AAA Travel predicts that some 41 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more from home during the Independence Day holiday weekend, marking a 1.9 percent increase over the 40.3 million people that traveled last year and a nearly 14 percent increase compared to the Memorial Day holiday weekend.
In spite of a rain-drenched loss to Germany of 1-0 yesterday, the United States will advance in the World Cup. Thomas Mueller scored the only point of the game for Germany in yesterday’s outing. Thanks to a Portugal win over Ghana, the US will advance to the knockout round of the World Cup for the first time ever. They’ll face Belgium on Tuesday.
The Rome Braves were blanked by the Augusta Greenjackets 7-0 last night in the finale of a four game series at Augusta’s Lake Olmstead Stadium, resulting in a split in the series at two games a piece.
The Georgia Department of Labor has reported that the unemployment rate for Metro Rome rose to 7.9 percent in May, up from 7.0 percent in April. That rate was down from 8.9 percent in May 2013.
US Senator Johnny Isakson of Georgia has weighed in on the US Supreme Court’s unanimous decision to overturn President Barack Obama’s “recess” appointments to the National Labor Relations Board in January 2012.
The Atlanta Braves were denied a sweep of the Houston Astros with a 6-1 loss in the finale of the three-game interleague series between the teams yesterday afternoon at Houston’s Minute Maid Park.
Students within the Floyd County School system continued to perform well in Reading and English language arts on the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests, according to results released yesterday by the Georgia Department of Education. The average percentage of students meeting or exceeding the standard in Reading remained in the mid to upper 90 percentage range of success, according to a Floyd County Schools media release. Even with the high 90 percent rate of meeting or exceeding the standard, a gain was registered in four of the six grade levels for 2014.