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PEPPERELL SADD CHAPTER RECEIVES GRANT FROM GOVERNOR’S OFFICE OF HIGHWAY SAFETY

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

The Pepperell High School chapter of SADD, Students Against Destructive Decisions, currently in their 10th year of existence, has received a grant that will allow them to employ their own student body to use peer-to-peer messaging with the intentions of reversing the current trend of teen traffic crashes.

PATRIOTS ARE NOW 10-0 AFTER MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL WIN OVER BUFFALO

Written by Matt Davis on November 24, 2015. Posted in Sports

The New England Patriots are now 10-0 after notching a 20-13 victory over the Buffalo Bills in Monday Night Football at Foxborough, Massachusetts.

GEORGIA HIGHLANDS TOPS SHORTER JV IN MEN’S HOOPS

Written by Matt Davis on November 24, 2015. Posted in Sports

Georgia Highlands College picked up a 116-71 win over Shorter JV in men’s basketball at home on Monday night.

AAA:  GAS PRICES DROP IN TIME FOR THANKSGIVING

Written by Matt Davis on November 23, 2015. Posted in News/Weather

The 41.9 million Americans that are predicted to hit the road this Thanksgiving will pay the cheapest gas prices for the holiday since 2008, according to AAA, The Auto Club Group, which reports that the average price of gasoline nationwide is $2.08, 72 cents less than last year’s average of $2.80 on Thanksgiving Day.

1.2 MILLION GEORGIANS TO TRAVEL VIA AUTOMOBILE THIS THANKSGIVING

Written by Matt Davis on November 23, 2015. Posted in News/Weather

Some 1.2 million Georgians are expected to be among the 41.9 Americans that travel via automobile this Thanksgiving holiday travel period.  Garrett Townsend, spokesman for AAA, The Auto Club Group, contends that most people prefer to travel via automobile because it allows for greater flexibility.

STATE PARKS HAVE MUCH TO OFFER THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

Written by Matt Davis on November 23, 2015. Posted in News/Weather

Are you among those who do not wish to brave the crowds of holiday shoppers on Black Friday?  Do you instead seek a way to work off that Thanksgiving turkey and dressing?  A number of Georgia’s State Parks and Historic Sites will offer post-turkey day hikes this Friday.  Public Affairs Coordinator Kim Hatcher says that Turkey Waddle Hikes will be held at places like Fort Yargo State Park in Winder and High Falls State Park in Jackson.  If you don’t want to travel that far, you can walk around James H. “Sloppy” Floyd Park in nearby Chattooga County on the day after Thanksgiving.

ROME CITY, FLOYD COUNTY COMMISSION MEETINGS ON TAP FOR THIS WEEK

Written by Matt Davis on November 23, 2015. Posted in News/Weather

The Rome City and Floyd County Commissions each have meetings to start this work week.

ATLANTA FALCONS EDGED BY INDY AT GEORGIA DOME

Written by Matt Davis on November 23, 2015. Posted in Sports

The Atlanta Falcons fell to the Indianapolis Colts 24-21 on Sunday at the Georgia Dome, marking the Falcons’ fourth loss in their last five games.  They are now 6-4 after starting the season 5-0.

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