Buzz: Help sought to power ‘Star Between the Stacks’ this season. County Commissioner Allison Watters completes training. Gas prices continue seasonal drop.

Buzz: Help sought to power ‘Star Between the Stacks’ this season. County Commissioner Allison Watters completes training. Gas prices continue seasonal drop.

Floyd County Commissioner Allison Watters, second from the left.


The Association County Commissioners of Georgia recently presented county officials with their certificates for the completion of their continuing education requirements within the ACCG Lifelong Learning Academy. Recipients were recognized for their accomplishments during a luncheon held at the 2018 Legislative Leadership Conference at the Jekyll Island Convention Center. Floyd County Commissioner Allison Watters was among those receiving recognition during the conference. “The information attained in the Lifelong Learning Academy has played a key role in the decisions I make as a county official,” says Watters. “In government, we are tasked with making decisions that directly impact not only ourselves but each resident in our community,” said Watters. “With these courses I have gained more knowledge of the various ways to effectively address issues impacting my county.”

Donations for bulbs for the ‘Star Between the Stacks’ sought by Nov. 25: Every year at Christmas, the Lindale community enjoys seeing the “Star Between the Stacks,” a tradition dating back to 1931. The LED bulbs are special ordered and sometimes hard to find. Some 180 bulbs are needed each year.  Restoration Lindale spends $3,000 annual to hang and power the star, along with occasional maintenance. Currently, the group has 26 bulbs and needs 154. Bulb donations are $20 each and can be sent to Restoration Lindale Inc., 534 Reeceburg Road, Silver Creek, 30173. The deadline is Nov. 25. Please add: 1. Name of person you want listed. 2. “In Honor Of” or “In Memory Of” or “In Celebration Of.”  North (faces Rome) or south (faces Pepperell Schools). For more: or call  706-252-1918.

Georgians are finding the lowest prices at the pump since April. AAA reports the state average price for a gallon of regular unleaded is $2.65 – 19 cents less than this year’s high, and 30 cents more than this time last year. Gas prices continued their downward trek last week, declining another 6 cents.  The state average declined for the 23rd consecutive day on Sunday, for a total discount of 17 cents.

“Georgians are saving 20 cents per gallon, compared to when gas prices peaked during Memorial Day weekend,” said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “Gasoline is becoming less expensive to produce-and-sell thanks to lower crude prices and cheaper-to-produce winter blend fuel. Retail prices have not quite caught up with declines on the wholesale side, so motorists should see another round of discounts this week. However, fuel prices definitely have the potential to reverse course based on any fluctuations in the stock market due to Election Day and the activation of U.S. sanctions against Iranian crude. Regardless, AAA believes the highest prices of the year are behind us.”

Georgia Gas Buddy shows local prices ranging from $2.50 in Rome to $2.52 and higher in Cartersville.


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