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 …

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…

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…

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.

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…

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…