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Next school year holds a major shakeup in store for the Pepperell school district with the closing of McHenry Primary and the demolition of Pepperell Middle School leaves school officials with several problems to solve.

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Rome community leaders have been encouraged to share of their unique time and talents with children that have been placed at either of the local Open Door Homes.

Residents of Pickens County are far and away the leaders when it comes to per capital personal income across the 15-county Northwest Georgia region. Pickens County is also the lone county in Northwest Georgia where per capital personal income exceeded the state figure. New data for 2017, pro…

The Cave Spring City Council is gearing up for a referendum to allow liquor sales within the city limits.

The Rome City Schools Board of Education voted unanimously to replace their costly 10-year-old phone system with a new district wide system which should create a return on investment in less than two years.

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Plans for a 35-room addition to the Hawthorn Suites hotel downtown were approved by the Rome Historic Preservation Commission on Wednesday with hopes that developer Ira Levy will have room in his budget to make some enhancements to the exterior facade.

The Georgia Open International Tennis Federation Wheelchair tournament has been honored with an Award of Excellence for Wheelchair Tennis  across the nine-state Southern section of the United States Tennis Association.

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Floyd County Public Works will host an electronics drive at their new location on 412 Lavender Drive Saturday from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. as part of America Recycles Day.

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Local schools are not only using technology to challenge students but also using it as a launching pad for those interested in careers involving technology and math.

The two-hour parking limit in downtown Rome will soon be enforced from 8 am to 8 p.m., the extension from 6 p.m. approved by city commissioners Tuesday night, but not without a heated exchange with one downtown property owner. Diane Lewis said she believes the changes to the parking manageme…

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Rome Board of Education met Tuesday night for their monthly caucus and meeting where they discussed a new addition to the sexual health class, celebrations of Hispanic Heritage Month and voted on adopting a new phone system.

While no local businesses or landowners were named among the 13 worst water pollution offenders, as compiled by the Georgia Water Coalition, the annual report highlighted several ongoing concerns for those who advocate on behalf of clean water in the state.

Today is the deadline for the state to certify election results — unless a judge bumps it back to Wednesday — but there are no ballot disputes pending locally.

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According to the National Weather Service, Floyd County is under a flash flood warning until 10:30 p.m. Monday due to the 2.6 inches of rain in the past 12-hours which has caused flooding, downed trees and several wrecks.

While Veterans Day has a special place in the heart and soul of those who have served in the military, or have had loved ones that fought for the freedom Americans enjoy today, the service in Rome Sunday was particularly meaningful to a few local veterans.

When Harshil Pandit graduated from Mercer University, he was able to land what he anticipated to be a six-month internship at the Pirelli North America plant in Rome. Just a month into that internship, he was offered, and accepted a full time job with the company.

John Fortune worries that the millennial generation does not have a full comprehension of the horrors of war, or what the sacrifices of men and women over the first 240 years of the great American experiment really mean. Fortune organized the Rome Exchange Club Veterans Day program at the Co…

This November 11th marks the centenary of the ceasefire that ended World War I, and which gave that date the name Armistice Day, called Veterans Day in the United States. On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, Germany, which was the dominant partner among the Central Pow…

It was hard to tell Saturday who was less excited about kissing a catfish at the Coosa River Basin Initiative's annual fundraiser, the contestants who were raising more funds — or the catfish. The fish flopped out of Roy Demonbreun's grasp several times between the holding tank and the line …

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A Rome woman, who is believed to have been in the process of making a move to Alabama, died from injuries sustained in a wreck on Ga. 20 in Coosa late Friday night.

A statewide “combat challenge” for firefighters could play out in downtown Rome if officials can get the details worked out over the next year or so.

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Most will remember him from his time as Model High School’s principal, a position he held for 20 years impacting the lives of generations of students before accepting a role in the Floyd County Schools main office.