The search for an escaped rapist ended with his arrest in Polk County yesterday. Winford Reece Ellis, age 39, had been on the run since April 12. He had been incarcerated at the Atlanta Transitional Center and was scheduled for release in September, according to the Georgia Department of Corrections.
The Georgia Department of Labor has reported that metro Rome’s unemployment rate dropped to 7.2 percent in March, down from 7.5 percent in February and almost two percentage points from 9.0 percent in March 2013.
The Senior Promotions Council of the Rome Floyd Parks and Recreation Authority will present the 26th annual Senior Inforum on Wednesday, May 7th from 10 am until 1 pm at The Forum in downtown Rome. Doors will open at 9:30 am. The event will take on a Hee-Haw theme this year and will feature food, entertainment and opportunities for seniors to learn about the services offered to them in this community.
Governor Nathan Deal signed into law House Bill 60 yesterday, legislation intended protect the rights of licensed concealed carry permit holders.
Officials with voestalpine auto group joined with area leaders to celebrate the opening and future expansion of voestalpine Automotive Body Parts, Inc. in Cartersville on Tuesday. The automovie parts group is manufacturing ultra-high strength body-in-white components for premium car manufacturers.