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AAA:  GAS PRICES RISE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN MORE THAN A MONTH

Written by Matt Davis on September 28, 2015. Posted in News/Weather

After falling for 37 consecutive days for a total savings of 39 cents per gallon, the national average price for regular unleaded gasoline rose slightly, reaching $2.29 on Sunday, according to AAA, The Auto Club Group.  The organization reports that retail averages are up one-tenth of a cent, but on the whole remain discounted with drivers paying the lowest average for this same date since 2004.

ROME CITY COMMISSION TO HOLD PUBLIC HEARING ON CITY CENTER DEVELOPMENT TONIGHT

Written by Matt Davis on September 28, 2015. Posted in News/Weather

The Rome City Commission will meet in regular session this evening.  Commissioners are slated to hold a public hearing on a rezoning request by Rome Riverview Partners, LLC for property on Riverside Parkway that would be used for a 100+ unit apartment complex and retail site across from Ridge Ferry Park.  The measure has been the subject of a heated debate because the property is located in a flood hazard area.  The Rome-Floyd County Planning Commission has recommended approval of the request, one phase of the City Center development, a joint project between Ledbetter Properties and Charlie Williams.

ATLANTA BRAVES SWEPT IN MIAMI

Written by Matt Davis on September 28, 2015. Posted in Sports, Uncategorized

The Atlanta Braves fell to the Miami Marlins 9-5 in the finale of a three game set at Miami’s Marlins Park on Sunday, allowing the Marlins to sweep the weekend series between the teams.

CREATIVE KIDS INVITED TO PARTICIPATE IN 2ND ANNUAL ROME-FLOYD COUNTY CARDBOARD CHALLENGE

Written by Matt Davis on September 25, 2015. Posted in News/Weather

Participants are being sought for the 2nd annual Rome and Floyd County Cardboard Challenge.  The event is slated to take place on Saturday, October 10th from 9 am until noon at Georgia Northwestern Technical College’s Aviation Training Center at the Richard B. Russell Regional Airport.  Set up will begin at 8:30 am.

OUTDOOR BURN BAN TO BE LIFTED FOR 54 GEORGIA COUNTIES ON WEDNESDAY

Written by Matt Davis on September 28, 2015. Posted in News/Weather

The open burning ban currently in place by the EPD over 54 Georgia counties is slated to be lifted this Wednesday, September 30th.  The ban prohibits citizens and businesses from burning yard and land-clearing debris during the months of May through September, a time of year when level ozone and particle pollution levels are generally higher.

ATLANTA FALCONS EXTEND SEASON-OPENING WINNING STREAK TO THREE STRAIGHT VS. DALLAS COWBOYS

Written by Matt Davis on September 28, 2015. Posted in Sports

The Atlanta Falcons extended their season-opening winning streak to three straight games with a 39-28 victory over the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas on Sunday.

PORTION OF WEST ROME BYPASS TO OPEN TUESDAY

Written by Matt Davis on September 25, 2015. Posted in News/Weather

A portion of the new West Rome Bypass is scheduled to open on Tuesday, September 29th, according to the Georgia Department of Transportation.  As such, traffic will shift to the newly constructed lanes on the bypass, beginning at its intersection with Blacks Bluff Road and extending to Burnett Ferry Road.

LOCAL RUNNERS AND WALKERS URGED TO GET ZOMBIE-FIED FOR ZOMBIE-THON ON OCTOBER 24

Written by Matt Davis on September 25, 2015. Posted in News/Weather

Local runners and walkers, here’s the next event in which you might want to participate – the Zombie-thon 5K and 2 Mile Health Walk, to be presented by the Rome-Floyd Parks and Recreation Authority and sponsored by the Harbin Clinic on Saturday, October 24th.

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