Local News

GDOL:  GEORGIA’S UNEMPLOYMENT RATE MATCHED THE ALL-TIME LOW IN OCTOBER

Mark Butler, Georgia’s Labor Commissioner, has announced that the state’s unemployment rate fell in October to tie its all-time low that was set nearly 20 years ago.  Georgia also set new highs for jobs and employment, reports the state Department of Labor. Georgia’s unemployment rate stood at 3.4 percent last month.  That number was last…read more »

DOWNTOWN HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE IS SET FOR THIS SATURDAY

Get into that holiday spirit in downtown Rome on Saturday at the Downtown Holiday Open House!  The event will feature free trolley rides with Santa and Mrs. Claus from 11 am until 3 pm, as well as a Candy Cane Hunt at the Town Green at 1 pm sponsored by Rome-Floyd Parks and Recreation, states…read more »

Local Sports

GHC LADY CHARGERS OPEN CONFERENCE PLAY WITH VICTORY OVER SOUTHERN CRESCENT TECH

Georgia Highlands College’s women’s basketball team opened up conference play with a 104-44 win over Southern Crescent Technical College in Griffin, GA on Wednesday night, according to a GHC sports release. Nijeria Jordan led the charge for the Lady Chargers with 24 points.  Jahnaria Brown contributed 22 points.  Ja’Lyn Reese notched a double-double with 20…read more »

HAWKS IN PHOENIX TO FACE SUNS TONIGHT

The Atlanta Hawks will continue their current west coast swing tonight with a match in Phoenix, Arizona versus the Suns.  Tip off is set for 9 pm Eastern at the Talking Stick Resort Arena.  The game will be televised on Fox Sports Southeast. This will be the first of two games between the Hawks and…read more »

HAWKS TOP NUGGETS IN NBA ACTION AT DENVER

The Atlanta Hawks beat the Denver Nuggets 125-121 on Tuesday night out in Denver, Colorado, which allowed the Hawks to snap a three-game losing skid and ended a four-game winning streak for the Nuggets. Trae Young led the charge for Atlanta with a game-high 45 points in addition to 11 assists.  Jabari Parker contributed 20…read more »

SNITKER FINISHES IN THIRD PLACE FOR 2019 NL MANAGER OF THE YEAR

Atlanta Braves manager Brian Snitker finished in third place for the National League’s 2019 Manager of the Year Award.  Top honors went to Mike Shildt of the St. Louis Cardinals, as determined by votes from the Baseball Writers’ Association of America.  Craig Counsell of the Milwaukee Brewers landed at second place.  The Minnesota Twins’ Rocco…read more »

ALABAMA FALLS TO NO. 5 IN LATEST CFP RANKINGS

Alabama came in at No. 5 in the latest College Football Playoff rankings that were released Tuesday night.  This followed their loss to No. 1 LSU this past Saturday.  The Crimson Tide will be on the road to face Mississippi State this coming Saturday in an outing that will be broadcast on WLAQ 1410 AM…read more »

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