Editorials

A recent article by Georgia Public Broadcasting’s Grant Blankenship delves into one of the many ways re-framing an argument can change our minds.

The Tax Allocation District on the former Kmart property is an interesting topic — and one with a lot of unsubstantiated information floating around. A few months ago we’d gotten hold of a list that had prospective tenants in the property. This list included some well known names — including…

We’ve gone from crisis — foster care children from Floyd County sent all over the state and a loss of a mental health support system — to possibly the best news we could have for the former hospital property.

While working on painting the house nearly ten years ago and spreading out newspapers to catch the drips the headline of a column stood out. No matter how good you are with a brush or roller, there’s always going to be drips.

It doesn’t take long on any budget story posted to our social media, the Rome Tennis Center at Berry College will be brought up. Often the tennis center will be brought up within six comments and we’ve taken to calling that phenomenon the six degrees of the Rome Tennis Center (for reference:…

With sleigh bells ringing and Rudolph's red nose casting a warm glow, it becomes easy to forget what this time of year is really all about.

Citizens have been on a political roller coaster for the last two years as a parade of candidates have attempted to sway them in choosing the next leaders of the great State of Georgia. As Floyd County voters head to the polls between now and Election Day, Nov. 6, they have — depending on vo…

Republicans in Rome and Floyd County and across the state have some critical decisions to make in the July 24 runoff. Voters will decide who will challenge increasingly charged Georgia Democrats this fall for the offices of governor, lieutenant governor, and secretary of state.

The tariffs on Canadian newsprint have wreaked terrible unintended consequences on America’s community newspapers, the source of local news for millions of people in every town and hamlet across the country, and the jobs of more than half a million reporters, editors, advertising and product…

Floyd County voters are indeed fortunate to have two very highly qualified candidates seeking to fill the judgeship being vacated by retiring Senior Judge Tambra Colston. It’s not often that voters get to elect a judge since most leave office before their term expires and the governor makes …

This is a day of great religious significance for the Christian community. There is no reason to comment upon its importance in this space; the ministers will perform that task much better.

When state Sen. Chuck Hufstetler became chairman of the Senate Finance Committee in January 2017, he immediately spoke of the need to look at Georgia’s outdated revenue and tax structure “to see if it’s the best for taxpayers and the state.”

WITH SLEIGH BELLS ringing and Rudolph's red nose casting a warm glow, it becomes easy to forget what this time of year is really all about.

In the days after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, America pursued two wars. One was a major military campaign to rout al-Qaida from Afghanistan and kill terrorists everywhere. The other was covert: a dramatically ramped-up electronic surveillance program to ferret out extremists and thwart thei…

President Donald Trump recently declared a public-health emergency for the opioid epidemic. The announcement was mostly meaningless to opioid addicts and the people trying to help them because it did not include any useful new ideas or dollars to fight the epidemic, which killed nearly 700 p…

Registered voters in Floyd County, Rome, and Cave Spring may think there is not a lot to vote for on Tuesday’s ballot, however we encourage them to look again.

Downtown Rome has become a family friendly destination for dining and entertainment, offering a wide variety of community interests — the Robert Redden Foot Bridge and Town Green with its fountain, Barron Stadium, tennis courts, unique retail establishments and restaurants, government office…

Protest for the sake of protest certainly helps angry people vent. But beyond that, it’s hard to decipher what are the specific goals of those occupying St. Louis’ streets and disrupting the city in response to Friday’s Jason Stockley verdict. There are indications that protest organizers do…

President Donald Trump has hurled plenty of harsh words at North Korea before, but nothing approaches his promise at the United Nations today that if forced to defend itself or its allies, the United States would “totally destroy” the country. He did not promise a military response of unprec…

President Donald Trump made a daring move on Wednesday, mapping out the beginnings of a deal with Democratic minority leaders to save “Dreamers,” the young immigrants who were given temporary protections from DACA, the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals. That is a positive, compassionate …