Historic preservationists from across the state will be in Rome on Wednesday through Friday for the annual Georgia Statewide Historic Preservation Conference.
Sixteen local businesses and 12 teams of golfers have so far stepped up to the plate for Friday’s Annual Charity Golf Classic benefiting Toys for Tots.
Information about the upcoming 2020 census will start appearing around the county, starting with a booth at the Coosa Valley Fair.
Three of Floyd County’s four state lawmakers spent several days this summer as guests at an education seminar hosted by the Medical Association of Georgia.
The Rome Salvation Army provided around 1,500 meals to men, women and children in August, and is asking for help to keep the organization's local food pantry stocked.
As he stood in the shaft of light coming through the metal barn door of the 125-year-old restored water works building on Jackson Hill, goosebumps began to form on Rome Mayor Bill Collins.
“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.
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…
Employees at Bekaert in Rome have been informed of plans to shut down a portion of the plant that could result in the loss of more than 50 jobs, IUE/CWA Local 83190 President Tim Horton has confirmed.
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…
Gordon County Sheriff’s deputies were involved in a shootout early Thursday morning that resulted in the death of one woman, a gunshot injury to and the arrest of a man on murder and aggravated assault charges, and no injuries for any member of law enforcement, confirmed Chief Deputy Robert Paris.
What initially began as alarm over a misunderstood city ordinance amendment on homeless camps and panhandlers has quickly become a unifying force in the community’s quest to tackle its homelessness issue.
Infant mental health is a real thing, a range of experts told a House study committee Thursday — and it may be one of the most important things in life.
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…
The Office of National Drug Control Policy’s announced that Floyd County will be designated as a High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area.
The bell in the Clocktower began to ring precisely at 8:46 a.m. Wednesday, marking the time American Airlines flight 11 struck the north tower of the World Trade Center.
Floyd County elections officials are scheduled to get their first round of training on the new Dominion Voting System machines on Oct. 1 and 2.
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…
The Rome City Commission Monday authorized City Attorney Andy Davis to assist the Rome Water and Sewer Division with continuing to research the quality of the Etowah River for Rome’s drinking water.
Four days before the first Homelessness Task Force 2019 meeting was to occur on Thursday, the Rome City Commission discussed bringing a controversial homeless ordinance amendment back to the table.
Goats are being used to clear overgrowth in order to provide a view of the river to the picnic areas behind State Mutual Stadium.
Rep. Katie Dempsey will convene on Thursday the first of several meetings examining how – and why – the state can encourage better models for early childhood development.
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…
Building Department reports are indicating that 2019 has been a banner year for the construction of new single family homes in Rome and Floyd County.
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.
Sunday brunch enthusiasts looking forward to having a mimosa or bloody mary before noon in Rome can now toast the Rome City Commission for unanimously agreeing Monday to allow voters to decide Nov. 5 whether local establishments can serve alcohol as early as 11 a.m. on Sundays.
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.
It’s not every day you’ll see 32 tables under white tablecloths situated end-to-end across the Chief John Ross Memorial Bridge where about 250 guests will be served a four-course meal to bring Rome’s diverse community together.
The nonpartisan League of Women Voters has launched a national campaign aimed at ensuring a fair redistricting process after the 2020 census and chapters in Northwest Georgia are taking part.
The Cave Spring City Council is expected to adopt an updated flood protection ordinance Tuesday night at its regular monthly meeting.
Floyd County School officials confirmed an Armuchee Middle School student lost her life during a car crash in Chattooga County on Sunday evening.
Floyd County Environmental Health, along with Floyd County Animal Control and local veterinarians, will conduct a rabies vaccination clinic for cats and dogs on Sept. 21 from 1 to 4 p.m. in the parking lot of the Floyd County Health Department at 16 E. 12th St.