Category Archives: Local News

AAA: GEORGIA GAS PRICE AVERAGE CONTINUES TO CLIMB

(Media release from AAA – The Auto Club Group): Georgia gas prices increased at the pump compared to a week ago. Georgia motorists are now paying an average price of $4.15 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline. Monday’s state average is 17 cents more than a week ago, 43 cents more than last month and $1.22 more than this time last year. It now…read more »

POLLS OPEN 7 AM TO 7 PM ON TUESDAY FOR PRIMARY ELECTION IN GEORGIA

Just a day remains until the May 24th primary election in Georgia. The polls will be open around Rome and Floyd County from 7 am to 7 pm on Tuesday. Local, state, and federal races are at stake, along with a proposed penny sales tax for education. Those with questions on the election should call…read more »

AAA: NEARLY 1.2 MILLION GEORGIANS WILL TRAVEL FOR THIS MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND

(Media release from AAA – The Auto Club Group): Memorial Day weekend is expected to be the busiest in three years, building on a travel resurgence that began earlier this spring. This year’s forecast marks the second highest single-year increase in travelers since 2010 (2021 was the highest), bringing volumes almost in line with pre-pandemic…read more »

MAY 24TH PRIMARY JUST DAYS AWAY

Today is the final day of early voting in Floyd County for Georgia’s May 24th primary election. Voters may cast their early ballots from 8 am until 5 pm at one of two locations – the new Elections Office at 18 East 12th Street or at the Anthony Recreation Center at 2901 Garden Lakes Boulevard.…read more »

GEORGIA MUSHROOM FESTIVAL SLATED FOR THIS WEEKEND IN CAVE SPRING

If you’re looking for something to do this weekend, head over to Cave Spring for the 2022 Georgia Mushroom Festival. Claudia Littrell, Festival CEO, attests that the event has grown exponentially over the years. She hopes for good weather, although mushroom aficionados don’t mind a little rain. Most activities will take place at Rolator Park.…read more »

AAA PREDICTS UPTICK IN TRAVELERS FOR THIS MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND

(Media release from AAA – The Auto Club Group): The unofficial start to summer will be a busy one this year as AAA predicts 39.2 million people will travel 50 miles or more from home this Memorial Day weekend. This is an increase of 8.3% over 2021, bringing travel volumes almost in line with those in…read more »

GNTC GRADUATE NAMED INTERIM POLICE CHIEF

(Media release from Georgia Northwestern Technical College): One Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) Basic Law Enforcement (BLE) graduate’s conviction is to overcome the road blocks life puts in his way. Marcus Hill attended classes on GNTC’s Gordon County Campus in Calhoun and graduated in November 2013 with the Academic (Honor Graduate) Award for the highest…read more »

GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF LABOR: STATE SURPASSES A MILLION JOBS IN TRADE AND TRANSPORTATION, APRIL UNEMPLOYMENT RATE EQUAL TO ALL-TIME LOW SET IN MARCH

(Media release from the Georgia Department of Labor): Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler announced today that Georgia’s trade and transportation sector has exceeded one million jobs for the first time in the state’s history. Gaining 11,600 jobs in April, the Trade and Transportation sector has rebounded from an 88,500-job deficit in April 2020. More than…read more »