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AAA:  GAS PRICES UNAFFECTED BY HURRICANE FLORENCE

Written by Matt Davis on September 17, 2018. Posted in News/Weather

Hurricane Florence had little to no effect on prices at the gas pump last week, reports AAA, The Auto Club Group.  Gas prices in Georgia inched lower this past weekend.  Sunday’s state average of $2.72 per gallon is the same as last week as well as one cent less than a month ago and this time last year.

LAST WEEK OF SUMMER WILL BE A HOT ONE IN GREATER ROME

Written by Matt Davis on September 17, 2018. Posted in News/Weather

This final week of summer will be a hot one in the Greater Rome area!  The National Weather Service predicts that high temperatures will reach the upper 80s today with a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms this afternoon through the early evening hours.  Highs will soar into the low 90s towards the middle of this week.  The forecast calls for another slight chance of showers and thunderstorms as we head into next weekend.

FALCONS PICK UP FIRST WIN OF 2018 REGULAR SEASON

Written by Matt Davis on September 17, 2018. Posted in Sports

The Atlanta Falcons defeated the Carolina Panthers 31-24 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Sunday; it was the Falcons’ first win of the regular season.  Matt Ryan ran for a pair of touchdowns for the first time in his career to contribute to the victory.  The Falcons will welcome the New Orleans Saints to Atlanta next Sunday for a 1 pm kick-off.

HURRICANE RELIEF EFFORTS BEGIN IN THE WAKE OF FLORENCE

Written by Matt Davis on September 14, 2018. Posted in News/Weather

Hurricane Florence has begun to lash coastal Carolina and is anticipated to continue her assault over the next few days.  As of early Friday, the hurricane was ranked as a Category 1 storm.  The Greater Rome area could see showers and thunderstorms later in the weekend and into Monday.

FREE RABIES VACCINATION CLINIC SET FOR THIS SATURDAY

Written by Matt Davis on September 17, 2018. Posted in News/Weather

Floyd County Environmental Health will team up with Floyd County Animal Control (or PAWS) and local veterinarians to offer a rabies vaccination clinic on Saturday from 1 pm to 4 pm in the parking lot of the Floyd County Health Department, 16 East 12th Street in Rome.

BRAVES DROP SUNDAY OUTING, SERIES TO NATIONALS

Written by Matt Davis on September 17, 2018. Posted in Sports

The Atlanta Braves fell to the St. Louis Cardinals 6-4 on Sunday afternoon in the finale of a three-game set at SunTrust Park, allowing the Nationals to take the weekend series 2-1.

ROME BALLOON FESTIVAL BEGINS TODAY, CONTINUES THRU SATURDAY

Written by Matt Davis on September 14, 2018. Posted in News/Weather

Day one of the inaugural Rome Balloon Festival is today!  The festival will continue through Saturday at the Russell Regional Airport/Admiral John H. Towers Field in Rome.  Gates open at 1 pm with the festival launch at 4 pm both days.

CHIEFTAINS MUSEUM/MAJOR RIDGE HOME TO HOST WORK DAY ON SATURDAY

Written by Matt Davis on September 14, 2018. Posted in News/Weather

The Chieftains Museum/Major Ridge Home will host a workday on Saturday to introduce the public to the gardens on the museum campus, 501 Riverside Parkway in Rome.  The event will begin at 9:30 am.

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