Plans for a cafe and community arts center known as the PERC (an acronym for “Peacefully Engaging the Rome Community”) have been put on hold for the time being as the primary financial contributor to the project has had to withdraw his support.
The 16th annual Health Initiative for Men and Women, sponsored by the 100 Black Men of Rome, is set for Saturday from 8 am until noon at the Floyd County Health Department, 16 East 12th Street in Rome.
The Harbin Clinic’s next Walk with a Doc is scheduled for Saturday at 9 am. This month, the walk will be led by Cedartown Family Medicine physician Dr. Heather Pryor. It will depart Bridgepoint Plaza at 9 am. The walk route follows Kingfisher Trail and is approximately two miles. People of all fitness levels are encouraged to attend.
The Georgia Department of Labor has reported that the state’s unemployment rate is the lowest that it’s been in over a decade. Georgia’s seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate dropped for the sixth straight month to 4.7 percent in July, a decline from 4.8 percent in June and from 5.3 percent in July of 2016.
The 32nd annual Gary Tillman Memorial Clocktower 5K Road Race and 2-Mile Health Walk to benefit the Exchange Club Family Resource Center is coming up this Saturday, August 19th in downtown Rome.