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The Rome City and Floyd County commissions are ready for a makeover of the website they share at RomeFloyd.com.

Riders from near and far made their way to Rome over the weekend for the 39th Annual John Wisdom Wagon Train to commemorate the path of John Wisdom, known as “Georgia’s Paul Revere” who warned Rome of impending attack by Union forces in May of 1863.

All three pieces are finally in place for the trail along the west side of the Oostanaula River, including the link to the city's Heritage Trail system on the eastern bank.

The Floyd County Commission is expected to give Public Works Director Michael Skeen approval in Tuesday to work with state on replacing the Bells Ferry Road bridge at Woodward Creek.

The threat of rain dampened the crowd, and perhaps the number of teams that were cooking at this year's Trout Unlimited Chili Cook-off but it didn't dampen the enthusiasm or spirits of any of the teams that were cooking up their special recipes in Ridge Ferry Park.

When he took office Rome-Floyd County Fire Chief Troy Brock made clear the completion of the long-discussed Firefighters Memorial Plaza was going to be a priority for his administration.

More than 7 percent of Floyd County’s registered voters have already cast their ballots for the Nov. 6 election, as polls show Republican Brian Kemp and Democrat Stacey Abrams in a tight race for the governorship.

Berry College leaders have been laying the ground work for their new continuing care retirement community for the past four years. Friday, they turned dirt for The Spires at Berry College, a 170-unit retirement community which is expected to open in 2020. College officials were joined by rep…

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Honeymoons are usually meant to be an escape from real life and be spent somewhere fantastic; most would not consider returning to their wedding venue to do work of any sort, however this is exactly what a local couple will be doing Friday.

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With a quick snip of scissors, the We Care Service Center was officially opened at East Central Elementary School Thursday, which will offer school supplies, food, clothes and media center resources for those in need.

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First time claims for unemployment benefits fell sharply among Floyd County residents in September. The Department of Labor reported Thursday that 172 Floyd County residents made a claim for jobless benefits in September, down from 246 in August and down from 288 in September a year ago.

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Sweet Little Miss, an historic F-14 fighter jet, landed on the tarmac at Richard B. Russell Airport Wednesday — at the end of a crane.

The Etowah B event room came alive with the auctioneer’s chant as the silent and live auction to benefit William S. Davies Homeless Shelter got underway Wednesday at the new Courtyard Marriott in downtown Rome.

Ashley Greenway was named as a 2018 finalist for the Presidential Award of Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. She is a first-grade teacher at Elm Street Elementary and she traveled to the Georgia Department of Education where she was recognized by State School Superintendent Ric…

Around 70 members of the Rome Middle School Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Team gathered in the school cafeteria to hear from Coosa River Basin Initiative’s Executive Director Jesse Demonbreun-Chapman.

Floyd County Commissioners are looking at ways to fit an estimated $7.1 million in additional expenses into the budget next year, including merit raises of up to 4 percent for employees.

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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.

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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.