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AAA:  SUMMER TRAVEL SEASON BEGINS WITH LOWEST GAS PRICES IN 12 YEARS

Written by Matt Davis on June 26, 2017. Posted in News/Weather

The summer travel season began with the lowest gas price averages in 12 years, according to AAA, The Auto Club Group.  Since June 1st, gas prices in the US averaged $2.33 – two cents less than the same period last year and the lowest price since 2005 (when it was $2.13).

ROME CITY, FLOYD COUNTY COMMISSIONS TO START THIS WEEK WITH REGULAR MEETINGS

Written by Matt Davis on June 26, 2017. Posted in News/Weather

The Rome City Commission is scheduled to hold its regular biweekly meeting this evening.  Commissioners will gather for a caucus session at 5 pm, which will be followed by their regular meeting at 6:30 pm at City Hall (the City Auditorium) on Broad Street in downtown Rome.  Both gatherings are open to the public.

SUN WILL RETURN…EVENTUALLY.  ALSO, BE PREPARED AHEAD OF TIME FOR SEVERE WEATHER (WHETHER OR NOT IT’S IN THE FORECAST)

Written by Matt Davis on June 23, 2017. Posted in News/Weather

Showers and thunderstorms persist in the forecast to close out the work week, but sunshine is expected to make its grand return later in the weekend.

GEORGIA HIGHLANDS COLLEGE’S SIX MILE POSTS RACKS UP AWARDS

Written by Matt Davis on June 23, 2017. Posted in News/Weather

Georgia Highlands College’s student-run newspaper, the Six Mile Post, has received numerous accolades over the past year.  According to a GHC news release, the publication was awarded first place in General Excellence and first place for Online Newspaper.

ROME FLOYD ECO CENTER TO HOST SNAKE NIGHT THIS THURSDAY

Written by Matt Davis on June 26, 2017. Posted in News/Weather

Are you interested in learning more about snakes?  Then you’ll want to head over to the Rome-Floyd ECO River Education Center at Ridgeferry Park for Snake Night this Thursday night, June 29th!

ATLANTA BRAVES BLANKED IN HOMESTAND FINALE BY MILWAUKEE BREWERS

Written by Matt Davis on June 26, 2017. Posted in Sports

The Atlanta Braves closed out a 10-game homestand with a shut-out loss to the Milwaukee Brewers 7-0 on Sunday afternoon at SunTrust Park, denying the Braves a sweep of the Brewers.

BIBLICAL ART EXHIBIT TO BE ON DISPLAY IN ROME TODAY ONLY

Written by Matt Davis on June 23, 2017. Posted in News/Weather

Scenes from the Bible come to life in a pop-up art exhibit that will be on display in Rome for one day only.  The TLV Bible Society is hosting their Biblical Art Exhibit today at the Seven Hills Building, 538 Broad Street in downtown Rome.  A private showing for local pastors and businessmen and women will be held from 3 pm until 6 pm; the exhibit will be open to the public from 6 pm until 9 pm.

ATLANTA BRAVES BEAT SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS TO TAKE SERIES AT SUNTRUST PARK

Written by Matt Davis on June 23, 2017. Posted in Sports

The Atlanta Braves beat the San Francisco Giants 12-11 on Thursday night in the finale of a four game set at SunTrust Park, allowing the Braves to take the series 3-1.

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