AAA, The Auto Club Group, predicted the most auto travelers for the Independence Day holiday on record, while motorists in Georgia found the lowest gas prices since 2010.
Six people lost their lives on Georgia’s roads over the July Fourth holiday weekend, according to the Georgia Department of Public Safety. The 78-hour holiday travel period got underway on Thursday at 6 pm and ended last night at midnight. Three of those fatal crashes were investigated by the Georgia State Patrol, while the other three fatalities were reported by local law enforcement agencies. No fatalities were reported in Troop A, which covers Northwest Georgia.
The United States has won the Women’s World Cup! The US picked up their third trophy, and their first in 16 years, with a 5-2 win over Japan on Sunday in Vancouver. Carli Lloyd scored three goals in the opening minutes of the game, including a hat trick from halfway across the field. Lloyd was awarded the Golden Ball for her performance in the tournament. Lauren Holiday and Tobin Heath scored the other goals for the US.
The Rome Braves beat the Charleston Riverdogs 4-2 on Sunday in Charleston, South Carolina. The Braves will play game three of their four game series at Charleston tonight at 7:05 pm.
Many Georgians are concerned about a potential rise in the price at the pump with the new gas tax that was instituted last Wednesday as a part of the Transportation Funding Act of 2015 passed earlier this year by the Georgia General Assembly. However, AAA Spokesman Garrett Townsend expects the excise tax to be offset by a decline in gas prices overall.
The 6th annual Motorcycle Ride for Cancer Navigators is scheduled for this Saturday, July 11th.
The Atlanta Braves fell to the Philadelphia Phillies 4-0 in 10 innings at Turner Field on Sunday, ending a four game winning streak for the Braves and a six game losing streak for the Phillies.
Finance officials from Rome and Floyd County have been informed by the Georgia Department of Revenue of a sales tax refund request settlement that will require the community to remit funds back to the DOR.