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AAA:  GAS PRICES FALL FOR 40TH STRAIGHT DAY IN GEORGIA

Written by Matt Davis on July 18, 2016. Posted in News/Weather

Gas prices have been falling consistently at a pace not seen since last summer, according to AAA, The Auto Club Group, which reports that the state average fell for the 40th consecutive day on Sunday in Georgia for a total discount of 23 cents.

REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION IS THIS WEEK IN CLEVELAND

Written by Matt Davis on July 18, 2016. Posted in News/Weather

The 2016 Republican National Convention kicks off today in Cleveland, Ohio.  It continues through this Thursday, July 21st.  Rome attorney David Guldenschuh is serving as a delegate for presumptive nominee Donald Trump for Northwest Georgia’s 14th Congressional District.  Diane Lewis, vice chair of the Floyd County Republican Party, is the alternate.  Get updates from the convention online at www.convention.gop.

ROME BRAVES WIN AT COLUMBIA

Written by Matt Davis on July 18, 2016. Posted in Sports

The Rome Braves beat the Columbia Fireflies 5-3 on Sunday afternoon at Columbia, South Carolina.  The Braves will conclude their four game set against the Fireflies with a 7:05 pm match tonight.

SOUL FEST 2016, BERRY FARMERS MARKET ON TAP FOR SATURDAY

Written by Matt Davis on July 15, 2016. Posted in News/Weather

The Atlanta-based Infinity Show Band is slated to perform at Soul Fest 2016 this Saturday at Ridge Ferry Park.  The event, scheduled for 2 pm until 10 pm, will feature numerous other musical acts.

NAMI WALK SET FOR OCTOBER 1ST IN ROME, KICK OFF LUNCHEON TO BE HELD AUGUST 3RD

Written by Matt Davis on July 18, 2016. Posted in News/Weather

The Rome, Georgia chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness is hosting one of 80 NAMI Walks being held across the country in 2016.  The local event is set for Saturday, October 1st at Heritage Park.

BRAVES AVOID BEING SWEPT BY ROCKIES AT THE TED

Written by Matt Davis on July 18, 2016. Posted in Sports

The Atlanta Braves beat the Colorado Rockies 1-0 on Sunday in the finale of a three-game set at Turner Field, allowing the Braves to avoid being swept by the Rockies in the weekend series.

GOV. CASEY CAGLE TOUTS EDUCATION DURING VISIT TO ROME

Written by Matt Davis on July 15, 2016. Posted in News/Weather

Georgia’s Lieutenant Governor Casey Cagle was in Rome on Thursday.  He chatted with Floyd County Schools Superintendent Dr. John Jackson and members of the county school board, spoke to the Rome Rotary Club and paid a visit to the studios of WLAQ AM 1410.  The purpose of his trip to Rome was to express his support of public education.  He proposes that the state needs to create an environment in which kids are ‘fighting to get in school rather than fighting to get out’.

NEW STUDENT REGISTRATION TO BE HELD AT FLOYD COUNTY SCHOOLS ON JULY 27TH

Written by Matt Davis on July 15, 2016. Posted in News/Weather

If you missed the new student registration held at the Floyd County Schools central office this week, you have another opportunity.  The next new student registration is slated for Wednesday, July 27th from 1 pm until 4 pm at each local school, according to a press release from the school system.  It is intended for students new to the school system or students who have moved to a new attendance area within the system.

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