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AAA:  OIL PRICES DIP TO LOWEST LEVELS IN MORE THAN A DECADE

Written by Matt Davis on January 19, 2016. Posted in News/Weather

Gas prices continue logging multi-year lows as the price of oil dips to its lowest level in more than a decade, according to AAA, The Auto Club Group, which reports that the price for a gallon of regular unleaded is $1.89, the lowest national average since February 27, 2009.  Gas prices in the southeastern US are also at seven-year lows, with Georgia’s average hitting $1.80 on Monday.

HAWKS TOP MAGIC IN MLK DAY OUTING AT ATLANTA

Written by Matt Davis on January 19, 2016. Posted in Sports

The Atlanta Hawks beat the Orlando Magic 98-81 in an MLK Day outing at the Philips Arena on Monday evening, marking the Hawks’ second straight win.

SUSPICIOUS DEATH ON MARSHALL LANE UNDER INVESTIGATION

Written by Matt Davis on January 19, 2016. Posted in News/Weather

Police are investigating a suspicious death on Marshall Lane in Rome.  Wesley Wayne Stewart, age 69, was pronounced dead at his home at 106 Marshall Lane on Monday evening at 5:55 pm by Floyd County Deputy Coroner Ernie Studdard.  His lifeless body was initially discovered by his wife.  It will be taken to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Crime Lab for an autopsy.  Stewart’s death is believed to be tied to a shooting incident that took place a few hours earlier in Chattooga County.

LOCALS WATCHING AS 2016 PRESIDENTIAL RACE HEATS UP

Written by Matt Davis on January 19, 2016. Posted in News/Weather

The campaign trial is heating up as candidates duke it out to become the next President of the United States.  The Iowa caucuses are now less than two weeks away.  Georgia voters will cast their ballots in the presidential primary election on March 1st.

GHC PICKS UP A PAIR OF GCAA WINS OVER CHATTAHOOCHEE TECH

Written by Matt Davis on January 19, 2016. Posted in Sports

In college hoops, Georgia Highlands pulled out a pair of wins over GCAA rival Chattahoochee Tech on Monday night at GHC’s Floyd County campus.

KING CELEBRATION WEEKEND TO CULMINATE WITH ANNUAL FREEDOM MARCH TODAY

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

This is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.  The local four-day King Celebration Weekend will culminate today with the annual Freedom March down Broad Street.  Participants are asked to assemble at the corner of Broad Street and First Avenue at 11 am.  The march will begin at 11:30 am and will proceed to the Rome City Auditorium, at which an MLK Celebration will be held.  The noon program will feature guest speaker Chata Maria Spikes, founder of Spiked Communications.  It will be followed by a free lunch at the Rome Civic Center.

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