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AAA:  GAS PRICES ARE THE HIGHEST THEY’VE BEEN ALL YEAR, BUT CHEAPER THAN LAST MAY

Written by Matt Davis on May 4, 2015. Posted in News/Weather

Motorists across the nation are finding the highest gas prices of 2015, according to AAA, The Auto Club Group, which reports that the national average price for regular unleaded is $2.62 per gallon, up 59 cents from this year’s low of $2.03 in late January.

ROME LEADERSHIP PRAYER BREAKFAST SET FOR TUESDAY

Written by Matt Davis on May 4, 2015. Posted in News/Weather

The 2015 Rome Leadership Prayer Breakfast is set for this Tuesday, May 5th at The Forum.  Doors open at 6:30 pm, with the breakfast to begin at 7 am.

ATLANTA HAWKS DROP SERIES OPENER TO WASHINGTON WIZARDS

Written by Matt Davis on May 4, 2015. Posted in Sports

The Atlanta Hawks fell to the Washington Wizards 104-98 in game one of the Eastern Conference semifinals on Sunday at the Philips Arena.

NICE WEATHER ON TAP FOR FIRST BROAD STREET BLOCK PARTY OF THE YEAR TO KICK OFF FIRST FRIDAY CONCERT SERIES

Written by Matt Davis on May 1, 2015. Posted in News/Weather

Perfect weather is expected for the first First Friday concert of the year in downtown Rome tonight, though it will be a bit chilly.  The 17th edition of the First Friday concert series will kick off with a Broad Street Block Party.  It will begin at 7 pm and feature the music of Curiosity Shoppe and Babe’s Bayou.

LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT TO BE LAUDED AT CELEBRATING LAW ENFORCEMENT AND PUBLIC SAFETY DAY

Written by Matt Davis on May 4, 2015. Posted in News/Weather

Efforts of local law enforcement and emergency management officials to keep the community safe will be lauded at the Celebrating Law Enforcement and Public Safety Day event, set for Saturday, May 16th from 11 am until 6 pm at Ridge Ferry Park in Rome.  A number of agencies will have equipment available for viewing, including the Rome and Floyd County Police, Floyd and Redmond EMT and the Georgia State Patrol (who will be there with their chopper), according to event organizer David Thornton, Chaplain of the Floyd County Sheriff’s Department.  There will also be inflatables for kids, food tents and live music.

ATLANTA BRAVES BLANK CINCINNATI REDS IN SERIES FINALE

Written by Matt Davis on May 4, 2015. Posted in Sports

The Atlanta Braves blanked the Cincinnati Reds 5-0 in the series finale between the teams at Turner Field on Sunday.  The Braves settled for a 2-2 split in their four game set with the Reds.

CHEROKEE HISTORY DISPLAYED AT CHIEF VANN HOUSE, NEW ECHOTA HISTORIC SITE

Written by Matt Davis on May 1, 2015. Posted in News/Weather

Has the beautiful weather that has been predicted for this weekend made you want to hit the road?  Furthermore, do you have an interest in Cherokee history and culture?  Consider a visit to the Chief Vann House in Chatsworth and/or the New Echota Historic Site in Calhoun, both members of Georgia’s State Parks and Historic Sites.  David Gomez, manager of both institutions, says that New Echota was the capital city for the Cherokee nation, while the Chief Vann House is one of the best-preserved Cherokee homes east of the Mississippi River.

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