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IT’S ALMOST TIME FOR THE ROME-FLOYD LIBRARY’S SUMMER READING PROGRAM! 

Written by Matt Davis on May 22, 2017. Posted in News/Weather

It’s almost time for the Rome-Floyd County Library’s 2017 Summer Reading Program!  The program, geared towards pre-schoolers all the way to rising seniors in high school, will get kicked off on Tuesday, May 30th and will continue through Saturday, July 22nd.

BRAVES EDGED BY NATS, DENIED WEEKEND SWEEP 

Written by Matt Davis on May 22, 2017. Posted in Sports

The Atlanta Braves were edged by the Washington Nationals 3-2 on Sunday  at SunTrust Park, denying the Braves a three-game sweep of the Nats in the weekend series between the National League East rivals.

IT’S GRADUATION WEEKEND FOR ROME HIGH AND UNITY CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS!

Written by Matt Davis on May 19, 2017. Posted in News/Weather

Graduation weekend has arrived for Rome High School and Unity Christian School!  Rome High will hold their graduation ceremony at The Forum River Center in downtown Rome on Saturday morning at 10 am; Unity Christian’s graduation is also scheduled to to get underway at 10 am in the Lion’s Den gymnasium at the school.

ATLANTA BRAVES BLANKED BY TORONTO BLUE JAYS IN SERIES FINALE, FREEMAN SIDELINED FOR AT LEAST 10 WEEKS

Written by Matt Davis on May 19, 2017. Posted in Sports

The Atlanta Braves were blanked by the Toronto Blue Jays 9-0 on Thursday night at SunTrust Park, allowing the Blue Jays to avoid being swept in the four game series between the teams that began earlier this week with two games in Toronto and ended with a pair at the Braves’ new ballpark.

ROME CITY, FLOYD COUNTY COMMISSIONS TO HOLD MEETINGS THIS WEEK

Written by Matt Davis on May 22, 2017. Posted in News/Weather

The Rome City Commission will meet in regular session this evening. They’ll convene in a caucus session at 5 pm, to be followed by their regular meeting at 6:30 pm at City Hall (the City Auditorium) on Broad Street in downtown Rome.  Both sessions are open to the public.

NAMI ROME TO HOST BASH ON MONDAY EVENING TO CELEBRATE MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS

Written by Matt Davis on May 19, 2017. Posted in News/Weather

The Rome chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (or NAMI) will host its first-ever BASH – Barbecue Awards Social Happening – on Monday, May 22nd at Rome’s First United Methodist Church.

KEEPING AN EYE ON THE WEEKEND WEATHER….

Written by Matt Davis on May 19, 2017. Posted in News/Weather

And with a wealth of activities planned for the Greater Rome area over the weekend (including graduations), many locals are keeping an eye on the weather forecast.  The National Weather Service has predicted that high temperatures will remain around the high 80s to low 90s today and Saturday. A slight chance of thunderstorms is anticipated for this evening and into Saturday morning, possibly returning on Saturday evening.  The best chance of storms for the weekend is forecast for Sunday, which is also expected to be a bit cooler with highs in the low 80s.

GEORGIA’S UNEMPLOYMENT RATE DECLINES IN APRIL

Written by Matt Davis on May 18, 2017. Posted in News/Weather

The Georgia Department of Labor has reported that the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was five percent last month, down from 5.1 percent in March and from 5.4 percent in April 2016.

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