Men will traipse around downtown Rome wearing high heels to raise awareness about domestic violence at Walk a Mile in Her Shoes 2014 to be hosted by the Hospitality House for Women, Incorporated today. The event will take place at Rotary Plaza, between The Forum and the courthouse. Registration begins at 11 am with the Walk to begin at noon.
Legislators from Georgia are weighing in on the travel restrictions from Ebola-stricken nations in West Africa to the US.
The Georgia Department of Labor has reported that the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for September stood at 7.9 percent, down from 8.1 percent in August and from 8.0 percent in September 2013.
It’s almost time for the 2014 Wings Over North Georgia airshow! Performers have already begun to arrive in Rome for the airshow, which will take place this Saturday, October 18th and Sunday, October 19th at the Richard B. Russell Regional Airport/Admiral John H. Towers Field. One of the members of the US Air Force Thunderbirds, this year’s headline act, conducted a fly-over of the area yesterday, with the rest of the team scheduled to arrive in Georgia today from Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas.
The Floyd County Schools are in the process of applying for a renewal of their charter to begin a new term in July 2015. As such, two public meetings will be held to receive comments and suggestions on the matter from the community. The first of those meetings is scheduled for this evening at 5 pm, with the second to be held on Thursday, October 30th at 5 pm. Both will be held at the Floyd County Board of Education on Riverside Parkway.
Congratulations to Gary Jones! According to this morning’s Rome News-Tribune, he has been named the Rome City Schools Teacher of the Year. Jones teaches gifted students at East Central Elementary School. Aquila Askew, a paraprofessional at Southeast Elementary School, has been named the City Schools’ Support Person of the Year. The pair were honored at last night’s meeting of the Rome City School Board. Jones will proceed to the state teacher of the year contest, which will be held in May.