Buzz: Happy 90th, DeSoto! Roman Rumble returns Sept. 14 for two-legged and four-legged competitors. Blood drive today in response to recent shootings. Gas prices dip another for centers. Rome Downtown Development board meets Thursday.

Buzz: Happy 90th, DeSoto! Roman Rumble returns Sept. 14 for two-legged and four-legged competitors. Blood drive today in response to recent shootings. Gas prices dip another for centers. Rome Downtown Development board meets Thursday.


The 33rd Annual Roman Rumble is Saturday, Sept. 14, and is one of the longest-running 5K events in Rome. It takes place at Ridge Ferry Park, utilizing a paved path along the scenic Oostanaula River. It will include vendors, food trucks, inflatables, doggie costume contest and most lots of dogs. Hence the name “Ulti-mutt Health Run/Walk.” Registration for the 5K run or two-mile health walk each are $25; group registration is $20 per person, either event.

The event raise funds for Harbor House which provides free of charge in-house counseling for child victims of abuse, to implement prevention safety programs in local schools, to provide a child-friendly environment, and to also help us continue our day to day operations.

This event is also a Peach Tree Road Race qualifier.  Event details and schedule: Day-of registration starts at 7:30 a.m.; 5K starts at 8 a.m.; Ulti-MUTT Health-Walk starts at 8:02 a.m. Or sign-up here.


The West Rome Walmart off Redmond Circle is hosting a Blood Assurance blood drive today, Aug. 6, from noon until 5 p.m. for those hurt by the recent shootings. Donors can make an appointment at www.bloodassurance.org/westrome, by calling 1-800-962-0628 or texting BAGIVE to 999777. Donors must be 18 years of age, 16 and 17 with parental consent, weigh over 110 pounds and be in general good health to donate.

  • The East Rome Walmart off Cartersville Highway will also be hosting a blood drive on Friday from noon to 5 p.m. in honor and memory of those effected by the shootings.

Gas prices fall another four cents down: Georgia gas prices continue to decline. Georgia motorists are now paying an average price of $2.57 per gallon for regular unleaded. Monday’s state average is 4 cents less than a week ago, 1 cent less than this time last month, and 20 cents less than this time last year. It now costs $38.55 to fill a 15-gallon tank of gasoline. That is $4.05 less than what motorists paid last May, when pump prices hit their 2018 peak of $2.84 per gallon. “These less expensive gas prices are a welcome relief at the pump,” said Montrae Waiters, spokeswoman, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “Right now, gas prices are poised to push even cheaper going into the first full week of August.”


The monthly meeting of Rome’s Downtown Development Authority board will be held Thursday, Aug. 8,  at 8:30 p.m. in the  Training Room of the Carnegie Building, 607 Broad St. Agenda due Wednesday.


 

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