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 Atlantic Coast Conference men’s and women’s tennis tournament kicks off in Rome today! Games will be played at the Rome Tennis Center at Berry College through Sunday; the first matches will be played at 10 am daily. The tourney is anticipated to provide a significant economic boost to the local economy. Tickets and tournament brackets are available online at www.rometenniscenter.com.
Child abuse and neglect are the primary triggers of the current crisis in foster care for Northwest Georgia. This is the testament of Carol Willis, Executive Director of the Rome-Floyd County Commission on Children and Youth, who adds that it is important for her organization to join with other human service agencies in April to observe Child Abuse Prevention Month. The observation is spearheaded locally by the Exchange Club of Rome’s Family Resource Center.