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.

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 …

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.

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.

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…

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.

Romans filled one of the community buildings at the Coosa Valley Fairgrounds on Saturday looking to buy, sell or trade items at a gun show that continues today.

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.

As “kitten season” approaches once again, the staff at the Public Animal Welfare Shelter (PAWS), 99 North Ave., are making preparations.

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.

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.

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…

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…