Dreary weather doesn't deter participants in festivities around town
The 2017-2018 deer season is history for hunters, but the work is just beginning for students at BerryCollege. George Gallagher, professor of biology at Berry College, said students have started a new deer DNA research project using tissue samples taken from deer harvested on the Berry Colle…
Calls come in at all hours of the day to Polk County Coroner Tony Brazier, who along with deputies Marty Robinson and Ivan Warner have been kept busy of late running to one scene after the next.
In what is believed to be a first for Rome, city leaders are recommending that Rome withdraw from a 2012 Transportation Enhancement grant for trail work along the rivers. The Rome Public Works, Traffic committee agreed to pull out of the grant because the cost to the city to comply with all…
In the age of video chats, email and instant messaging, there’s something to be said about sitting down to write a letter, especially when it will end up across the globe in Kazakhstan.
A total of 76 people were arrested and 13 children were rescued or identified as victims during a mutually coordinated operation between eight southeastern states. The joint, proactive operation, Operation Southern Impact II, was coordinated by nine Internet Crimes Against Children Task Forc…
U.S. District Court Judge Harold L. Murphy welcomed the 50 newest citizens of the United States to Rome Friday and admonished each of them to, "Be aware of what happens and maintain the support of liberty in this country."
State Rep. Katie Dempsey and retired U.S. Army Lt. Col. John Ware II were recognized for their community service Friday at the Rome-Floyd American Values Luncheon, which also saw Gov. Nathan Deal reflect on the values of Boy Scouts he believes are as important as ever in this “difficult soci…
Coosa farmer Jamie Jordan has been named a Georgia state champion corn producer for 2017 by the National Corn Growers Association. Jordan, who oversees a farming operation that spans fields in Georgia and Alabama, placed first in the No-Till/Strip-Till Non-Irrigated category for last year. T…
“It’s a solid and a liquid,” one Model Elementary second-grader shouted as the slime began to form in a blue plastic bowl, which students at each table huddled around while following the guidance of their seventh-grade partner.
As Darlington School third-grade teachers Steve McConnell and Jamie Massey looked on at their latest wax museum installation — a celebration of America’s national parks — they thought how in the world are they going to top this next year.
Participants in a pedestrian summit in Rome helped design a pop-up park on North Fifth Avenue Thursday to show Rome and Floyd County residents what a pedestrian-friendly design for the River District of downtown Rome might look like.
Rome received two bids for the stabilization of the riverbank and reconstruction of Unity Plaza Thursday, both for exactly the same price. Cevian Design Lab of Rome and JCH Corp. of Peachtree City each tendered $1.8 million bids for what will be one of the final projects funded by the 2013 SPLOST.
A former Floyd County Schools employee accused of attempting to meet a person he believed to be a 14-year-old for sex is one of the latest of several men recently arrested on an aggravated child molestation charge.
Floyd County middle schoolers in the gifted education program got the opportunity to display their knowledge across a variety of subjects in the annual academic quiz bowl at Berry College Wednesday.
Rome City Schools is set to move forward with a $963,074 HVAC project for elementary school gyms after the board of education approved J&R Construction for the task.
Rome and Floyd County residents can look forward to a renewed emphasis on recycling when the new recycling center in West Rome opens this summer. Floyd County Public Works Director Michael Skeen told a large group at the Rome-Floyd County ECO River Education Center that the county had not de…
Parishioners of the Thankful Baptist Church are up in arms over plans for a temporary closure and rerouting of the eastern end of Spider Webb Drive. The rerouting is necessary because the footprint of the new Main Elementary School will extend into a section of the road as it now exists.
Two people accused of murdering a Polk County police detective, and former Floyd County Sheriff’s Office deputy, pleaded not guilty and a television station was allowed to film the pre-trial hearing over objections from defense attorneys.
In announcing his plan to retire, or re-retire, as he put it, Floyd County Schools Superintendent John Jackson said “all the signals … are pointing to I need to pass the baton to someone new.”
Off-duty police officers have already begun to monitor the four school zones of the Floyd County school system and assessments are in the works to determine how to add “security atriums” at each middle school, according to information presented to board members Tuesday.
The South Rome Early Learning Center has enough funding to get through the remainder of the school year, according to information presented to Rome Board of Education members Tuesday.
Federal indictments of 23 alleged members of the whites-only Ghost Face Gangsters prison gang are rippling through Floyd, Chattooga and Polk counties.
The Rome Board of Education will pick up its discussion on possibly providing funding for the South Rome Early Learning Center, along with potentially taking action on an HVAC project at elementary schools gym and purchasing buses during tonight’s meeting.
Rome-Floyd County firefighters said a young family was extremely fortunate to not have been injured when a huge pine tree fell across their home at 29 Williamson Street on Monday afternoon.
Plans for a new emergency veterinary clinic in Rome are coming together and all that is needed now are three professional emergency veterinarians.
The Floyd County Board of Education will have a called meeting this morning to continue its discussion on school safety, a week after deciding to add four off-duty police officers to its school zones.
The trees at Myrtle Hill, more than 40 different species, have been added to the Georgia Urban Forest Council’s Landmark and Historic Tree Register.
The Floyd County Commission is expected to award on Tuesday a contract to complete the remodeling work on the new recycling facility on Lavender Drive.
Legislation setting rules for fracking operations in Georgia is awaiting the signature of Gov. Nathan Deal.
The Creative Discovery Museum’s Whittney Hendren paid the Pre-K classes at West Central Elementary a visit and brought with her a few things to make them curious.
Cherokee educator Tom Belt believes that Major Ridge turned his back on all of the diplomatic skills that he had become so well known for when he pushed for the Treaty of New Echota and removal of the Cherokee from their native lands.
Construction of a medical wing at the Floyd County Jail is expected to be the first 2017 SPLOST project to get underway. The agricultural center will likely be among the last.
Nearly 200 young volunteers from churches around the state are packing up today after working on projects around Floyd County for the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship's annual March Mission Madness outreach.
Floyd County Schools is currently looking to bring on construction managers to finalize plans alongside architects and determine maximum prices for the system’s two major ELOST 5 projects in the construction of a new Pepperell Middle School and modernization of Armuchee High.
Polk County got to play center stage at week's end as a special guest landed at Cornelius Moore Field for a short stop to provide a signature important to the entire state.
A 57-year-old man accused of shooting and killing his wife in late December 2017 during a fight at their home at Bert Road was indicted by the Floyd County grand jury Friday.
An independent evaluation of the entire 147-acre Northwest Georgia Regional Hospital campus in Rome has put a broad range of value for the site. Executives with Savills Studley, a real estate firm in Atlanta, have estimated the value between $6 million and $10 million.
Retired physician Steven Lamar Foster of Dalton qualified Friday as a Democrat, seeking to unseat incumbent Republican Congressman Tom Graves from his District 14 post which covers Northwest Georgia.