Plans are in the works to create a TAD around Mount Berry Mall, but the footprint of the area where developers would get a tax break is smaller than requested by Hull Property Group.
Bestselling author Matt de la Peña will be speaking tonight on his Newberry Award-winning young adult novel “I Will Save You” — this year’s One Book/Many Voices selection.
The Medical College of Georgia is in the process of creating a system of regional campuses in order to provide hospitals with much needed physicians.
Rome businessman Ira Levy has been given the green light for a 35-room addition to his Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham hotel property. The Rome Historic Preservation Commission signed off on revised plans for the project without any dissent Wednesday.
The active option on the 132-acre former Northwest Georgia Regional Hospital property has expired, although the chamber is still working to market the property.
More than 3,500 Floyd County residents buy their insurance through the state’s Affordable Care Act exchange, according to data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
Renowned international chef Piero Premoli will be in Rome for a special Tuesday night five-course fundraiser for the Rome Area History Museum.
The Rome Floyd Chamber of Commerce is celebrating high-tech activity across the community with its annual fall Geek Week through Friday. The celebration begins Tuesday night with a trivia event at the Dark Side of the Moon at 236 Broad Street.
Floyd County residents who want to get away for a weekend and add a little more color to their lives don’t have to travel too far, according to state officials.
A man who police say was standing beside a tree with his pants “pulled down to his knees” and looking in an area toward a playground was indicted on a child molestation charge.
Rome’s Alcohol Control Commission is slated to consider tonight a decrease in the cost of most pouring and package sales permits for 2018.
In-person advance voting starts today for two countywide sales-tax proposals and open seats on Rome and Cave Spring elected boards.
Georgia Highlands College continues its “Charging Across China: A Cultural Celebration” yearlong event in October with an academic conference on the cultural aspects of doing business in China.
If anyone passing Admiral John H. Towers Plaza on Saturday afternoon had their red flags raised over seeing a man trapped in a tank of water, there’s no cause for concern, he’s a professional illusionist and escape artist.
“I tell people I make my chili how I like my women — hot but sweet,” said Steve Durbin, a longtime chili maker who was behind bars Saturday during the 22nd Annual Trout Unlimited Chili Cook Off at Ridge Ferry Park.
Downtown Rome’s fall festivities kicked off Saturday morning with overcast skies along with a cool breeze as runners lined up for the second largest 5K race and two-mile health walk in Rome, the Harbin Hero Hustle.
Volunteers from Georgia Power Plant Hammond and the Keep Rome-Floyd Beautiful organization will fan out across the Simms Mountain Trail on Friday for the annual Rivers Alive clean up. It marks the second straight fall the Simms Mountain Trail near the intersection of Huffaker and Big Texas V…
“I want my mommy” and “I’m a scaredy cat” were some common statements from Pepperell Primary students on Friday, as they entered the Dark Dark Library led by media specialist Tony Pope.
A route through Cartersville for a high-speed passenger rail connection between Atlanta and Chattanooga is expected to be locked in before the end of the month.
Squeals and giggles were the order of the day as third-graders from Armuchee Elementary School released close to a thousand lake sturgeon into the Oostanaula River on Thursday. Most of the fish were in the 4- to 6-inch range though some that had been held over at state hatcheries were 13-15 …
Jonathan Mathew McGill wasn’t just responsible for a string of residential burglaries in Floyd County between November 2016 and January 2017 — he repeatedly targeted the homes of family and friends.
The large amount of private investment in downtown Rome in recent years, the diverse commercial and residential growth of the Broad Street corridor and the overall ambience of downtown Rome were among the major pros of the downtown corridor identified by community leaders Thursday. Parking, …
Keep a sharp eye out this evening at Rome High’s homecoming football game, and you’ll see players proudly wearing a small, but extremely important, symbol on their helmets.
A Tennessee pilot and a passenger was unharmed after his small plane went off the side of the runway and onto a grassy slope at Cornelius Moore Field in Polk County today.
The Floyd County Board of Education will look to approve two days in February, as well as two days in the same month of 2019, for possible inclement weather makeup days during its regular meeting this evening.
The effort to make Rome more of a walkable community is stretching out well beyond the booming Broad Street district. “We’re getting more demand for sidewalks than we’ve ever had before,” Rome Public Services Manager Kirk Milam told members of the city Public Works, Transit and Traffic Commi…
Public safety agencies in Floyd County continue to run below authorized strength in spite of improved pay and benefits. Floyd County Sheriff’s Office, Floyd County Police and Rome-Floyd County Fire Department all reported staff shortfalls during a meeting of the county public safety committe…
From costumed super heroes and a musical street festival in downtown Rome to a chili cook off and car show in the park, Floyd County has a full plate of family-friendly offerings on tap Saturday.
The Chick-fil-A in Rockmart and Rome are teaming up to help out the family of Polk County Police Detective Kristen Hearne this evening.
On the day that teacher Stephanie Dean was named as the Teacher of the Year for West Central Elementary, she didn’t think the bouquet of flowers Principal Leslie Dixon was carrying across the lunchroom was meant for her.
Rome City Schools Chief Operations Officer Tim Williams said the system is whittling down its $301,356 deficit in Education Local Option Sales Tax 4 collections during an update at the Rome Board of Education meeting Tuesday.
The best of the best of small college tennis players from all over the country will be in Rome through Sunday for the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Oracle Cup.
The six candidates vying for three seats on the Rome City Commission have spent thousands of dollars on the contest — although one has raised significantly more than the others.
The Floyd County Commission approved on Tuesday the dedication of a swath of land along the Oostanaula River on the library grounds for an outdoor arts amphitheater.
There probably aren’t but a handful of Floyd County residents who know the area near the intersection of Ga. 53 and Ga. 140 was once known as the McGuire community.
The Rome City Commission rejected a proposed ordinance creating an open-consumption alcohol district Monday night, following impassioned pleas from residents and property owners on both sides Monday night.
Following Tuesday evening’s Rome Board of Education meeting, the teacher of the year and support person of the year will be named at a banquet being held at Rome Middle School, starting at 7 p.m.
Editor's note: This is Part Two of a two-part series on projects at West End Elementary School that are focused on environmental sustainability and what impact these projects are having on the way students learn. Part One ran in Saturday’s Rome News-Tribune.