About 20 volunteers rushed to pack food Wednesday for hundreds of families waiting to take home a 50-pound box of groceries at the Coosa Valley Fairgrounds.
Rome River District developer Thom Holt has been waiting three years for the city of Rome to offer a blanket Urban Mixed-Use rezoning deal that would waive the application fee for his commercial properties there.
Floyd County has seen a massive drop in drug-related deaths in the past year and Coroner Gene Proctor attributes it to the work of local law enforcement.
A worldwide property management company is proposing construction of a $75 million industrial building in Bartow County’s southeast corner.
Michelle Gerald wasn’t sure when her first guest would walk through the door at Hope’s House, a new day center for Rome’s homeless that opened Tuesday at Fifth Avenue and 12th Street.
At the last Floyd County Commission meeting of the year, board members voted for the chair and vice chair for 2020.
The Rome-Floyd County Fire Department and Floyd County Sheriff’s Office will collect toys at the Turner McCall TitleMax on Thursday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. for their annual Sheriff’s Santa Toy Drive.
Despite not being treated as an adult under Georgia law, at the age of 17 a person is considered an adult for the purposes of criminal law — but a bill in the Georgia House proposes to change that.
Johnson Elementary School fifth-grader Will Hosford correctly spelled “carnival” and then “kangaroo” to win Floyd County Schools’ District Spelling Bee on Tuesday at the central office.
Since starting as jail administrator in 2010, Sheriff’s Maj. Bob Sapp has had several goals, one of which is to help inmates better themselves, especially those with mental health issues.
Only one Rome resident spoke during the public hearing and first reading on Rome’s 2020 draft budget during Monday’s City Commission meeting.
At the last Floyd County Commission meeting of the year Tuesday, the board is expected to sign off on several items including the County Jail renovation price and the 2020 budget.
A wealthy Alpharetta businesswoman is considering a run for the 14th Congressional District seat being vacated by U.S. Rep. Tom Graves, R-Ranger.
Berry College announced Monday they will develop a Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott hotel on college-owned property next to the Rome Tennis Center at Berry College with hopes to open the facility by 2021.
Rome and Floyd County Schools students were among the 30 high schools representing SkillsUSA Region 1 this past week on the Whitfield County campus of Georgia Northwestern Technical College.
The Downtown Development Promotions Committee is bringing a new holiday event to Downtown Rome on Thursday, Dec. 12 from 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. to offer another evening of holiday cheer and give consumers a chance to finish holiday shopping. There will be over 25 retail shops offering sales and spe…
The pain of losing a child never goes away for a parent. For many, Compassionate Friends, a national organization, provides a way for parents to cope with the loss and realize they are not alone in their grief.
The Heart of the Community Foundation is looking for projects to help fund in 2020. Over the past three years, the Heart of the Community Foundation has awarded over $167,000 to agencies in Rome and Floyd County.
A Floyd County Grand Jury has returned a six-count indictment alleging four counts of theft by taking and two counts of theft by conversion against Meleah Beth Landers, longtime office manager at the West Rome Animal Clinic.
School board members from Floyd County and Rome City Schools attended a gathering of school boards across the state this week in Atlanta, and each reported back that they learned a lot to bring back to their respective districts. Here’s what happened.
The Rome City Commission likely will use most of its 90-minute caucus period before Monday’s regular meeting to go over the city’s Draft 2020 Budget.
The same developer who wanted to locate a Sleep Inn in Summerville Park has now signed a contract to build a four-story, 89 room Sleep Inn/MainStay Suites Hotel off Braves Boulevard in front of the RiverPoint Apartments.
ATLANTA — U.S. Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville, would have been the safe choice in Gov. Brian Kemp’s search to replace retiring U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga.
On Dec. 7, 1941, forces from Imperial Japanese Navy Air Services attacked U.S. Navy ships stationed at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Up to that point in World War II, the United States had been acting as a supply agent to Allied forces. Pearl Harbor drew the United States into war the following day.
Students and businesses have collected 81,241 cans for the 37th annual Can-a-thon — short of the 100,000 can goal so far. But the group is still picking up cans next week from businesses and schools, so there’s hope.
When Floyd County Clerk Erin Elrod was single and lived in the mostly unincorporated community of Riverside, she was paying $75 per month for sewer and water and that didn’t include garbage service.
As communities around metro-Atlanta are projected to continue growing explosively, others — including Floyd County — aren’t, Georgia Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Chris Clark said.
Due to phone lines expected to be down at the courthouse, for Monday, Dec. 9, 2019, Jurors 1-110 will need to report as instructed on your summons to the jury assembly room No. 308, located on the third floor of the new courthouse, Tribune Street between the Historic Courthouse and the Forum…
The television and film industry has had a $2.4 million economic impact on Rome and Floyd County over the last five years, but accounts for less than half of one percent of the economic impact which flows through the local tourism office.
After more than 10 years in the making, the public will finally get a sneak peek of the restoration of the old first grade building at the Fairview School in Cave Spring on Saturday.
When Tiffani Holbrook of the Northwest Georgia Area Agency on Aging told workshop attendees that more than 7,000 people in Rome are affected by dementia, they were shocked.
Rome police are attempting to determine if the same man who broke into Frank Purdy Electric also broke into a number of cars in Summerville Park.
Rome’s Water and Sewer Committee is calling it the “Water Reclamation Incident” and it’s going to cost the private Kingston Park Utilities Waste Management Company off U.S. 411 an estimated $100,000.
USTA Georgia announced the recipients for the organization’s 2019 awards, which recognize outstanding achievements statewide in tennis, on and off the court.
The Greater Rome Board of Realtors made a $7,105 donation Wednesday to the Ruth and Naomi House, to aid with sheltering some of the most vulnerable women and children in the community.