Gas prices have fallen for 73 consecutive days, according to AAA, The Auto Club Group, which reports that the national average price for a gallon of regular unleaded (currently $2.70) has dropped 10 cents in the past week and is the lowest price since September 2010. That price is down by 66 cents since September 26th of this year.
Activities were held across the community over the weekend to celebrate the holiday season.
The Atlanta Hawks topped the Denver Nuggets 96-84 in NBA action last night at the Philips Arena, marking the Hawks’ sixth straight win. Paul Millsap led the Hawks in scoring with 23 points. Kyle Korver also added 15 points.
The NFC South-leading Atlanta Falcons will take on the NFC North-leading Green Bay Packers in Monday Night Football tonight at Green Bay, Wisconsin. The game is slated to get underway at 8:30 pm at Lambeau Field and will be broadcast on 95.7 FM The Ridge, Northwest Georgia and Northeast Alabama’s radio home for Atlanta Falcons football.
Howard Finster’s Paradise Garden is all lit up for the holidays, and the public is invited to witness this Christmas light display on Sunday night, December 14th during a special event at the late folk artist’s home in the Pennville community of Chattooga County. Chorals and Lights is set for 4 pm until 8 pm; it is free and open to the public.
Both the Rome City and Floyd County Commissions have regularly scheduled meetings to start off this work week.
Teams have been set for the first-ever College Football Playoffs. No. 1 Alabama will face No. 4 Ohio State in the Sugar Bowl. No. 3 Florida State, the defending National Champion, will face No. 2 Oregon in the Rose Bowl. Both games are set for New Year’s Day, Thursday, January 1st, 2015. The winners of each will proceed to the Championship Game on January 12th in Arlington, Texas.
The Winter Art Market will return to the Rome Civic Center this weekend. It will be open to the public from 10 am until 6 pm this Saturday, December 6th and from 11 am until 5 pm on Sunday, December 7th and will feature more than 50 juried artists from around the state of Georgia. Offerings will include a wide array of contemporary crafts in pottery, glass, jewelry, fashion, wood, leather, metal, furniture, home accessories, photography and fine art.