The Georgia Department of Labor has announced that the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate declined to 7.4 percent in December, down from a revised 7.6 percent in November. The rate was also down 1.3 percent from 8.7 percent in December 2012.
The Rome TEA Party will host its monthly Politics and Policy forum this evening at Ryan’s Restaurant on Shorter Avenue. The event, set for 6:30 pm until 8 pm, will feature the Convention of States Project – A Call for an Article V Convention. A presentation will be made by local attorney and CoS GA legislative liaison David Guldenschuh and CoS GA state director Jacqueline Peterson. The pair will describe a movement to amend the US Constitution to offer what Rome TEA Party Chair Mike Morton contends as the nation’s “last best chance” to restore the values of the founding fathers.
In local college basketball, Georgia Highlands College’s Chargers and Lady Chargers both picked up big conference wins over Georgia Perimeter last night at home.
The Friends for Life Fund Raising Banquet, sponsored by the Pregnancy Center of Rome, has been scheduled for Tuesday, February 25th at 6:30 pm at The Forum in downtown Rome. The speaker for the event will be Cal Thomas, a well-known writer whose column appears weekly in the Rome News-Tribune. Thomas is also a well-known television personality as a 40 year veteran of broadcast and print journalism.
The Rome Police Department and the City of Rome have been tapped to serve as the host for the United States Police Canine Association (USPCA) Region 22 Certification Trials. Associated events are scheduled to take place at various locations in Rome from April 6-11, 2014, according to a release from the Greater Rome Convention and Visitors Bureau.
The Atlanta Hawks beat the Orlando Magic 112-109 last night in NBA action at the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida. Paul Millsap led the Hawks in scoring with 24 points, while Jeff Teague came in a close second with 23 points. Last night’s win was the first on the road for Atlanta in 2014.
Rome and Northwest Georgia may not have been hit hard by winter storms like other regions around the country, but this area is definitely feeling a winter bite. Temperatures hovered around the teens on Tuesday night. The high is only expected to be 35 today, according to the National Weather Service. Overnight lows will remain in the teens to 20s for the next few nights, though clear skies are anticipated into the weekend.
The Floyd County Board of Commissioners have scheduled a budget session for this Thursday, January 23rd at 9 am. It will be held in the Commissioners Caucus Room, located on the second floor of the Floyd County Administration Building at 12 East Fourth Avenue in downtown Rome.