Some sixth-graders at West End decided they wanted to help change the world this year.
A Cartersville man, who gained viral fame for his profanity-laden exchange with a Floyd County superior court judge, pleaded guilty but mentally ill to the murder of his cellmate in 2015 and was sentenced to life without parole.
In comparing Shorter University’s handling of two separate sexual harassment complaints occurring within the same time frame, Assistant Director of Campus Safety James Hall said the response to the case concerning former Vice President of Student Affairs Corey Humphries failed to follow a po…
Schools are planning to reopen this morning after much of the seven plus inches of snow melted off. Although freezing temperatures overnight may present a possibility of black ice on the roads Monday morning.
The Rome City Commission is expected to issue a call-out tonight for residents to participate in an evaluation of the police department.
Floyd County Manager Jamie McCord is expected to announce his selection for chief of police at the county commission meeting Tuesday.
Thick, heavy snow falling out of trees across greater Rome Saturday was reminiscent of calving glaciers as a beautiful blue-sky beauty Saturday followed Friday’s blustery beast of a snowstorm.
Redmond Regional Medical Center is seeking to develop a new obstetrics and birthing program. Hospital management has filed for a Certificate of Need citing a 2008 exception to the CON rules. “With this application, we are seeking to provide an opportunity for families in our community to hav…
Georgia spends billions of dollars a year on healthcare and social services, but lawmakers have no way to determine if the programs work in the long run or if there's a cheaper way to achieve better results.
Years of planning was culminated Friday when, in spite of horrible weather conditions, the Northwest Georgia Housing Authority honored Joe Wright, Hilda Curtis and Jim Keaten with an open house in the new Joe Wright Village public housing complex in North Rome.
Needy families in the Rome area were still winners Saturday even though a motorcycle ride for Toys for Tots was cancelled because of the snow and extreme cold. Motorcycle riders still turned out at Honda & Suzuki of Rome, 2595 Shorter Ave., with toys to support the annual toy drive. Sant…
Georgia Highlands College’s new bachelor’s in business administration students brought their first semester to a close with a service learning project aimed to help the homeless this holiday season.
Early Friday morning, as snow continued to fall across Floyd County, Tim Herrington called his contacts at the National Weather Service and asked a simple question: “When is it gonna stop?”
We're working to make sure everyone who has a subscription to the Rome News-Tribune gets their newspaper early Saturday morning, but that will be contingent on road safety.
If the Georgia High School Association was looking to make any friends from Rome and Floyd County, it sure didn't do it on Friday.
A Silver Creek couple is pushing to open an RV park on Black’s Bluff Road in the face of opposition from some neighbors and the South Rome Redevelopment Corp.
Floyd County, along with many counties in North Georgia, is under a winter storm warning until Saturday morning, according to the National Weather Service. While forecasters are saying the ground was still warm enough that roads will generally be in good shape, motorists are urged to use due…
Removing austerity cuts to the state’s formula in providing funding to public schools was one of a number of issues brought before Floyd County legislators during a joint meeting with local school boards Thursday.
Rome City Manager Sammy Rich likened a special called meeting of the Rome Business Development committee to a “final exam.” By the end of the session, the consensus was that the year-long effort to make Rome a more business-friendly city passed, but there was still room for improvement.
Floyd County’s legislative delegation told local business leaders the state has plenty of challenges which go along with the boon of the state’s growth.
A report of a missing fiberglass bell led five Floyd County police officers to spend their day off Wednesday clearing the yard of an elderly woman on Billy Pyle Road.
It’s beginning to feel, if not look, like Christmas. Temperatures are expected to dip below freezing this weekend, and there’s a slim chance of a snow flurry if you’re planning to drive up into higher elevations across the North Georgia Mountains.
Rome will be one of three Georgia Department of Driver Services locations in North Georgia which will offer commercial vehicle road tests through a partnership with Floyd County.
The Floyd County Board of Education was provided an update on a revised promotion/retention policy that would have criteria, such as assessments, as the basis for schools deciding whether a student passes a grade or must repeat it.
The 2017 SPLOST Citizens Advisory Committee is slated to meet Thursday — its first public session since voters approved the $63.8 million special purpose, local option sales tax package.
A new report from the U.S. Department of Commerce Bureau of Labor Statistics ranks Floyd County 5th in Northwest Georgia in average weekly wages for the second quarter of 2017.
Northwest Georgia corn and soybean producers will get an update on new seed and growing techniques Dec. 13 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Shannon Park banquet room.
Anyone spotting a man running while pushing a baby stroller through Rome today need not worry about his sanity — despite what some may have said — he is just finishing a trek he started over 2,000 miles west, on a pier etched into film history.
A 22-year-old Floyd County man pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter Monday in a shooting death that all parties agreed was senseless.
Dozens of volunteers with Good Neighbor Ministries surprised executive director Stefani Ortman with a reception Sunday, to honor her retirement after nearly three decades of service.
Lex Vick of Armuchee clads his arm and hand with a simple leather gauntlet. He enters his aviary just behind his house. And when he emerges, a large Red-tailed hawk rests on the end of his fist.
The illegal use of prescription painkillers is decreasing, but heroin and synthetic fentanyl have grown in popularity among drug users here, says the new U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Georgia.
There were no high-flying Snoopy or Charlie Brown balloons, and the sidewalks weren’t teeming with people. But the Lindale Christmas Parade had exactly what it was supposed to, family and tradition.
Patients and caregivers find the legalization of the possession and use of low THC oil in Georgia is of no use when they cannot find a legal way to purchase the drug.
Editor’s note: The list of the winners of the tech competitions for each school system will run in Wednesday’s Rome News-Tribune, inside the Young Romans section.