Competition and a nationwide trend toward hospital system mergers as massive medical conglomerates vie for buying power has led to a merger proposal between Floyd Healthcare Management and North Carolina-based Atrium Health.
Close to 150 Floyd County residents passed through the new recycling center on Lavender Drive on Saturday, dropping off household electronics items that had been collecting dust for months.
The headlines and official health advisories over the past few months have been shocking to some: Two vaping-related deaths and 21 people with vaping-related lung injuries in Georgia alone.
Defensive prowess gave way to quick drives and big plays on offense for Rome High on Friday night as the Wolves made their opening argument for another postseason run.
Harvest Moon Cafe on Broad Street declared “Prohibition is OVER!” on its Facebook page Friday as it invited customers to come by Sunday for a crafted bloody mary or bottomless mimosas during its Sunday Brunch “as early as 11 a.m.!”
Two Old Tigers — Jeff Brooks and Brian Dulaney — are moving forward with plans to develop the Berry Crossing shopping center at 1905 Martha Berry Highway, between Redmond Road and Veterans Memorial Highway.
Paul Trail, head brewer at the Freight and Rail Brewing Co. taking shape in Downtown Calhoun, said he first discovered the world of craft beer after moving from Gordon County to Montana and attending a beer festival.
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.
Lori Newman still vividly remembers the “thump-da-dump-da-dump” coming from under her Trans Am as the deer was dragged down the road from underneath her car several years ago now.
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.
The Rev. Terrell Shields credits his then 4-year-old daughter Terrica with inspiring the annual Thanksgiving Love Feast 31 years ago.
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.
Plans for two new restaurants have been submitted for the East Bend Shopping Center site, which formerly housed a Kmart on Hicks Drive.
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.
Retired Rome logistics executive Roger Manis confirmed Tuesday that he has a contract to purchase the Georgia Power office building at Broad Street and Turner McCall Boulevard.
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.
Several groups spoke in favor of Floyd County passing a tether ban during the public participation section of Tuesday’s County Commission meeting.
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 Floyd County Commission is expected to sign off on several agenda items today, including one regarding the Ball Corp. expansion project.
Some of the coldest air of the fall season is moving south from the Arctic, to bring Rome late-January-like weather two weeks before Thanksgiving.
Native Roman Pam Walker never misses an opportunity to thank a veteran for their service to our country — especially on Veterans Day.
It was another whirlwind week for Rome International Film Festival Executive Director Seth Ingram as the 16th annual event came to a close Sunday with hopes of an even brighter future for Rome’s film tourism industry.
CALHOUN — For most marathon runners, simply crossing the finish line of a 26.2-mile race is kind of a big deal, an accomplishment worked toward and striven for over months of pavement-pounding training.
Rome resident Susi Edwards said she was drawn to the screening of the Alzheimer’s documentary “When All That’s Left is Love” on Saturday because she knows first hand what it’s like to care for a dying spouse.
Coretta Houston was tickled pink in her sparkly pink sweater as she gripped the envelope containing a $100 bill Saturday night at the annual NAACP Soul Food Dinner at the Parker Center at Etowah Park.
Those wishing to honor our nation’s military heroes on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month Monday have a few local options.
The civil lawsuit filed against Darlington School and former teacher and dorm parent Roger Stifflemire will, for the most part, go forward.
By the time Darrius Martin realized he was at the wrong place at the wrong time, Rome police officer Scott Kasmar happened to be at the right place at the right time that nearly fatal Wednesday morning in August.
As part of the proposed merger between Floyd Healthcare Management Inc. and North Carolina-based Atrium, the county government would be able to step away from guaranteeing over $120 million in bonded debt.
The first tangible benefit from Rome having federal opportunity zone designations has come in the form of a $600,000 grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission.
A decade ago, Stacy Melton Brown never envisioned her Chicken Salad Chick business would become a huge franchise company.
The city of Adairsville is experiencing some growing pains, however City Manager Pam Madison is confident that the end result will be a much better community for residents, retailers and industry.
Rome’s water and sewer customers likely will see a minimum 2.5% rate increase every year for the foreseeable future — starting with an average $1.51 per month hike on Jan. 1.
A rezoning request for two tracts on Riverside Parkway is moving forward with no recommendation, following a deadlocked vote of the Rome-Floyd Planning Commission.
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.