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AAA:  GAS PRICES SLIP LOWER OVER THE WEEK

Written by Matt Davis on August 20, 2018. Posted in News/Weather

The average American is paying 50 cents more per gallon than they did this time last year, reports AAA, The Auto Club Group.  However, gas prices are declining across most of the US.  The national average was $2.84 per gallon on Sunday – a discount of two cents from the week before.

UGA EXTENSION AGENT URGES SOIL TEST TO DETERMINE THE HEALTH OF YOUR PLANTS AMID PERSISTENT MOISTURE

Written by Matt Davis on August 20, 2018. Posted in News/Weather

Summer 2018 has been, the most part, wet.  Heavy rainfall in recent months has posed a challenge to farmers and gardeners, attests Keith Mickler, UGA Extension agent for Floyd County.  Moist, muggy conditions can often leave plants vulnerable to diseases.

TILLMAN RACE PULLS IN OVER $27,000 FOR EXCHANGE CLUB FAMILY RESOURCE CENTER

Written by Matt Davis on August 20, 2018. Posted in News/Weather

One of the highlights of this past weekend locally was the 33rd annual Gary Tillman Memorial Clocktower 5K Road Race and 2-Mile Heatlh Walk.  The event was held Saturday morning amid overcast skies and drew close to 500 runners and walkers.  Preliminary estimates indicate that more than $27,000 was raised for the Exchange Club Family Resource Center, according to Gail Johnson, race promoter.  Complete race results have been posted and may be viewed online at www.tillmanclocktowerrace.org.

ATLANTA BRAVES SWEPT BY COLORADO ROCKIES

Written by Matt Davis on August 20, 2018. Posted in Sports

The Atlanta Braves wrapped up an eleven game homestand with another loss to the Colorado Rockies 4-2 on Sunday afternoon at SunTrust Park, allowing the Rockies to sweep the four game set between the teams.  The Braves went 6-5 on their homestand.

TWO BIG EVENTS SET FOR SATURDAY MORNING IN ROME AND FLOYD COUNTY

Written by Matt Davis on August 17, 2018. Posted in News/Weather

Whether or not you normally wake up early on Saturdays, you might want to do it this Saturday in Rome and Floyd County as two annual events are slated for early that day.

UNITED WAY OF ROME AND FLOYD COUNTY KICKS OFF ANNUAL FUND RAISING CAMPAIGN TODAY

Written by Matt Davis on August 17, 2018. Posted in News/Weather

The United Way of Rome and Floyd County seeks local residents’ assistance in raising $750,000 to benefit human service agencies in the community.

WET WEEKEND AHEAD

Written by Matt Davis on August 17, 2018. Posted in News/Weather

Showers and thunderstorms are in the forecast for this weekend, according to the National Weather Service.  A 60 percent chance is expected for today and tonight with otherwise mostly cloudy skies.  High temperatures this afternoon will hover around the upper 80s with heat index values as high as 97.

ARE YOU READY FOR SOME HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL?

Written by Matt Davis on August 17, 2018. Posted in Sports

High school football is back in Northwest Georgia!  And we’ll have it for you tonight on WLAQ AM 1410 and 95.7 FM The Ridge.

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