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The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that Metro Rome's unemployment rate in May was 5.1 percent, up one-tenth of a percentage point from 5 percent in April.
A male was killed in a single-vehicle accident southwest of Emerson on Wednesday afternoon.
One person was life-flighted to Erlanger Hospital after a wreck involving a moped in Bartow County Tuesday.
The meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m. this afternoon at the Rome-Floyd County Fire Department Headquarters located at 409 East 12th Street.
Two people were arrested for meth on Looney Road while two others were charged with drug possession at Booze Mountain and Reeceburg Roads.
According to police, Cedric Cortez Carter Jr. was a passenger in a stopped vehicle, when he stuck a Smith & Wesson .357 out of the window, pointed it at an unknown male and fired two shots.
Rome Police are continuing to gather information regarding a double shooting in South Rome last Wednesday that left one person dead and another hospitalized.
21-year old Crystin Keys of Chattanooga is facing charges of 2nd-degree vehicular homicide and failure to maintain a lane in connection with the deadly crash last Friday in front of Berry College.
The state was seeking to add eight parties to the civil action against former Floyd County School System Maintenance Director Derry Richardson and others, accused of stealing from the school system.
The Cobb County Police Departmentís S.T.E.P. Unit is investigating a fatal motor vehicle crash involving a Bartow County man which occurred in Mableton on Tuesday at around 5:06 a.m.
The Rome Fire Department is proud to announce that Cpl. Leigh Rush has qualified to represent Rome-Floyd County at the 2017 World Police and Fire Games in Los Angeles this August.
Mrs. La Donna Turrentine currently serves as the principal at Johnson Elementary School and has been with the District for 23 years collectively as a teacher and an administrator.
As a result of the consolidation, the branch at 1307 Redmond Road will close at the end of the business day on Monday, July 31.
Arrests include a man charged with theft and battery, two people charged with meth possession and a man accused of trying to break into a home.
The pianos transformed into works of art launched on May 6 for the public to enjoy at their leisure.