A Rome man was killed yesterday afternoon in a two-vehicle wreck on East 17th Street near Dean Avenue. Officials are not positive that the wreck caused the death. Will Carmichael, age 84 and of a South Broad Street address, was pronounced dead at Floyd Medical Center’s Emergency Room just before 6 pm.
Dr. Norma Harper has been named Dean of the School of Education at Shorter University. According to a Shorter University media release, Dr. Harper comes to Shorter from Charleston Southern University, where she serves as Professor and Dean of the School of Education. She has been dean at Charleston Southern since 2009. Prior to that, she served as the university’s Director of Undergraduate Studies in Education from 2007 to 2009. She has also taught at Brewton-Parker College, the University of Montevallo, Judson College, Alabama State University and the University of Alabama. She also has six years of experience as a high school teacher.
The Greater Rome Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with the Greater Rome Existing Industries Association and Education and Workforce Committees, are sponsoring “Skills to Jobs: Ready to Hire” today from 3 pm until 6 pm at the Rome Civic Center. The event will include local manufacturers and industries that are experiencing difficulty finding the skilled workforce for their available opportunities, according to a Chamber media release. Some of the companies set to participate in the event include: Georgia Power, Marglen Industries, F&P Georgia, OTR Wheel, Rome Tool and Die, Commercial Fluid Power and Suhner Manufacturing. Potential benefits available to those who attend the event include: securing an interview for a job, available entry-level position for which advancement is possible through further education/training, identification and matching of needed job skills and internship/apprenticeship.
A recent Gallup poll reveals that Americans overall are not satisfied with the next generation’s prospects. Congressman Tom Graves said in a recent interview on WLAQ AM 1410’s Good Morning Rome that he believes that measures can be taken to make sure that the next generation has it better than the one before them, including placing government in its proper role.