Gas prices are on the rise due to a rise in the cost of crude oil, according to AAA, The Auto Club Group, which reports that oil prices have hit their highest level in more than a month. Since last Sunday, the average price for a gallon of gas has risen by four cents in Georgia.
The Rome City Commission will meet in regular session this evening at City Hall (the City Auditorium) on Broad Street. They’ll gather for a caucus session at 5 pm in the Sam King Room, to be followed by their meeting at 6:30 pm in the second floor Commission chambers.
Due to the length of Sunday’s Atlanta Braves game vs. the Washington Nationals, WLAQ AM 1410 did not air our annual High School Football Previews after the match as originally intended. Therefore, those previews will air this evening at 5 pm. The programs feature interviews with the head football coaches of Armuchee, Coosa, Darlington, Model, Pepperell, Rome and Unity Christian Schools. They will also air online at www.wlaq1410.com.
A former deputy for the Floyd County Sheriff’s Office has been sentenced to 30 years for stealing prescription drugs from local residents while on duty. Jessie Stiles, age 37, received his sentence in the county’s Superior Court on Thursday. He will serve 10 of those years in prison and 20 on probation. Stiles was fired by the Sheriff’s Office in late January and was arrested shortly thereafter.
The Rome-Floyd County Commission on Children and Youth will benefit from the 22nd annual Swing for the Kids Golf Classic, scheduled for Friday, September 9th at the Stonebridge Golf Club in Rome.
The Atlanta Braves ended a seven-game losing streak with a 7-6 win over Washington Nationals in 10 innings on Sunday in the finale of a four game series (and of a six game homestand) at Turner Field.
The Rome Braves beat the Asheville Tourists 4-2 in game three of a four game series in Hickory, North Carolina on Sunday, marking the Braves’ fourth straight win. They’ll close out their series in Hickory this evening at 7:05 pm.
A plethora of events are scheduled to take place around the Greater Rome area this weekend! Saturday will be a particularly busy day with activities to include the Gary Tillman Memorial Clocktower 5K and 2-Mile Health Walk, the Health Initiative for Men and Women, the Rome Celebrity Dance Challenge and the Model and Johnson Schools Foundation, Inc.’s Spaghetti Dinner and Auction.