America’s military air power will be highlighted at the 2015 Wings Over North Georgia air show, which is rapidly approaching. Among the military aircraft to be featured in the air show, set for October 3rd and 4th at Rome’s Richard B. Russell Regional Airport, is the US Navy’s F/A-18 Hornet. Lieutenant Wallace Miller (call sign “Gump”) with the Hornet Tac Demo Team warns attendees to “expect a lot of noise” when his group performs. He adds that their aircraft is able to travel faster than the speed of sound.
Traffic delays are expected as a ‘mega load’ is expected to make its way from Rome to Savannah tonight, according to the Georgia Department of Transportation. A 205-foot-long, 383,000 pound turbine rotor will depart the GE facility on Redmond Circle at 8 pm. It is expected to reach its final destination of the Ocean Terminal in Savannah late Wednesday night.
The Atlanta Braves saw a three-game winning streak come to an end as they were shut out by the National League East-leading New York Mets 4-0 in the opener of a three game series at Citi Field on Monday night.
Gas prices continue to fall at a rate of about a half a cent a day, according to AAA, The Auto Club Group, which reports that motorists in Georgia are beginning to find prices below $2 a gallon at various gas stations.
Do you think you can cook a mean pot of chili? If your answer is yes, then you are invited to put your recipe up against those of hundreds of other local chili cooks at the 20th annual Trout Unlimited Chili Cook Off. The event is set for Saturday, October 10th at Ridge Ferry Park in Rome.
Georgia Northwestern Technical College has received a grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission in the amount of $407,350 to go towards the Northwest Georgia Southern Appalachian Automotive Workforce Development Initiative. The initiative offers residents of Chattooga County an opportunity for technical training in academic programs (technical certificates of credit) serving the automotive industry, according to a GNTC media release. The program will be available to high school students and adults.
The New York Jets beat the Indianapolis Colts 20-7 in Monday Night Football at Indy. Quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick finished 22 of 34 for 244 yards with two touchdown passes and one interception in his first career win at Lucas Oil Stadium. The Jets are now 2-0 for the first time since 2011.
NEIGHBORHOOD ENHANCEMENT PROGRAM TO BE ROLLED OUT IN BLOSSOM HILL, COMMUNITY MEETING SET FOR TONIGHT
Community leaders will roll out the Neighborhood Enhancement Program in the Blossom Hill neighborhood during a special event to be held this evening at 6 pm at the Rome Civic Center.