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A real estate investment firm has taken the first steps toward the development of a pair of massive speculative industrial buildings in the Georgia North Industrial Park off Ga. 140 in Adairsville.

Job prospect activity continues to be at an all time high according to the soon-to-be retired Rome Floyd Chamber of Commerce President Al Hodge. Asked how confident he was about landing at least one of those prospects before he retires next April, Hodge said, "Oh, how I wish I knew the answe…

More than 96 percent of the animals brought into PAWS this year are leaving Floyd County's public animal welfare services facility alive.

Georgia's Rome Office of Tourism expects to be selling beer by the end of the year at its Last Stop Gift Shop on Jackson Hill.

Rome officials are considering a ban on pedestrians and — especially — cyclists along the bypass, Veterans Memorial Highway.

NAMI Rome is launching a fundraising campaign to raise money for a clubhouse for local adults living with a mental illness. Elevation House will follow a model used by 320 other National Alliance on Mental Illness affiliates to provide support in a recovery-focused environment.

One of America's finest fighting machines, the U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor, wowed a massive crowd at the Wings Over North Georgia air show Saturday. The Raptor was joined by the U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt, known as the Warthog, the Tora! Tora! Tora! demonstration team and aerobatic super…

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Local candidates in contested races met for a political forum that drew more than 100 people to the Rome Civic Center in advance of the early voting period, which starts Monday.

The distinctive sound of banjos and fiddles wafted up and down Broad Street Saturday along with the aroma of popcorn and peanuts as Romans and visitors alike enjoyed a fabulous fall Saturday at the downtown Between the Rivers Fiddlin' Fest on Broad Street.

For many women, combining a screening mammogram with a clinical breast exam every year is their best tool for early diagnosis and survival of breast cancer. For many others, there are new advancements in breast cancer screening that can provide additional layers of detection that can help sa…

As more victims cope with losses resulting from Hurricane Michael, one North Georgia Red Cross volunteer is heading down to provide help for their immediate needs. Rome native Betty Ford is reporting to Macon, where she will learn where she will be deployed to help provide shelter for those …

Behind the Forum River Center on Friday, 96 people in a crowd of 350 raised red slips of paper in the air to represent the number of Georgians who lost their lives to domestic violence this past year.

State Rep. Christian Coomer will take his seat as a judge on the Georgia Court of Appeals at the end of the month.

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Pirelli Tire North America used a stakeholders conference Wednesday to introduce Marco Crola, CEO and chairman of the company, to leaders in Georgia and the southeast. Maureen Kline, vice president for public affairs and sustainability, said the event was designed to help the company with th…

Two of America's top strategic aerial weapons roared through the sky over Floyd County Friday, rehearsing for this weekend's Wings Over North Georgia Air Show. The U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor and the A-10 Thunderbolt "Warthog" were put through their paces to the delight of scores of people wh…

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Standing in the new Christopher Browning Pavilion at Oak Hill, a great-great-nephew of Martha Berry captivated his audience Thursday night with the story of his grandfather, a World War II hero who lost his life on the battlefield, and how his body made it home. 

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A Rome man involved with a shooting that took place in a Maple Street home on July 25 has been indicted on a felony murder charge by a Floyd County Grand Jury.

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While Hurricane Michael was devastating to the panhandle of Florida and much of South Georgia, the storm left barely an inch and a half of rain cross Rome and Floyd County. That was good news for organizers of several big events in the area this weekend.

Rome City Schools announced their Teacher of the Year and Support Staff of the Year at a banquet Tuesday night. The winners were nominated by their peers, completed a lengthy application process and were evaluated by educators outside of the system.

Construction is booming around Rome and Floyd County. Building Inspection Chief Howard Gibson told members of the Rome Community Development Services committee that his office had issued 13 new permits for single-family homes within the city limits in September, all in the Walton Creek subdivision.

Development Authority of Floyd County attorney Scott Smith told members of the agency Wednesday that he anticipates needing a called meeting of the body to approve a bond package for Berry's College's new continuing care retirement community, The Spires at Berry College.

The Rome City Commission is expected to approve this month a change to the city's fire code aimed at encouraging new construction.

Floyd County Commissioners approved on Tuesday the transfer of two vehicles from the sheriff's office to the police department until new police cars are delivered.

Rome's minor housing repair program, which has been capped at $5,000 for several years, may need to be increased in the future. Community Development Director Bekki Fox said the $5,000 is not going as far as it used to and the number of contractors willing to bid on such small work has been …

Georgia Power expects to complete the relocation of all personnel from its headquarters building at 800 Broad St. and Turner McCall Boulevard by the end of the October. Georgia Power Regional Director Cassandra Wheeler said some of the local management team will be located in the Dempsey Lor…

Floyd County Elections Board Chairman Steve Miller reassured a crowd of concerned citizens Monday that the departure of Elections Supervisor Willie Green has not affected preparations for the Nov. 6 election.