Buzz: Gas prices rising just as fast as the temperature. Rome History Center returns July 7.

Buzz: Gas prices rising just as fast as the temperature. Rome History Center returns July 7.

Just in time for your Independence Day weekend travel, gas prices in Georgia continue to rise. As of Monday, the local range was $1.95 in Floyd County to $2.01 in Chattooga County. The state report from AAA South:

Georgia gas prices  increased at the pump compared to a week ago. Georgia motorists are now paying an average price of $2 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline. Monday’s state average is 8 cents more than a week ago, 25 cents more than last month, and 52 cents less than this time last year. It now costs motorists $30 to fill a 15-gallon tank of gasoline. “Demand levels are likely to ebb and flow in the coming weeks as people continue to be cautious about travel,” said Montrae Waiters, spokeswoman, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “As a result, pump prices will likely continue to increase through the end of July.”

The Rome Area History Center will have a soft re-opening on Tuesday, July 7.  The center is reopening slowly to help ensure social distancing. Tickets will be available in hourly time slots between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Entry is free, but tickets are limited to 10 people each hour and must be reserved in advance.  Visitors will have their temperatures checked before being allowed to enter the center and masks are required to be worn inside. If visitors do not have a mask, one will be provided one upon entry. A suggested $5 donation can be made to support center programming. To secure your reservation, book tickets online at or in-person at one of the Georgia’s Rome Gift Shop & Welcome Center locations: 402 Civic Center Drive or 300 W 1st Street. Please arrive on time; tickets are only valid during the time block reserved.

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