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AAA:  REFINERY ISSUES LEAD TO HIGHER GAS PRICES

Written by Matt Davis on July 16, 2018. Posted in News/Weather

Gas prices are trending lower after refinery issues resulted in higher prices at the pump last week, according to AAA, The Auto Club Group, which reports that gas prices in Georgia are currently one cent higher than a week ago.  The state’s average of $2.73 is 11 cents less than this year’s high, yet it remains 58 cents more than this time last year.

FMC TO PARTICIPATE IN EMERGENCY RESPONSE DRILL TUESDAY

Written by Matt Davis on July 16, 2018. Posted in News/Weather

Floyd Medical Center will participate in an emergency response drill at State Mutual Stadium this Tuesday, according to an FMC media release.  This drill will be conducted by the Floyd County Emergency Management Agency; the participants will include the Rome and Floyd County Police, Floyd County E-911, Redmond Regional Medical Center, the Rome Braves and others.  The drill is slated to begin at approximately 7 am and conclude at approximately 11 am.  Commuters in the area are advised to be aware that this is only a drill and should not be alarmed by the presence of first responders and emergency personnel.

YOUNGTALES SUMMER SHOWS TO CONCLUDE ON MONDAY AT THE LIBRARY

Written by Matt Davis on July 13, 2018. Posted in News/Weather

The Ridge and Valley Tellers will host the last installment in the YoungTales Summer Shows series for the year this coming Monday, July 16th at 10 am at the Rome-Floyd County Library.

KEEP AN UMBRELLA (AND COLD WATER) HANDY AS WE HEAD INTO THE WEEKEND! 

Written by Matt Davis on July 13, 2018. Posted in News/Weather

You might want to keep your umbrella handy as we head into the weekend (as well as a bottle of cold water).  The National Weather Service predicts a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms for the Greater Rome area today with otherwise mostly sunny skies.  High temperatures are anticipated to reach 91 with heat index values as high as 99.

AMERICAN RED CROSS OF NWGA WELCOMES A NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Written by Matt Davis on July 16, 2018. Posted in News/Weather

The American Red Cross of Northwest Georgia recently added an important new staff member.  Larry Brooks, a Walker County native, has assumed the post of Executive Director, reports Carla Maton, Disaster Program Manager for the local Red Cross.  His first official day on the job was one week ago,

ATLANTA BRAVES HEAD INTO MLB ALL STAR BREAK WITH WIN OVER ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS

Written by Matt Davis on July 16, 2018. Posted in Sports

The Atlanta Braves headed into the 2018 MLB All Star break with a 5-1 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Sunday afternoon in the finale of a three-game series at SunTrust Park, allowing the Braves to avoid a weekend sweep by the Diamondbacks.

SPACE IS FILLING FAST FOR CHURCH SAFETY AND SECURITY SUMMIT TO BE HELD IN AUGUST

Written by Matt Davis on July 13, 2018. Posted in News/Weather

Space is filling fast for the Church Safety and Security Summit to be hosted by the Floyd County Sheriff’s Office (with assistance from numerous partners around the community) on Saturday, August 25th at the Forum River Center in downtown Rome.

BRAVES TO HOST D’BACKS OVER THE WEEKEND

Written by Matt Davis on July 13, 2018. Posted in Sports

The Atlanta Braves had the day off on Thursday and will return to action over the weekend with a three-game series against the Arizona Diamondbacks at SunTrust Park. Anibal Sanchez will serve as the starting pitcher for Atlanta in tonight’s opener, and Zack Godley will head to the mound for Arizona.  First pitch is set for 7:35 pm.  The game will be broadcast on WLAQ AM 1410; air time is 6:20 pm from the Braves Radio Network.

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