The Georgia Department of Labor has reported that metro Rome’s unemployment rate declined to 8.9 percent in March, down from 9.3 percent in February and from 10.3 percent in March 2012.
A light rain dusted the area yesterday, hopefully washing away some of the pollen that has left many sneezy, coughy and with itchy eyes. The National Weather Service reported .12 inches of rain at the Richard B. Russell Regional Airport in Armuchee through about 8 pm last night. Today will turn off sunny with highs near 71. It will be a bit windy, with a light north wind increasing to 5 to 10 miles per hour and gusts as high as 20 miles per hour.
The Rome Braves lost to the Kannapolis Intimidators 11-4 last night in game two of a three game series in Kannapolis, North Carolina. The Intimidators used a seven-run fifth inning to beat the Braves.
The Atlanta Braves lost to the Colorado Rockies 6-5 in 12 innings yesterday at Coors Field in Denver, Colorado.
In other news from the Georgia Department of Labor, the GDOL’s Rome Career Center will help Mohawk Industries recruit workers for a number of manufacturing and professional jobs in Northwest Georgia. The recruitment is set for tomorrow, Friday, April 26th, from 9 am until 12 pm at the Rome Career Center at 462 Riverside Parkway. For more information, call the Rome Career Center at (706) 295-6051.
The Rome TEA Party has scheduled a Forum on State Nullificaton for this evening, Thursday, April 25th, from 6:30 pm until 8 pm at Grace Bible Church at 614 Old Dalton Road. Dr. Eric Sands of Berry College, Dr. Bert Loftman of the TENTH Amendment Center and moderator David Wright will address the question, “Is state nullification a practical, constitutional means of blocking unconstitutional federal legislation?”
The Rome Braves have planned a special tribute to Dave Hall, who died last Friday night. The tribute will be held prior to the Braves’ 7 pm game against the Greenville Drive at State Mutual Stadium on Wednesday, May 1st.
In NBA news, the Atlanta Hawks lost to the Indiana Pacers 113-98 in game two of the first round of the Eastern Conference playoffs last night in Indianapolis. The Pacers now lead the best-of-seven series 2-0. Game three is set for Saturday night at 7 pm in Atlanta.