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For 37 years, bluegrass enthusiasts and players have gathered at Armuchee Music Park on Turkey Mountain Road to share their love of the genre with the Memorial Day Weekend Armuchee Bluegrass Festival.

Leadership at the Shanklin-Attaway Post 5 of the American Legion have confirmed they are once again entertaining serious offers for the sale of their post property on Shorter Avenue.

Floyd County Schools had a called board meeting Monday morning where members were presented with the color scheme for the new Armuchee High School gym, approved an upgrade for school bus cameras and listened to a second presentation by Mountain Education Charter High School.

Romans wrapped up a weekend campaign to combat cancer with the ninth annual Cast Off Against Cancer Sunday. The weekend started with the annual American Cancer Society Relay for Life at Ridge Ferry Park.

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.