In an interview with Times Journal Inc. at the Georgia State Capitol on Wednesday, Georgia’s new governor who was sworn in on Monday shared his current stance on education issues which would impact the local school systems.

Rome kicked off a four-day celebration of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend with a strong emphasis on young people Friday night. The MLK 90th Birthday Extravaganza at the City Auditorium featured performances from a number of youth groups.

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Two of Rome's longtime cycling enthusiasts, Dan Greeson and Rhonda Eichenberger, have joined forces to open Gears to Cheers Bicycle Repair in the basement of Forrest Place, 436 Broad St.

Georgia’s high court is expected to hear arguments Wednesday from the Floyd County District Attorney’s office appealing a local judge’s decision to give a man convicted on family violence charges a new trial because of a prosecutor’s comments on his silence during his arrest.

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Rome Floyd Chamber Membership Director Jeanne Krueger has been named as Interim Director. Krueger will officially assume her responsibilities from Al Hodge at the 2019 Annual Meeting on Jan. 24. Hodge, who had announced last fall that he would retire in April, has decided to step away from t…

Gov. Brian Kemp's announcement that he wants to put $1 million toward a Medicaid waiver program opens a new front on the push to address healthcare access and affordability in Georgia.

ATLANTA — The day before his State of the State Address, Georgia’s new governor pledged $5,000 raises for each teacher in the state, a fully funded education formula and $30,000 for every school to beef up security measures as administrators see fit.

Retiring Rome-Floyd County Commission on Children and Youth Executive Director Carol Willis was honored Thursday when the Board of Directors revealed that the largest of annual mini-grants given by the commission will be named the Carol O. Willis Youth in the Community Grant. The Commission …

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Gov. Brian Kemp is slated to present his budget today to a joint session of the Georgia House and Senate. He gave a short preview Wednesday at the annual Eggs and Issues breakfast in Atlanta.

Rome-Floyd County Planning office staff revealed Wednesday that the city has been selected to host the 2019 State Historic Preservation Conference, set for Sept. 18-20. Planning officer Brittany Griffin said the event would bring between 200 and 300 professionals to Rome for the event.

A revised version of a proposed downtown smoking and vaping ban passed the public safety committee Tuesday and is headed for the Rome City Commission.

A new bakery is coming to the River Arts district at the intersection of Avenue A and North Fifth Avenue. Sunny Shropshire Knauss is in the process of converting the building from its longtime role as a beauty salon, and hopes to be open sometime early this spring.

It’s time to reserve your spot and join more than 1,500 glowing, green-garbed, bubble-blasting, foam-frolicking runners and walkers along the trails and streets of Downtown Rome for the 2019 edition of the Harbin Clinic Leprechaun-a-thon on March 16.

Crime victim assistance agencies — such as Hospitality House for Women and the Harbor House child advocacy center in Rome — are bracing for impact as the federal government shutdown drags on.

The American Red Cross is facing a blood donor shortage and is urging all eligible donors to give blood when they can or to participate in one of the two upcoming blood drives in Floyd County.

Despite a new lineup of legislators – as well as a new governor and lieutenant governor — many health care issues in the upcoming session of the Georgia General Assembly will have a familiar look. They are largely the same ones that have percolated under the Gold Dome in past years.

With more than 30 Academy Awards and a trove of beloved characters such as Woody and Buzz Lightyear to his name, Pixar Co-Founder Ed Catmull will speak about creativity on Feb. 21, for the Berry College Shatto Lecture Series.

Local author Leigh W. Callan gave a presentation about her book "Here's My Heart" to the New Romans Club on Jan. 2. During the meeting, Lynn Griffin of the Rome-Floyd Humane Society was presented with check for $1,200 by Dianne Johnson, President of the club. 

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Alabama Highway eastbound from Coosa is closed until further notice. On Monday afternoon, a tractor trailer left the roadway due to unknown reasons, according to officials on the scene. The scene of the incident was three miles west of Georgia Power's Plant Hammond, 5963 Alabama Highway. 

The Georgia General Assembly’s 2019 session opens today at 10 a.m. and local lawmakers have a wish list from the Floyd County Commission.

Former state representative Christian Coomer closed out his campaign account with a $44,000 donation to Adairsville Church of God.

Rome City Commissioners are slated to choose their mayor tonight — the board's chair, delegated to run meetings, sign documents and otherwise represent the city.

The Berry College Chaplain’s Office welcomes Rebecca DeYoung, a philosophy professor at Calvin College, who will discuss vices and virtues in relation to spiritual formation at 7 p.m. Mon., Jan. 14 in the Krannert Spruill Ballroom.

Rome's 24th annual Fiesta of the Three Kings brought a huge crowd to the Civic Center on Jackson Hill. Christians, largely in the Latino world, typically celebrate the Feast of the Three Kings — also known as the Feast of the Epiphany — on the 12th day after Christmas, however the Rome celeb…

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It’s going on 20 years since Georgia set the rate it pays to house inmates in county prisons, and Floyd County Commissioners are asking local lawmakers to increase the amount this year.

Georgia Highlands College Rome campus was transformed from an institution of higher learning to an institution of lifestyle living Saturday. Scouts, both boys and girls, from Marietta to Chattanooga, converged on the Rome campus for the first of two January Merit Badge College programs.