Buzz: Gas prices down 1 to 5 cents a gallon in Northwest Georgia. State net tax collections up 3% in December. Confirmation at Rome churches this weekend. Free admission at historic sites Feb. 9.

Buzz: Gas prices down 1 to 5 cents a gallon in Northwest Georgia. State net tax collections up 3% in December. Confirmation at Rome churches this weekend. Free admission at historic sites Feb. 9.

Georgia gas prices declined at the pump compared to a week ago. Georgia motorists are now paying an average price of $2.44 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline. Monday’s state average is 2 cents less than a week ago, 4 cents more than last month, and 37 cents more than this time last year.

It now costs $36.60 to fill a 15-gallon tank of gasoline; that is $4.50 less than what motorists paid in April of 2019, when pump prices hit their peak of $2.74 per gallon.

“While there is still clear geopolitical tension in the Middle East at this time, there appears to be no immediate threat to crude supply domestically or globally that can support a sustained increase to crude oil prices or domestic wholesale gasoline prices,” said Montrae Waiters, spokeswoman, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “Pump prices will likely decline moving into the week, assuming that no further actions increase tension in the region.”

At the pumps in Northwest Georgia (rounded off) on Jan. 13:

  • Floyd: $2.38 a gallon, down 1 cent.
  • Bartow: $2.41 a gallon, down 5 cents.
  • Chattooga: $2.39, down 5 cents.
  • Gordon: $2.40, down 6 cents a gallon.
  • Polk: $2.45 a gallon, no change.

Georgia’s December net tax collections totaled nearly $2.23 billion for an increase of $65.8 million, or 3 percent, compared to the previous fiscal year when net tax collections totaled roughly $2.16 billion. Year-to-date, net tax collections totaled $11.85 billion for an increase of roughly $32.3 million, or 0.3 percent, compared to FY 2019 when net tax revenues totaled almost $11.82 billion.


RELIGION:

  • St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 911 Broad St., Rome: Bishop Joel M. Konzen, Diocesan Administrator of the Archdiocese of Atlanta, will be at St Mary’s for
    Confirmation Mass on Saturday, Jan. 18, at 11 a.m.
  • St. Andrew’s Anglican Church, 42 Ash St., will welcome the Most Reverend Dr. Foley Beach, Archbishop of the Anglican Church of North America and Bishop of the  Anglican Diocese of the South, this Sunday, Jan. 19. at 9:30 a.m. Archbishop Beach will be confirming new members, preaching, and celebrating Holy Communion. For more information call 706-506-1241.

Georgia’s State Historic Sites are offering free admission on Sunday, Feb. 9.  The event is part of Georgia History Festival’s statewide celebration of “Super Museum Sunday.” For more:GaStateParks.org/SuperMuseumSunday.

Native Americans

  • Chief Vann House State Historic Site, Chatsworth: Called the “Showplace of the Cherokee Nation,” this brick mansion was built by Chief James Vann in 1804. Decorated with beautiful carvings and natural hues, the home features a cantilevered stairway and fine antiques.
  • Etowah Indian Mounds State Historic Site, Cartersville: These mounds were home to several thousand people more than 400 years ago. Climb the tallest mound and imagine aboriginal life between 1000–1500 A.D.
  • New Echota State Historic Site, Calhoun: New Echota was the Cherokee capital from 1825 until 1838 when the Cherokee were uprooted from their land and removed westward during the Trail of Tears. Today, visitors can tour the Supreme Courthouse, the Council House, Vann’s Tavern, and the print shop where a bilingual newspaper was produced after Sequoyah developed their first written language.ritis
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