The Georgia Department of Labor has announced that the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped to 7.3 percent in January, down from 7.4 percent in December and from 8.6 percent in January 2013.
Lauren Graben, a senior at Model High School, has been selected as a 2014 Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship program recipient. The scholarship is a $1,000 award from the Comcast Foundation to be used next school year at a college or university, according to a Floyd County Schools media release.
Model Middle School has won the 2014 Academic Quiz Bowl competition for the Floyd County Schools. The county-wide competition involving sixth, seventh and eighth graders was held on Tuesday on the campus of Shorter University.
The third grades from McHenry, Midway and Pepperell Primary Schools will all be moved to Pepperell Elementary School for the 2014-2015 school year. The decision was made after much discussion with the Local School Governance Teams of all four schools with the intention of benefiting the children, parents, teachers and schools, according to a Floyd County Schools media release.
The qualifying period for state and local elections continues through tomorrow. Democrat Rick Garrett qualified on Wednesday to run Republican incumbent Katie Dempsey for State House District 13. Also, Chip Hood, a Republican, threw his hat in the ring for the Floyd County Board of Education Post 1 currently held by Terry Williamson, also a Republican.
The Atlanta Hawks fell to the Portland Trailblazers 102-78 in NBA action last night in Portland, Oregon. Kyle Korver’s record streak of consecutive games with a three-pointer came to an end at 127. Korver passed the NBA record previously held by Dana Barros by 38 games and shot 337 three-pointers during his impressive run. The Hawks will continue their current road trip out west with a stop in Oakland, California to take on the Golden State Warriors on Friday night. Tip off is set for 10:30 pm Eastern.
The Rome Noon Optimist Club sought to live out their motto of ‘Friend to Youth’ with its annual Terrific Kid Awards Banquet last night at The Forum in downtown Rome. The event had been postponed from February 10th due to a forecast for winter weather that later hit the area.
The Atlanta Hawks continue their current foray out west with a stop in Portland, Oregon to take on the Trailblazers in NBA action. It will be the first of two meetings between the teams this season. Tonight’s game is slated to get underway at 10:30 pm Eastern and will be televised on Sport South.