Gas prices fell below $2 a gallon at various filling stations in Georgia last week, according to AAA, The Auto Club Group, which attests that the 89.5 million Americans hitting the road this holiday season will find the cheapest gasoline since May 2009 and the lowest Christmas day prices since 2008.
The First Presbyterian Church of Rome will distribute food to needy members of the community today as a part of their annual Christmas food basket project. The distribution is taking place at the church, located at 101 East Third Avenue, and began early this morning. Members of the congregation filled the food boxes yesterday.
The Atlanta Falcons beat the New Orleans Saints 30-14 in an NFC South showdown at New Orleans yesterday, essentially eliminating the Saints from playoff contention and keeping the Falcons’ postseason hopes alive.
Eighteen Georgia Northwestern Technical College students have been nominated for the 2015 Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership (GOAL), according to Dione Waddington, coordinator of the program for GNTC.
Motorists undoubtedly appreciate the recent savings at the gas pump with the arrival of the holiday travel season. Mark Jenkins, Spokesman for AAA, The Auto Club Group, contends that you can maximize your gas budget by making sure to stay current on your vehicle’s maintenance. He adds that reducing the weight in your car helps to improve gas mileage, along with maintaining safe driving habits.
The Rome City Commission will meet in regular session this evening. They’ll gather for a caucus session at 5 pm, which will be followed by their regular meeting at 6:30 pm at City Hall (the City Auditorium) in downtown Rome. Commissioners are slated to adopt their 2015 budget at tonight’s meeting, which is open to the public.
AAA: 98.6 MILLIONS EXPECTED TO TRAVEL THIS HOLIDAY SEASON, THE HIGHEST HOLIDAY TRAVEL VOLUME SINCE 2001
While many people may get a head start on their holiday travel this weekend, AAA, The Auto Club Group, defines the year-end holiday travel period as this coming Tuesday, December 23rd thru Sunday, January 4th, 2015. During that time, some 98.6 million Americans are projected to journey 50 miles or more from home for an increase of four percent from the 94.8 million people that traveled last year.
The Floyd County Police Department has made an arrest in connection with the November 30th robbery of the Dollar General on Kingston Highway. According to an FCPD media release, 28-year-old Terry Cleo Tibbitts of Rome has been arrested and charged with robbery, burglary and two counts of simple assault. The investigation into the matter is ongoing; investigators are still trying to identify the second suspect in the case. Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Floyd County Police Department at (706) 235-7766 or Investigator Mary Catherine Parris at (706) 314-1861.