A man was killed in an explosion at JCG Farms in Rockmart early Sunday morning. Justin Deems, age 25 and of Rockmart, was pronounced dead at the scene. The explosion reportedly occurred around 2:30 am at the plant, located at 1750 Rome Highway, and injured five others. The Georgia Fire Marshal’s Office and the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms have been tapped to assist with the investigation into the incident.
Drivers continue to pay the lowest gas prices since 2009, thanks to falling crude oil prices, according to AAA, The Auto Club Group, which reports that Sunday’s national average of $1.74 per gallon represents a savings of six cents per gallon over last week and 43 cents over last year. Consumers continue to save more than $18 per gallon versus the 2015 peak price.
High fashion (or for those of you in the fashion industry, “haute couture”) will benefit the Historic DeSoto Theatre during “An Evening on the Runway” this Friday night, February 12th at the theatre on Broad Street in downtown Rome.
The Rome City Commission will meet in regular session tonight. They’ll gather for a caucus session at 5 pm to be followed by their regular meeting at 6:30 pm at City Hall (the City Auditorium) on Broad Street. Both are open to the public.
Snow is back in the forecast for the Greater Rome area for this evening and into Tuesday morning. Little to no accumulation is expected here, though areas to the north of us may have a greater chance for the snow to stick. Black ice is a concern for tonight and tomorrow morning with lows only expected to be in the upper 20s.