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In August, Rome's unemployment rate was just 5.3, down from 6.3 percent in July.
Georgia Highlands College welcomed three new coaches over the summer for the menís basketball team, the women's basketball team and the softball team.
Southeastern states see the highest increase following Harvey and Irma.
Firearms and drugs were safely taken off the streets during the operation conducted by the Cartersville Police Department CID and the Cartersville-Bartow Joint Drug Task Force.
The three-vehicle accident occurred on West Avenue Friday morning, according to Bartow County EMS.
Two arrested in Bartow County in connection with an ongoing murder investigation.
Coosa Valley Credit Union and North Georgia Community Federal Credit Union announced that their merger has received regulatory approval.
In Floyd County, there were 325 initial claims filed in August, down from 732 in July, a 56% decrease. First-time claims are also down by 23% percent over the year.
Early Tuesday morning, Congressman Loudermilk and his wife were involved in a two car accident near Knoxville, TN.
Trees and or/power lines are blocking Autry Road, Edwards Street off of Wilkerson Road, George Road off Blacks Bluff Road, the 1200 block of Ward Mountain Road, and Bells Ferry Road.
More than 1,000 Georgia Power customers are affected by a power outage in the Wax area.
Extensive damage expected due to high winds and fallen trees; customers should prepare now for extended power outages/
Area school systems and colleges have decided to close Monday and Tuesday as the remnants of Hurricane Irma move through the area.
Because of the wet spring and early summer, the forecasted wind speeds will easily bring trees down across the area which will also lead to widespread power outages.
Important points to stay for Hurricane Irma.