The cost for a barrel of oil fell last week for the sixth week in a row, remaining below $95 a barrel, according to AAA, The Auto Club Group. Though crude prices have moved lower, retail gas prices remained relatively flat from the week prior.
A rainy end to the weekend will give way to sunny skies as we begin another work week in the Greater Rome area. The National Weather Service reported some .36 inches of rain at the Richard B. Russell Regional Airport from yesterday afternoon thru the overnight hours. Sunny skies are forecasted for today with highs in the mid to upper 60s. The next chance of rain is not expected until later in the week.
Tune in for Shorter University women’s basketball tonight on 95.7 FM The Ridge as the Lady Hawks host NCAA Division II rival Columbus State. The 7:30 pm tilt is a part of the Lady Hawks’ 17th annual Cancer Awareness Classic, which will open with a 5:30 pm high school match up featuring the Armuchee Lady Indians and the Darlington Lady Tigers. Proceeds from tonight’s Classic will benefit the WBCA Play 4 Kay Foundation and the Breast Center at Floyd. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students. Classic t-shirts will also be for sale.
The mother of three-year-old Ella Camp has been charged in the toddler’s death following an investigation by the Criminal Investigations Division of the Rome Police Department.
Far fewer people have signed up for healthcare plans offered by the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, than anticipated. US Senator Johnny Isakson of Georgia believes that many Americans are experiencing difficulty in meeting the standards laid out by Obamacare.
The Atlanta Falcons fell to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 41-28 yesterday afternoon in Tampa Bay, marking the Falcons’ fourth straight loss. It was the second straight win for the Bucs, who opened the season 0-8.
The Georgia Highlands College Lady Chargers beat the Lady Golden Eagles of Chattahoochee Tech by a final score of 97-58 on the road yesterday. With the win, the Lady Chargers improve to 3-3 on the season; they are 2-0 in conference play.
The Tellus Science Museum in Cartersville is now officially the proud owner of a Moon rock! The rock was given to the museum by NASA and was retrieved by Tellus curator Julian Gray at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas on Wednesday. Members of the media got a sneak preview of the Moon rock on Thursday.