The Georgia Department of Labor has reported that the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for December stood at 6.9 percent, down from 7.2 percent in November and from 7.4 percent in December 2013.
The Atlanta Hawks made history last night with a 110-91 win over the Indiana Pacers at the Philips Arena. The victory was the Hawks’ 14th straight, allowing them to tie the franchise record for consecutive wins.
Are you a runner or do you aspire to be one in 2015? Then make your plans to participate in one or all of the three races that will make up the inaugural Harbin Clinic Race Series. The series, sponsored by the Harbin Clinic and presented by the Rome Floyd Parks and Recreation Authority, will include the Leprechaun-a-thon on Saturday, March 14th, the Color Me Free 5K on Saturday, July 4th and the Zombie-thon on Saturday, October 24th.
The Greater Rome Chamber of Commerce will hold their 104th Annual Meeting tonight at The Forum in downtown Rome. The event will begin at 6 pm. Highlights will include the Passing of the Gavel from 2014 Chamber Chairwoman Anne Kaiser of Georgia Power to 2015 Chamber Chairman Jimmy Byers of Hardy Realty. The Small Business of the Year will be announced, along with Ambassador of the Year. Food will be provided by local restaurants. There will also be musical entertainment from Scott Thompson. For more information, call the Chamber at (706) 291-7663 or visit www.romega.com.
The pool of candidates for the seat on the Floyd County Board of Education vacated by Brian Barcomb has been reduced from six to three. Those three finalists include Carey “Kim” P. Holtzendorf, Jr., Mary W. Lee and Roger “Jay” Shell.
President Barack Obama delivered his State of the Union address last night before a joint session of Congress in Washington DC. It was the first time in his presidency to give the speech to a Congress dominated by Republicans. Obama praised recent gains in the economy and laid out his plans for the coming year, particularly where the economy is concerned.