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Kelly hosting manufacturing job fair

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Kelly Services, 3 E. Sixth Ave. in Rome, will be hosting a manufacturing job fair at the placement agency offices Thursday, May 4. The company is recruiting more than 25 positions for a Suhner manufacturing company, 43 Anderson Road.

The job fair, for both part-time and full-time positions, will run from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Suhner has developed ideas and solutions to create state-of-the-art industrial products and manufacturing processes, many of which involve flexible shaft cable controllers, such as those that would open a sun roof in an automobile or adjust seats in a car. All products are designed, manufactured, tested and qualified in-house.

The jobs involve 12 hour shifts, either 4 a.m. — 4 p.m. or 4 p.m. — 4 a.m.

Suhner said prior manufacturing or assembly experience is necessary. Applicants should have a high school diploma or GED.

Starting pay, based on the positions, ranges from $10 - $12 per hour with increases possible based on performance.

Suhner also offer a competitive benefits package.

Adairsville BBQ and Blues fest set for Saturday

The second Adairsville BBQ & Blues Festival is set for Saturday May 6. The event features barbecue sampling from a number of vendors, a beer garden, car show and live entertainment.

There is no admission for the event, which will sprawl across the public square and Logtown area to the south of the square.

A car and motorcycle show will showcase antique and souped-up vehicles from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Competition barbecue teams will cook for both Judges and People Choice Awards. Visitors can purchase ballots for $5, with the funds earmarked for area charities. People can sample the pulled pork entries and turn in the ballot at their favorite booth.

Many of the teams will also be selling their meat throughout the event.

Teams can still register to participate online at www.adairsvillefestivals.com/teams .

Food vendors or artisans can also register to set up booths at www.adairsvillefestivals/vendors .

Musical entertainment will be provided by Jeff Rogers Band, Wayback Band, Royal Johnson Band, Jeff Tuggle Band, Melonfunky, Taylor Cromer & the Delta as well as Whiskey Dixie.

Mount Berry Mall recognizes student readers

Mount Berry Mall will recognize achievement in reading Monday through Wednesday night at the Mount Berry Mall. The Rome READS programs will begin at 5:30 p.m. each night.

“The READS Recognition Nights utilize our common area space, wall graphics and shopping and dining options to create a special family outing that publicly recognizes and rewards students for their reading efforts and achievements,” said Coles Doyle, marketing director for Hull Property Group, the Augusta-based company which owns the mall.

Readers from Main Elementary, Model Elementary, Armuchee Elementary, North Heights Elementary, West End Elementary and Pepperell Elementary are being recognized for their achievement.

When the 2016-17 program kicked off with a Rome READS Spirit Night, HPG donated $1 for every student who attended the event to the library at the child’s school.

Local elementary schools looking to join Rome READS for the 2017-2018 school year should email ourcityreads@hullpg.comfor more information.