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Longtime Floyd County coroner Walton Frederick “Fred” Talley died Thursday at the age of 74.

The Rome City Schools board of education will hold a called board meeting in the board room of their central office Friday at noon to discuss the strategic plan for fiscal year 2020 as well as other items.

A Southwest Airlines pilot has come to the Johnson Elementary School Kaleidoscope class for three years, through a program which is geared toward fifth-graders to teach them career goals and aviation science.

Rome ranks 10th among Georgia’s 14 Metropolitan Statistical Areas for per capita personal income for 2017. The report from the Bureau of Economic Analysis within the U.S. Department of Commerce claims that per capita income in Rome and Floyd County was $37,304 at the end of 2017.

A driver struck a gas line outside of Pepperell High School Wednesday morning, prompting an evacuation of the school by bus to First Baptist Church of Lindale where students were accounted for by school officials and emergency personnel secured the scene.

After an hour presentation by the Rome City Schools superintendent the City Finance Committee accepted the 2020 fiscal year budget from the school system and is not expecting an increase in the millage rate based on the budget presented.

Plans for a new deck on the back side of the historic Hillyer House, 2 Coral Ave., were approved by the Rome Historic Preservation Commission Wednesday. Colyn White, a redeveloper from Cartersville, is nearing the completion of a long and expensive overhaul of the home that was gutted in a f…

Third grade Armuchee Elementary students and their families were in the media center, hallways and classrooms of the school partaking in different math activities Tuesday during the first ever Math Celebration.

Rome City Schools’ board of education met Tuesday night to conduct its first public hearing of the 2020 fiscal year budget as well as approve a Georgia Power energy savings proposal.

While the city plans to begin a slow roll of its new parking enforcement plan downtown next week, there will be no changes to downtown parking rules for graduation ceremonies at the Forum River Center on May 25.

Another round of pre-trial hearings are scheduled in Judge Billy Sparks’ courtroom Monday concerning Floyd County’s lone death penalty case.

Students from across all of the local school districts packed the Georgia Northwestern Technical College Aviation program hangar at Richard B. Russell Regional Airport on Saturday for the fifth Cardboard Challenge sponsored by the Rome-Floyd County Communities in Schools program. Their imagi…