The Georgia Department of Labor has reported that Metro Rome’s unemployment rate for April stood at 5.6 percent, down from 6.1 percent in March and from 6.3 percent in April 2015.
Josh Walls, a senior from Model High School, has won the logo design contest held by the Rome/Floyd Parks and Recreation Department, according to updates from both the Floyd County Schools and the RFPRD. Floyd County Manager Jamie McCord and parks and rec Director Kevin Cowling paid a visit to Model High on Wednesday to recognize Walls for his winning design. He was presented with a framed copy of the logo, an art kit and doughnuts. He is also slated to receive a $100 check for winning the contest and will get a t-shirt featuring the new logo.
The Floyd County Schools will hold their graduation ceremonies at The Forum in downtown this weekend. Brent Poplin, General Manager of the downtown venue, says there will be plenty of parking available to attendees. He adds that a special event parking map is available on The Forum Civic Center page on Facebook.
The Rome Exchange Club will host Memorial Day 2016: A Day of Remembrance this Monday, May 30th at the Coosa Valley Fairgrounds., 1400 Martin Luther King Boulevard. Activities will take place from 9:30 am until 5 pm and will include exhibits and concessions, a special ceremony and music from the Thankful Baptist Church Choir, the Eighth Regiment Band and the Roman Festival Brass. The event is sponsored by the club’s Americanism Committee.