Buzz: Tour to visit community’s film locations on Nov. 9. LivingProof considering Lindale services. Gas prices drop another 2 cents; Rome among state’s lowest. Georgia Teacher of the Year to lecture at Berry Oct. 30.

Buzz: Tour to visit community’s film locations on Nov. 9. LivingProof considering Lindale services. Gas prices drop another 2 cents; Rome among state’s lowest. Georgia Teacher of the Year to lecture at Berry Oct. 30.

 

Georgia gas prices  drop another 2 cents at the pump compared to a week ago. Georgia motorists are now paying an average price of $2.43 per gallon for regular unleaded. Monday’s state average is 2 cents less than a week ago, 16 cents less than this time last month, and 32 cents less than this time last year.

  • In Rome, the average price was $2.33 a gallon, among the lowest in the state. In Bartow County, the average was $2.38.

It now costs $36.45 to fill a 15-gallon tank of gasoline. That is $6.15 less than what motorists paid in May of 2018, when pump prices hit their peak of $2.84 per gallon.

“Peak refinery maintenance season has caused volatility across the country,” said Montrae Waiters, spokeswoman, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “Georgia saw gas prices decrease, while nearly half of all states saw gas prices increase by a half-percent or more. Motorists can expect fluctuations at the pump likely through the end of the month due to ongoing maintenance and tighter gasoline supply.”


LivingProof Recovery planning meeting set for 12:30-1:30 p.m.  Wednesday to discuss plans for operations in Lindale. According to the Facebook note: “This event is to begin to create a framework for Lindale to experience recovery from substance misuse. The meeting will address: location, day/time of event, budget and additional needs associated with this project. If you are an organization interested in participating please attend. Lunch is provided.” LivingProof is at 408 Shorter Ave.


In recognition of the Rome International Film Festival, Rome’s tourism office is offering a film tour of the community’s film locations on Saturday, Nov. 9 at 10 a.m. Filmmakers and the public are invited to tour some of Rome’s film attractions with insights into how those locations were selected along with fun facts about films in Rome.  The tour will be conducted by Ann Hortman, Camera Ready Liaison for Rome/Floyd County-Georgia Film Office. The tour will be held on the Roman Rose Trolley and will depart from the Downtown Welcome Center at 300 W. First St. Tickets are $10 and may be purchased online RomeGeorgia.org/Tours or or in-person at Georgia’s Rome Welcome Center & Gift Shop locations: 402 Civic Center Drive and 300 W. First St. For event questions, call 706.295.5576 or visit RomeGeorgia.org/Tours for more information. (This year’s film festival is Nov. 6-10).


Georgia’s 2020 Teacher of the Year will speak on Oct. 30 about how she overcame childhood adversity to pursue a career in teaching. Tracey Pendley, a fourth grade teacher at Burgess Peterson Academy in Atlanta, will also discuss job opportunities for teachers and what a career in urban education looks like. Pendley will speak at 7 p.m. in the Berry College Krannert Center, Room 324. It is free and open to all. Growing up, Pendley attended nine schools and coped with a single parent who was an addict. She has said that her teachers provided stability and encouragement. Pendley graduated from Furman University in 2006 with a bachelor’s degree in sociology and religion, and received a master’s degree from the University of Chicago’s Urban Teacher Education Program in 2009. She taught in Chicago public schools prior to coming to Atlanta public schools in 2012.

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