The Rome City Commission adopted an emergency order Monday night requiring people to wear masks in public within the city limits, in a bid to stem the spike in local COVID-19 cases.
The number of Floyd County residents testing positive for COVID-19 rose to 745 Monday — an increase of 52 cases since Friday.
Harbin Clinic and YMCA of Rome & Floyd County unveiled a new partnership Monday to benefit young soccer players across the community. Harbin has agreed to help finance the soccer program through the YMCA for the next two years.
Elevation House has seen their numbers double since March in clubhouse participation and attendance.
Floyd County commissioners have a lengthy agenda planned for Tuesday, including a presentation on the outside audit of last year’s books and the proposed addition of two new animal control positions.
The U.S. House Committee on Appropriations passed a number of funding bills last week that included provisions drafted and championed by Rep. Tom Graves, R-Ranger.
The number of Floyd County residents testing positive for COVID-19 rose to 724 Sunday -- an increase of 31 cases over the weekend.
State Rep. Matt Barton, R-Calhoun, is currently hospitalized in Floyd County following a seizure, according to family friend Eddie Hall.
“When” and “where” are the two biggest questions Cave Spring City Council members are asking about their annual fireworks show, deferred from Independence Day due to concerns about the coronavirus.
Tom Caldwell is vying for the Floyd County sheriff position in the Aug. 11 Republican runoff. There is no Democratic candidate so the winner will appear alone on the Nov. 3 election ballot. Caldwell is a former chief deputy at the sheriff’s office. To learn more, visit TomCaldwellForSheriff.com.
Dave Roberson is vying for the Floyd County sheriff position in the Aug. 11 Republican runoff. There is no Democratic candidate so the winner will appear alone on the Nov. 3 election ballot. Roberson is on voluntary leave of absence as a major in charge of field operations. To learn more, vi…
A hearing involve 13 defendants who are accused of collectively defrauding the school system of over $6 million over a period of years has been set for July 27.
Gov. Brian Kemp is poised to reopen the Georgia World Congress Center for standby hospital beds and medical equipment amid a recent increase in COVID-19 positive cases and hospitalizations in the state.
The field of applicants is set for Rome’s vacant executive director position at the Downtown Development Authority — with 30 candidates tossing their hats in the ring.
ATLANTA — Georgia House Speaker David Ralston is living up to his pledge to consider moving criminal justice reform beyond the hate crimes bill the General Assembly passed last month.
As many universities are questioning if they should allow in-person classes for the fall, Berry College President Stephen Briggs has put potential plans in place for reopening the campus to students and faculty.
A program to provide local river paddlers and floaters with free life vests to use during their trips is proving to be a victim of its own success.
Citing recent increases in COVID-19 infections in Floyd County and a need to get teachers trained on new technology for virtual learning platforms, the Floyd County Schools system pushed back their first day for students to Aug. 13.
ATLANTA — Deciding whether to rename buildings or academic colleges on the 26 University System of Georgia campuses will be a complicated process fraught with emotion, system Chancellor Steve Wrigley warned Thursday.
CRBI conducted bacterial water monitoring at three sites that included Neel’s Landing off of US 411, Grizzard Park (soccer fields), and Heritage Park on July 7, 2020.
Rome’s Community Development Services Committee wants to move the statue of Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest from Myrtle Hill Cemetery to a newly renovated Fort Norton Park atop Jackson Hill.
The Cave Spring City Council is expected to adopt a soil and erosion control ordinance at its Tuesday meeting.
In an effort to reach a portion of the community that public health officials felt was not being reached, 88 people were tested for COVID-19 at a pop-up site at John Graham Homes early Wednesday.
Marglen Industries and Shorter University in Rome were among the early beneficiaries of the small business lending program aimed at minimizing layoffs during the coronavirus pandemic.
The Rome Area History Center reopened this week after closing for several months for renovations and upgrades.
The number of people newly infected with COVID-19 in Floyd County rose by 35 on Tuesday, according to Department of Public Health reports.
A judge denied the second request to reconsider bond for a man accused of participating in a plot to kill a Bartow County couple.
Floyd County commissioners are, for the most part, all on the same page when it comes to mandating masks in public, but are open to suggestions from medical leaders.
An entity called Yellowstone LLC is seeking to have property on Rock Fence Road between Adairsville and Barnsley Resort rezoned for future mining purposes.
It’s been said before but here it is again: wear a mask, wash your hands and keep six-foot distance from each other as much as possible.
Taking note of the substantial number of new COVID-19 infection cases in Rome and Floyd County, the city and county commissions will hold a called joint meeting on Wednesday to discuss the situation with medical leaders.
The Floyd County Police Department is working to provide dignity to an elderly man as he battles health complications and cancer that is in an aggressive stage.
The U.S. Forrest Service is proposing work in the area of the Johns Mountain Wildlife Management Area to create four new wildlife openings and reroute a portion of the Pinhoti Trail.
Two candidates are vying in the Aug. 11 runoff election to be the Republican nominee in the 14th Congressional District race to represent Northwest Georgia.
An election looms. An unpopular president wrestles with historic unemployment rates. Demonstrations erupt in hundreds of locations. The president deploys Army units to suppress peaceful protests in the nation’s capital. And most of all he worries about an affable Democratic candidate who is …
It was barely 9 a.m. Friday morning when Rome motorcycle patrol officer David McGuire had a motorist pulled over in the 500 block of Broad Street for speeding.
Between grilling food, playing with family and celebrating the founding of the United States, people are welcome to participate in three events planned around Floyd County for Independence Day.