The Georgia Department of Labor has reported that the state’s seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate dropped to 5.1 percent last month, down from 5.3 percent in February and from 5.5 percent in March 2016. This is the lowest that the rate has been since December 2007, the beginning of the Great Recession.
The observation of Sexual Assault Awareness Month continues throughout April. A multitude of activities are being held locally to raise awareness of the issue of sexual assault; the slate is organized by the Sexual Assault Center of Northwest Georgia.
The 29th annual Senior Inforum is less than a week away! The event will be held next Wednesday, April 26th at the Thornton Recreation Center located at North Floyd Park. Tickets are $5 and must be purchased in advance at the Charles C. Parker Center, 1325 Kingston Road.
The site previously occupied by Florida Tile in Shannon will soon have a new occupant.
Governor Nathan Deal and First Lady Sandra Deal were in Rome on Tuesday evening to bear witness as a group of local youngsters officially became Boy Scouts. Troop 113 held its “Arrow of Light” Crossover ceremony at First United Methodist Church in downtown Rome.
Now that Spring Break has come and gone, are you already making plans for the summer? Cities in Florida such as Orlando, Miami and Fort Lauderdale are anticipated to be hot travel destinations this year, according to Garrett Townsend, spokesman for AAA, The Auto Club Group. Major cities such as New York and Las Vegas are also expected to be a huge draw for travelers, along with National Parks.
The Rome Area Council for the Arts is looking forward to a flurry of activity this spring. It will all kick off on Friday night with the 6th annual Fire Fly Fling highlighting the rivers and the arts in downtown Rome. Tickets are sold out, according to RACA director Mandy Maloney, who anticipates great views and great times on the Third Avenue parking deck.
The Spring Plant Sale at Georgia Northwestern Technical College is scheduled to begin today at the greenhouses located across from GNTC’s Floyd County campus, next to the Woodlee Building. Opening day hours are 1 pm until 6 pm. The sale will continue from 9 am until 6 pm on Wednesday and Thursday and from 9 am until 3 pm on Friday. Payments may be made with cash or check, according to a GNTC media release.