The 50th annual Atlanta Steeplechase will be held this Saturday at the Kingston Downs. Gates open at 9 am, with races to begin at 1:30 pm.
The 12th annual Rome International Festival will be held rain or shine on Saturday. It is scheduled for 11 am until 2 pm at Bridgepoint Plaza, but will be moved to the Wilder Center of the Rome First United Methodist Church, 202 East Third Avenue, in the event of rain.
The fourth annual Roman Starving Artist Expo is slated for Saturday from 11 am until 7 pm at the Seven Hills building, 538 Broad Street. More than 20 local artists will display their wares at the Expo, with media ranging from pottery to jewelry to photography and more.
The Georgia Department of Labor has announced that the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for March stood at 6.3 percent, unchanged from February and matching its lowest level since July 2008.
Wednesday was a day of celebration for Georgia Highlands College. A special event was held at the college’s Rome campus to commemorate the men’s basketball team’s Region 17 victory and trip to the NJCAA Division I Final Four. The day was proclaimed Georgia Highlands College Day by both the Rome City and Floyd County Commissions.