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 …
As a new training center rises on the grounds of the Floyd County Jail, demolition is underway inside to provide space for a medical pod with a mental health wing.
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.”
A Floyd County man was sentenced to life in prison on 27 charges including multiple counts of child molestation, aggravated sodomy and rape.
Rome City Commission will finally vote Monday on two amended city ordinances involving “urban camping” by the homeless and panhandlers that, right off the bat, caused a split two months ago between homeless advocates trying to protect that sector of the population and local law enforcement o…
As about a dozen homeless men and other community members finished stuffing more than 15 large garbage bags full of trash they’d picked up along Silver Creek Trail Thursday, community activist Daniel Eason was grilling up some hot dogs for their lunch.
The lack of weekend voting during the three-week early voting period that starts Monday has at least one local civil rights advocate shaking his head and wagging his finger.
State legislators examining the need for mental health services in early childhood have back-to-back meetings scheduled next week.
A Medicare initiative aimed at reducing readmissions of discharged patients is penalizing 88% of Georgia hospitals evaluated in the program.
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.
Rome-Floyd Fire Chief Troy Brock is hoping for the best when the National Weather Service issues its new drought information statement Thursday.
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.
“There’s a lot of fear surrounding mental illness and, truth be told, a lot of prejudice as well,” Jim Moore, president of NAMI Rome, told more than 80 people gathered Tuesday for a candlelight service at Second Avenue United Methodist Church.
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…
A student poster art contest is expected to kick off the Litter and Blight Task Force’s outreach phase, but members learned in their first two meetings it’s going to take much more than that.
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…
With the autumn season upon us, one of Northwest Georgia’s local gems, New Echota-Cherokee Capital State Historic Site in Calhoun will present its annual Native American Heritage Day on Saturday, Nov. 2 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Just when they thought no one would appear from the Silver Creek trail head at First Avenue and Fourth Street for free coffee and other essentials, a man named Allen was spotted peddling his rusty red bicycle toward the Davies Farm Bus Monday morning.
The top goal for leadership of the Northwest Georgia Housing Authority is to essentially put the authority out of business.
The first north Georgia bear hunt where dogs were allowed to track bears turned out to be a successful venture but it is still to early to know what kind of impact it will have on the total bear harvest this year.
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.
The soldier who returns home from deployment may find that while their feet are back on American soil, their minds are still at war.
The Floyd County Commission is expected to sign off Tuesday on a $15,000 allocation for parts to build a brine-generation system before winter weather sets in.
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 …
They leaned in to hear recordings of the faintest of voices captured at the Carnegie building and at the Rome Clocktower within the last three months by the Southern Paranormal Investigators during a “Haunted on Broad” tour Saturday night.
Rome and Floyd County officials agreed it’s time to draw up a new parks and recreation master plan to replace one drafted about 20 years ago.
“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.