On Thursday we featured the winners of the Georgia’s Rome Office of Tourism’s “Signs of Hope” poster contest. But there were lots of entries that didn’t get highlighted.

Every spring, meteorologist watch for cold air from Canada to collide with the warm air rising out of the Gulf of Mexico. And like clockwork they watch big thunderstorms build and build until they drop one of nature’s most deadly events, the tornado.

The Chieftains Museum/Major Ridge Home annual Herb & Plant Sale began March 27 and will continue through Friday. The sale switched to an online format this year due to the current health crisis.

Despite the unusual circumstances Rome residents find themselves in today, there are still signs of life and signs of hope all across the community.

Local artist Siri Selle wants to keep the community’s budding artists inspired and supplied during their time at home.

Floyd-Rome Retired Educators had three new members join the organization at their recent meeting. Pictured are (from left) Terry Brandon, Elaine Turner, Arch Metcalf and Diane Lanham, the organization’s membership chairperson. The organization now has over 300 members.

“Making a Difference,” a feature documentary written and directed by Shorter University Assistant Professor of Communication Studies Katherine Dudley, won the G.B. Lindsey Family Audience Award at the WACA Family and Faith International Film Festival in Waco, Texas.

Photographers Ryan and Tricia Smith are capturing social distancing in a unique way. And it could be helping local businesses as well.

“Rain, Again?” I think to myself as I stand on the porch of my sleepy Jamestown home, looking out at the storming world around me. As the rain crashed in the little pools of water around my yard, I play hopscotch to the red blur I call a car in hopes of not being completely soaked for the ri…

When space allows, we try to feature local animals that have been given a second chance by being rescued. We hope that these stories of kindness and generosity by Rome and Floyd County residents will inspire others to consider fostering or adopting a pet from Floyd County PAWS, area shelters…

On Tuesday, a pop-up farmers market in downtown Rome brought a little ‘normal’ back to what has otherwise been a strange and chaotic couple weeks.

We have enjoyed a few warm days over the past couple of weeks, but Winter isn’t finished yet. If you recall, we have had some our worst/best snow during March and April.


NEW YORK (AP) — On the first Sunday after the coronavirus began upending American life, some religious institutions – including two churches whose pastors are close to President Donald Trump – held in-person services amid public health worries over the pandemic. That picture already looks di…

In an effort to show some appreciation and give back to local hospitals during this time of stress, Redemption Church has begun delivering an assortment of coffee, doughnuts and snacks to the healthcare professionals working long hours.

There are vintage rugs, ornate lamps, antique artwork and beautiful pieces of furniture here. It’s like stepping back to a time gone by.

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