The Georgia Department of Labor has announced that the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for January was 6.4 percent, its lowest level since July 2008 when it was 6.3 percent. The rate was down from a revised 6.6 percent in December and from 7.3 percent in January 2014.
The American Red Cross aims to honor the country’s everyday heroes during Red Cross Month, which is being observed in March. The Northwest Georgia chapter of the Red Cross is joining in that nationwide observation.
Warm temperatures today will be followed by a considerable cool down during the remainder of the week. Rain today and tonight could transition into freezing rain and sleet on Thursday, according to the National Weather Service, which expressed uncertainty about the potential for a wintry mix in a Special Weather Statement issued early this morning. Sleet amounts of up to a quarter of an inch and freezing rain amounts of up to a tenth of an inch are possible.
The Floyd County Republican Party anticipates busy days ahead as they get into the thick of the 2015 GOP convention cycle. The Floyd GOP’s Convention is set for Saturday, March 14th at the Charles C. Parker Center, 1325 Kingston Highway in Rome. It will be followed by the district convention in April and the state convention in May, according to Chairwoman Layla Shipman.
The Atlanta Braves dropped their Spring Training opener to the New York Mets 8-2 on Wednesday afternoon in Kissimmee, Florida.
Rome’s Downtown Development Authority’s Parking Office has announced the launch of the “We Validate” campaign for parking in downtown Rome. The purpose of the program is to increase parking options for customers by offering validations for parking off of Broad Street, according to a DDA media release.
Residents of Northwest Georgia, are you looking for a job? If you are, make your plans to attend the Northwest Georgia Regional Career Expo on April 2nd in Ringgold. It is being co-sponsored by the Georgia Department of Labor and the Catoosa County Board of Commissioners. According to a GDOL press release, the expo will provide employers in the 15-county area with opportunities to recruit qualified and skilled employees. In addition, job seekers will be given a chance to meet reputable employers and expand their career options.
The Atlanta Hawks beat the Houston Rockets 104-96 in NBA action on Tuesday night at the Philips Arena, marking the Hawks’ fifth straight win.