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A Rome man was indicted on an additional sex charge relating to an August 2015 incident involving a 14-year-old girl. The Floyd County grand jury indicted Dean Arce on a child molestation charge during the April 21 session. He is also charged with felony aggravated child molestation and enti…

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The Floyd County Commission is slated to decide tonight on a rezoning request for The Sweet Cocoon — a nonprofit that wants to open a farm retreat for families with seriously ill children on Cunningham Road.

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A member of the Rome-Floyd Sports Hall of Fame who was considered a legend in drag racing, winning every event he entered in 1969 and more than 70 percent of the events throughout his career, died this week.

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Robert Ellis Bowers normally leaves for work at 3:20 a.m. each morning. But he was running a little late Wednesday when a massive tree in his neighbor’s yard uprooted and toppled over, narrowly missing his house at 312 Camp St.

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Growing up deep in the rural landscape of Washington County, Gov. Nathan Deal had his bid for becoming a Boy Scout cut short due to the distance between his childhood home and the scout meeting place. But on Tuesday, Deal was able to watch his grandson walk the Crossover Bridge and become a …

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Women visiting the Floyd County Health Department for health services ranging from family planning to routine gynecological exams can now also receive free hereditary breast-and-ovarian cancer (HBOC) screening. This new service provides an accurate assessment of personal risk for developing …

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A bill intended to protect Northwest Georgia water from the effects of fracking died when a senator south of Atlanta tacked on a landfill surcharge that would have affected the whole state.

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Sharrow stenciling in downtown Rome is expected to begin this week, and will cause partial lane closures. By the end of April, just in time for 700-plus cyclists, Rome is expecting the annual Up the Creek Without a Pedal race. “Sharrows” will be stenciled at the East Sixth Avenue trailhead, …

Nicole Watson signs the names of her two sons — Austin, age 3, and Parker Watson, age 2 — on the Hunker down for Autism Truck at Saturday’s Autism Walk sponsored by the Parents of Autistic Children of Northwest Georgia. The event brought over 150 people together to walk down Broad Street in …

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Take 3,000 candy eggs and throw them out on Coosa’s football field and it will take about 200 local students just minutes to turn that field from an Eagle Nation Candy Land to game-ready condition.

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Although construction of the new Courtyard by Marriott on West Third Street in Rome appears to be rocking right along now, previous delays have forced organizers of another convention to change their reservations to other area hotels.

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