The Georgia Department of Education has announced that the state’s 2013 public high school graduation rate rose almost two percentage points from 2012 – from 69.7 percent last year to 71.5 percent this year. The rate has risen over four percentage points from 2011, when it was 67.5 percent.
Stay at home and shop in Rome, Cave Spring, and Floyd County this holiday season. That is the message from the Greater Rome Chamber of Commerce. President and CEO Al Hodge says that supporting local business brings jobs to our community.
The Floyd County Board of Commissioners will hold a called meeting this Friday, December 13th at 8:15 am. It will be held in the community room located on the second floor of the Floyd County Administration Building on East Fourth Avenue in downtown Rome.
The 2013 Rome News-Tribune/Seven Hills Rotary Holiday Festival Basketball Tournament is right around the corner. The 60th edition of the annual tournament is set to begin on Monday, December 16th. Area high school basketball teams will participate all week long in the tourney, which will culminate with the girls and boys championship games on Friday, December 20th. Matches will be held at Georgia Highlands College and Berry College, with the championship round to take place at Berry’s Cage Center.
The teams have been set for the 2013 Russell Athletic-NAIA Football National Championship! The University of the Cumberlands from Kentucky and Grand View University from Iowa won their semi-final games and are bound for the championship game, which will be played at Barron Stadium in downtown Rome on Saturday, December 21st at 4:30 pm. This will be the sixth and final year for the game to played in Rome.
Floyd County Government and Keep Rome/Floyd Beautiful invites residents of the Armuchee to community to rid themselves of unwanted items at the Free Residential Dump Day on Saturday, December 14th. The event will be held from 9 am until 2 pm at the old park location on Jones Mill Road in Armuchee.
State Representative Christian Coomer of Cassville has announced that he will seek reelection to the State House of Representatives. Coomer represents District 14, which spans an area from Cartersville to Rome and includes about half of Bartow County and portions of eastern and southern Floyd County. He was first elected to the House in 2010. Coomer serves as the Senior Administration Floor Leader to Governor Nathan Deal, who tapped Coomer for the job in 2012.
Governor Nathan Deal has announced that Georgia’s net tax collections for the month of November totaled $1.39 billion for an increase of nearly $49 million, or 3.6 percent, compared to the month-ended November 2012. Year-to-date, net tax revenue collections totaled $7.34 billion. That marks an increase of $378 million, or 5.4 percent, compared to the same point last year.