The Georgia Department of Labor has reported that Metro Rome’s unemployment rate declined to 7.5 percent in February, down from 7.6 percent in January and from 9.4 percent in February 2013.
Berry College will be the site of the Berry Half Marathon, 10K and 5K this Saturday, March 29th. The event is set to get underway at 8 am. It is being organized once again this year by Berry College Elementary and Middle School and is being presented by the Harbin Clinic. It is the school’s only fundraiser. There will also be a Kids
Fun Run at 10:30 am.
The Atlanta Braves beat the Miami Marlins 9-2 in their final home outing of Spring Training for 2014 yesterday at Disney, thanks in part to a four-run seventh inning. Braves starter Julio Teheran struck out nine and limited the Marlins to two runs in six innings of work. He is slated to get the start when the Braves open the regular season in Milwaukee against the Brewers on Monday.
Berry College is partnering with the Georgia Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society to host Walk MS: Georgia 2014 on April 5, 2014 on the Berry campus. The walk, which is slated to begin at 10am, is one of nine being held throughout the state. The goal is to raise awareness about MS and raise funds for programs and research.
Calling all area gardeners and farmers! You are invited to the inaugural Floyd County Seed Swap. The event is set for Saturday, April 5th at the Rome Floyd County Library.
The Atlanta Hawks fell to the Minnesota Timberwolves 107-83 last night in an NBA match up at the Target Center in Minneapolis, marking the Hawks’ fourth straight loss. Mike Scott led Atlanta in scoring with 15 points.
Works of local artists will highlight the 3rd annual Starving Artist Expo on Saturday, March 29th from 11 am until 7 pm. The Expo is being held in a new venue this year, the Seven Hills Building at 538 Broad Street.
Event organizer Lisa Brown Ingram says that nearly 30 artists will display their wares at this year’s Starving Artist Expo, with 18 of those being featured artists. Some new artists have been added to the group as organizers sought entries from the public earlier in the year. Media will include painting, pottery, jewelry, woodworking and more.
Darlington School has announced plans for its 6th annual Light the Lake. The event is set to take place on Saturday, April 5th. The Darlington community will walk hundreds of laps around the school’s Silver Lake to honor the memory of loved ones affected by cancer. Proceeds raised from the event will be split between Cancer Navigators and Summit Quest.