Editorials

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.

We’d like to thank our three outgoing Rome commissioners and welcome those who will soon step into their roles.

The news is still fresh and a lot of people are weighing their options, but the question is this — if we don’t field a local candidate, do we even deserve our seat in the U.S. House of Representatives?

There’s an amount of dark humor in any profession in which one sees harsh realities of life on a daily basis. Working at a newspaper is one such profession.

After temperatures in the 90s plus for what seemed like forever, we’ve got a break in the heat — enjoy it!

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.