The Georgia Department of Labor has reported that Metro Rome’s unemployment rate was 7.6 percent in July, up from 7.1 percent in June but down almost two full percentage points from 9.5 percent in July 2014.
An account has been established at Citizens First Bank in Rome for those wishing to support the daughters of Barry Sutton, the former Floyd County Sheriff’s Deputy who was killed in a car bombing in Afghanistan on Saturday. Major Tom Ewing, Patrol Division Commander for the Floyd County Police Department, says that the Sutton’s family and the police department have received several requests from concerned individuals that would like to support the family. If you would like to make a contribution, visit Citizens First or any Synovus branch and tell the teller you are submitting your donation to the benefit fund for Barry Sutton.
The Atlanta Braves fell to the Colorado Rockies 6-3 in the finale of a three game series at Turner Field on Wednesday night, allowing the Rockies to take the series 2-1.
High school football will return to the airwaves of WLAQ AM 1410 and 95.7 FM The Ridge this Friday night.
The Beatless, Rome’s very own Beatles cover band, will reunite for one night only to perform at A Concert for Amy to be held this Saturday night in the courtyard at Schroeder’s New Deli, 406 Broad Street.
Improvements to the Rome City Auditorium begin today, which will have an impact on parking around the building to accommodate construction crews.
The Rome Braves picked up a 13-9 victory over the Lexington Legends on Wednesday night in Lexington, Kentucky. Game three of the four game series between the teams is set for tonight at 7:05 pm.
Gary Burkhalter has been named Assistant Manager for Floyd County. The Floyd County Commission appointed him to the post during their regular meeting on Tuesday, according to this morning’s Rome News-Tribune.