The arrival of spring heralds many things, including increased reports of black bear sightings and activity. These sightings are normal, and to be expected across our state, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division.
The Historic Preservation Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources has announced the City of Adairsville as Georgia’s 99th Certified Local Government after the National Park Service confirmed the designation.
Rome officials expect to have $5 million in hand by May 6 to pay for the addition of an indoor court facility at the Rome Tennis Center at Berry College.
The Rome-Floyd Recycling Center fund closed out the year with a deficit and the latest figures show it's getting worse, but officials said Tuesday they expect to find ways to stabilize it in the future.
A consensus among city leaders and economic development leaders in Rome and Floyd County is that the community needs to target new companies that pay in excess of $20 an hour to its workforce. Rome Floyd Chamber Director of Business and Industry Services Ken Wright said that kind of payroll …
Plans for a new Harbin Clinic medical office building are now being reviewed by the Rome-Floyd County Building Inspection office.
Becoming a better communicator as well as a public speaker is the goal of the Rome Toastmasters International Club. The club held an open house Monday night at the Rome-Floyd County Library where members of the club introduced guests to the organizations core concepts.
Crews are expected to start installing a water main along the west side of Martha Berry Highway in seven to 10 days, depending on the weather.
State Mutual Stadium just got a fresh coat of paint and new carpeting, and a lighting upgrade is slated to be done before the Rome Braves’ home opener on April 11.
Sunny skies and daytime temperatures in the 60s and 70s brought Floyd County residents out to play this weekend, but the rains return today.
Another application to establish a wedding and special events venue on rural acreage is slated to go before the Floyd County Commission on Tuesday night.
Chieftains Museum Director Heather Shores offered Rome civic leaders insights into native American history that many members of the Rome Exchange Club apparently never realized were linked to Rome.
Rome City Commissioners are expected to sign off tonight on issuing a new series of bonds to fund covered courts at the Rome Tennis Center at Berry College.
The weather for tennis in Georgia during late March is generally a little more favorable than it usually is in Illinois. That’s just one reason Amber Hochstatter is in Rome this weekend for the annual Georgia Bowl tournament, which has brought almost 400 teenagers from more than 30 states an…
The Georgia Senate signed off on legislation creating the Rome Building Authority, clearing the way to sell bonds for early construction of the College and Career Academy.
Floyd County Schools is looking to restructure its technology department after Instructional Technology Coordinator Ryan White announced Friday he would be leaving the system to become a director of technology in Oconee County.
The City of Aragon is set to lose another employee this week in a high-level position after a resignation letter was turned in ahead of the Aragon City Council’s latest session for March.
“How many of you know what common courtesy is?” Mayor Bill Collins asked a group of Berry College Elementary and Middle School students Friday evening before calling on a volunteer to come forward.
All elementary schools in the Floyd County Schools system now has funding to begin or continue a science technology engineering and math lab through donations from six local Masonic lodges.
The historic Carnegie building, 607 Broad St., is once again a one-shop stop for locals who need to pick up building permits, ask zoning questions or seek financial assistance from either the Community Development office or Downtown Development Authority.
After nearly five hours of often-emotional debate, the Georgia Senate voted 34 to 18 Friday to ban most abortions at the point when a fetal heartbeat can be detected.
Jon Stewart’s latest directing project will be bringing big stars to downtown Rockmart and the surrounding area in the weeks to come as the city was selected to play host to a setting for “Irresistible,” coming to theaters in the near future.
A Floyd County Superior Court judge sentenced a man who was busted by a Floyd County police investigator as he attempted to arrange a rendezvous with a person he thought was a 14-year-old male to perform oral sex on him.
Rep. Katie Dempsey’s bill creating a state database merging reports from an array of agencies is scheduled for a vote in the Senate this morning.
Legislation that would ban most abortions in Georgia when a fetal heartbeat is detected — as early as six weeks — is slated to go before the Senate this morning.
Rome businessman Bruce Hunter was minding his own business at home off Second Avenue in the historic Between the Rivers district one day when he noticed honey bees in large numbers around the pond in his yard.
Sentencing for Grady Harper Jr. for the 2018 murder of John Alton Allen Jr. is scheduled for today at 1:30 p.m. in Floyd County Superior Court.
After meeting in closed session Thursday afternoon the Rome City School board unanimously voted to approve the promotion and reassignment of four staff members to central office and principal positions.
A Floyd County jury found Grady Harper Jr. guilty of murder and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon charges after deliberating for just under three hours this morning.
Every week for four years a local church has visited the students of Main Elementary, and now North Heights Elementary, where they try and meet as many of the school’s needs as they can.
John Carroll took the reins at Richard B. Russell Regional Airport this week and found out the airport is showing a $33,729 profit two months into 2019. Carroll also spent some time learning the airport grounds a little better while escorting inspectors from the Georgia Department of Transpo…
Plans to demolish Pepperell Middle School and build a new school where the old one stood are falling into place with Floyd County Schools finding new ways to cut back construction costs for the new facility.
The full Rome Historic Preservation Commission gave its approval for a completely new home at 313 E. Fourth Ave. The previous home on that lot was destroyed by a fire on the night of Jan. 4 and morning of Jan. 5.
The body of a 68-year-old Rome man who had been missing for about eight hours was found in a pond in front of his home early Wednesday morning. Dicky Stewart suffered from Parkinson’s disease and dementia and was reported missing from his home at 5983 Alabama Highway just after 12:30 Wednesd…