The 2017 Atlantic hurricane season drew to a close last Thursday, and it was no doubt a history-maker. Many people are still in recovery from three major hurricanes that made landfall – Harvey, Irma and Maria.
The Rome High School football team will defend their state title this Friday; as such, classes have been cancelled for the Rome City School system. That day has been designated by system officials as a ‘field trip day’.
The Atlanta Hawks fell to the Brooklyn Nets 110-90 on Monday night in NBA action at the Philips Arena in Atlanta, allowing the Nets to avenge their loss at home on Saturday to the Hawks.
After a somewhat volatile month for prices at the pump in November, gas prices opened December on the decline, according to AAA, The Auto Club Group, which reports that gas prices in Georgia have declined 20 out of the past 21 days for a total discount of seven cents.
The year 2017 is likely to be remembered as a banner year for tourism in Rome and Floyd County. Visitors from all over the country and even from around the world descended upon this community for recent events such as the Wings Over North Georgia air show as well as the Rome International Film Festival (which featured an appearance by Burt Reynolds), in addition to the ACC Tennis Tournament last Spring.