Weather

US Senator John McCain of Arizona has been diagnosed with primary glioblastoma, a type of brain tumor.  The tumor was discovered last Friday during a procedure to remove a blood clot, according to a statement from the office of the one-time GOP presidential candidate.

NEW RECORDS SET AS GEORGIA’S UNEMPLOYMENT RATE DECLINES IN JUNE

Written by Matt Davis on July 20, 2017. Posted in News/Weather

The Georgia Department of Labor has announced that the state’s seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate declined for the fifth consecutive month to 4.8 percent in June, down from 4.9 percent in May and from 5.3 percent in June 2016.  The last time the state recorded a jobless rate as low as 4.8 percent was in September 2007.

GHC VP FOR ACADEMIC AFFAIRS TAPPED TO PARTICIPATE IN NATIONWIDE PROGRAM

Written by Matt Davis on July 20, 2017. Posted in News/Weather

Renva Watterson, Georgia Highlands College’s Vice President for Academic Affairs, has been selected to take part in a nationwide program.  According to a GHC media release, she will join a total of 32 provosts and chief academic officers to participate in the Association of Chief Academic Officers Digital Fellows Program.

‘TILLMAN RACE’ TO BENEFIT EXCHANGE CLUB FAMILY RESOURCE CENTER SET FOR AUGUST 19TH

Written by Matt Davis on July 19, 2017. Posted in News/Weather

The Gary Tillman Memorial Clocktower 5K Road Race and 2-Mile Health Walk to benefit the Exchange Club Family Resource Center is coming up on Saturday, August 19th.  Discounted registration is currently available online at www.tillmanclocktowerrace.org.

‘ART OF THE AIRPORT TOWER’ EXHIBIT AT TELLUS MUSEUM DISPLAYS AIRPORT TOWERS AS ABSTRACTS

Written by Matt Davis on July 19, 2017. Posted in News/Weather

Ever find yourself at a major airport waiting for your plane to take off when a view of the airport tower catches your eye?  Eye-catching airport towers are the subject of an exhibit currently on display at the Tellus Science Museum in Cartersville.  “Art of the Airport Tower”, a touring Smithsonian exhibition,  opened in June and remains on display through September 17th.

OPEN AUDITIONS TO BE HELD FOR ROME SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL

Written by Matt Davis on July 19, 2017. Posted in News/Weather

The Rome Shakespeare Festival will hold open auditions for adult actors for its fall tour and the 2018 festival.  According to a festival media release, the auditions will be held July 29th through 31st at Georgia Highlands College’s Center Stage, 415 East 3rd Avenue in downtown Rome.

ACC CONSIDERS CHANGES TO CITY’S ALCOHOL CONTROL ORDINANCES, SEEKS PUBLIC INPUT

Written by Matt Davis on July 18, 2017. Posted in News/Weather

Rome’s Alcohol Control Commission is taking into consideration some changes to the city’s alcohol control ordinances.

IT’S OFF TO THE RACES FOR THOSE SEEKING WARD TWO SPOT ON ROME CITY COMMISSION

Written by Matt Davis on July 18, 2017. Posted in News/Weather

It’s already off to the races for those on the campaign trail seeking election (or re-election) to the Rome City Commission.

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