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VALENTINE’S DAY GETAWAYS AND GIFTS OFFERED BY GEORGIA STATE PARKS AND HISTORIC SITES

Written by Matt Davis on February 9, 2016. Posted in News/Weather

Looking for a romantic getaway this Valentine’s Day weekend?  Consider a trip to one of Georgia’s state parks!  Kim Hatcher, Public Affairs Coordinator for Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites, indicates that many parks will offer themed events and cabin getaways this weekend.  She adds that these offerings are not just for couples.  Among her recommendations – archery classes at Panola Mountain, a hike to the heart stone at Fort Mountain or a sunset dinner train on the Sam Shortline.

SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW, CHILLY TEMPERATURES IN THE FORECAST

Written by Matt Davis on February 9, 2016. Posted in News/Weather

A chance of snow remains in the forecast through tonight, along with chilly temperatures.  Less than an inch of snow accumulation is possible for today, according to the National Weather Service.  Daytime highs in the mid 30s will give way to overnight lows in the low 20s.

ONE DEAD IN ROCKMART EXPLOSION

Written by Matt Davis on February 8, 2016. Posted in News/Weather

A man was killed in an explosion at JCG Farms in Rockmart early Sunday morning.  Justin Deems, age 25 and of Rockmart, was pronounced dead at the scene.  The explosion reportedly occurred around 2:30 am at the plant, located at 1750 Rome Highway, and injured five others.  The Georgia Fire Marshal’s Office and the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms have been tapped to assist with the investigation into the incident.

AN EVENING ON THE RUNWAY’ TO BE HELD THIS FRIDAY NIGHT AS FUNDRAISER FOR HISTORIC DESOTO THEATRE FOUNDATION

Written by Matt Davis on February 8, 2016. Posted in News/Weather

High fashion (or for those of you in the fashion industry, “haute couture”) will benefit the Historic DeSoto Theatre during “An Evening on the Runway” this Friday night, February 12th at the theatre on Broad Street in downtown Rome.

DEAL:  NET REVENUES UP BY 6.4 PERCENT

Written by Matt Davis on February 9, 2016. Posted in News/Weather

Governor Nathan Deal has announced that Georgia’s net tax collections for last month totaled nearly $2.05 billion for an increase of $119.3 million, or 6.4 percent, over January 2015.  Year-to-date, net tax revenue collections totaled $12.49 billion for an increase of $1.02 billion, or 8.9 percent, compared to January 2015, when net tax revenues totaled almost $11.47 billion.

HAWKS FALL TO MAGIC IN OT AT PHILIPS

Written by Matt Davis on February 9, 2016. Posted in Sports

The Atlanta Hawks fell to the Orlando Magic 117-110 in overtime at the Philips Arena on Monday night, marking the Magic’s second straight win over the Hawks in as many nights.

AAA:  FALLING OIL PRICES CONTINUE TO PLACE DOWNWARD PRESSURE ON PRICE AT THE GAS PUMP

Written by Matt Davis on February 8, 2016. Posted in News/Weather

Drivers continue to pay the lowest gas prices since 2009, thanks to falling crude oil prices, according to AAA, The Auto Club Group, which reports that Sunday’s national average of $1.74 per gallon represents a savings of six cents per gallon over last week and 43 cents over last year.  Consumers continue to save more than $18 per gallon versus the 2015 peak price.

ROME CITY, FLOYD COUNTY COMMISSIONS TO HOLD REGULAR MEETINGS THIS WEEK

Written by Matt Davis on February 8, 2016. Posted in News/Weather

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

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