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Law enforcement officials from across Rome and Floyd County lined up on Wheeler Street to watch as a “blight to the community” was torn down and to let drug dealers know there is zero tolerance for drug peddling.

The Rome Historic Preservation Commission lived up to its name Wednesday, recommending that the full City Commission deny an application from three property owners for the removal of four lots from the East Rome Historic District. Owners of the property, Jerry Daniels, Gary Daniels and Wayne…

Cave Spring Elementary School hosted a reception Tuesday evening in the cafeteria for students and their parents to meet the school’s new principal who answered their questions as well as shared his vision for the new school year.

Georgia Power Plant Hammond was officially decommissioned during a vote by the Georgia Public Service Commission on Tuesday morning. The first of the four coal-fired units at Plant Hammond came online in 1954.

During their Monday morning meeting the Floyd County Schools Board of Education heard from their chief safety and security officer about school safety during the upcoming school year.

Hollywood does not always mimic real life. Consider “Shawshank Redemption” and the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles, for example. In the movie, a parole board meets in a big scene to determine the fate of an inmate. That doesn’t happen in Georgia.

The Rome-Floyd County Development Authority is negotiating with the Rome-Floyd Chamber for the use of space to house new authority employees until space in another building can be completely renovated. Missy Kendrick will assume her new duties as president of the authority Aug. 1 while Heath…

Floyd County Commissioners have asked planning department staff to draft regulations that would allow tiny home communities in the unincorporated area.

Rome’s Chieftains Museum has partnered with the Northeast Georgia History Center to highlight the legal battles prior to the tribe’s removal from the area.

“It is a crisis. There’s no question about that,” Floyd County Superior Court Clerk Barbara Penson said about the malware attack that took down the eCourt case management system across Georgia.

The LakePoint sporting community in Bartow County will not only be the largest venue for competitive youth sports, but very soon, it will be one of, if not the most technologically enhanced youth sporting facilities in the country.

The Rome-Floyd ECO River Education Center continues to expand its holdings in Ridge Ferry Park, however one of its most recent exhibits has been returned to the wild this week after showing some tendencies that led ECO Center Director Ben Winkelman to believe it could survive in the wild.

Since April, 10 bowlers have been meeting once a week to work on their technique while working towards the State Masters Bowling tournament which will take place on the third weekend of August in Warner Robbins.

Representatives from more than a dozen local businesses got to tour The Lofts at Third and Broad on Tuesday on what amounted to a field trip for the Small Business Action Council of the Rome Floyd Chamber of Commerce.

The heat index in Rome is forecast to be as high as 102 again Monday, following a muggy Sunday that sent families to cool off in the play-in fountain on the Town Green.

The Georgia River Network is calling on the state’s river lovers to help the organization choose the destination for next year’s Paddle Georgia, a week-long canoe/kayak adventure that will take place the week of June 21.

On July 20 at 7 p.m. the Callback Company is hosting Hamiltunes, a sing-along of the world-renowned, Tony-award winning musical “Hamilton” at the Heritage Hall Center Stage in downtown Rome.