For the first time in 127 days, the national average price for regular unleaded gasoline exceeded $2.50 per gallon on Friday, according to AAA, The Auto Club Group, which reports that Sunday’s price of $2.53 per gallon represents an increase of eight cents a gallon in comparison to last Sunday. The national average has risen for 12 consecutive days.
The Rome City Commission is slated to meet in regular session this evening. They’ll gather for a caucus session at 5pm in the Sam King Room of City Hall, to be followed by their regular meeting at 6:30 pm in the Commission’s meeting room. Both are open to the public.
The Rome Braves split a double header with the Augusta Greenjackets at State Mutual Stadium on Sunday. Rome took a 5-2 win in game one, while Augusta picked up an 8-1 victory in the nightcap.
Berry College Block and Bridle will present the 2015 Battle on the Mountain, the school’s 7th annual bull ride, tonight at the Gunby Equine Center on the Berry Campus.
The observation of Child Abuse Prevention Month will draw to a close this evening with the Child Abuse Prevention March down Broad Street. Interested parties are asked to gather on the Town Green at 6 pm. The march will begin at 6:30 pm and will make its way down Broad to the Rome City Auditorium.
The Atlanta Braves fell to the Philadelphia Phillies 5-4 on Sunday at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, allowing the Phillies to take two of three from the Braves over the weekend.
Governor Nathan Deal officially signed into law last week a bill that will legalize low-THC cannabis oil for medical conditions such as seizures.