Floyd County Public Animal Welfare Services is temporarily suspending fees for cat adoptions, and some people can get a free spay/neuter due to an extraordinary number of citizen surrenders.
Construction materials, windows and signage dominated discussion Wednesday as the Rome Historic Preservation Commission looks to tweak its guidelines to be more customer friendly.
An informational meeting on how students in Floyd County high schools can take an educational trip to Puerto Rico next summer will be held this evening at the Rome-Floyd County Library, starting at 6 p.m.
This is the second report in a two-part series on what a proposed modernization of Armuchee High School with ELOST funds would mean. Part Two focuses on changes to athletic facilities. Part One looked at how the school itself would be affected.
Over the course of next Monday, a giant moon-cast shadow will make its way across the continental United States. The “Great American Solar Eclipse of 2017” as it is being called, will be the first time since 1979 that a total solar eclipse will be seen from the contiguous part of the nation.
Registrations for the unified youth football league run by the Rome-Floyd Parks and Recreation Department and Boys & Girls Club are down by 200 to 225 from last year.
A group of over 115 healthcare providers — including representatives from Floyd and Polk Counties — met recently for an exercise to prepare a response in the case of pandemic flu becomes a reality.
City officials asked for a special meeting of the Joint Services committee Monday to express concerns about the proposed allocation of funds for a new special purpose, local option sales tax list.
City Commissioner Wendy Davis said the incidents in Charlottesville, Virginia, over the last weekend were justification enough for the city’s support of the One Table United community dinner Sept. 24.
Floyd County police officers are attempting to try and uncover who called in a bomb threat to the local campus of Georgia Highlands College on Monday, just before noon.
Rome Floyd Chamber President and CEO Al Hodge has been reappointed to the board of the Georgia Department of Community Affairs by Governor Nathan Deal.“I am honored to serve our state, especially due to the alignment of economic development and communitydevelopment,” Hodge said.Hodge was rea…
A man police say impersonated an officer and attempted to pull over an off-duty police officer was among those indicted by the Floyd County grand jury.
Inspired by his grandfather’s stories of being a military policeman stationed in the United Kingdom while Cold War tensions peaked, when U.S. Army Capt. Justin Webb was a senior at Armuchee High he began to think about joining the military.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has issued a permit for plans to tie a deck from the back of the new Courtyard by Marriott to the Oostanaula River levee.
After the Republican candidates running for statewide seats in the 2018 election delivered their speeches at the Rome Rally on Saturday, the event at Richard B. Russell Regional Airport took a local turn with the announcement of Randy Quick’s bid for a City Commission seat.
The 100 Black Men of Rome-Northwest Georgia will hold its 16th annual Health Initiative Saturday, from 8 a.m. to noon, at the Floyd County Health Department.
For decades, the term Shrine Game was associated with great high school football in Rome. This year, actually this week, Shriners from ten clubs across Northwest Georgia will have a big fund raiser with the Rome Braves when they host the Asheville Tourists Thursday at 7 p.m.
Hacking is becoming a serious threat for elections administrators across the nation. Floyd County Elections Supervisor Willie Green III told Rome Exchange Club members Friday that during the 2016 election Riverside County, California, officials reported that hackers got into their system and…
The Floyd County Sheriff’s Office is welcoming a new officer to its ranks: Deputy Rhett. Rhett recently completed his K-9 training in Arkansas and is now becoming used to his new home and job. The 18-month old Belgian Malinois is partnered 24 hours a day with Deputy Jimmy Allred to help spee…
An inmate accused of slipping his ankle cuff and escaping from the courthouse pleaded not guilty on Friday afternoon to a felony escape charge in an appearance before Judge Billy Sparks.
A former Rome High School wrestling coach accused of having sex with a student waived his formal arraignment and pleaded not guilty on Friday to sexual assault charges by a person with a supervisory or disciplinary authority.
Members of the Downtown Development Authority expressed frustration with years of talk about parking issues downtown and indicated a real desire to mount a full-scale assault toward some sort of solution. The preliminary draft of yet another consultants’ report, which cost $10,000, sparked p…
Stricter enforcement of the Rome High dress code, which underwent three changes for this school year, and the way it was presented to students, has drawn opposition in the form of an online petition, which has over 1,700 signatures, and social media chatter amongst students, parents and graduates.
Three Rome property owners are proposing projects that would improve and redevelop residential areas within the city.
A man who claimed to have been the victim of a crime was taken to jail on existing warrants Thursday afternoon, while three men who were detained by police following the incident were allowed to go home after extensive questioning by Rome police.
Floyd County employees are now able to join their counterparts in the city of Rome as participants in a wellness program managed by Redmond Regional Medical Center. Redmond executives were joined by Rome and Floyd County leaders Wednesday for a brief ceremony formally changing the name of th…
About 250 graduates of the Rome Colored School and Main High will kick off their 10th reunion tonight with a meet-and-greet from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Civic Center on Jackson Hill.
One of two men convicted of robbing Greater Community Bank in 2014 is seeking a new trial, contending his attorney should have objected to the court’s instructions to the jury.
Thousands of people are expected to be in town over the three days of the Jehovah’s Witness convention that starts Friday at the Forum River Center, 301 Tribune St.
The Rome-Floyd County Fire Department is planning a final push for funding to construct the long-sought Firefighters Memorial Plaza.
Four out of five Georgia hospitals are set to receive Medicare penalties for having too many patients returning within a month of their discharge.
First responders from four agencies were honored with Frontline Awards during a joint meeting of the Seven Hills Rotary, Rome-Noon Optimist Club and Lions Club of Rome on Tuesday.
When one of the founders of the Cuban youth group Barrio Habana stood before Pepperell middle schoolers Monday morning, he made it clear he wasn’t going to let the barriers of language prevent him from saying what he needed to say.
Floyd County Superior Court Judge Tami Colston denied a former Cave Spring police officer’s request for a new trial on sodomy and child molestation charges.
Gut-wrenching sobs broke out in Superior Court Judge Billy Sparks’ courtroom Monday afternoon, as he sentenced a pregnant Kayla Medckie to 10 years in prison — four to serve behind bars and the rest on probation.
Less than a week after publicly promising funding, the Floyd County Commission is poised to approve the purchase of traffic safety equipment.
David and Goliath were both winners Saturday night at the seventh annual Scott Logistics Rome Celebrity Dance Challenge. In this case, Goliath was Justin Bruce, a 6-foot-8 behemoth and former football player. Jessica Tucker starred in the role of David, a tiny dance partner who teaches at th…
Youngsters interested in shooting sports should put a sticky note on their parents’ calendar for Aug. 19. The local chapter of Ducks Unlimited will host their annual Greenwings event at the Georgia Department of Natural Resources compound at 2592 Floyd Springs Road from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Floyd County Republicans will welcome all of the announced 2018 gubernatorial candidates to Rome Saturday at the annual GOP Rally at Richard B. Russell Regional Airport. The rally will be held at the Tillman Hangar on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.