A few tears fell from the eyes of family and friends as a four-year-old birthday girl walked briskly to give her dad a big hug — a huge smile shining on her face.
Shorter University fired James Hall, who had held the assistant director of campus safety position, on Wednesday following a report detailing his claims that the university failed to follow policy in the handling of a sexual harassment complaint ran in the Rome News-Tribune on Monday.
It has been 30 years since the Rome Police department became an accredited agency through the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies. The accreditation status is up for renewal and 16 Romans turned out to speak on behalf of the local agency during a public hearing at City H…
Rome police are looking for a man who fired several shots Wednesday afternoon into a car in a South Rome neighborhood less than a block from the former Southeast Elementary School.
Four outgoing Rome Board of Education members had a chance to share thanks for the opportunity they’ve had and touch on their experiences during their last meeting Tuesday.
Organizers of Shop with a Cop are encouraged by the support received from the community as they plan for the annual event. The Coosa Valley Fraternal Order of Police has carried on the tradition for 16 years and hopes to help at least 70 children this year.
Looking for ways to increase productivity in the workplace? UGA-Rome Small Business Development Center Director Richard Montanaro suggests employers do everything within their power to improve the physical fitness of their employees.
The Floyd County Commission announces the appointment of Assistant Chief of Police Mark Wallace to Chief of Police for the Floyd County Police Department. Wallace has been with the Floyd County Police Department for 37 years. He was promoted to Assistant Police Chief on Feb. 22, 2016.
In the past several days the City of Rome and Floyd County residents have reported thefts of packages being delivered and left on porches. Please be aware that this time of year there are those who will keep a vigilant watch for your hard earned Christmas gifts to be delivered and do their s…
Another of the 20 men charged with being part of a smash-and-grab burglary ring operating throughout Georgia was in the Floyd County Jail awaiting trial Tuesday.
Tonight’s meeting of the Rome Board of Education will be the last for four current board members, as four new board members will join the ranks at the start of the new year.
A Cartersville man, who gained viral fame for his profanity-laden exchange with a Floyd County superior court judge, pleaded guilty but mentally ill to the murder of his cellmate in 2015 and was sentenced to life without parole.
In comparing Shorter University’s handling of two separate sexual harassment complaints occurring within the same time frame, Assistant Director of Campus Safety James Hall said the response to the case concerning former Vice President of Student Affairs Corey Humphries failed to follow a po…
Schools are planning to reopen this morning after much of the seven plus inches of snow melted off. Although freezing temperatures overnight may present a possibility of black ice on the roads Monday morning.
The Rome City Commission is expected to issue a call-out tonight for residents to participate in an evaluation of the police department.
Floyd County Manager Jamie McCord is expected to announce his selection for chief of police at the county commission meeting Tuesday.
Thick, heavy snow falling out of trees across greater Rome Saturday was reminiscent of calving glaciers as a beautiful blue-sky beauty Saturday followed Friday’s blustery beast of a snowstorm.
Redmond Regional Medical Center is seeking to develop a new obstetrics and birthing program. Hospital management has filed for a Certificate of Need citing a 2008 exception to the CON rules. “With this application, we are seeking to provide an opportunity for families in our community to hav…
Georgia spends billions of dollars a year on healthcare and social services, but lawmakers have no way to determine if the programs work in the long run or if there's a cheaper way to achieve better results.
Years of planning was culminated Friday when, in spite of horrible weather conditions, the Northwest Georgia Housing Authority honored Joe Wright, Hilda Curtis and Jim Keaten with an open house in the new Joe Wright Village public housing complex in North Rome.
Needy families in the Rome area were still winners Saturday even though a motorcycle ride for Toys for Tots was cancelled because of the snow and extreme cold. Motorcycle riders still turned out at Honda & Suzuki of Rome, 2595 Shorter Ave., with toys to support the annual toy drive. Sant…
Georgia Highlands College’s new bachelor’s in business administration students brought their first semester to a close with a service learning project aimed to help the homeless this holiday season.
Early Friday morning, as snow continued to fall across Floyd County, Tim Herrington called his contacts at the National Weather Service and asked a simple question: “When is it gonna stop?”
Floyd County Schools is looking at bringing back nine media specialist positions that the system cut during the 2013 reduction in force.
We're working to make sure everyone who has a subscription to the Rome News-Tribune gets their newspaper early Saturday morning, but that will be contingent on road safety.
If the Georgia High School Association was looking to make any friends from Rome and Floyd County, it sure didn't do it on Friday.
A Silver Creek couple is pushing to open an RV park on Black’s Bluff Road in the face of opposition from some neighbors and the South Rome Redevelopment Corp.
Floyd County, along with many counties in North Georgia, is under a winter storm warning until Saturday morning, according to the National Weather Service. While forecasters are saying the ground was still warm enough that roads will generally be in good shape, motorists are urged to use due…
Removing austerity cuts to the state’s formula in providing funding to public schools was one of a number of issues brought before Floyd County legislators during a joint meeting with local school boards Thursday.
Rome City Manager Sammy Rich likened a special called meeting of the Rome Business Development committee to a “final exam.” By the end of the session, the consensus was that the year-long effort to make Rome a more business-friendly city passed, but there was still room for improvement.
Floyd County’s legislative delegation told local business leaders the state has plenty of challenges which go along with the boon of the state’s growth.
A report of a missing fiberglass bell led five Floyd County police officers to spend their day off Wednesday clearing the yard of an elderly woman on Billy Pyle Road.
It’s beginning to feel, if not look, like Christmas. Temperatures are expected to dip below freezing this weekend, and there’s a slim chance of a snow flurry if you’re planning to drive up into higher elevations across the North Georgia Mountains.
Rome will be one of three Georgia Department of Driver Services locations in North Georgia which will offer commercial vehicle road tests through a partnership with Floyd County.
The Floyd County Board of Education was provided an update on a revised promotion/retention policy that would have criteria, such as assessments, as the basis for schools deciding whether a student passes a grade or must repeat it.