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“I looked into her eyes and there was just this connection,” Broadway, TV and movie actress Betty Buckley said of Keisha, a stray cat found near Myrtle Hill Cemetery in April.

When Head of School Eric Munn left for vacation at the end of June, he went over the budget for Unity Christian School one last time.

CALHOUN — An industrial fire that started at about 1:15 a.m. Friday at DHM Adhesives resulted in the injury of one worker, the closure of all Calhoun City Schools for the day, as well partial evacuations of the downtown area because of chemical smoke concerns.

Around a dozen retired members of the 101st Airborne Division of the U.S. Army gathered in Rome on Friday where they were treated to a tour of Rome’s Clocktower and a small procession down Broad Street, and they taken to visit the Exchange Club of Rome’s Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

For a second day in a row, a temperature of 101 degrees in Rome set a new record, beating the 99 degree high set on Sept. 13, 1927. It tied the highest low of 69 degrees with Sept. 13 of 1902. The average temperature for this Friday the 13th is 85 degrees, according to the National Weather Service.

Rome Mayor Bill Collins joins a host of other city employees and Rome Exchange Club members Friday to cut the ribbon on the $250,000 2013 SPLOST project turning the historic water works building atop Jackson Hill into a 42-by-30-foot space that includes restrooms and a stage for school group…

A handful of hunters are going to be permitted to use dogs to flush out black bear during the archery season across North Georgia for the first time this year.

The Community Criminal Justice Foundation in Rome celebrated its 20th anniversary luncheon Friday by naming the organization’s first-ever community-wide officer of the year. The honor was presented to Floyd County Officer Katheryn Walters, who was the first responder to a shooting incident i…

Thursday just barely beat the record high temperature of 98 degrees set in 1953, according to the National Weather Service, with Rome temperatures topping out at 99 degrees at the Richard B. Russell Regional Airport weather station before starting to gradually fall in the evening. Friday’s h…

Rome’s Downtown Development Authority approved submission of a Department of Community Affairs Revolving Loan request of $216,034 for Kevin Dillmon’s new restaurant at 431 W. Third St. Dillmon has been publicly mum about his plans for the restaurant but a posting on social media Thursday ind…

HARTFORD, Conn. — A tentative settlement announced Wednesday over the role Purdue Pharma played in the nation’s opioid addiction crisis falls short of the far-reaching national settlement the OxyContin maker had been seeking for months, with litigation sure to continue against the company an…

Three Floyd County residents are facing felony drug charges after deputies reportedly found them with a bag of white crystalline powder.

Brian Whiteman surveys the new replica of Rome’s Clocktower at City Hall. Whiteman built the replica along with Richard Penson and William Sindorf in the Rome water and sewer department. Whiteman said it took 18 hours alone to paint the brick work on the replica which is displayed in an acry…

Underneath the Robert Redden Footbridge sits one of Rome’s newest murals, joining a number of others that have been popping up around town over the past few years.

Floyd County workers reported a modest 2.2% increase in average weekly wages for the first quarter of 2019. The average worker in Floyd county made $835 a week, before taxes, as compared to $817 a week during the first quarter of 2018.