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AAA:  GAS PRICES EXPECTED TO REMAIN STABLE INTO NEW YEAR

Written by Matt Davis on December 27, 2016. Posted in News/Weather

The year-end holiday travel period is in full swing.  It got underway on Friday and continues through Monday, January 2nd, 2017, according to a designation by AAA, The Auto Club Group, which reports that some 103.1 million Americans are expected to travel during that 11-day time frame.  An  estimated 93.6 million will reach their destination by automobile.  In spite of the elevated demand for gasoline, prices at the pump remained unchanged throughout the Christmas weekend.

GET THOSE YEAR-END CONTRIBUTIONS INTO THE UNITED WAY OF ROME AND FLOYD COUNTY!

Written by Matt Davis on December 27, 2016. Posted in News/Weather

Do you aim to make a tax-deductible donation to a charitable organization before this year ends?  Though their 2016 fund-raising campaign has drawn to a close, the United Way of Rome and Floyd County would still be happy to accept your contribution.  Funds will be distributed among 18 human service agencies around the community.

‘TIS THE SEASON FOR COLLEGE FOOTBALL BOWL GAMES!

Written by Matt Davis on December 27, 2016. Posted in Sports

‘Tis the season for college football’s bowl games!  Tune in on New Year’s Eve (this Saturday) for coverage of college football on WLAQ AM 1410 and 95.7 FM The Ridge.

NEED A SAFE RIDE HOME FROM YOUR HOLIDAY CELEBRATIONS?  CALL AAA’S TOW TO GO!

Written by Matt Davis on December 23, 2016. Posted in News/Weather

Planning on tying one on at some point during the next two holiday weekends?  AAA, The Auto Club Group, is urging revelers to plan ahead before festivities begin.  Choose a designated driver, call a cab or find some other safe means of getting home from your celebrations.  And if you’re all out of options, you can take advantage of AAA’s Tow to Go program.  Tow to Go is being offered today through 6 am on Monday, January 2nd.  With a simple call to 855-2-TOW-2-GO (or 855-286-9246), members and non-members alike may be transported (along with their vehicles) home or somewhere safe within 10 miles.

RACE RELATIONS TO BE EXAMINED THROUGH PLAY, MOVIE AND SYMPOSIUM

Written by Matt Davis on December 27, 2016. Posted in News/Weather

The Rome Little Theatre is teaming up with the MLK Commission and 100 Black Men to present the Pulitzer Prize, Tony Award-winning play on race and real estate entitled “Clybourne Park” and the movie “A Raisin in the Sun”, along with a symposium on race dubbed “A Conversation on Race Relations”, according to an RLT press release.

HAWKS FALL TO T-WOLVES ON THE ROAD

Written by Matt Davis on December 27, 2016. Posted in Sports

The Atlanta Hawks fell to the Minnesota Timberwolves 104-90 on Monday night at the Target Center in Minneapolis, allowing the Timberwolves to take the season series between the teams 2-0.

SALVATION ARMY’S RED KETTLE CAMPAIGN CONTINUES THROUGH CHRISTMAS EVE

Written by Matt Davis on December 23, 2016. Posted in News/Weather

If you see the Salvation Army’s bell ringers at retailers around the community over the holiday weekend, drop some change in their red kettles.

WARM TEMPS AHEAD FOR CHRISTMAS

Written by Matt Davis on December 23, 2016. Posted in News/Weather

Get ready for some unseasonably warm temperatures over the Christmas holiday weekend!  Mostly sunny skies and highs in the upper 50s today will be followed by clouds and a low in the mid 40s tonight, according to the National Weather Service, which predicts a slight chance of rain and highs in the mid 60s during the day on Christmas Eve.  Clouds and lows in the upper 40s on Christmas Eve night will be followed by a high near 70 and partly sunny skies on Christmas Day.

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