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The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that Metro Rome’s unemployment rate in March was 5.3 percent, down four-tenths of a percentage point from 5.7 percent in February.
The Georgia Department of Labor's Cedartown Career Center will continue to host its monthly recruitment for Day Star Staffing.
According to an arrest warrant on file at the jail, Chancy Waddell Ashley took a Citation camper from a residence on Rockmart Road in Silver Creek back on May 1, 2016.
A man from Marietta was transported to Kennestone WellStar by Air Life.
The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that the state’s unemployment rate decreased to 5.1 percent in March, down two-tenths of a percentage point from 5.3 percent in February.
Vincent Alexander Miller is wanted out of Polk County and now has several drug related and fleeing charges out of Gordon County.
The Hospital Safety Grade scores hospitals on how safe they keep their patients from errors, injuries, accidents, and infections.
Scam artists are known to pose as Georgia Power employees, asking customers to provide credit card information or purchase a pre-paid debit card.
Woodstock Police request the public's assistance in locating Otis Nixon.
Firefighters responded to Summitt Drive off Maple Road Thursday regarding a tree that had fallen on a house.
No tornadoes Wednesday but plenty of rain, lightning and some hail.
The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Warning for Southeastern Floyd County, Polk County, and Southwestern Bartow County.
There are also power outages reported in Floyd, Polk and Bartow Counties.
The first waves of storms have passed, but more storms are expected throughout the evening hours in Northwest Georgia.
Rainfall amounts will average 1.5 to 2 inches, with locally higher amounts likely.