Motorists continue to enjoy the lowest gas prices in four years, according to AAA, The Auto Club Group, which reports that the national average price for a gallon of regular unleaded dropped for the 52nd consecutive day on Sunday, falling 45 cents since September 26th. During that same period, gas prices fell 49 cents in Georgia, with the streak of declines extending to 43 days.
Today is the deadline to pay 2014 property taxes for residents of Rome and Floyd County.
The Atlanta Falcons edged the Carolina Panthers 19-17 yesterday afternoon in Charlotte, North Carolina, marking the Falcons’ second straight win. With it, the Falcons improved to 4-6 on the season and are now tied with the New Orleans Saints for first place in the NFC East.
The Rome Noon Optimist Club will be “Flipping for Youth” during their 54th annual Pancake Breakfast this Saturday, November 22nd from 6 am until noon at the Rome Civic Center. Attendees will be treated to pancakes, sausage, coffee, milk and soft drinks.
Rain will give way to chilly temperatures in the Greater Rome area to start the work week. The National Weather Service reported 1.73 inches of rain at the Richard B. Russell Regional Airport/Admiral John H. Towers Field in Armuchee from Sunday afternoon through early this morning. A 100 percent chance of heavy rain is on tap for today with a high temperature of 52. We could even see some showers and thunderstorms. Skies will turn off partly cloudy tonight with overnight lows around 22. Highs are only expected to be in the mid 30s tomorrow with otherwise sunny skies.
Two Rome-Floyd County high school football teams continue their quest for a state title. The Model Blue Devils will face Fitzgerald on the road in the second round of the Class AA playoffs this Friday night. Coverage will be provided on 95.7 FM The Ridge and www.theridge957.com. The Coosa Eagles will also be on the road for second round action of the Class AA playoffs. They’ll be at Vidalia for a game that will be broadcast on WLAQ AM 1410 and www.wlaq1410.com.
If you were hoping for a break from the current chilly conditions, it looks like you’ll have to wait awhile.