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.

Rome Duplicate Bridge Club players are from Rome unless otherwise indicated

The Free Clinic of Rome is anticipating the arrival of new telemedicine equipment early this week which could aid healthcare professionals in the battle against COVID-19.

The Rome Shakespeare Festival’s production of “Godspell” originally scheduled for this weekend has been canceled. 

Local audiences will have the chance to see a powerful film on the silver screen that is sure to spur conversations about racial discrimination in the justice system, the quest for equality and ways to strengthen our own community when it comes to embracing our differences.

More than 500 seventh through 12th grade youth from over 10 counties gathered at Rock Eagle 4-H Center in Eatonton for the Northwest District Project Achievement. Floyd County was represented by ten youth in eight project areas.

Eleven women from the Rome area will be presented at the 31st Annual Rome Symphony Orchestra Debutante Ball on June 6 at Coosa Country Club. The ball is a major fundraiser for the symphony. Mrs. James Hollister Hobgood, Jr. is the chairwoman for this year’s event. The 2020 Rome Symphony Debu…

It’s that time of year again. Today, the clocks go forward, the days get longer and families get an hour less of sleep.