The national average price for gasoline dropped by four cents last week, according to AAA, The Auto Club Group, which reports that prices in the southeast fell even further. The price at the pump in Georgia is down five cents compared to last week, after falling for 18 consecutive days.
The Floyd County Republican Party is gearing up for their 11th annual Tillman Hangar Rally. The event is set for Saturday, August 15th at the Richard B. Russell Regional Airport/Admiral John H. Towers Field in Rome. A barbecue lunch will be served at 10:30 am at a cost of $10 per person and $25 for a family of four. The program will begin at 11 am.
US Senator Johnny Isakson of Georgia took a moment on Sunday to pay tribute to US Marine Corps Lance Corporal Squire K. “Skip” Wells, the 21-year-old Cobb County native who was killed during the July 16th shooting rampage at military sites in Chattanooga.
Both the Rome City and Floyd County Commissions have meetings to start this work week.
John Smoltz has officially been enshrined in the Baseball Hall of Fame. The former Atlanta Braves pitcher was inducted into the Hall during a special ceremony in Cooperstown, New York on Sunday. Other inductees included Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez and Craig Biggio.
The Atlanta Braves beat the St. Louis Cardinals 3-2 on Sunday in the finale of a three game series at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, allowing the Braves to avoid being swept by the Cards.
The Rome Braves were crushed by the Asheville Tourists 16-4 on Sunday in Asheville, North Carolina. The teams will go head to head again tonight at 7:05 pm.
A Lithonia man has been arrested in connection with a fatal shooting that took place near the historic Floyd County Courthouse in downtown Rome on May 24th. The shooting followed an altercation at The Peach on Broad Street and took the life of 22-year-old Travious Floyd. According to this morning’s Rome News-Tribune, Joseph E. Williams has been booked into the Floyd County Jail on a murder charge and three charges of aggravated assault. He has been accused of killing Floyd and shooting two others with the intent to kill them. Williams was taken into custody through the DeKalb County Jail.