Americans paid the lowest gas prices for the Labor Day holiday weekend since 2004, according to AAA, The Auto Club Group, which reports that the national average of $2.22 on Monday was 24 cents less than Labor Day 2015 and $1.24 less than the holiday two years ago.
A pair of free movies will be screened in downtown Rome this Friday and Saturday to promote the 13th annual Rome International Film Festival, thanks to a partnership between the festival and the Rome Downtown Development Authority.
The Atlanta Braves fell to the Washington Nationals 6-4 on Labor Day in the opener of a three-game set at Nationals Park in DC, ending a six-game winning streak for the Braves.
The Rome Braves closed out their regular season with a 5-0 win over the Augusta Greenjackets on Monday at Augusta. The Braves will host the Charleston Riverdogs in game one of the South Atlantic League’s Southern Division playoffs on Wednesday night at 7 pm.
The Fairview School in Cave Spring has been added to the Georgia Register of Historic Places. The designation was announced on Friday, August 26th by the National Register Review Board of Georgia’s Historic Preservation Division.
A recent bump in gas prices is not expected to deter Americans from hitting the road over Labor Day weekend. Garrett Townsend, spokesman for AAA, The Auto Club Group, indicates that the price at the pump is about 15 cents less than it was this time last year in Georgia; cheaper gas prices are likely to prompt more people to take a road trip this year. Townsend adds that more than 30 million Americans hit the road over Labor Day weekend in 2015.
Three teachers have been selected as finalists for the Floyd County Schools’ 2017 Teacher of the Year. According to a media release from the school system, those finalists include Michelle Arp, a business education teacher at Armuchee High School; Keith Reedy, a special education teacher at Pepperell High School; and Sue Turnquist, a fifth-grade science and social studies teacher at Model Elementary School.
Friday night lights are set to shine tonight as area high school football teams take the field for week two of the 2016 season.