There’s still time to get tickets to see Americana and bluegrass singer Shannon Whitworth perform at the Historic DeSoto Theatre in downtown Rome tonight at 8 pm. Whitworth, the daughter of Darlington School’s headmaster Tom Whitworth, is performing as a part of the Historic DeSoto Theatre Foundation’s concert series to raise money for the restoration of the theatre.
The Coosa River Basin Initiative is teaming with the Rome/Floyd ECO River Education Center and the Darlington School Outdoor Club to host a Georgia Adopt-A-Stream workshop tomorrow. Participants will learn how to conduct chemical water monitoring on local streams and submit their data to Georgia’s Adopt-A-Stream database which helps track stream health across the state. CRBI Executive Director Joe Cook says that the three hour workshop will be taught by River Education Center Director Eric Lindberg and is set to begin at 9 am at Darlington School’s Huffman Center.
The Tellus: Northwest Georgia Science Museum in Cartersville will continue its lecture series tonight with “Tweet Me Up NASA”. The museum’s marketing director Joe Schulman will discuss his November trip to Florida for the Mars Rover Launch tonight at 7 pm at the museum.
With all the crazy weather this area has experienced in the past year, it’s no wonder that many area residents were concerned about foreboding forecasts for last night. Floyd County was under a tornado watch yesterday evening that was eventually dropped. Some .22 inches of rain was received overnight at the Richard B. Russell Regional Airport/Admiral John H. Towers Field in the Armuchee community, according to the National Weather Service.
State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler has announced that Georgia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate declined in January to 9.2 percent, the lowest rate since March of 2009 when it was 9.1 percent. The January rate was down from a revised 9.4 percent in December. Georgia’s jobless rate stood at 10.1 percent in January 2011.