The Georgia House is slated to vote today on a change to the motor vehicle tax that’s aimed at capturing revenue lost when buyers trade in old cars.
Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal is scheduled to announce some major changes to the tax code at a noon news conference today — and Sen. Chuck Hufstetler of Rome will be standing with him in the North Wing of the State Capitol.
The Rome Floyd Chamber of Commerce is reporting an early sell-out for its annual trip to lobby lawmakers and federal agencies in Washington.
A free variety show titled “Moguls, Movies and Music” at the Rome City Auditorium on Wednesday night will wrap up the local public events marking Black History Month.
The body of a Floyd County Jail inmate who died in custody Sunday was sent to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation lab for autopsy.
Walking by the Charles Parker Center for Active Adults on a Wednesday morning, you might be pleasantly surprised to hear what sounds like a mountain concert wafting from the sides of the building. Every Wednesday at 10 a.m. the Georgia Mountain Music Club meets at the center on Kingston High…
Georgia’s first public recreational facility open to black families was created on Lake Allatoona in 1950 as George Washington Carver State Park.
Local superintendents say they do support legislation to provide flexibility in the use of ELOST funds, but they do not foresee their school systems using collections from the 1-cent sales tax on anything other than constructing new facilities and upgrading those they already have anytime soon.
Georgia public health officials have now confirmed a total of 79 influenza-related deaths this flu season, including three children, as of Friday.
Rome and Floyd County are running out of places to hang their Tree City USA flags. Georgia Forestry Commission Chief Ranger for Floyd and Chattooga counties Mike Brunson presented Rome with a flag for the 28th time Friday during Arbor Day ceremonies that brought more than 110 people to the t…
Instead of making a calendar change in response to the loss of instruction time from inclement weather school closings, Rome City Schools will extend school days for at least the first two weeks in April.
The biggest danger related to cyber security today is complacency, according to information technology security specialist Robert Finley. The technology consultant told members of the Rome Rotary Club Thursday that cyber security must be constantly updated as different threats emerge daily.
Three-year-old students from Berry College Child Development Center enjoyed a visit to Doug’s Deli Downtown on Feb. 9. Doug Bowling and his employee, Luke Otstot, spent time showing the children the entire facility which included the large mixer, a walk-in refrigerator and the large rotating…
Rome’s Big Float, the Coosa River Basin Initiative’s annual 6-mile river celebration on the Etowah, is expected to get much bigger as the river protection organization attempts to set a world record for the longest line of innertubes and inflatables.
Scriptures from Ecclesiastes and the Gospel of Luke, which deal with the importance of working together and forgiveness, were at the heart of the Rev. Eric S.C. Manning's speech at the Third Annual Hearts United Gathering in Rome Thursday night. More than 600 turned out to hear him speak.
Rome architect Mark Cochran has an itch. Some people refer to it as happy feet, others might call it wander lust. In the construction world, it's simply referred to as flipping.
On Wednesday a visit from Miss Georgia, Marianny Egurrola, made a huge difference to a little girl who is still continuing to dream against all odds. Rachael Vallejo, a fourth grader at West End Elementary School, has been diagnosed with cancer in the form of a tumor on her brain. Miss Georg…
The Northwest Georgia Housing Authority offices were evacuated Thursday afternoon when a white powdery substance was found underneath the desk in Executive Director Sandra Hudson's office.
A Floyd County man who was sentenced to life without parole plus 25 years in May 2017 for opening fire at a Hardy Avenue party — killing one man and wounding another — appeared in court Thursday to seek a new trial.
Five people who were arrested at the Relax Inn on drug trafficking charges in July were among 42 cases recently indicted by the Floyd County grand jury.
True tales of difficult cousins, bad bubblegum experiences and bossy big sisters and brothers have all been fodder for some young storytellers at North Heights over the last few weeks.
A major southeastern developer, Smith Douglas Homes, will build out the vacant lots in the Magnolia Walk subdivision off Smith Road, in the shadow of Mount Alto. Jim Van Kirk, director of marketing for Smith Douglas, said the company hopes to close on the acquisition of 37 lots during the mo…
State legislators in the 14th Congressional District elected Jerry Shearin of Dallas on Tuesday to represent Northwest Georgia on the State Transportation Board.
Jennie Horton and Mark Otstot were married by Reverend Scott Fuller at the Fuller home at 12:01 a.m. making them one of the first couples married on Valentines Day in 2018. In attendance were several friends and family. (Photo contributed by Jeff McEver)
About three years ago, Floyd County Animal Control officer Matt Cordle picked up a stray puppy, speckled in white and brown with one blue eye and one brown, on the side of the road. And it wasn’t long before Gunner found himself a home, along with a particular skill.
The Floyd County Commission recognized on Tuesday several employees who went beyond their job descriptions to help others.
Rome is poised to buy 4.22 acres of an abandoned Norfolk-Southern rail line, clearing the way for construction of the long-deferred Redmond Trail project to Summerville Park.
Rome’s director of Community Development is hoping a plan by the Trump administration to zero out funding for the Community Development Block Grant program is rejected by Congress.
A workshop Thursday will feature Debra Tyler-Horton, the state director of the Georgia AARP, as the keynote speaker, aiming to remove “destructive falsehoods about aging” cemented into stereotypes.
Clients at two local institutions that offer a helping hand up were treated to makeovers and lunch Monday by cosmetology students at Georgia Northwestern Technical College.
Despite “mild to moderate” flooding in areas across the county due to recent rainfall, the director of the Floyd County Emergency Management Agency is hoping that the estimated half an inch more rain to come doesn’t push water levels into flood stages.
Georgia residents may see protections against so-called “surprise” medical bills after the House passed a measure Monday that regulates the practice.
Cancer Treatment Centers of America made campaign donations to all four of Floyd County’s state lawmakers in the run-up to this year’s Georgia General Assembly session.
The Floyd County Commission is slated to set the qualifying fees Tuesday for county offices up for election this year.
Rome-Floyd County Library opened its latest art exhibition, “I Like…,” on Thursday. The exhibit consists of paintings by Caroline Dempsey, a 21-year-old artist who lives with Down syndrome and bilateral hearing loss.
On the first Sunday he led the service at Charleston’s Emanuel AME Church, specifically during the Lord’s Supper, the Rev. Eric S.C. Manning was consumed by what he saw.
When people think of biodiversity, they typically conjure up pictures of a jungle environment. Berry College Professor Brian Campbell told participants at the Fifth Annual Seed Swap event at Chieftain Museum Saturday that their own backyard could potentially be as biodiverse as anyplace else