The Republican National Convention is on the books! Donald Trump officially accepted the party’s nomination to run for president during the convention’s final day on Thursday in Cleveland, Ohio. Highlights of the day also included a speech from Trump’s oldest daughter Ivanka.
It won’t be too long until local children head back to school! If you’re looking for a last minute summertime getaway, consider a trip to a state park. Kim Hatcher, Public Affairs Coordinator with Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites, says that if you camp at a state park during the month of July, you’ll receive 50 percent off a return trip in August. She recommends James H. “Sloppy” Floyd Park in Summerville as a potential campsite.
Summer enrollment at Georgia Highlands College has risen by nearly 10 percent for 2016, according to a release from the college.
The Georgia Department of Labor has reported that the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 5.1 percent in June, down from 5.3 percent in May and from 5.8 percent in June 2015.
The Republican National Convention enters its final day in Cleveland, Ohio today. Third day action included speeches from Eric Trump, son of presidential nominee Donald Trump, and Indiana Governor Mike Pence, the GOP’s nomination for vice president. US Senator Ted Cruz of Texas, perhaps Trump’s toughest opposition during the primary, also spoke on Wednesday. He declined to pledge his support of Trump, an action that upset many in attendance. Donald Trump is expected to officially accept his party’s nomination tonight.
The Chieftains Museum/Major Ridge Home will host a “Family Free Day” this Saturday, July 23rd from 11 am until 4 pm. Visitors will receive free admission to the museum, located on Riverside Parkway in Rome. The event will feature activities for kids, including a Family Scavenger Hunt throughout the museum and its grounds. Two tickets to that evening’s Rome Braves game will be provided free of charge to those who complete the hunt.
The Northwest Georgia chapter of the American Red Cross (and other regional blood suppliers) need your blood! Summer is typically a slow time of year for blood donations, according to Jeffrey Putnam, Executive Director of the local Red Cross. But a great need for blood still exists. It is Putnam’s mission to publicize this fact.
A number of community banks will join forces on Friday to sponsor an event intended to recognize and thank first responders in the wake of the recent police shootings in Dallas, Baton Rouge and other locations. The effort is being referred to as “Bankers United for First Responders”. It will be held in the municipal courtroom on the first floor of the Rome-Floyd County Law Enforcement Center downtown. Breakfast will be served from 6:45 am until 10 am. Lunch will also be offered from noon until 3 pm.