The Georgia Department of Labor has reported that the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for August was 8.1 percent, up from a revised 7.7 percent in July but down from 8.2 percent in August 2013.
Congressman Tom Graves has voted in favor of an amendment to a short-term funding bill that will allow President Barack Obama to pursue the portion of his strategy to fight the Islamic State that involves training and equipping Syrian opposition fighters.
The Atlanta Braves ended a five-game losing skid with a 3-1 victory over the Washington Nationals in the finale of a three game series last night at Turner Field, one night after the Nationals clinched the National League East.
Renaissance Marquis will host their second annual Charlie Hyde Memorial Golf Tournament for Alzheimer’s Awareness tomorrow (Friday, September 19th) at Meadow Lakes Golf Course in Cedartown. All proceeds from the event will go towards the 2014 Walk to End Alzheimer’s, set for November 8th at Ridge Ferry Park.
Nominations are currently being accepted for the Heart of the Community Awards of Honor. The awards are issued to local residents who have worked tirelessly to improve the community through volunteerism.
The Atlanta Falcons will host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Thursday Night Football tonight at the Georgia Dome. Kick off is set for 8:25 pm. The game will be broadcast on 95.7 FM The Ridge, Northwest Georgia’s radio home for Atlanta Falcons football. Pre-game programming will begin two hours prior to kick off.
The Georgia Department of Education released its list of Reward Schools for 2014 yesterday. The list is part of the state’s waiver from the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), according to a release from the department.