The Georgia Department of Labor has announced that metro Rome’s unemployment rate rose to 9.3 percent in May, up from 8.5 percent in April. The rate stood at 10 percent in May 2012.
The Friends of Mike Patterson Trust has released an update on Patterson’s recovery.
The Atlanta Braves fell to the Kansas City Royals 4-3 in 10 innings last night in the closer of a brief two-game interleague series in Kansas City.
Tragedy occurred at an air show near Dayton, Ohio over the weekend as two were killed in a fiery plane crash. Wing walker Jane Wicker, age 44, and her pilot Charlie Schwenker, age 64, died on Saturday while performing an aerial stunt at the Vectren Dayton Air Show.
The 2013 SPLOST Committee will gather once again this evening. It will be the fourth and final gathering held this month to discuss projects that have been proposed for inclusion into the 2013 SPLOST.
The Rome Braves pulled out a 7-6 win over the Kannapolis Intimidators last night in the finale of a three game series (and of a seven game homestand) at State Mutual Stadium. Casey Kalenkosky hit a two-run single with two outs in the bottom of the ninth to lead the Braves to the walk-off victory.
The US Supreme Court voted yesterday to halt enforcement of a key Voting Rights Act provision which has long been used as a tool to stop voting discrimination. The 5-4 ruling determined unconstitutional a provision of the Act which requires states and municipalities to get federal approval for proposed election changes.
Georgia’s elementary and middle schools saw improved performance on the majority of the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (or CRCTs) taken this school year.