Since 2000, an average of 355 unintentional pedestrian fatalities among children ages 14 and under have occurred each year. During that same time period an average of more than 15,500 children ages 14 and under were non fatally injured as pedestrians each year. Other than the streets, drivew…
A brimming basket full of plump, ripe strawberries is sitting in my refrigerator. One thing for sure: there will be fruit salad on the menu every night this week. I may slice some strawberries to put on a tossed green salad, too, and add some pieces of fried chicken tenders, cheddar or feta …
On Friday afternoon Public Animal Welfare Services collaborated with animal welfare groups Animal Rescue Foundation and Four Legged Fliers for their first rescue transport by airplane out of Richard B. Russell Regional Airport.
Members of the Rome Exchange Club present a check for $642 to the Bagwell Food Pantry to support efforts to feed the hungry across Rome and Floyd County. The money will purchase anywhere from 2 to 6 tons of food. Representing the club were Howard Cothran (front row from left), Paula Wachstet…
Tickets go on sale Friday at 9 a.m. for a performance by the Grammy-nominated Dover Quartet, bringing back to Rome violinist Joel Link in a benefit concert for the DeSoto Theatre.
Jack McWhorter said music inspires him and he wanted to paint something that pays tribute to that inspiration. The result was “Live Jazz,” a painting of jazz musicians performing.
Fairview — E.S. Brown’s 12th annual barbecue will take place on Friday, May 28 at the Rome Civic Center from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and at the Welcome Center in Cave Spring from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
After a year of inactivity, Downtown Calhoun came to life in a big way when Baxter Dean presented its 10th annual Runway Show and then brought country superstar Sara Evans to the stage on Court Street.
Rome is celebrating Historic Preservation Month through a partnership with the Rome Area Center History Center, the Rome Historic Preservation Commission, the Atlanta Preservation Center and the M.H. Mitchell Foundation.
Two upcoming events, a concert by local singer/songwriter Scott Thompson and a golf tournament, will benefit Rome’s Exchange Club Family Resource Center.
Kids love cars, and when they see a parked car, they don’t even think about the possibility of getting hurt or seriously injured. That’s why parents have to. Many preventable injuries and deaths occur in driveways or parking lots when drivers are unaware that children are near vehicles. Trag…
What makes a good sandwich? Is it the bread, the brand of mayonnaise used, a certain type of cheese, or the way the sandwich, once it’s made, is cut into pieces? Divided into equal halves, quartered into dainty bites, or left whole, some people want their sandwich plated a particular way, wh…
Summerville Main Street’s Ducky Derby will be making a comeback on Saturday, May 15 for a fun race down Summerville Town Creek.
Thad Rush was recently honored for his 50 years of service as a district supervisor for the Coosa River Soil and Water Conservation District. He was presented a plaque and service pin by the Georgia Association of Conservation Districts at the District meeting held in Calhoun on April 27
The Rome-Floyd County YMCA has hit a milestone, exceeding 1 million pounds of food donated to people of the community over the last year.
Xaivier Ringer and Ellie Borromeo, owners of Rome Mural CoLab, work with local kids to formulate a design for the CARE mural, which will be placed in the YMCA’s basketball gym. Harbin Clinic, in partnership with Rome Mural CoLab and the YMCA of Rome and Floyd County, is joining forces with l…
Local nonprofit Restoration Rome has been named a Champion of Blueprint for Family First by the Georgia Division of Family and Children Services in recognition of their effective model of bringing public and private services together to do better for children and families.
CALHOUN — Downtown Calhoun’s GEM Theatre is now open at full capacity for the first time since the coronavirus hit locally last March.
From its property off Technology Parkway, the Western Saddle Club is ramping up activities that will hopefully spark a love of horse riding in local families.
A “meat and three” restaurant is a beloved Southern institution. Here in the South, we revere this dining concept as it evokes memories of buffet lines after church or on other special occasions, whether at a relative’s home or at a local dining establishment. The cafeteria style approach of…
Theta Omicron Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. recently celebrated its 113th Founders Day via Zoom Virtual Platform.
A Berry College biochemistry major has won $10,000 for his idea that converts organic waste into biogas at the most recent entrepreneurship PITCH competition.
The Social Sciences Department at Shorter University has released the latest volume of Christus Cultura: The Journal of Christianity in the Social Sciences.
Twelve students, representing six local high schools, competed for three Kiwanis educational scholarships in the Eleventh Annual Music Showcase.
For those in the Rome community who are passionate about the theater and want to be involved at the leadership level, Rome Little Theater is accepting applications to serve on its board of directors.
Georgia River Network, in partnership with the University of Georgia Press, released the sixth installment in the organization’s River User’s Guide book series.
Rome Troop 113’s newest Eagle Scouts are Thomas Luthi (from left), Nate Smith, Gabe Kozelle, Adan Conrad, Caleb Sabino and Carson Glass. Troop 113 is sponsored by Trinity United Methodist Church.
The Floyd-Rome Retired Educators Association awarded two scholarships in the amount of $1,500 each to Sydney Shell (from left) and Matthew Wall. Presenting the scholarships is FRREA President Juanita King. Sydney is pursuing a degree in Middle Grades Education at Shorter University, while Ma…