In the beginning of November there were just over 50 COVID-19 positive patients being treated locally -- now as we go into December there are double that number in local hospitals.
Top Republican state lawmakers announced Tuesday they plan to hold hearings later this week on the integrity of Georgia’s election system and to take testimony on alleged “elections improprieties” stemming from the 2020 general election.
Rome’s Christmas parade at State Mutual Stadium is today— starting at 6 p.m. and running through 8 p.m.
Georgia is gearing up to distribute the first doses of COVID-19 vaccines to health-care workers and the state’s elderly residents in the coming weeks once federal officials approve the vaccines for emergency use.
Georgia officials continued batting back claims of election fraud Monday as a second recount of the presidential election neared completion and President Donald Trump attacked one of his biggest supporters in the state, Gov. Brian Kemp.
There were 96 patients with COVID-19 in hospital beds at Floyd and Redmond Regional medical centers as of Monday afternoon.
The Rome-Floyd Planning Commission will be looking over plans for the next phase of construction for the Emerald Oak Estates subdivision at their monthly meeting.
A group of communicants filled the parking lot of St. Mary’s Catholic School in Rome for a special Our Lady of Guadalupe service Sunday afternoon.
Southern Republicans continue to denounce Georgia election results while calling for Georgians to vote for Sen. Kelly Loeffler and Sen. David Perdue in a pair of runoff elections that will determine party control of the U.S. Senate.
WASHINGTON — The escalating coronavirus pandemic could reverse decades of gains in the fight against poverty, as U.S. government aid for the vulnerable dries up. In the early months of the crisis, the federal Cares Act, which gave an extra $600 a week in unemployment assistance and $1,200 stimulus checks, helped prevent poverty from dramatically deepening. But that lifeline for low-income ...
Phyllis Rucker (left) and Janet Byington pull some holiday lights across a bush in the parking lot of State Mutual Stadium Saturday. The stadium will host Rome's Drive-By Christmas parade Tuesday night Dec. 1, between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Rumble strips are slated to be installed on roads in Floyd and surrounding counties in the coming months after the Georgia Department of Transportation awarded several safety contracts this month.
When Kate White and the decorators at Honeymoon Bakery were brainstorming for this year’s gingerbread house, someone hit on a brilliant idea.
Today is Small Business Saturday, an initiative of American Express to follow on the heels of Black Friday, the traditional start of the Christmas shopping season.
As a long time member of the Georgia Democratic Party, Rome City Commissioner Wendy Davis will have the opportunity to cast an Electoral College vote for President-elect Joe Biden next month.
Four of Floyd County’s bridges made the top 40 list of the worst in Northwest Georgia in a new report released by TRIP, a national transportation research nonprofit.
As the county moves out of the 2020 election and goes into the U.S. Senate runoff on Jan. 5, followed by city elections in 2021, the Floyd County Board of Elections will be dealing with some changes.
Northwest Georgia District Department of Public Health Director Dr. Gary Voccio believes Rome has become a hot spot for the coronavirus over the past month.
While there were long lines at the Rome Civic Center on Thursday, the 32nd annual Thanksgiving Love Feast had people coming and going quickly with to-go boxes filled with food.
While voting officially began in one election in Polk County on Monday, another is still being dissected.
The presidential election local recount finished for the day around 1:30 p.m., with around 8,400 mail-in ballots counted as of Wednesday.
The Coosa Valley chapter of Habitat for Humanity will participate in Giving Tuesday on Dec. 1, seeking funds to continue the effort to build quality affordable housing locally.
When Truett Aaron Jackson arrived in the world on July 6, his parents knew there was a chance that he might have some challenges, but that’s not the point of this story.
CALHOUN — Thirty-five-year-old Aaron Maehre met his biological father for the first time just over a week ago. He will meet his biological mother Saturday.
The proposed regulations for hobby farms will be sent back to the Unified Land Development Code subcommittee and Rome-Floyd Planning Commission for another review after county commissioners voted Tuesday to table the amendment.
With real world COVID-19 hospitalizations outstripping statistical models, hospitals are concerned but prepared for the coming months.
Gov. Brian Kemp is urging Georgians to keep distanced and consider outdoor or virtual gatherings this Thanksgiving with COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths on the rise in recent weeks.
Floyd County election officials started the local recount of the Nov. 3 presidential race a little past noon on Tuesday and expect it to be completed by Dec. 1 at the latest.
Over the past several years, utility giant Georgia Power has embarked on an unusual buying spree, paying top dollar for people’s property in places where cheap land was easy to find.
ATLANTA — The state panel in charge of Georgia’s medical marijuana program is opening the search for businesses interested in growing the leaf crop and converting it into cannabis oil.
Several Rome city commissioners expressed concerns about the path of an Atlanta Gas Light pipeline through the city, but there is little hope the plans will change.
A second Pick O’ Deli cafeteria location will be going into the former Fuddruckers building at the intersection of Veterans Memorial Highway and Riverside Parkway.
The state has awarded just under a million dollars in tax credits to help finance construction of a planned $17 million housing community off Pollock Street in South Rome.
The Floyd County Board of Elections will be participating in a statewide recount beginning today on the second floor of the Floyd County Administration Building at 12 East 4th Ave.
As Floyd County continues to rack up new COVID-19 cases, other areas in Northwest Georgia — especially Whitfield County — appear to be out of control.
ATLANTA — A lawyer for the Sierra Club asked a Fulton County Superior Court judge Monday to prohibit Georgia Power from passing on $525 million in coal ash cleanup costs to its customers.
The Rome City Commission has five public hearings on proposed land use changes scheduled for its Monday night meeting.
The Rome Noon Optimist Club held its 60th Pancake Breakfast bright and early Saturday morning as a drive-through only event, after months of deliberations on how the COVID-19 pandemic would affect the annual fundraiser.
Floyd County Commissioners will be hearing from Northwest Georgia Department of Public Health Director Dr. Gary Voccio on the coronavirus pandemic during their premeeting caucus on Tuesday.
The Calhoun Walmart reopened on Sunday morning after closing Friday afternoon for a deep cleaning by a store employees and a third party company after the location experienced a recent outbreak of COVID-19 cases and related quarantines.