Eighteen Georgia Northwestern Technical College students have been nominated for the 2015 Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership (GOAL), according to Dione Waddington, coordinator of the program for GNTC.
Toy distribution for the 2014 Toys for Tots campaign is slated for tomorrow, Saturday, December 20th, from 7 am until noon at the Coosa Valley Fairgrounds in Rome. Some 2,500 kids are expected to be served this year. The Toys for Tots program provides toys for less fortunate children in the community.
CHAMPIONS OF 2014 SEVEN HILLS ROTARY ROME NEWS-TRIBUNE HOLIDAY FESTIVAL BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT TO BE DETERMINED TONIGHT!
The 2014 Seven Hills Rotary Rome News-Tribune Holiday Festival Basketball Tournament will conclude with the girls’ and boys’ championship games tonight!
The Georgia Department of Labor has reported that the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate declined to 7.2 percent in November, a significant drop from the previously released preliminary rate of 7.7 percent in October, which has been revised to 7.6 percent. The rate in November 2013 was also 7.6 percent.
The Floyd County Police Department has made an arrest in connection with the November 30th robbery of the Dollar General on Kingston Highway. According to an FCPD media release, 28-year-old Terry Cleo Tibbitts of Rome has been arrested and charged with robbery, burglary and two counts of simple assault. The investigation into the matter is ongoing; investigators are still trying to identify the second suspect in the case. Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Floyd County Police Department at (706) 235-7766 or Investigator Mary Catherine Parris at (706) 314-1861.
The Jacksonville Jaguars picked up a 21-13 win over the Tennessee Titans in Thursday Night Football last night in Jacksonville, Florida. The Jags were lifted to victory in part by a 62-yard touchdown run from Jordan Todman in the game’s final quarter. They improved to 3-12 on the season, while the Titans fell to 2-13.
Floyd Medical Center has announced plans to test it’s readiness to care for a potential Ebola patient by conducting a wide-ranging drill starting early Friday morning.