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Floyd County Schools will hold a fall work session at their central office starting bright and early at 8 a.m. Saturday, which will last roughly until noon.

Following a summer full of projects, Unity Christian School is starting the new school year by adding some final touches to their facilities to bring new features for students.

First-time claims for unemployment assistance skyrocketed in Rome in July. The number of Floyd County residents who filed for jobless benefits in July numbered 658, up 45.6% from July a year ago and up a whopping 136.7% from June.

Holding a brass hand bell that was used to signal class changes in the early 1900’s, Darlington senior and student body president Kasey Barnett rang in the new school year which has been a Darlington tradition since 2005.

Two more candidates qualified Wednesday, setting up contested races in both Rome City Commission wards — and Cave Spring’s Nov. 5 election is canceled.

Three more candidates filed Tuesday to run for the Rome City Commission in the Nov. 5 general election.

Norfolk Southern closed Garden Lakes Boulevard at the railroad intersection near Garden Lakes Elementary School in order to perform maintenance on Tuesday, according to the City of Rome’s Facebook page. Both lanes of the road were closed between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. while the work was being co…

Workforce development and housing issues provided the fodder for discussion at the Tuesday morning meeting of the Rome Floyd County Development Authority. Both issues came up earlier this month as potential impediments to recruitment during a meeting with Georgia Power leaders and an executi…

Little Tyson Waid, the two and a half year old son of Maggie and Colt Waid, has already defied his doctors once. Now he’s fighting to extend his life longer than experts have told the family they can anticipate.

2019 OutStanding Teen Megan Wright sings at the 2020 Miss Rome Pageant held Saturday at the Rome City Auditorium. See Monday’s Rome News-Tribune for more photos from the pageant.

One by one, the dogs and cats at the Public Animal Welfare Services left the North Avenue facility for their forever homes during Saturday’s Bow Wow Luau, until over half the shelter sat empty.

Rome police are looking for a person of interest driving in what witnesses described as a black CRV with a broken tail light in connection with a shooting that has killed one Rome man.

World Energy revealed plans Friday to cease operations at its Rome plant, 555 W. Hermitage Road. Facilities in Natchez, Mississippi, and Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, will also be shuttered.

CRBI conducted bacterial water monitoring at four sites that included Euharlee Road, Neel's Landing off of U.S. 411, Grizzard Park, Heritage Park and Ga. 156 near Calhoun on Aug. 15. The results of those monitoring efforts showed that 71.4 cfu/100mL were present at Euharlee Road, 16.9 cfu/10…

The 3-year-old, 3-legged pitbull mix Thalia won’t have to struggle with another pregnancy again thanks to Wednesday’s free “Pittie Party” neutering clinic at the American Legion Post 5 in Rome.

A contractor formerly used by Floyd County Schools has notified FCS that it has experienced a data security incident. An older version of Pearson Clinical Assessment’s program — AIMSweb — is involved in the incident.