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GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF LABOR: SUMMER JOB MARKET SEES INFLUX OF GRADUATES, SLIGHT RISE IN JUNE UNEMPLOYMENT

GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF LABOR: SUMMER JOB MARKET SEES INFLUX OF GRADUATES, SLIGHT RISE IN JUNE UNEMPLOYMENT

(Media release from the Georgia Department of Labor): Georgia Labor Commissioner Bruce Thompson announced today that Georgia’s June unemployment rate was 3.3, up one-tenth from a revised 3.2 percent in May. The unemployment rate was eight-tenths lower than the national unemployment rate. “School’s out, and Georgia is thriving like never before,” said Commissioner Bruce Thompson. “Our students infuse…read more »

UNITED WAY OF ROME & FLOYD COUNTY: NEED ASSISTANCE? CALL 211!

UNITED WAY OF ROME & FLOYD COUNTY: NEED ASSISTANCE? CALL 211!

The United Way of Rome & Floyd County reminds locals who are in need of information about community services – just pick up the phone. Alli Mitchell, Executive Director, urges the public to call 211 to learn about resources that are available in Floyd, Polk, and Chattooga Counties to those in need of assistance with…read more »

YOUNG ROMAN CLOSE TO RAISING OVER $100,000 FOR OPEN DOOR HOME

(Media release from Open Door Home): Next Thursday, July 25th, marks the 13th annual Whit’s Lemonade Stand in support of the Open Door Home of Rome. Whit Molnar has raised approximately $95,000 since he created the fundraiser. This year he is hoping to pass the $100,000 mark. Molnar was only four years old when he…read more »

GNTC ESTABLISHES PARSON SCHOLARSHIP

GNTC ESTABLISHES PARSON SCHOLARSHIP

(Media release from Georgia Northwestern Technical College): Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GTNC) has established the Huston “Buck” Parson Scholarship to support students who reside in Murray or Whitfield County. Parson sold carpet at Carpet Center of Dalton and raised Black Angus cattle. He also loved riding his tractor, said Mary Parson, his widow. Mary Parson, who taught…read more »

ADVENT HEALTH’S $30 MAY MAMMOGRAM CAMPAIGN ACHIEVES POSITIVE RESULTS

ADVENT HEALTH’S $30 MAY MAMMOGRAM CAMPAIGN ACHIEVES POSITIVE RESULTS

(Media release from AdventHealth Redmond): AdventHealth’s $30 May Mammogram Campaign brought in a total of 1,068 residents for mammograms within AdventHealth’s Georgia market, 329 of which were part of the 30 promotion. The others were covered by insurance. The individual hospitals numbers are: Annual mammograms are the top-recommended screening for women because it allows the…read more »

TICKETS NOW ON SALE FOR ROME CELEBRITY DANCE CHALLENGE

TICKETS NOW ON SALE FOR ROME CELEBRITY DANCE CHALLENGE

From Press Release: ROME, Ga. – Tickets for the Rome Celebrity Dance Challenge on Saturday, Aug. 3, at 7 p.m. are now available at www.romecelebritydancechallenge.com. Doors to the Rome City Auditorium will open at 6 p.m. VIP tickets, available for $125 each, include admission to the pre-event patron party at Broad & Fifth as well…read more »

AAA: GEORGIA GAS PRICE AVERAGE CONTINUES TO CLIMB

AAA: GEORGIA GAS PRICE AVERAGE CONTINUES TO CLIMB

(Media release from AAA – The Auto Club Group): The Georgia gas price average increased at the pumps compared to a week ago. Georgians are paying an average price of $3.39 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline (subject to change overnight). Monday’s state average is 7 cents more than a week ago,10 cents more than a month ago, and 11 cents more than this time…read more »

KEMP: JUNE TAX REVENUES UP 6.5%, ADJUSTED YTD DOWN 3.4%

(Media release from the Office of Governor Brian Kemp): The State of Georgia’s net tax collections in June approached a total of $3.03 billion, for an increase of $185.4 million or 6.5 percent compared to FY 2023, when net tax collections totaled $2.84 billion for the month. Year-to-date, net tax revenue totaled almost $32.95 billion,…read more »

GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH URGES THE PUBLIC TO REFRAIN FROM EATING DIAMOND SHRUUMZ PRODUCTS

GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH URGES THE PUBLIC TO REFRAIN FROM EATING DIAMOND SHRUUMZ PRODUCTS

(Media release from the Georgia Department of Public Health): The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are investigating reports of severe illnesses associated with Diamond Shruumz-brand chocolate bars, cones, and gummies. Diamond Shruumz products may contain harmful and undisclosed ingredients,…read more »