Upgrades continue on the historic Clock Tower in downtown Rome. Kristi Kent, Director of Communications for the City of Rome, says that repairs to the brick work around the local landmark should be completed by the end of September (if not sooner).
A four-year-old died in a drowning incident in Floyd County on Wednesday night. The child has been identified as Levi Waln. According to reports, he was discovered unconscious in the family’s in-ground pool on Mathis Road just before 7:30 pm. Medics’ attempts to revive the child were unsuccessful, and he was pronounced dead at Floyd Medical Center at 9 pm.
Things will be heating up in the Greater Rome area this weekend and on into next week, according to the National Weather Service. High temperatures are expected to reach 92 with heat index values as high as 98 today. The forecast also calls for mostly sunny skies that will be accompanied by a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms late this afternoon. Skies will be partly cloudy tonight with lows around 70.
The City of Rome will celebrate its one year anniversary as a Bee City USA next week. Activities will be held locally to coincide with the observance of National Pollinator Week, June 18th through 24th.
The Georgia Department of Labor reports that the state’s unemployment rate stood at 4.2 percent last month, a decline from 4.3 percent in April and from 4.8 percent in May 2018.