The Georgia Department of Labor has reported that the unemployment rate for Metro Rome stood at 5.3 percent in March 2017, down from 5.7 percent from February and from 5.9 percent in March 2016.
Summerville Park has been selected for the first Neighborhood Enhancement Program focus of 2017. The 30-day effort to beautify the neighborhood will begin in mid-May and continue through mid-June, according to Mary Hardin Thornton with Keep Rome Floyd Beautiful, who invites the public to a kick-off event on May 15th. The NEP is an initiative of the City of Rome.
Georgia Highlands College held a groundbreaking ceremony on Wednesday for a new academic building on its Cartersville site.
The Atlanta Braves ended a six game losing streak with an 8-2 victory over the New York Mets on Wednesday night at Citi Field in Flushing, New York. It was the fifth straight loss for the Mets.
The Atlanta Hawks fell to the Washington Wizards 103-99 in game five of the first-round NBA playoff series between the teams on Wednesday night in Washington DC, allowing the Wizards to take a 3-2 lead in the series.