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MOVING DAY TO RAISE AWARENESS OF PARKINSON’S DISEASE IN CEDARTOWN

Written by Matt Davis on April 20, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

Folks will be moving down in Cedartown tomorrow for the National Parkinson Foundation’s Moving Day.  Activities will commence at 9 am at the Welcome Center and Peeks Park.

UNEMPLOYMENT DOWN AGAIN IN GEORGIA

Written by Matt Davis on April 19, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler has announced that Georgia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate declined in March for the eighth consecutive month to 9.0 percent, the lowest rate since February 2009, when it was 8.9 percent.  That rate is down from a revised 9.1 percent in February.  Georgia’s jobless rate stood at 9.8 percent in March 2011.

ROME CITY COMMISSION CANDIDATES FORUM HELD LAST NIGHT

Written by Matt Davis on April 19, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

A forum was held last night at the Rome Civic Center for candidates seeking the Rome City Commission Ward 2 seat vacated by Duane Reid at the end of February.  It was moderated by former Floyd County Commissioner Jerry Jennings.  Eight Romans are seeking the post.  The list of candidates includes:  George Anderson, Ralph Davis Jr., Shirley Denmon, Mike Finnegan, Tyrone Holland, Pete McDonald Jr., Steven McDowell Jr. and Detrick Redding.  The Rome City Commission is expected to choose their new commissioner on May 7th.

WHY JOIN THE GREATER ROME CHAMBER OF COMMERCE?

Written by Matt Davis on April 19, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

The annual Membership Drive of the Greater Rome Chamber of Commerce is officially underway.  Eight teams of chamber members are canvassing the area, urging those who are not already members of the Chamber to join. This year’s campaign is taking on a School House Rock theme, with the theme of Chamber House Rock.

ECO JUBILEE SET FOR THIS SATURDAY

Written by Matt Davis on April 18, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

A Berry College environmental sciences project will culminate with a special event this Saturday at Rome’s ECO Center at Ridge Ferry Park.

GREATER ROME CHAMBER KICKS OFF MEMBERSHIP DRIVE

Written by Matt Davis on April 18, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

The Greater Rome Chamber of Commerce kicked off its 2012 Membership Drive yesterday evening with a special event at the Rome Area History Museum.  Teams presented skits to emphasize the benefits of being a chamber member.  The goal for the drive is $25,000 in memberships.  The drive will continue thru late May.

ISAKSON CALLS FOR FAIR TAX ON TAX DAY

Written by Matt Davis on April 18, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

Yesterday, of course, was Tax Day.  US Senator Johnny Isakson called on Congress yesterday to enact a fairer, simpler tax system at a tax-day rally held on Capitol Hill.  Isakson has co-sponsored legislation to repeal the tax code and to establish a national sales tax during every session of Congress since being elected to the US Senate.

RAINY MORNING, RAIN AHEAD FOR THE WEEKEND

Written by Matt Davis on April 18, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

Romans woke up to a rainy Wednesday, and more rain is predicted for today.  The National Weather Service has predicted an 80 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms for today, which will move out this evening and leave the area with mostly cloudy skies.  More rain is in the forecast for this weekend.

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