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DON’T WAIT UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE TO PURCHASE TICKETS TO THIS YEAR’S ROME CELEBRITY DANCE CHALLENGE! 

Written by Matt Davis on June 20, 2018. Posted in News/Weather

Get your tickets NOW for the 2018 Rome Celebrity Dance Challenge!  This is the encouragement of Severo Avila, the features editor for the Rome News-Tribune and one of the contestants in this year’s event, slated for the evening of Saturday, August 11th at 7 pm at the Rome City Auditorium.

NATIONAL ACCLAIMED SPEAKER, PASTOR, AUTHOR DR. TONY EVANS IS COMING TO ROME

Written by Matt Davis on June 20, 2018. Posted in News/Weather

More than 20 local churches, in partnership with local ministry organization Covenant Kingdom Pastors, have united to bring nationally acclaimed pastor, author and speaker Dr. Tony Evans to Rome.  Evans will serve as the featured speaker on Friday, June 29th at 7 pm at the Forum River Center.

FRIDAY SHOOTING VICTIM DIES FROM HER INJURIES

Written by Matt Davis on June 19, 2018. Posted in News/Weather

The victim of a Friday night shooting has died as a result of injuries sustained in the incident.  Debbie Burnett, Assistant Chief of the Rome Police, reported on Monday that Crystal Dawn Vega died as a result of a gunshot wound, and her body has been sent to the GBI Crime Lab for an autopsy.  Nakotah Smith has been listed as a person of interest by investigators; he is also suspected in a burglary at Vega’s home on Sunday.

STATE PARKS HAVE MUCH TO OFFER CAMPERS AND THOSE WHO ARE PLANNING SPECIAL EVENTS

Written by Matt Davis on June 19, 2018. Posted in News/Weather

Do you plan to spend some time in the great outdoors this summer?  Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites now offer a Summer Camping Deal whereby patrons may receive 50 percent off in August if they camp at a state park for two or more nights in June or July.  Kim Hatcher, Public Affairs Coordinator, says that details about the offer are available online at www.gastateparks.org.  Additional discounts are frequently posted on social media.

PAY ATTENTION TO YOUR PETS AMID THE HEAT WAVE

Written by Matt Davis on June 19, 2018. Posted in News/Weather

The heat is on in Northwest Georgia!  High temperatures are expected to be around 93 today with heat index values of 98, according to the forecast from the National Weather Service.  Skies will be mostly sunny and accompanied by a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.

AAA:  MOTORISTS ARE GETTING RELIEF FROM HIGH PRICES AT THE GAS PUMP

Written by Matt Davis on June 18, 2018. Posted in News/Weather

Motorists are getting some relief from high prices at the pump, according to AAA, The Auto Club Group.  Sunday’s national average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline was $2.90, marking a decline of seven cents since Memorial Day weekend.

CYCLE THERAPY ENTERS FINAL DAYS IN BUSINESS AT ROME’S CENTRAL PLAZA

Written by Matt Davis on June 18, 2018. Posted in News/Weather

After 11 years in business, Cycle Therapy will officially close this Thursday, June 21st.  The owners of the bicycle shop, currently located at Central Plaza in Rome, have decided to pursue other opportunities.

ROME CITY COMMISSION MEETS THIS EVENING

Written by Matt Davis on June 18, 2018. Posted in News/Weather

The Rome City Commission will meet this evening.  They will hold a caucus session at 5 pm, to be followed by their meeting at 6:30 pm at City Hall (the City Auditorium) on Broad Street.  Both are open to the public.

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