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ATLANTA STEEPLECHASE IS NO MORE

Written by Matt Davis on June 13, 2017. Posted in News/Weather

It appears that the last Atlanta Steeplechase held in April at Kingston Downs was the last Atlanta Steeplechase ever to be held in that location.  The event’s board of directors has confirmed that they have decided to pull the plug on the popular horse race amid their concerns that it has become too much of a financial risk.  The Atlanta Steeplechase, which was considered by many residents of Northwest Georgia (and beyond) as the ultimate lawn party, ran for some 52 years.

WANNA COOL OFF OR GO CAMPING THIS SUMMER?  VISIT A STATE PARK! 

Written by Matt Davis on June 13, 2017. Posted in News/Weather

Looking for a way to cool off during the summer months?  Visit a state park!  Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites have much to offer those who wish to take a dip into a beautiful body of water this summer.  You can bask on the beach by the lake or lounge by the pool at a number of parks around the state, enthuses Kim Hatcher, Public Affairs Coordinator.

COOMER NAMED LEGISLATOR OF THE YEAR BY GEORGIA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Written by Matt Davis on June 13, 2017. Posted in News/Weather

State Representative Christian Coomer of Cartersville has been named the 2017 Legislator of the Year by the Georgia Chamber of Commerce.  The honor was bestowed upon Representative Coomer last Thursday, June 8th during the Georgia Chamber’s Government Affairs Council meeting in St. Simons Island, according to a media release from the state House of Representatives.

AAA:  OIL PRICES PLUNGE, LEADING TO DISCOUNTS AT THE GAS PUMP

Written by Matt Davis on June 12, 2017. Posted in News/Weather

Gas prices in Georgia are declining after oil prices suffered big losses during the week, according to AAA, The Auto Club Group, which reports that the state average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline has dropped over 15 straight days for a total discount of three cents since May 27th.

PREVENT THE SPREAD OF MOSQUITO-BORNE ILLNESS – TIP OVER THOSE WATER-BEARING RECEPTACLES! 

Written by Matt Davis on June 12, 2017. Posted in News/Weather

The Greater Rome area has gotten quite a bit of rain in recent weeks and more has been forecast for this week.  If you happen to notice standing water around your living space, tip it over!  This action can potentially prevent the spread of mosquito-borne diseases.

ROME CITY, FLOYD COUNTY COMMISSIONS TO HOLD MEETINGS THIS WEEK

Written by Matt Davis on June 12, 2017. Posted in News/Weather

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

TEEN DRIVING COURSE TO BE OFFERED THIS WEEKEND

Written by Matt Davis on June 9, 2017. Posted in News/Weather

The Rome Police Department and the Russell Regional Airport are teaming up to support a drivers training course for teens to be provided by FEAR THIS INC. over the weekend

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