The national average price for a gallon of regular unleaded declined for the 15th consecutive day on Sunday for a total discount of four cents, according to AAA, The Auto Club Group. The rate of decline varies among states around the southeast.
The Rome City Commission will meet this evening at City Hall (the City Auditorium) on Broad Street. They’ll gather for a caucus session at 5 pm, to be followed by their regular meeting at 6:30 pm. On the agenda – a measure to raise rental fees at the Rome Civic Center and at the City Auditorium. Also, Commissioners are expected to tackle a request from Rome Riverview Partners to create a Tax Allocation District off Veterans Highway near State Mutual Stadium for the purpose of constructing an apartment complex on the property. The company is slated to meet with the Commission during the caucus session.
An Autumn tradition will return to Northwest Georgia this weekend as the 52nd annual Chiaha Harvest Fair will take place at Ridge Ferry Park. Hours are 10 am until 5 pm this Saturday and Sunday.
After a week of record-high temperatures, residents of Greater Rome can look forward to a cool down this weekend. Highs are only expected to get into the upper 60s today, according to the National Weather Service. Overnight lows tonight will dip into the 40s. Saturday’s temperatures will follow a similar trend, with a slight warm-up into the mid 70s forecasted for Sunday.
The Atlanta Falcons fell to the San Diego Chargers 33-30 in overtime at the Georgia Dome on Sunday, marking the Birds’ second straight loss. It was the Chargers’ first road win of the year.
The first week of early voting in the November 8th general election will conclude this evening at 5 pm. The Floyd County Elections Office has reported that some 951 voters cast their ballots in advance on Thursday, bringing the total number for the first four days of early voting to 3,882 ballots cast.
Friday night lights are set to shine tonight as area high school football teams take the field for week nine of the 2016 season.