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AAA:  GAS PRICES FALL FIVE CENTS IN GEORGIA

Written by Matt Davis on July 27, 2015. Posted in News/Weather

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.

FLOYD GOP GEARS UP FOR 11TH ANNUAL TILLMAN HANGAR RALLY

Written by Matt Davis on July 27, 2015. Posted in News/Weather

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.

ISAKSON PAYS TRIBUTE TO GEORGIA MARINE KILLED IN CHATTANOOGA ATTACKS

Written by Matt Davis on July 27, 2015. Posted in News/Weather

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.

ROME CITY, FLOYD COUNTY COMMISSIONS TO MEET THIS WEEK

Written by Matt Davis on July 27, 2015. Posted in News/Weather

Both the Rome City and Floyd County Commissions have meetings to start this work week.

SMOLTZ MAKES IT TO BASEBALL’S HALL OF FAME

Written by Matt Davis on July 27, 2015. Posted in Sports

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.

ATLANTA BRAVES AVOID SWEEP IN ST. LOUIS

Written by Matt Davis on July 27, 2015. Posted in Sports

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.

ROME BRAVES CRUSHED AT ASHEVILLE

Written by Matt Davis on July 27, 2015. Posted in Sports

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.

ARREST MADE IN FATAL DOWNTOWN SHOOTING

Written by Matt Davis on July 24, 2015. Posted in News/Weather

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.

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