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UNEMPLOYMENT DOWN IN MARCH FOR METRO ROME, NORTHWEST GEORGIA

Written by Matt Davis on April 26, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

The Georgia Department of Labor has reported that the preliminary unemployment rate for metro Rome decreased to 10.3 percent in March, down from a revised 10.8 percent in February.  Metro Rome’s jobless rate was also 10.3 percent in March 2011.

SENIOR INFORUM SET FOR NEXT WEDNESDAY AT THE FORUM

Written by Matt Davis on April 26, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

The 24th annual Senior Inforum will be held next Wednesday, May 2nd from 9 am until 1 pm at the Forum in downtown Rome.  Event organizer Redonna Branton invites area seniors to come out for an informative and fun event which will feature guest speaker Dr. Neal Schulman, author of “Doc Hollywood” which was turned into a movie starring Michael J. Fox.

ROME BRAVES DEMOLISHED BY HAGERSTOWN SUNS BY MORE THAN 20 POINTS AT SMS

Written by Matt Davis on April 26, 2012. Posted in Sports

The Rome Braves were demolished by the Hagerstown Suns 24-2 last night at State Mutual Stadium.

ATLANTA HAWKS TO CLOSE OUT REGULAR SEASON AGAINST DALLAS MAVERICKS TONIGHT AT PHILIPS

Written by Matt Davis on April 26, 2012. Posted in Sports

The Atlanta Hawks will close out their regular season on their home court at the Philips Arena tonight against the Dallas Mavericks.  Tip off is set for 8 pm.  After that, the Hawks will be NBA playoff-bound.  They’ll take on the Boston Celtics in first round action.

HUFSTETLER TO RUN FOR STATE SENATE

Written by Matt Davis on April 26, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

Former Floyd County Commissioner Chuck Hufstetler has announced his intention to seek the GOP nomination for the newly created Georgia Senate District 52.  According to a release from Hufstetler, he joined the race to give the district true conservative representation with proven leadership.

SEXUAL ASSAULT CENTER OF NWGA TO HOST SPEAK OUT AGAINST SEXUAL ASSAULT THIS EVENING

Written by Matt Davis on April 26, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

The Sexual Assault Center of Northwest Georgia will host a Speak Out Against Sexual Assault this evening at the First Baptist Church in downtown Rome in the church’s “Garden Area”.  It is set to get underway at 7 pm and will feature guest speaker Jenny Lynn Anderson.  Anderson will share the story of how she survived a brutal sexual assault and turned tragedy into triumph with the intention of helping anyone who has ever struggled with the question, “Why Me?”

ATLANTA BRAVES TAKE NINTH INNING VICTORY OVER LA DODGERS TO CLOSE OUT ROAD TRIP

Written by Matt Davis on April 26, 2012. Posted in Sports

The Atlanta Braves picked up a 4-2 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers last night in the series closer between the teams at Dodger Stadium in LA.

FIRST FRIDAY CONCERTS TO MAKE GRAND RETURN ON MAY 4TH

Written by Matt Davis on April 25, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

The First Friday concerts will make their grand return to downtown Rome next Friday, May 4th.  The concerts are produced annually by Rome’s Downtown Development Authority.  Director Ann Arnold invites the public to come to the first – First Friday concert of 2012, which will feature the music of Broad and Third at Bridgepoint Plaza in downtown Rome.  She says subsequent concerts will be held the first Friday of every month thru September.  The artist line up includes Infinity Show Band on June 1st, Ben Deignan and Suburban Soul on July 6th and Sam Hunt on August 3rd.

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