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Floyd County Commissioners came back from a statewide mental health summit with a list of initiatives aimed at keeping people with mental illnesses from ending up in the jail, over and over again.

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Rome's Historic Preservation Commission has given the green light to Joe Rowston for construction of a new home at 315 E. Fourth St. in the Between the Rivers Historic District. The original house on that lot was built in 1892. Rowston's mother Betsy, lived in the home for 61 years before a …

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Once a week, at Rome coffee shop Swift & Finch, boxes are lined up against walls and on shelves for pickup. The boxes are full of vegetables and fruits planted and grown by Rise ‘N Shine Organic Farm, found  30 minutes north of Rome alongside John’s Creek close to Calhoun.

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Members of four local civic groups honored the first responders of Rome and Floyd County on Tuesday, during the third annual Frontline Awards Banquet at Coosa Country Club.

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PAWS is waiving adoption fees for all its dogs and cats in an effort to make some more room in the overloaded public animal welfare services facility at 99 North Ave.

Shelia Thompson, Executive Account Representative, for Government Employees Health Association presented the program at the August meeting of National Active and Retired Federal Employees. NARFE meets the second Thursday of each month at 11:15 a.m. at the Landmark Restaurant, except for Sept…

Thad Mathis and Tara Ogle took home the Judge's Choice awards at the v Saturday. Held at the Rome City Auditorium, this year's event brought in over $188,000 for the Sexual Assault Center of Northwest Georgia.

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Floyd County Commissioners are expected to adopt a resolution Tuesday joining the nationwide "Stepping Up" initiative to reduce the number of people with mental illness in jails.

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After months of fundraising by dance teams, the Rome Celebrity Dance Challenge pulled in just over $188,000 for the Sexual Assault Center of Northwest Georgia.

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As the Floyd County Commission prepares tougher regulations on free-standing donation boxes, some residents are surprised to discover many of them belong to commercial operations.

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The sixth class of medical school students to flow through the Northwest Georgia Clinical campus of the Medical College of Georgia includes ten third-year students from as far away as Texas and California. The new class started their work in Rome the first week of June and have already been …

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In what they hope to make a yearly event, members of the Order of the Eastern Star HR Butler Chapter No. 96 gave out free sack lunches Saturday to support those struggling to find food on the weekend.

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The scores recorded by participants in Keep Rome-Floyd Beautiful’s 2018 Litter and Community Appearance Index on Friday averaged out to 1.74 on a four-point scale, defined as “minimal or no litter” found during their assessment.

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It’s time to vote for reader favorites. Voting in the annual Best of Rome Awards begins Sunday with the ballot available in the Sunday edition of the Rome News-Tribune. Online voting will also be available Sunday on RN-T.com.

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A trio of local college leaders agree that financial issues may be the biggest challenge facing prospective college students in Rome and Floyd County today. Don Green, president of Georgia Highlands College, Pete McDonald, president of Georgia Northwestern Technical College and Joyce Heames,…

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Officials at Floyd County Schools are awaiting notification from the state Department of Education on whether either of the two site applications submitted for a new Pepperell Middle School are approved.

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Rome's Downtown Development Authority unanimously endorsed a proposed 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. curfew for juveniles on Thursday.  The proposed ordinance is slated to go before the full Rome city commission on Monday.

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With enrollment in Floyd County Schools continuing to decline, the planned closing of McHenry Primary School could just be the beginning of the difficult decisions school system leaders face moving forward, as consolidating schools will be under strong consideration.

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Rome Public Works Committee members indicated support Wednesday for extending the downtown streetscape to the 600 block of Broad Street across from City Hall.

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Top officials with the Department of Housing and Urban Development spent a couple of days in Rome earlier this week evaluating the Northwest Georgia Housing Authority's self sufficiency program for residents.

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With their last salute Tuesday afternoon, members of the local 525 Chapter of the Military Order of the Purple Heart accomplished a 10-year effort to memorialize the 22 locals who died in action in the Vietnam War.

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Work on the historic local riverboat Myra H has been a labor of love for retired local history teacher Bob Harris and a number of Rome area river history buffs. The small group has been restoring the 86-year old pleasure boat since it was moved from the Lock and Dam Park earlier this year.