The National Popular Vote interstate compact, which would nullify the Electoral College, has passed in 15 states — and Georgia is among the nine others where legislation is pending.
Rome City Schools board of education met to decide on the systems goals and objectives for the 2019-2020 school year during a called meeting Friday at noon.
The John Wisdom Wagon Train Ride has been a harbinger of fall in Rome for the past 40 years, but the ride this October will mark the final time horse enthusiasts saddle up their horses and mules.
Floyd Medical Center and the Polk School District are partnering together for a new program starting in the 2019-2020 year in hopes of increasing the wellness of students and staff at campuses in Cedartown and Rockmart.
The mournful wail of bagpipes signaled the start of the 23rd annual Peace Officers Memorial Day service in front of Rome’s Joint Law Enforcement Center on Friday.
The Georgia Department of Revenue is installing a new state-of-the-art system, Georgia Driver Record and Integrated Vehicle Enterprise System, to upgrade and modernize the vehicle registration and titling system. The new Georgia DRIVES system will enable more self-service options with the go…
Cancer Navigators’ ninth annual Cast Off Against Cancer is Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. at Barron Stadium. The free event will include music, vendors and the daisy drop.
The Rome City Schools board of education will hold a called board meeting in the board room of their central office Friday at noon to discuss the strategic plan for fiscal year 2020 as well as other items.
A Southwest Airlines pilot has come to the Johnson Elementary School Kaleidoscope class for three years, through a program which is geared toward fifth-graders to teach them career goals and aviation science.
More than one-third of Georgia hospitals scored an “A’’ in the latest safety ratings by the Leapfrog Group, including Redmond Regional Medical Center locally.
Rome ranks 10th among Georgia’s 14 Metropolitan Statistical Areas for per capita personal income for 2017. The report from the Bureau of Economic Analysis within the U.S. Department of Commerce claims that per capita income in Rome and Floyd County was $37,304 at the end of 2017.
A driver struck a gas line outside of Pepperell High School Wednesday morning, prompting an evacuation of the school by bus to First Baptist Church of Lindale where students were accounted for by school officials and emergency personnel secured the scene.
The Cave Spring City Council held a ceremony dedicating their chamber to Mike Ragland, a former council member, author and local historian who died suddenly in March.
After an hour presentation by the Rome City Schools superintendent the City Finance Committee accepted the 2020 fiscal year budget from the school system and is not expecting an increase in the millage rate based on the budget presented.
Plans for a new deck on the back side of the historic Hillyer House, 2 Coral Ave., were approved by the Rome Historic Preservation Commission Wednesday. Colyn White, a redeveloper from Cartersville, is nearing the completion of a long and expensive overhaul of the home that was gutted in a f…
Third grade Armuchee Elementary students and their families were in the media center, hallways and classrooms of the school partaking in different math activities Tuesday during the first ever Math Celebration.
Rome City Schools’ board of education met Tuesday night to conduct its first public hearing of the 2020 fiscal year budget as well as approve a Georgia Power energy savings proposal.
Ledbetter Properties expects to close July 1 on its purchase of the old Kmart tract on Hicks Drive. Demolition is slated for Aug. 1.
Pepperell High School will be the scene of a school evacuation drill Wednesday morning and some of the roads in the area may be closed for a time.
While the city plans to begin a slow roll of its new parking enforcement plan downtown next week, there will be no changes to downtown parking rules for graduation ceremonies at the Forum River Center on May 25.
Several dozen cardboard boats shoved off from the shore of Silver Lake on the Darlington School campus Monday afternoon for the Physics Boat Race.
Attorneys for a man facing the death penalty for a 1986 killing brought a new witness to illustrate what they characterized as “prosecutorial misconduct” in the original case.
Hopes of state funding for a new Department of Driver Services customer service center in Rome faded when Gov. Brian Kemp reached for his veto pen before signing the budget.
Donald White’s memory whirs away inside his head like the fine-toothed gears of an antique Rolex. He’s precise, and he’s consistent.
Rome City Commissioners are slated to get a briefing tonight on state plans to make local communities more attractive to high-speed internet providers.
The Cave Spring City Council is expected to get an updated version Tuesday of the changes they plan to make to the city’s alcohol control ordinance.
The effort to require daily recess for Georgia elementary school students has come up short again — this time thanks to Gov. Brian Kemp’s veto pen.
Half of all women and every fifth man over the age of 50 are at risk for osteoporosis, according to Dr. Abhijit Kanthala Reddy of Redmond Regional Medical Center.
Taran Swimmer does not speak her native Cherokee tongue fluently. She sings it beautifully. Swimmer sang the Cherokee anthem as part of ceremonies at the Chieftains Museum/Major Ridge Home in Rome Saturday to plant corn on native grounds for the first time since 1837.
Students from across all of the local school districts packed the Georgia Northwestern Technical College Aviation program hangar at Richard B. Russell Regional Airport on Saturday for the fifth Cardboard Challenge sponsored by the Rome-Floyd County Communities in Schools program. Their imagi…