Under a new system, voters now will get a paper print-out of their ballot they can inspect before feeding that ballot into a digital scanner atop a large black ballot box.
Two employees who have each dedicated nearly half a century to Floyd were among nearly 240 people recognized during the 19th annual Celebration of Service held Thursday night at The Forum River Center.
Since 1990, the annual Night at the Movies has been a Rome tradition, bringing good friends together for a great cause, the prevention of child abuse.
While litter is one major obstacle Floyd County has been trying to tackle in the last year, blighted houses are another difficult problem the county has been trying to overcome.
In a seminar at Shorter University this week members of the community learned a lot about the 6th leading cause of death in America: Alzheimer’s Disease.
Investigators are seeking public assistance in finding a man who has been burglarizing homes and churches all across Rome and Floyd County since November. Several vehicle thefts and cases of entering auto are also being attributed to the suspect.
Finding the right balance between being too restrictive and not restrictive enough when it comes to the construction of new hotels in Rome continues to elude Rome and Floyd County officials.
ATLANTA — State budget cuts could hit mental health services hard in Georgia — forcing behavioral health officials to pump more money into handling crisis situations instead of programs to prevent those situations, the state’s mental health chief said Thursday.
The first two of five Rome Transit stakeholder roundtable discussions were held Wednesday at Rome City Hall by consulting firm Moore & Associates.
An EnVision Center established by the Northwest Georgia Housing Authority is really taking off in Rome, the new coordinator told members of the housing authority Wednesday.
This year, the Rome-Floyd Fire Department will be hosting the annual Georgia Fire Service conference, a joint conference for members of the Georgia State Firefighters Association and the Georgia Association of Fire Chiefs.
Officials say the decision to file a murder charge didn’t stem from how much of a drug a 3-year-old child ingested, but the type of drug the young boy consumed.
As of Wednesday, six Republicans have announced they’re running for the 14th District Congressional seat — and so far, three are from outside the district.
A 25 year-old man remained in jail with no bond Wednesday after being arrested by Floyd County police on charges of felony attempted child molestation and obscene internet contact with a child.
ATLANTA — Gov. Brian Kemp Tuesday unveiled the specifics of a crackdown on human trafficking he proposed in more broad terms in last week’s State of the State address to the General Assembly.
The location of a gun rights gathering, the Floyd County 2A Sanctuary Rally, has been moved to the Coosa Valley Fairgrounds in Rome at 1400 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd. at 1 p.m. on Saturday.
Local artisan Lindsay Mastro wiped a tear from the corner of his eye after he’d made a passionate plea Tuesday for the right to move his custom shield and coats-of-arms assembly work into a long-vacant industrial building in a quiet residential area of Cave Spring.
A Rome man has been charged with murder and two counts of felony cruelty to children for allegedly causing the death of a 3-year-old at the Ashland Park Apartments last year.
The Georgia DNR Law Enforcement Division announced Tuesday it has detected a scam website for buying hunting and fishing licenses that appears to be active in both North Georgia and on the coast.
CALHOUN — The Calhoun City Council voted unanimously on Tuesday to suspend City Administrator Eddie Peterson for 30 days without pay after he was arrested by local police over the weekend and charged with DUI.
Another candidate announced this week he is moving his campaign from another district to seek the congressional seat being vacated by U.S. Rep. Tom Graves, R-Ranger.
Public Animal Welfare Services and the Floyd County public works division came together on Monday morning to save a dog from a drain in Silver Creek.
Hundreds of people braved a cold, blustery wind Monday in Rome to participate in a march honoring the legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
A large glass ammonia bottle. An old Woolworth’s lunch menu. A “COLORED SERVED IN REAR” sign. And a life-sized cardboard cut-out of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Rome concluded its four-day celebration of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by reflecting on the history of the city and an emphasis on unity.
It’s called the “White Flag Cold Weather Shelter Policy” and it’s in full effect until at least Thursday at the Rome Salvation Army Social Service Center on First Avenue.
Hundreds are expected to gather Monday at the corner of First Avenue and Broad Street for the annual 11 a.m. Freedom March to honor the civil rights legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.
Now that the United Way of Rome & Floyd County has hired and secured an office in Rome City Hall for Cathy Aiken-Freeman to support efforts of the newly-formed Interagency Council on Poverty & Homelessness, a timeline for that work has been released to the community.
As Rome and Floyd County celebrate the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend, this week’s spotlight shines on several businesses, new and old, that are owned and operated by African American entrepreneurs.
Early Saturday morning, people of all ages and backgrounds joined together for the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Family Prayer Breakfast at Lovejoy Baptist Church on Branham Avenue as part of the MLK weekend celebration.
ATLANTA — Two popular state tax-credit programs that raise money for rural hospitals and private-school scholarships are having more trouble attracting donors than when they were first launched, a problem supporters blame on federal tax laws.
Ballet dancers, church choirs, a fashion show and Caribbean stilt dancers are all just a handful of things the audience got to experience at the Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Extravaganza.
A former Canadian military engineer traveled to Silver Creek to meet and conduct paramilitary training with other members of a white nationalist gang.
Fifth grade students at Alto Park Elementary got to see their World War II education come to life on Friday when they got a visit from three members of the American Rosie the Riveter Association.
The days of unexpectedly big hospital bills in Georgia could be nearing an end if a bill filed this week in the state Senate reaches the finish line during the current legislative session.
A Rome woman has been sentenced to serve ten years in prison after pleading guilty but mentally ill to five counts of first degree arson.
A Floyd County resident told police Thursday someone claiming to be an attorney called him Wednesday, telling him he’d need to pay $10,000 to get his son out of jail after a car crash he had caused.