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.
The mild temperatures that this area has been experiencing during the last several afternoons will soon come to an end. Forecasters from the National Weather Service predict that highs will be in the mid 60s for the next couple of days; tonight’s low is expected to be in the upper 50s. Showers on Tuesday will be followed by a cool down – daytime highs at the end of the week are anticipated to hover around the low 40s to upper 50s with overnight lows to dip into the 30s on Tuesday and Wednesday nights and down into the mid 20s by the end of the week. A slight chance of rain and snow showers is even the forecast for Friday.
A wealth of activities aimed at getting local residents into that holiday spirit is scheduled for this weekend in Rome and Floyd County.
Assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) are scheduled to arrive on December 11th to conduct an examination of the Rome Police Department’s policy and procedures, management, operations and support services, according to a media release from the RPD.