Gas prices rose throughout last week but stabilized over the weekend, according to AAA, The Auto Club Group, which anticipates that 33.9 million Americans will hit the road for Memorial Day, marking the second-most auto travelers for the holiday on record.
Tuesday is Election Day. Polls will open at 7 am and will remain open until 7 pm for the primary election, for which the ballot will include of a pair of posts on the Floyd County Commission, three posts on the Floyd County Board of Education, Superior Court clerk, sheriff and US House District 14. The winners will proceed to the general election on November 8th.
The Rome City Commission will gather this evening at City Hall (the City Auditorium). They’ll meet in a caucus session at 5 pm in the Sam King Room, to be followed by their regular meeting at 6:30 pm in the Commissioners’ meeting room on the second floor of City Hall. The group is expected to vote on a measure to allow alcohol sales at the new Tennis Center of Rome at Berry College and at the Downtown Tennis Center. In addition, a first reading will be held on an amendment to the city’s alcohol ordinance that would allow The Forum to sell alcohol without meeting the 50/50 food-to-drink ratio. A trio of rezoning requests is also on Commissioners’ agenda for this evening.
Get ready to dance in the street once again at the first Broad Street Block Party of 2016 set for Saturday evening in downtown Rome. The concert will get underway at 7 pm and will feature the music of the Atlanta-based Infinity Show Band.
The Rome ArtsFest is not the only thing that will make for a busy weekend in downtown Rome. Rome High School is scheduled to have their graduation ceremony at The Forum on Saturday morning at 10 am.
Third-grade students at Pepperell Elementary School educated their peers about historical figures such Benjamin Franklin and living legends such as Stephen Curry via the creation of a live wax museum of famous people on Thursday.
The Georgia Department of Labor has reported that the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate stood at 5.5 percent in April, unchanged from March but down from 6.1 percent in April 2015.
The Rome Area Council for the Arts and Rome’s Downtown Development Authority will team up to host the 2016 Ellen Axson Wilson Art Walk at the Town Green downtown this Saturday, May 21st from 2 pm until 7 pm. It will feature the wares of artists, photographers, jewelers, potters and others. There will also be live music and activities for children. The event will be followed by a Broad Street Block Party with a performance by the Infinity Show Band from Atlanta at 7 pm in the 200 block of Broad Street.