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Broad Street was converted into a pedestrian mall full of music, food, arts and crafts Saturday as the Downtown Development Authority hosted the fourth annual Fiddlin’ Fest. Stages were set in front of the South Broad Bridge as well as the intersection of Third Avenue and Broad Street while …

The Intercollegiate Tennis Association will bring more than 250 of the best small-college tennis players from across the country to Rome this week for the fall ITA Cup tournament. The ITA Cup has been contested annually since 1986. It is the only singles and doubles national championship eve…

Meandering through Rolater Park in Cave Spring Saturday, one could overhear an unusual range of conversations, ranging from the microbiology of mushrooms to which species is the most pleasing to the palate. Just another day at the Georgia Mushroom Festival!

Nature lovers at the fifth annual Robert Weed Memorial Nature Walk in Marshall Forest on Friday learned that a series of regularly scheduled prescribed burns might be the best way to preserve the historic old-growth forest off Horseleg Creek Road. The forest is the largest virgin, urban fore…

Rome City Commissioner Evie McNiece said Friday the city is currently “making preparations” to allow voting on at least one weekend during the early voting period that begins Monday for the City Commission race and the “brunch bill.”

“Every child can benefit from this,” Kirsten Thornante, Rome City School social worker said. “It’s about building relationships.”

Northwest Georgia Boy Scout Council Executive Jeff Brasher has accepted a similar role with the Norwela Council in Shreveport, Louisiana. Brasher posted to Facebook on Thursday afternoon indicating that the job in Shreveport will start Nov. 15.

Rome-based Southeastern Mills officials snipped the Chamber of Commerce ribbon Thursday, signaling the completion of their new Center for Superior Logistics in the Floyd County Industrial Park.

After listening to both Rome police and a representative from RedSpeed USA, Rome City Schools decided to hold off on voting to approve the installation of speed cameras in front of Rome High School until they can discuss it further.

The Rome City School Board met briefly Tuesday night before board members headed off to the Teacher of the Year Banquet, but before they left they discussed alternative discipline measures for elementary school students during their caucus.

Rome’s focus to develop new affordable housing in South Rome may spread beyond that community sooner rather than later. Community Development Director Bekki Fox told the city Community Development Services committee Tuesday that her office is working with the South Rome Redevelopment Corp. t…

As Georgia’s population continues to grow, state leaders in environmental stewardship and economic development need to collaborate with one another to ensure that the natural resources of Georgia are utilized wisely for the betterment of future generations. That was the message of Bart Gobei…

In light of the recent shake-up regarding the way United Way of Rome and Floyd County is choosing to fund local nonprofits, the organization’s executive director, Alli Mitchell, recently submitted a press release further explaining the changes.

Past the “clang, clang, clang” of the flying chair ride and the squeals of delight from the kids’ roller coaster, all that could be heard in the Paul E. Smith Livestock Barn was the occasional soft mooing of the Simmental cattle and the hushed chatter of children in awe of the chance to pet …

“You usually look for something out of place,” Zack Panitzke explained as he and Becky Stephenson combed the far end of the Rome News-Tribune parking lot for a geocache.