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The industrial recruitment business is usually a business that gets done behind the scenes without a lot of fanfare until it’s time for companies to make public a decision to locate a new facility or expand an existing operation. New Rome-Floyd County Development Authority President Missy Ke…

“I looked into her eyes and there was just this connection,” Broadway, TV and movie actress Betty Buckley said of Keisha, a stray cat found near Myrtle Hill Cemetery in April.

When Head of School Eric Munn left for vacation at the end of June, he went over the budget for Unity Christian School one last time.

CALHOUN — An industrial fire that started at about 1:15 a.m. Friday at DHM Adhesives resulted in the injury of one worker, the closure of all Calhoun City Schools for the day, as well partial evacuations of the downtown area because of chemical smoke concerns.

Around a dozen retired members of the 101st Airborne Division of the U.S. Army gathered in Rome on Friday where they were treated to a tour of Rome’s Clocktower and a small procession down Broad Street, and they taken to visit the Exchange Club of Rome’s Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

For a second day in a row, a temperature of 101 degrees in Rome set a new record, beating the 99 degree high set on Sept. 13, 1927. It tied the highest low of 69 degrees with Sept. 13 of 1902. The average temperature for this Friday the 13th is 85 degrees, according to the National Weather Service.

Rome Mayor Bill Collins joins a host of other city employees and Rome Exchange Club members Friday to cut the ribbon on the $250,000 2013 SPLOST project turning the historic water works building atop Jackson Hill into a 42-by-30-foot space that includes restrooms and a stage for school group…

A handful of hunters are going to be permitted to use dogs to flush out black bear during the archery season across North Georgia for the first time this year.

The Community Criminal Justice Foundation in Rome celebrated its 20th anniversary luncheon Friday by naming the organization’s first-ever community-wide officer of the year. The honor was presented to Floyd County Officer Katheryn Walters, who was the first responder to a shooting incident i…

Thursday just barely beat the record high temperature of 98 degrees set in 1953, according to the National Weather Service, with Rome temperatures topping out at 99 degrees at the Richard B. Russell Regional Airport weather station before starting to gradually fall in the evening. Friday’s h…

Rome’s Downtown Development Authority approved submission of a Department of Community Affairs Revolving Loan request of $216,034 for Kevin Dillmon’s new restaurant at 431 W. Third St. Dillmon has been publicly mum about his plans for the restaurant but a posting on social media Thursday ind…

HARTFORD, Conn. — A tentative settlement announced Wednesday over the role Purdue Pharma played in the nation’s opioid addiction crisis falls short of the far-reaching national settlement the OxyContin maker had been seeking for months, with litigation sure to continue against the company an…

A Model High School teacher is practicing a nontraditional teaching method by eliminating desks to create what she calls a more communicative environment with better input.

Three Floyd County residents are facing felony drug charges after deputies reportedly found them with a bag of white crystalline powder.