The year 2012 is almost here. And when it arrives, interim Floyd County Manager Blaine Williams will take the position of manager permanently. He fills the spot vacated by Kevin Poe, who left Floyd County to take over as manager of Jackson County.
State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler has announced that the preliminary unemployment rate in metro Rome dropped to 10.4 percent in November, down from 11.1 percent in October. Metro Rome’s jobless rate stood at 10.7 percent in November 2010.