The Rome City and Floyd County commissions are ready for a makeover of the website they share at RomeFloyd.com.
Berry College alumnus and published author Alyssa Hollingsworth was this year’s featured author for the recent David James Poissant Creative Prose Reading Series.
Riders from near and far made their way to Rome over the weekend for the 39th Annual John Wisdom Wagon Train to commemorate the path of John Wisdom, known as “Georgia’s Paul Revere” who warned Rome of impending attack by Union forces in May of 1863.
All three pieces are finally in place for the trail along the west side of the Oostanaula River, including the link to the city's Heritage Trail system on the eastern bank.
The Floyd County Commission is expected to give Public Works Director Michael Skeen approval in Tuesday to work with state on replacing the Bells Ferry Road bridge at Woodward Creek.
The threat of rain dampened the crowd, and perhaps the number of teams that were cooking at this year's Trout Unlimited Chili Cook-off but it didn't dampen the enthusiasm or spirits of any of the teams that were cooking up their special recipes in Ridge Ferry Park.
When he took office Rome-Floyd County Fire Chief Troy Brock made clear the completion of the long-discussed Firefighters Memorial Plaza was going to be a priority for his administration.
More than 7 percent of Floyd County’s registered voters have already cast their ballots for the Nov. 6 election, as polls show Republican Brian Kemp and Democrat Stacey Abrams in a tight race for the governorship.
The Rome City Commission will consider on Monday a significant increase in some parking fines downtown.
Berry College leaders have been laying the ground work for their new continuing care retirement community for the past four years. Friday, they turned dirt for The Spires at Berry College, a 170-unit retirement community which is expected to open in 2020. College officials were joined by rep…
Georgia's first National Natural Landmark, the Marshall Forest, was formally added to the nationwide Old Growth Forest Network Friday prior to the fourth annual Robert Weed Memorial Nature Walk. Weed, who died in 2014, was a cousin to Maclean Marshall, who's family was the sole owner of the …
Two high school seniors at Rome High School feel strongly about their Constitutional right to vote and have been working hard to encourage their eligible peers to register and vote.
Honeymoons are usually meant to be an escape from real life and be spent somewhere fantastic; most would not consider returning to their wedding venue to do work of any sort, however this is exactly what a local couple will be doing Friday.
With a quick snip of scissors, the We Care Service Center was officially opened at East Central Elementary School Thursday, which will offer school supplies, food, clothes and media center resources for those in need.
Floyd County may build its Agricultural Center early, if a space-needs study shows it could help free up room in the overcrowded Judicial Center.
While cotton crops in southern Georgia and Alabama have been nearly destroyed by Hurricane Michael — local farmers haven’t seen an expected spike in prices and that may be due to tariffs.
A judge has instructed the state’s Environmental Protection Division should impose interim measures at Plant Hammond’s water intake to reduce the number of fish killed.
Bowlers — and people who wish they could bowl — will join forces on Nov. 6 at Classic Lanes Bowling in West Rome for the annual Strike Out Child Abuse event sponsored by Vargo Orthodontics.
First time claims for unemployment benefits fell sharply among Floyd County residents in September. The Department of Labor reported Thursday that 172 Floyd County residents made a claim for jobless benefits in September, down from 246 in August and down from 288 in September a year ago.
The Etowah B event room came alive with the auctioneer’s chant as the silent and live auction to benefit William S. Davies Homeless Shelter got underway Wednesday at the new Courtyard Marriott in downtown Rome.
Local organizations, fresh off several successful collections for east coast victims of Hurricane Florence, are now looking to do the same for those on the gulf coast and South Georgia affected by Michael.
Ashley Greenway was named as a 2018 finalist for the Presidential Award of Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. She is a first-grade teacher at Elm Street Elementary and she traveled to the Georgia Department of Education where she was recognized by State School Superintendent Ric…
The latest in a string of owners that have sought to resurrect the historic Hillyer House at 2 Coral Ave. received approval from the Rome Historic Preservation Commission to reconstruct a front porch.
Around 70 members of the Rome Middle School Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Team gathered in the school cafeteria to hear from Coosa River Basin Initiative’s Executive Director Jesse Demonbreun-Chapman.
Floyd County Commissioners are looking at ways to fit an estimated $7.1 million in additional expenses into the budget next year, including merit raises of up to 4 percent for employees.
A real estate investment firm has taken the first steps toward the development of a pair of massive speculative industrial buildings in the Georgia North Industrial Park off Ga. 140 in Adairsville.
With an extensive list of emergency organizations scheduled to make an appearance at the 15th Emergency Preparedness Day, the Boy Scouts of America are hoping to see a large community turnout at the free event on Saturday.
Job prospect activity continues to be at an all time high according to the soon-to-be retired Rome Floyd Chamber of Commerce President Al Hodge. Asked how confident he was about landing at least one of those prospects before he retires next April, Hodge said, "Oh, how I wish I knew the answe…
Playing the cello usually takes two hands. But for 12-year-old Christopher Fairchild, it’s a matter of one hand, one prosthetic and a lot of determination.
Getting rid of invasive species on a tract of land in Southern Floyd County and Northern Polk County is lending itself to a new opportunity near Cave Spring.
NAMI Rome is launching a fundraising campaign to raise money for a clubhouse for local adults living with a mental illness. Elevation House will follow a model used by 320 other National Alliance on Mental Illness affiliates to provide support in a recovery-focused environment.
More than $22,000 was raised to provide funding and financial aid to Georgia Northwestern Technical College students during the 20th annual GNTC Foundation Golf Tournament held at Barnsley Resort in Adairsville on Wednesday, Oct. 10.