The Rome Police Department has announced their intentions to conduct stepped-up patrols for St. Patrick’s Day in search of those driving under the influence. Beginning on Thursday, March 12th and continuing through St. Patrick’s Day (Tuesday, March 17th), the RPD’s Selective Enforcement Unit (SEU) will be conducting heavily concentrated DUI enforcement efforts with the motto, “If you are over the legal limit and driving, if you are caught, you will be arrested and go to jail.”
The Atlanta Braves took a 2-1 victory from the Washington Nationals in Spring Training action on Monday at Space Coast Stadium in Viera, Florida. Wandy Rodriguez was credited with the win for Atlanta; he rendered the Nationals scoreless through three innings, giving up just two hits and striking out two. Jake Brigham got the save. Tanner Roark took the loss for Washington.
The national average price for a gallon of gasoline dropped ever-so-slightly for the first time in 40 days, according to AAA, The Auto Club Group, which reports that the US average has risen 42 cents since January 27th, but dipped four-tenths of a cent on Sunday.
Smoke alarms save lives. It’s a message that we hear often from local and state fire officials. Georgia’s Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens asserts that having a smoke alarm that’s in proper working order increases your chance of escaping a house fire.
The Atlanta Hawks beat the Sacramento Kings 130-105 on Monday night at the Philips Arena, allowing the Hawks to become the first team in the NBA to reach 50 wins this season.
The Georgia Tech men’s basketball team will begin play in the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament today. The Yellow Jackets are slated to face Boston College in opening round action at 1 pm in Greensboro, North Carolina. The game will be broadcast on 95.7 FM The Ridge, Rome’s radio home for Georgia Tech athletics. Air time for pre-game programming is 12:30 pm.
The Rome City and Floyd County Commissions each have regularly scheduled meetings to start this work week.
The Rome Floyd County Humane Society will present their 8th annual St. PETrick’s Day Pet Parade this Saturday, March 14th. Registration will begin at 9:30 am at Bridge Pointe Plaza in downtown Rome. There will be a blessing of the animals at 10:30 am. The parade will start at 11 am and will travel north on Broad Street from West First Avenue to Fourth Avenue and back to Bridge Pointe Plaza. For more information, call the Rome Floyd County Humane Society at (706) 936-9485.