AAA, The Auto Club Group, has reported that record levels of crude oil and increasing gasoline production pushed gas prices down this week, marking the second straight week of declines in the price at the pump for motorists in Florida.
The Chieftains Museum/Major Ridge Home will host a free Archaeology Day program this Saturday, May 10th from 10:30 am until 4:30 pm at the museum, located at 501 Riverside Parkway in Rome. The program is a part of the museum’s observation of Georgia Archaeology Month, which is being observed in May.
The Atlanta Braves extended their current losing streak to six games with a 4-1 loss to the San Francisco Giants on Sunday afternoon at Turner Field, allowing the Giants to complete a three-game sweep of the weekend series between the teams. That marked the Giants’ first sweep in Atlanta since 1988.
Tonight’s the big night of the first First Friday concert for 2014. The Broad Street Block Party will be held from 7 pm until 10 pm on the 200-400 blocks of Broad Street; it will feature two stages and performances by Tinsley Ellis and Babes Bayou.
Plans have been set for the 2014 Peace Officers Memorial Service. The service will be held this Friday, May 9th at 11 am outside the Joint Law Enforcement Center at 5 Government Plaza. It is intended to honor the fallen officers of the law enforcement community of Rome and Floyd County.
BIG ANNOUNCEMENT FROM GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF BEHAVIORAL HEALTH AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES PLANNED FOR THIS MORNING
The Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities is scheduled to make an announcement today concerning a new substance abuse residential treatment and outpatient facility to open on August 1, 2014 in north Georgia. Commissioner Frank Berry will be joined by State Representative Katie Dempsey and Jason Bearden, CEO of Highland Rivers Health, to make the announcement, which is set for 9 am at the Oakridge Apartments 451 Chateau Drive in Rome.
The Rome Braves snapped a five-game losing streak with a 7-3 victory over the Savannah Sand Gnats on Sunday afternoon in game three of a four game series at Grayson Stadium in Savannah, which also resulted in the end of a five-game winning streak for the Sand Gnats.
WHO’S THE BEST SPELLER IN FLOYD COUNTY? FIND OUT TONIGHT AT THE SIXTH ANNUAL HARBOR HOUSE SPELL OFF!
Local professionals will duke it out to see who’s the best speller in Rome and Floyd County at the sixth annual Harbor House Adult Spell Off, presented by the Harbin Clinic, tonight at 7 pm at the DeSoto Theatre in downtown Rome. Spell Off teams are comprised of three adults, ages 21 and up. You can still vote for your favorite team online at www.harbinclinic.com/harborhousespelloff. Votes are $1 apiece and will pave the way for teams to receive ‘stingers’, providing the teams with respell opportunities in the competition.