A historic home at 1804 Gordon St. in North Rome sustained heavy damage in a fire at about 11:30 a.m. Wednesday. Fire Marshal Mary Catherine Chewning said it appears the fire was the result of problems with the electrical wiring in the area of the kitchen.
Rep. Katie Dempsey is leading a legislative study committee aimed at heading off some societal problems before they start.
The Rome-Floyd Parks and Recreation Department is looking for community members to sponsor participants of Camp Goodtimes, a special needs camp for local youth and young adults that will begin on Monday.
MARIETTA — If you noticed a construction worker peering into your car window at the intersection of Roswell Street and Cobb Parkway on Wednesday without further incident, you were likely following the rules of the road.
Four cases of hepatitis A are the first confirmed this year in Floyd County residents since Georgia saw an uptick in the number of hepatitis A cases last June.
Efforts to remove four properties from the East Rome Historic District were placed on first reading by the Rome Historic Preservation Commission Wednesday.
The Red Cross of Georgia has named Leigh Brock-Barba as executive director for the American Red Cross of Northwest Georgia. Brock-Barba will lead a team of staff and volunteers in providing Red Cross services to 800,000 people across 14 counties.
Longtime Rome Kroger General Manager Steve Van Meter will be leaving the Rome grocery store at the end of the week. Van Meter, who has been transferred to a Kroger in Marietta, said that it is always good to get another challenge.
Air Methods has pulled its helicopter service out of Rome, ceasing operations from a base at Redmond Regional Medical Center as of 8 a.m. Tuesday.
A robotic system that a company representative said is more accurate, and likely less expensive for patients, was used for the first time in the state on Monday.
With the lead responsibility for recruiting new industry to Floyd County being shifted to the Rome-Floyd County Development Authority, the Rome Floyd Chamber is returning to its roots — being all about small business.
Workers are busy removing much of the inside of the historic Ford Auditorium at Berry College, and college officials are hoping to have the complete $6.3 million renovation completed by the end of the year.
A slew of new laws passed by the Georgia General Assembly are slated to go into effect July 1, and local lawmakers are responsible for several of them.
Father’s Day weekend took on special meaning for Liam Mitchell, 13, who made a special trip to Athens to make a donation to the Special Collections Library at University of Georgia Library to honor the legacy of his grandfather, former Rome City Commission Chairman Martin H. “Buddy” Mitchell.
Greater Community Bank has three professionals to its management team. Wendy Huckaby has been promoted to vice president, compliance officer, Paula Jasper has been elevated to vice president for retail lending and deposits while Antwuan J. Hill joins the GCB Team as a credit analyst.
Work on the former Kmart property on Hicks Drive will be cleared to start any time after tonight, when the Rome City Commission takes the last step to approve tax allocation district financing.
With a pipe he made himself, Robert Rakestraw sat in Old Havana on Saturday surrounded by the Brothers of the Briar, a local pipe club, to celebrate his life of playing music, dancing, making art and, of course, smoking pipe tobacco.
Residents of Chambers Street sat in their front yards or stood along the street Saturday to watch North Rome kids zip down a waterslide and dance to a live DJ during the ninth annual Chambers Street 4 Kids Father’s Day Block Party.
A Rome man pleaded guilty to 221 charges including theft by conversion and forgery earlier this week, but the date for his sentencing has not been set yet.
CRBI conducted bacterial water monitoring at four sites that included Grizzard Park, Euharlee Road, Neel’s Landing off of U.S. 411 and Heritage Park on June 13. The results of those monitoring efforts showed that 54.6 cfu/100mL of E.coli were present at Grizzard Park, 23.1 cfu/100mL were pre…
While Trout Unlimited hosts its annual Kids Fishing Day in Cave Spring Saturday, where kids are virtually guaranteed of landing a nice trout, one of the best kept secrets as it relates to fishing in the Rome area is that the catfish are biting at the Georgia Department of Natural Resources A…
Pet owners in the Rome area will get some assistance with their fur babies thanks to a $5,000 donation to the Floyd county Public Animal Welfare Services on Friday. Mary Ellen Pethel, a graduate of Rome High, drove to Rome from Nashville on Friday to present the check on behalf of the Laura …
School officials breathed a sigh of relief Monday night during a called board meeting after city school Superintendent Lou Byars announced the system had been granted an extension to use city buses to transport students until the end of 2019.
The Museum of Flight at Richard B. Russell Regional Airport is holding nothing back for their open house this month which will be a part of the Northwest Georgia Hot Air Balloon and Aviation Festival.
After 43 years of service as a police officer, firefighter, EMT and Floyd County 911 dispatcher, Bill Peace signed off for the last time Wednesday night at the Rome-Floyd Joint Law Enforcement Center surrounded by family and friends.
When Rome’s Marine Reserve unit closed down its Shorter Avenue armory in November of 2009, that didn’t mean the city’s rich connection to the Corps had come to an end.
Floyd County staffers have corrected about 21,000 addresses on the map used by the U.S. Census Bureau — in the first round of preparations for the 2020 population count.
The Rome City Schools Board of Education met for their first meeting of the summer Tuesday evening that focused on new programs and mental health counselors for the next school year.
Some 350 people hailing from 13 states will embark this Saturday near Valdosta for a week-long, 92-mile canoe and kayak journey on the Withlacoochee and Suwannee rivers.
Rome crews will be adjusting the downtown parking signs this week after the City Commission extended the length of time and cut the enforcement hours for on-street parking.
Two legislative study committees will examine the roles of physician assistants and advanced practice registered nurses with an eye to possibly expanding them next year.
Rome’s improved status as a Tier Three in terms of general economic development status means that when the next federal fiscal year rolls around in October, the local match for Appalachian Regional Commission grants will increase from 30% to 50%.