Georgia’s unemployment rate dipped below four percent in July for the first time in over 15 years, attests Labor Commissioner Mark Butler. At the same time, the state set records for jobs, labor force and number of employed as the economy continued to boom, according to a report by the state Department of Labor.
Ford, Gittings and Kane Jewelers in downtown Rome aims to give back – or kick back – to the community that has given so much to them via the store’s annual Kickback to the Community, which began on Wednesday. The silent auction of fine jewelry to benefit local charities continues through Saturday, August 25th at 2 pm.
The next installment in the Harbin Clinic’s Walk with a Doc series is set for this Saturday, August 18th. It will be led by cardiologist Dr. Himanshu Patel and ENT Dr. Brandon Miller. Participants will meet at Bridgepoint Plaza for a quick health chat at 9 am, which will be followed by a two-mile walk along the Kingfisher Trail, according to a Harbin media release. As the weather in Georgia can be unpredictable, updates will be posted on social media.
The 27th annual Corky Kell Classic will kick off this evening with a pair of matches at Barron Stadium in Rome; this will usher in the 2018 high school football season locally. Ridgeland will face Calhoun at 5:30 pm, that will be followed by a meeting of the Rome Wolves with Marietta at 8:30 pm.
The Atlanta Braves defeated the Miami Marlins 5-2 on Wednesday night in the finale of a four-game set at SunTrust Park, allowing Atlanta to sweep the series. It marked the fifth straight victory for the Braves.