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On Saturday night, Rome’s American Legion Post 5 swore in new officers for the 2019-2020 year after a catered dinner by Shane’s and live music.

For the past 20 years, Hot Shots Cheerleading has provided children with an opportunity to become involved in cheer or gymnastics competition that they might never have even dreamed of.

“I need one girl, elementary, and two boys, middle,” volunteers shouted back to workers sorting through backpacks Saturday afternoon.

It all started as a way to pass time.

The Free Clinic of Rome will be on the move this fall. The health care center has been located at 101 John Maddox Drive behind Redmond Regional Medical Center for years, but it will be relocating to larger space in Professional Court this fall.

Facing on and off rain, visitors of Saturday’s Summer Market wore rain jackets, carried umbrellas or took shelter under one of around 50 tents lining Memorial Drive in front of the Ford Buildings on the Berry College Campus.

With asbestos abatement now complete, demolition crews with RA-LIN and Associates, a Carrollton-based company, have now begun knocking down walls and pulling down ceilings at the Hughes Dairy Road middle school.

The Northwest Georgia Housing Authority hopes to close on financial packages for the renovation of it’s Park Homes and Charles Hight Highrise apartments as early as next week. The authority will take advantage of Low Income Housing Tax Credits to make renovations that could total more than $…

Since the early days of America’s space program, there have been Berry College alumni contributing to the cause. Rising Berry senior Parker Roberts continues that tradition this summer, working at NASA.

Old clothes, television boxes, discarded shopping carts and old books littered the railroad tracks and brush behind Gala Plaza, an illegal dumping site according to the head of Keep Rome Floyd Beautiful, and has attracted complaints from bushiness.

The Northwest Georgia Housing Authority and Rome Community Development office, while not necessarily working in a formal partnership, have each focused redevelopment efforts along the Maple Avenue corridor in recent years and the work is showing visible signs of progress.

Law enforcement officials from across Rome and Floyd County lined up on Wheeler Street to watch as a “blight to the community” was torn down and to let drug dealers know there is zero tolerance for drug peddling.

The Rome Historic Preservation Commission lived up to its name Wednesday, recommending that the full City Commission deny an application from three property owners for the removal of four lots from the East Rome Historic District. Owners of the property, Jerry Daniels, Gary Daniels and Wayne…

Cave Spring Elementary School hosted a reception Tuesday evening in the cafeteria for students and their parents to meet the school’s new principal who answered their questions as well as shared his vision for the new school year.

Georgia Power Plant Hammond was officially decommissioned during a vote by the Georgia Public Service Commission on Tuesday morning. The first of the four coal-fired units at Plant Hammond came online in 1954.

During their Monday morning meeting the Floyd County Schools Board of Education heard from their chief safety and security officer about school safety during the upcoming school year.

Hollywood does not always mimic real life. Consider “Shawshank Redemption” and the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles, for example. In the movie, a parole board meets in a big scene to determine the fate of an inmate. That doesn’t happen in Georgia.

The Rome-Floyd County Development Authority is negotiating with the Rome-Floyd Chamber for the use of space to house new authority employees until space in another building can be completely renovated. Missy Kendrick will assume her new duties as president of the authority Aug. 1 while Heath…

Floyd County Commissioners have asked planning department staff to draft regulations that would allow tiny home communities in the unincorporated area.

Rome’s Chieftains Museum has partnered with the Northeast Georgia History Center to highlight the legal battles prior to the tribe’s removal from the area.

“It is a crisis. There’s no question about that,” Floyd County Superior Court Clerk Barbara Penson said about the malware attack that took down the eCourt case management system across Georgia.

The LakePoint sporting community in Bartow County will not only be the largest venue for competitive youth sports, but very soon, it will be one of, if not the most technologically enhanced youth sporting facilities in the country.