Buoyed by a surge in vaccine shipments, states and cities are rapidly expanding eligibility for COVID-19 shots to teachers and other groups as the U.S. races to beat back the virus and reopen businesses and schools.
ATLANTA — A unanimous Georgia House voted 171-0 Wednesday for a $140 million state income tax cut, in what Republicans hope is just a first step in further tax relief.
Cave Spring officials are wary but hopeful that a sewer improvement project will begin next month after the city council awarded the construction bid to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
As Atlanta Gas Light contractors prepare to start digging trenches for a gas pipeline running under Charlton and Division streets, their main concern is the installation of steel plates on the roadway.
Rome restaurateur Jeremy Duke along with his stepfather Truman Webb and Tyson Dube have acquired the Shrimp Boat on Second Avenue.
A stalled train on the Norfork-Southern track that crosses Second Avenue at Glenn Milner Boulevard snarled morning traffic Wednesday but was removed shortly before 11 a.m.
The Rome City and Floyd County school systems are prepping for on-site teacher and staff vaccinations as their eligibility opens up next week.
ATLANTA — With legislation aimed at legalizing parimutuel betting on horse racing stuck in a Georgia Senate committee, a House panel aired a new version of the measure Tuesday.
ATLANTA — A $1.9 trillion federal COVID-19 relief package moving in Congress that would send aid directly to cities and counties has drawn backlash from Gov. Brian Kemp, who says its funding formula shortchanges Georgia.
ATLANTA — Republican state lawmakers took a major step Monday toward overhauling voting by mail and other election procedures in Georgia with passage of an omnibus bill by the state House of Representatives along party lines.
Legislation allowing visits from some family members, caregivers and legal representatives of Georgians in hospitals or nursing homes during emergencies like COVID-19 advanced in the state House of Representatives on Monday.
Floyd County Schools is looking at using their CARES Act funds to hire interventionists and education coaches to better aid their students and teachers in the classroom.
ATLANTA — Legislation that would make significant changes to regulations governing Georgia’s coin-operated amusement machines got some pushback Monday from lobbyists representing the industry.
Rome and Floyd County are still searching for that next large industry to bring jobs to the community, however, efforts to assist local companies to grow are not going unnoticed.
The Cave Spring City Council has a work session called for Tuesday that includes a discussion of the direction its Downtown Development Authority will take.
If 2020 was the Year of COVID, then it was also the year Americans rediscovered their love for nature. Visitation to the Little River Canyon west of Rome on Lookout Mountain reached an all-time high, with more than 802,000 people visiting the national preserve over the course of the year.
Thursday will mark 100 years since Congress approved the money to construct the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier of World War I on the then-newly installed plaza of the Memorial Amphitheater at Arlington National Cemetery.
New duplex homes being built by the Northwest Georgia Housing Authority in Summerville Park have been fully leased up, with future residents anxiously awaiting their completion.
ATLANTA — First-time unemployment claims fell again in Georgia last week, mirroring a decline in jobless claims nationwide as more and more businesses shut down by the coronavirus pandemic reopen.
Envisioning an event plaza with food and artisan retail space as the door to the River District, an innovative plan intends to breathe additional life into the area around West Third Street.
Replicas, artifacts, photos and more — these are things to see at the new Rivers Exhibit dedicated to steamboat Dixie at the Rome Area History Center on Broad Street.
The Fairview School in Cave Spring has been honored by the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation with its 2020 Excellence in Restoration Award.
The Northwest Health District division of Georgia’s Department of Public Health will officially stop free COVID-19 testing in March as they prepare to focus more of their resources on vaccinations.
ATLANTA — The money deposited in nine state-run trust funds could be used for no other purpose under legislation that cleared the Georgia House Appropriations Committee Friday.
ATLANTA — Georgia lawmakers are considering a reorganization of the public health system that would strip power from county boards of health and give it to the state public health commissioner, saying the COVID-19 pandemic has underlined the need for a more centralized structure.
The juror summons are sent and Floyd County Superior Court is preparing to resume jury trials on March 15, contingent on any further state Supreme Court orders.
Kevin Walls, with more than 25 years of experience in the paper industry has taken over management at the International Paper Containerboard Mill in Rome.
ATLANTA — Preschool and K-12 school employees, adults with intellectual disabilities and their caregivers and parents of children with complex medical conditions will be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine in Georgia starting March 8.
A bill to tighten rules for allowing ex-offenders in Georgia to be released early from probation that should help thousands of people maintain jobs and housing passed out of the state Senate on Thursday.
ATLANTA — A bridge over a portion of the Port of Savannah would be named in honor of former U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., under a resolution the Georgia House of Representatives passed unanimously Thursday.
The mass annexation of the Celanese/Riverside community into the city limits is being taken off the table by the Rome Redevelopment committee.
ATLANTA — The Georgia Senate unanimously passed bipartisan legislation Wednesday calling for the most thorough review of the state’s tax laws in more than a decade.
Seven members of the Ghostface Gangsters, including a man accused in a white supremacist murder plot, are accused of stabbing, sexually assaulting and burning an inmate at the Floyd County Jail on Dec. 18.