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GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF LABOR: UNEMPLOYMENT UP IN METRO ROME, NORTHWEST GEORGIA

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

The Georgia Department of Labor has reported that the preliminary unemployment rate for metro Rome rose to 10.6 percent in June, up from 10.2 percent in May.  Metro Rome’s jobless rate was 11.2 percent in June 2011.

LOCAL CHAMBERS JOIN TO URGE SUPPORT OF T-SPLOST

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

The Greater Rome Chamber of Commerce, the Cartersville-Bartow County Chamber of Commerce and the Gordon County Chamber of Commerce all joined to endorse the 2012 Transportation Referendum (or T-SPLOST) yesterday afternoon at a joint press conference at the intersection of US 41 and Georgia 140.

ATLANTA BRAVES CLOSE OUT ROAD TRIP WITH WIN OVER MIAMI MARLINS

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

The Atlanta Braves defeated the Miami Marlins 7-1 yesterday afternoon in the series closer between the teams in Miami, Florida.  Tommy Hanson got the win for the Braves.  Juan Francisco, Michael Bourn and Jason Heyward all homered in yesterday’s game.

NORTHSIDE SWIM CENTER TO HOST CUSTOMER APPRECIATION DAY THIS FRIDAY

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

The public is invited to Customer Appreciation Day at the Northside Swim Center this Friday, July 27th from noon until 3 pm, according to the Rome Floyd Parks and Recreation Authority.  

COOSA RIVER BASIN INITIATIVE GEARING UP FOR RIVER REVELRY: A BIODIVERSITY BASH

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

The Coosa River Basin Initiative is gearing up for River Revelry:  A Biodiversity Bash.  The annual event is set for Saturday, August 18th from 6 pm until 11 pm at Heritage Park in Rome.

ROME BRAVES SOLIDIFY LEAD IN SALLY LEAGUE’S SOUTHERN DIVISION WITH THIRD STRAIGHT WIN OVER CHARLESTON RIVERDOGS

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

The Rome Braves took their third straight victory from the Charleston Riverdogs 4-1 last night in Charleston, South Carolina.

FLOYD COUNTY GOP ACTIVITIES ABOUND WITH PRIMARY ELECTION LOOMING NEAR

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

With the July 31st primary election right around the corner, the Floyd County GOP is keeping busy.  Layla Shipman with the Floyd GOP says that the group will have their monthly meeting this Saturday morning, July 28th at Western Sizzlin.  Breakfast will be served at 8:30 am, with the meeting to get underway at 9 am.  The cost is $8 per person.  Candidates for State Senate District 52 will be in attendance, including David Doss, Chuck Hufstetler and Hayden Collins.  That will be followed by an election night gathering next Tuesday night beginning at 7 pm at the Floyd GOP headquarters at 337 Broad Street.  

TOURISM OFFICIALS HONORED WITH SCHOLARSHIPS

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

Chris Cannon and Luke Chaffin with the Greater Rome Convention and Visitors Bureau were recently honored with scholarships for tourism training and education.  

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