Prices at the gas pump fell slightly last week on falling demand numbers, according AAA, The Auto Club Group in their weekly fuel price brief. The Energy Information Administration has indicated that gasoline consumption dropped for the fifth week in a row.
The Rome City Commission will meet tonight for its final regularly scheduled meeting of 2013. Their 5 pm caucus session will be followed by their regular meeting at 6:30 pm at City Hall (the City Auditorium) on Broad Street in downtown Rome. Both are open to the public.
The 60th annual Rome News-Tribune Seven Hills Rotary Holiday Festival Basketball Tournament begins today at Berry College and Georgia Highlands College. Area high school basketball teams will compete all week long in the tourney, which will conclude with the boys’ and girls’ championship games on Friday evening at Berry’s Cage Center.
The Tourism Resource Team from the Georgia Department of Economic Development will make a presentation this Thursday, December 19th at the Visitor Center at Howard Finster’s Paradise Garden, located in the Pennville community of Chattooga County. The event, rescheduled from earlier in the year, is slated to get underway at 6 pm.
The Atlanta Falcons took a wild 27-26 victory from the Washington Redskins yesterday afternoon at the Georgia Dome.
The Shorter University Lady Hawks basketball team will head to Atlanta this evening for a non-conference match against Clark Atlanta. The game will be broadcast on 95.7 FM The Ridge and www.theridge957.com, with Jim Bojo providing the play by play story. Tip off is set for 5 pm.
PUBLIC HEALTH OFFICIALS URGES THE PUBLIC TO GET A FLU SHOT DURING NATIONAL INFLUENZA VACCINATION WEEK
Public health officials are stressing the importance of getting a flu shot during National Influenza Vaccination Week, which is being observed this week, December 8th thru 14th.