Buzz:  One Community United small group meetings today, Wednesday. Residential Household Hazardous Waste and Electronics Collections this Saturday at recycling center. Four-wheel drive show due in Euharlee June 1. Gas prices drop 4 cents.

Buzz: One Community United small group meetings today, Wednesday. Residential Household Hazardous Waste and Electronics Collections this Saturday at recycling center. Four-wheel drive show due in Euharlee June 1. Gas prices drop 4 cents.

 

Busy week for small group meetings with One Community United:

7:30 this morning: Troy’s BBQ, Jon Hershey, facilitator.

Noon Wednesday, El Zarape, Robert Brown, facilitator.

For more: One Community United


Rome-Floyd Recycling Center will host a Residential Household Hazardous Waste and Electronics Collection Event at the Recycling Center at 412 Lavender Drive this Saturday, May 18, from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.  Please call the center at 706-291-5266 before 5 p.m. Friday for an appointment. The event will be limited to the first 360 appointments. Items collected typically include paint, oil, pesticides and herbicides along with computers and monitors, laptops, televisions, DVRs and stereos.


The City of Euharlee to host the Inaugural Euharlee 4-Wheel Drive Show on Saturday, June 1. The event will take place in Frankie Harris Park from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. and will feature jeep, truck, and other all-terrain vehicles, as well as a spectator-judged jeep and truck competition, and flex ramp competition. Also due:  food vendors, vendors selling automotive wares and other items, swap tables, a “for sale” lot, children’s activities. Admission is free for spectators. Registration is $20 per vehicle and $10 per swap table. Vendor and sponsor fees vary. Registration forms are available here. Parking is at 112 Covered Bridge Road, Euharlee. For more: 770-607-2017.


Georgia gas prices declined at the pump compared to a week ago. Georgia drivers are now paying an average of $2.68 per gallon for regular unleaded- 4 cents less than a week ago and 1 cent less than this time last month. Motorists are paying an average of $40.20 for a full 15-gallon tank of gasoline; a discount of $2.40 from when prices were their highest last May.

“Gas prices are as much as 6 cents cheaper this week for all states in the South and Southeastern region,” said Montrae Waiters, spokesperson, AAA – The Auto Club Group.  “Motorists in Florida saw the largest decrease (-7 cents) followed by South Carolina and Georgia – both which saw a 4 cent decrease.”

The drop in gasoline prices could be a result of recent unpredictable weather, particularly in the Midwest, that caused gas demand to decline. Typically, during this time, switching to the more expensive summer blend gasoline, ongoing refinery maintenance, and healthy consumer demand all contribute to pump prices increasing.

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