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AAA: 46.3 MILLION AMERICANS TO HIT THE ROAD THIS THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY TRAVEL PERIOD

Written by Matt Davis on November 26, 2014. Posted in News/Weather

An estimated 46.3 million Americans are expected to travel 50 miles or more from home over the Thanksgiving holiday travel period, according to AAA, The Auto Club Group. That travel period officially begins today and continues through Sunday, November 30th. AAA spokesman Mark Jenkins predicts that roadways will be busy across the nation. He anticipates an increase of 1.9 million travelers over last year.

STATE TROOPERS TO CONDUCT STEPPED PATROLS OVER THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY TRAVEL PERIOD

Written by Matt Davis on November 26, 2014. Posted in News/Weather

The Georgia State Patrol certainly anticipates a busy Thanksgiving holiday travel period.

INGRAM TAPPED TO SERVE AS GRAND MARSHAL FOR ROME CHRISTMAS PARADE

Written by Matt Davis on November 26, 2014. Posted in News/Weather

The Reverend Carey Ingram, pastor of Lovejoy Baptist Church, has been tapped to serve as the Grand Marshal of the 2014 Rome Christmas Parade. The announcement was made during a special breakfast at the Coosa Country Club on Tuesday morning. This year’s parade is set for next Tuesday evening, December 2nd. It will make its way down Broad Street beginning at 6:30 pm. This year’s theme is “Holly Jolly Christmas”. For more information, visit www.romechristmasparade.com.

CONTRIBUTIONS NEEDED FOR THANKSGIVING LOVE FEAST

Written by Matt Davis on November 25, 2014. Posted in News/Weather

Contributions of desserts, coats and jackets, money and time are needed for the 26th annual Thanksgiving Love Feast. The free dinner will be served at the Rome Civic Center on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 27th, from 11 am until 2 pm or until food runs out. It is being offered to those who may not be able to prepare and enjoy a Thanksgiving dinner or who might otherwise have to eat alone.

ROME CITY COMMISSION AGAINST MAKING PARKS AND REC A COUNTY AGENCY

Written by Matt Davis on November 25, 2014. Posted in News/Weather

The Rome City Commission has expressed that they are against a proposal from Floyd County to abolish the Rome Floyd Parks and Recreation Authority and make it a county department. The Commission met in an early caucus session prior to their regular meeting last night to discuss the matter. Commissioner Wendy Davis, like other city officials, has expressed a desire to work in unity with the county, stating that city commissioners appear willing to continue working towards finding a compromise. The city aims to move forward in their discussions with the county.

CORBIN TAPPED TO SERVE AS TCSG COMMISSIONER

Written by Matt Davis on November 25, 2014. Posted in News/Weather

Rome native Gretchen Corbin has been tapped by Georgia Governor Nathan Deal to serve as the Commissioner of the Technical College System of Georgia upon the retirement of current Commissioner Ron Jackson in January. Her nomination awaits approval from the TCSG board. Corbin is currently the Commissioner of the Department of Community Affairs, a position she has held since 2013.

NORTHWEST GEORGIA RED CROSS NOW HAS A TOLL-FREE NUMBER

Written by Matt Davis on November 25, 2014. Posted in News/Weather

The Northwest Georgia chapter of the American Red Cross now has a toll-free number. Those who live in the 14-county area served by Northwest Georgia Red Cross can call (844) 536-6226 to speak to a local Red Cross representative. Interested parties can send a fax to (706) 728-3446.

AAA: THANKSGIVING TRAVELERS EXPECTED TO FIND CHEAPEST GAS PRICES IN FIVE YEARS

Written by Matt Davis on November 24, 2014. Posted in News/Weather

AAA, The Auto Club Group, anticipates that the 41.3 million Americans that will be hitting road this Thanksgiving will find the cheapest gasoline in five years. The national average price for a gallon of regular unleaded was $2.82 on Sunday, 46 cents cheaper than the price on Thanksgiving Day in 2013.

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