As it appeared in the Fifty Years Ago column in the Monday, May 29, 1967, edition of the Rome News-Tribune
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There are 337 children in the foster care system in Floyd County. They need advocates. They need adults who are trained to look out for their best interests.
The Floyd County Health Department is offering free, confidential hepatitis C virus (HCV) screening and testing. “It’s the top infectious-disease killer in the nation, a leading cause of liver cancer, and the leading cause of liver transplants,” says health department Nurse Manager Alison Wa…
Finster Fest, the annual festival celebrating the life and work of Summerville Artist Howard Finster, will return to his home and studio, Paradise Garden in Summerville, on May 27 and 28.
The annual 4L Ranch Home Rodeo has brought scores of the top cowboys and cowgirls from all over the Southeast to southern Chattooga County this weekend. The event began Friday night and concludes tonight at the Lowry arena on Farmersville Road just south of Summerville. Gates open each night…
Having 194 absences over four years typically doesn’t signify that a student is set to receive a high school diploma. But in the case of Rome High senior Sasini DeSilva, things aren’t typical.
The 12-year-running Foundation Camp at Georgia Highlands College has been around long enough to prove it is changing lives. It returns this summer from May 30th to June 9th.
NAMI Rome will hold its May BASH — Barbecue Awards Social Happening — on May 22 to recognize mental health awareness month, while also providing support and resources to individuals with a mental illness or those with a family member who has been diagnosed with one.
Georgia Tech student Marcus Wilder touted the skills and knowledge gained at both Armuchee High School and the Floyd County College and Career Academy during his address to the Rotary Club of Rome on Thursday. But he said more can be done to give students real-world working experience.
The eighth Annual Roman Roast on the River is coming back to Ridge Ferry Park starting on Friday and concluding on Saturday. The two-day barbecue competition promises free smoky delight to all who attend, and will include live music entertainment.
If there’s one person who had a prominent hand in shaping who I am today, it would be my maternal grandmother, Cornelia Thomas Mitchell.
The Georgia’s Rome Office of Tourism is celebrating the beauty of Georgia’s Rome through photography. Entries selected from the 2017 Photo Contest will be displayed during an exhibition to run from May 7 through May 20 at the Makervillage Gallery. An opening reception will be held Sunday, Ma…
The Rome Area History Museum will pay tribute to former first lady Ellen Axson Wilson Sunday with a champagne and roses brunch, from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at 304 E. Fourth Ave. in Rome’s Between the Rivers Historic District.
Rome Federated Garden members celebrated all that is beautiful in Rome Tuesday, along with those who put in the countless hours to make it beautiful. The annual Day in May Awards program was held at the Rome-Floyd County Library
Tumble out of bed and stumble to the kitchen, then make your way to the Historic DeSoto Theatre for Rome Little Theatre’s production of “9 to 5 the Musical,” which opens May 12 and runs two weekends through May 21.
Canoes, kayaks, paddleboards, tubes, rafts and pretty much anything else that floats — get in ‘em and start paddling.
Brothers Alfred and Charles Bale are buried side by side, two of the 21 local Confederate soldiers laid to rest in the cemetery of Sardis Presbyterian Church.
For two years an adult prom has brought Rome residents downtown to dance the night away while helping those with Alzheimer’s.
Starting May 6, five vibrantly decorated pianos will be placed at various locations downtown for Rome residents to enjoy — either to listen to music being played on them, to see the colorful artwork decorating them or to actually play the piano themselves.
Hundreds of cyclists and outdoor enthusiasts will converge in downtown Rome on April 29 then fan out across the city and county (and beyond) for the 27th annual Up the Creek Without a Pedal event.
This spring, families can bring camper chairs and blankets, stretch out under the stars at Ridge Ferry Park and tune into a family feature for Rome-Floyd Parks and Recreation’s new outdoor movie series.
If you want some springtime reading or perhaps are stocking up on beach reads for summer vacation, the Friends of the Library Paperback Book Sale may be just the ticket.
In recent years, Berry professor Dr. Renee Carleton, DVM, has become known as the college’s go to person for expertise related to its nesting bald eagle. Carleton’s true passion, however, is with the eastern bluebird. Over the last 15 years, Carleton and her students have built and maintaine…