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AAA:  GAS PRICES RISE IN GEORGIA, NATIONWIDE

Written by Matt Davis on July 17, 2017. Posted in News/Weather

Gas prices in Georgia averaged $2.15 on Sunday, according to AAA, The Auto Club Group, which additionally reports that the average was 4.5 cents more than a week ago and 10 cents more than last year.  The national average price per gallon of regular unleaded gasoline was $2.25, a cent less than a week ago but three cents more than this time last year.

CRBI’S BUSY SUMMER TO CULMINATE WITH RIVER REVELRY ON AUGUST 26TH

Written by Matt Davis on July 17, 2017. Posted in News/Weather

Summer 2017 has proved to be entertaining and active for the Coosa River Basin Initiative.  The Rome-based non-profit has hosted (and continues to host) a plethora of events to raise money and awareness towards its mission of creating a cleaner and healthier Coosa River basin.

ANOTHER SPLOST HEARING SET FOR THURSDAY

Written by Matt Davis on July 17, 2017. Posted in News/Weather

The 2017 Floyd County SPLOST Committee will hold a final meeting this Thursday to hear presentations about potential projects to be included in a Special Purpose, Local Option Sales Tax to be put before voters on the November ballot.  The meeting will be held at 5:30 pm at the Rome-Floyd County Fire Department Headquarters, 409 East 12th Street.  For more information, call the Floyd County Clerk’s Office at (706) 291-5110.

ATLANTA BRAVES BACK AT .500 WITH WEEKEND SWEEP OF ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS

Written by Matt Davis on July 17, 2017. Posted in Sports

The Atlanta Braves beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 7-1 on Sunday in the finale of a three-game set at SunTrust Park, allowing the Braves to sweep the weekend series and reach .500 for the first time since April.

NO MAJOR INJURIES IN BLAZE AT PLANT BOWEN

Written by Matt Davis on July 14, 2017. Posted in News/Weather

No major injuries were reported in a fire at Georgia Power’s Plant Bowen in Bartow County south of Euharlee on Thursday.  The transfomer fire, which broke out around 3 pm, was contained within the switchyard and never made it into the facility. It is believed to have been the result of equipment failure related to a transformer.

CHIEFTAINS MUSEUM/MAJOR RIDGE HOME TO HOST ANNUAL LOW COUNTRY BOIL AND BBQ ON AUGUST 4TH

Written by Matt Davis on July 14, 2017. Posted in News/Weather

The Chieftains Museum/Major Ridge Home will benefit from the annual Low Country Boil and Barbeque event scheduled for the evening of Friday, August 4th at the Rome Civic Center.

FLOYD CORPORATE HEALTH PLACES AEDS (AND STORAGE CONTAINERS) IN AREA SCHOOLS

Written by Matt Davis on July 14, 2017. Posted in News/Weather

Floyd Corporate Health has teamed with the Rome City and Floyd County school systems to place automated external defibrillators (AEDs) and storage containers in local schools.

ATLANTA BRAVES TO OPEN SECOND HALF OF 2017 SEASON VERSUS ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS TONIGHT AT SUNTRUST PARK

Written by Matt Davis on July 14, 2017. Posted in Sports

The Atlanta Braves will open the second half of the 2017 season this evening versus the Arizona Diamondbacks in the opener of a three-game weekend set at SunTrust Park.  This will mark the D’backs’ first visit to the Braves’ new ballpark.  RA Dickey will serve as the starting pitcher for Atlanta tonight, while Taijuan Walker will head to the mound for Arizona.  First pitch is slated for 7:35 pm.  The game will be broadcast on WLAQ AM 1410.  Air time is 6:20 pm from the Atlanta Braves Radio Network.

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