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Georgia Power’s Plant Hammond made Georgia Water Coalition’s Dirty Dozen list once again. The location and storage of massive amounts of coal-ash near the Coosa River was named on the list as one of the state’s top 12 environmental issues.

Public Animal Welfare Services is trying something new: They’re letting people take one of the puppies in the shelter home for a day to offset the pressure of committing to keeping a dog.

Despite the freezing temperatures and early sunset on Wednesday night, members of the nonprofit organization Summit Quest gathered outside to attend the first Mountain Men event.

Even though the city of Rome will be losing the $1.4 million per year it is currently receiving from Rome City Schools for providing student transportation, Transit Director Kathy Shealy is hoping a bus fare increase is not on the horizon.

The Etowah River runs brown Wednesday while the Oostanaula is a distinctive green at their confluence in Rome.

Representatives from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development will be in Rome next week to help kick off the planning process for a $1.25 million Choice Neighborhood Planning grant awarded to the Northwest Georgia Housing Authority.

Longtime local law enforcement Chaplain Dave Thornton, who hails from a family with a long history of military service, paid special tribute to wounded warriors during his keynote address at the Rome Veterans Day service.

The YMCA group the Y-Knots, a team of women who meet for philanthropic projects once a month, donated a $1,500 air compressor to the Rome-Floyd Fire Department’s water rescue team to assist with efficient water rescue.