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USHER IN FALL WITH A VISIT TO A STATE PARK NEAR YOU! 

Written by Matt Davis on September 21, 2018. Posted in News/Weather

Autumn officially arrives on Saturday.  The folks at Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites encourage residents statewide to usher in the season by getting outdoors and exploring parks in your own backyard.

FALL PLANTING ADVICE FROM THE UGA EXTENSION OFFICE

Written by Matt Davis on September 21, 2018. Posted in News/Weather

The arrival of fall and favorable (albeit hot) weather conditions are likely to prompt gardeners to do some planting this weekend.  Keith Mickler, the UGA Extension agent for Floyd County, says that this is a good time to plant things such as leafy greens. If tomatoes and okra are still growing in your garden, he recommends you let them continue to grow until the first frost of the season.

CRBI TO HOST HARVEST MOON PADDLE ON MONDAY NIGHT

Written by Matt Davis on September 21, 2018. Posted in News/Weather

The Coosa River Basin Initiative’s annual Harvest Moon Paddle is scheduled for Monday night, September 24th, on the Coosa River.

GDOL:  STATE’S UNEMPLOYMENT RATE DIPS BELOW NATIONAL RATE FOR FIRST TIME IN 11 YEARS

Written by Matt Davis on September 20, 2018. Posted in News/Weather

State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler attests that Georgia’s unemployment rate for August dipped below the national rate for the first time in 11 years.  According to a release from the Georgia Department of Labor, the rate stood at 3.8 percent last month and is approaching the state’s record low set in 2000 of 3.4 percent.  The August 2018 rate was down from 3.9 percent in July and from 4.5 percent last August.  By comparison, the nationwide unemployment rate for last month was 3.9 percent.

GRADUATION RATES ON THE RISE STATEWIDE AND LOCALLY

Written by Matt Davis on September 20, 2018. Posted in News/Weather

Graduation rates are on the rise in Georgia and right here in Rome and Floyd County.

FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY’S USED BOOK SALE CONTINUES

Written by Matt Davis on September 20, 2018. Posted in News/Weather

The Friends of the Library are in the midst of their 2018 Used Book Sale.  It began last Saturday and continues through this coming Saturday at the Rome-Floyd County Library on Riverside Parkway.

CAVE SPRING PIG OUT BBQ COOK OFF AND CAR SHOW TO TAKE PLACE THIS SATURDAY

Written by Matt Davis on September 19, 2018. Posted in News/Weather

The 2018 Cave Spring Pig Out BBQ Cook Off and Car Show will take place this Saturday, September 22nd from 10 am until 4 pm at Rolater Park in Cave Spring.

OUTDOOR ADVENTURE DAY TO KICK OFF THE SEASON OF FALL AT ‘SLOPPY’ FLOYD PARK

Written by Matt Davis on September 19, 2018. Posted in News/Weather

Outdoor Adventure Day is slated for this Saturday, September 22nd at James H. “Sloppy” Floyd State Park in Summerville.  Activities will include fishing, canoeing, archery classes, a reptile program and more, enthuses Kim Hatcher, Public Affairs Coordinator for Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites.

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