AAA: 98.6 MILLIONS EXPECTED TO TRAVEL THIS HOLIDAY SEASON, THE HIGHEST HOLIDAY TRAVEL VOLUME SINCE 2001
While many people may get a head start on their holiday travel this weekend, AAA, The Auto Club Group, defines the year-end holiday travel period as this coming Tuesday, December 23rd thru Sunday, January 4th, 2015. During that time, some 98.6 million Americans are projected to journey 50 miles or more from home for an increase of four percent from the 94.8 million people that traveled last year.
Eighteen Georgia Northwestern Technical College students have been nominated for the 2015 Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership (GOAL), according to Dione Waddington, coordinator of the program for GNTC.
The Floyd County Police Department has made an arrest in connection with the November 30th robbery of the Dollar General on Kingston Highway. According to an FCPD media release, 28-year-old Terry Cleo Tibbitts of Rome has been arrested and charged with robbery, burglary and two counts of simple assault. The investigation into the matter is ongoing; investigators are still trying to identify the second suspect in the case. Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Floyd County Police Department at (706) 235-7766 or Investigator Mary Catherine Parris at (706) 314-1861.
Toy distribution for the 2014 Toys for Tots campaign is slated for tomorrow, Saturday, December 20th, from 7 am until noon at the Coosa Valley Fairgrounds in Rome. Some 2,500 kids are expected to be served this year. The Toys for Tots program provides toys for less fortunate children in the community.
CHAMPIONS OF 2014 SEVEN HILLS ROTARY ROME NEWS-TRIBUNE HOLIDAY FESTIVAL BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT TO BE DETERMINED TONIGHT!
The 2014 Seven Hills Rotary Rome News-Tribune Holiday Festival Basketball Tournament will conclude with the girls’ and boys’ championship games tonight!
The Jacksonville Jaguars picked up a 21-13 win over the Tennessee Titans in Thursday Night Football last night in Jacksonville, Florida. The Jags were lifted to victory in part by a 62-yard touchdown run from Jordan Todman in the game’s final quarter. They improved to 3-12 on the season, while the Titans fell to 2-13.
The Georgia Department of Labor has reported that the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate declined to 7.2 percent in November, a significant drop from the previously released preliminary rate of 7.7 percent in October, which has been revised to 7.6 percent. The rate in November 2013 was also 7.6 percent.