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Romans walked up and down Broad Street at mid-day Saturday for autism, a condition that is impacting a growing number of children and families. Erica Quinn, who has a 12-year-old son with the disorder, said the incidence of the disorder has increased from one case in every 150 births to appr…

The 25th annual community-wide Easter egg hunt set for  Saturday has been postponed to Sunday 2 p.m. at Coosa Valley Fairgrounds on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. The free event, sponsored by Greater Christ Temple Rapture Preparation Cathedral, will feature more than 1,500 plastic eggs fo…

Approximately 100 people gathered at Georgia National Cemetery on Wednesday morning to pay respects to a veteran they did not know and who died without any known family members.

The sound of cheers and applause echoed from the Belk end of Mount Berry Mall on Saturday morning as Gaynell Tucker, 88, completed her 15,000th mile of walking since being diagnosed with diabetes in 1995. Close to two dozen family and friends met Tucker and her husband, the Rev. Max Tucker, …

Funeral services are slated for 11 a.m. Saturday at Lovejoy Baptist Church for Evon Billups, 69, the first African-American woman to lead a department in Floyd County government. She died on April 14 after a brief illness. Billups retired in 2015 after 31 years with the elections office, muc…

Thursday morning student athletes from 25 different schools in Rome and Floyd County lined up around Jerry Sharp Field at Darlington School for the annual Floyd County Special Olympics.

After 16 years of being located between SunTrust Bank and Owen’s Hardware on Second Avenue, the Boy Scouts of America have moved to Ansley Park on North Fifth Avenue, where their new headquarters will serve the seven counties in the Northwest Georgia Council.

Authorities in Bartow County have submitted a Development of Regional Impact application to the Northwest Georgia Regional Commission for what is being dubbed the Busch Commerce Park.

Rome’s Historic Preservation Commission gave the green light to three projects in the downtown historic Between the Rivers District Wednesday. Modifications to a pair of commercial buildings were approved along with an addition to a residential property.

The former manager of sweetFrog and youth minister at a Gordon County church was sentenced to serve eight years in prison and 17 years probation Tuesday afternoon following his guilty plea to three charges of sexual misconduct with a minor online.

Graded lots on Pollock Street are waiting for foundation work to begin on four new homes being developed by the South Rome Redevelopment Agency and Rome Community Development office.

A draft report with ideas to improve pedestrian safety near the new Main Elementary School school includes one-way traffic on Spider Webb Drive and traffic calming features along Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Patti Pittman, the Safe Routes to Schools coordinator for the North Georgia reg…

In mid-February, Calhoun resident Joe Norman was beside his mother at a Rome hospital — a place he had frequently been since she was admitted on Dec. 11 — when he got the call. The person on the other line was extending the opportunity of a lifetime, a chance to join a camel caravan crossing…

Gov. Brian Kemp met with the Times-Journal editorial board for a question-and-answer session on April 10 and talked about medical marijuana discussions during the legislative session as well as what is going on for disaster relief for farmers.

It’s been half a century for some Vietnam War-era troops, but age could not weaken the strength of their snappy salutes to the American flag Saturday. Veterans of that war got long overdue recognition and a big “thank you” Saturday in Rome.

Paving on new sections of Ga. 140 is underway this week. Above: Dump trucks with hot asphalt back up to feed a paving machine on a new section of Ga. 140 just east of the Ga. 53 intersection Thursday. Dump trucks with hot asphalt back up to feed a paving machine on a new section of Ga. 140 j…

Georgia’s Rome Office of Tourism Director Lisa Smith explained to local community leaders Thursday that tourism is economic development. Speaking to the Rome Rotary Club that numbers produced for the state for 2017 showed approximately $159 million in expenditures tied to tourism in Floyd Co…

Downtown Development leaders indicated Thursday that after almost two weeks on the books, a new No Smoking ordinance for downtown Rome seems to functioning like they hoped it would.