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It’s not easy to surprise Roman Frank Barron, but family members and close friends pulled it off as Barron was honored with a Wright Brothers Master Pilot award from the Federal Aviation Administration. The award recognizes pilots with long, incident free careers.

The Walmart bag of socks in the laundry room that never found a match? HOPE Alliance has found a way to finally get rid of them while also helping someone locally.

The Sexual Assault Center of Northwest Georgia Board of Directors voted to appoint Kimberly King as the organization’s permanent executive director Wednesday. King has served as interim executive director since July.

Floyd County Manager Jamie McCord told members of the Development Authority of Floyd County that grading work is underway on the 10-acre parcel that is being added to the 100-acre industrial park at Ga. 53 and Ga. 140. He also said that the county has received permits to cross a gas line wit…

Rome City Commissioner Milton Slack reads the city’s Red Ribbon Week Proclamation in conjunction with National Red Ribbon Week Oct. 23-31 during Monday’s City Commission meeting as local Young Marines and Greater Rome Georgia Marines stand by. The Young Marines program stresses drug educatio…

UPDATE: The Floyd County Elections Board approved weekend voting today for the Rome City Commission election on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 26-27, at the Rome Civic Center on Jackson Hill. The site will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday.

The Hospitality House for Women Inc. announced Tuesday morning Lynn Rousseau has returned to the organization to once again serve as executive director.

Broad Street was converted into a pedestrian mall full of music, food, arts and crafts Saturday as the Downtown Development Authority hosted the fourth annual Fiddlin’ Fest. Stages were set in front of the South Broad Bridge as well as the intersection of Third Avenue and Broad Street while …

The Intercollegiate Tennis Association will bring more than 250 of the best small-college tennis players from across the country to Rome this week for the fall ITA Cup tournament. The ITA Cup has been contested annually since 1986. It is the only singles and doubles national championship eve…

Meandering through Rolater Park in Cave Spring Saturday, one could overhear an unusual range of conversations, ranging from the microbiology of mushrooms to which species is the most pleasing to the palate. Just another day at the Georgia Mushroom Festival!

Nature lovers at the fifth annual Robert Weed Memorial Nature Walk in Marshall Forest on Friday learned that a series of regularly scheduled prescribed burns might be the best way to preserve the historic old-growth forest off Horseleg Creek Road. The forest is the largest virgin, urban fore…

Rome City Commissioner Evie McNiece said Friday the city is currently “making preparations” to allow voting on at least one weekend during the early voting period that begins Monday for the City Commission race and the “brunch bill.”