WASHINGTON — Hard-right House Republicans on Friday were discussing forming an America First Caucus, which one document described as championing “Anglo-Saxon political traditions” and warning that mass immigration was putting the “unique identity” of the U.S. at risk.
Georgia’s new report on Medicaid quality, which came out more than a year late, says state officials will focus more on addressing health disparities in the public insurance program.
Three people are charged with concealing death of another after they were arrested on warrants involving an overdose death in November.
As Rome and Floyd County prepare to celebrate Earth Day next Thursday, it’s stunning to ride the rural roads of the community and see how many people just toss their trash out onto the road.
A special housing committee is on board with seeking an immediate change to the zoning rules concerning minimum lot sizes for new housing construction within the city limits.
Five more men have been indicted on charges stemming from what prosecutors described as the ritual beheading of a ram during a white supremacist paramilitary training camp in October 2019.
A jury found a Northeast Georgia man guilty of intentionally hitting a YMCA employee with his vehicle, breaking the man’s legs, in June 2018.
When you’re a 16-year-old driver who’s been pulled over for the first time, you might be feeling nervous, scared and ultimately unsure of what to do.
Environmental advocates rounded up 500 scrap tires and set to work building a rubber replica of the Gold Dome in the shadow of the real thing as the 2017 legislative session was underway.
More than 40,000 Georgians have signed up for health coverage on the state exchange since a special enrollment period began in February.
Downtown business leaders are expressing serious concern about the ongoing use of the Forum River Center as a courthouse and its impact on events that bring visitors to Rome.
Big business has ratcheted up its objections to proposals that would make it harder to vote, with several hundred companies and executives signing a new statement opposing “any discriminatory legislation.”
Floyd County Public Works is hoping to expand their Local Maintenance and Improvement Grant projects with a new application for safety improvements on county roads.
Child abuse is a local, statewide and national tragedy, affecting the lives of millions of children every year. However, there is a solution to child abuse and neglect and it’s you, yes you. Child abuse prevention is a community solution.
The Northwest Health District, alongside the state, has paused distribution of the single-shot Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine as part of a nationwide halt after reports of blood clots in six people in the U.S. who had received the shot.
The application period for the Floyd County chief elections clerk is still open through April 24, but Elections Board Chair Melanie Conrad said they’ve already received 11 applications.
Rome’s Community Development Committee has agreed to include $125,000 in its 2021 Community Development Block Grant budget for major repairs at the Rebecca Blaylock Child Development Center, 608 Graham St. in West Rome.
Billy and Shannon Newby’s wine tasting room is scheduled to open on Tuesday, some six years after the family planted their first grapevines in West Rome.
CALHOUN — A Calhoun City Council meeting included a special presentation by State Reps. Rick Jasperse and Matt Barton who honored the legacy of Johnny Meadows.
A citizens committee is recommending the statue of a controversial Confederate general be placed permanently inside the Rome Area History Center.
A former practice manager at the West Rome Animal Clinic pleaded guilty on Monday to embezzling more than $250,000 over the course of seven years.
White House officials highlighted sluggish highway traffic, slow bus travel and spotty rural internet service in Georgia Monday as part of pitch to boost support for President Joe Biden’s $2.3 trillion infrastructure package.
Georgia Highlands College President Don Green has accepted a new position as president of Point Park University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
A little rain couldn’t keep Eagle Scout candidate Wyatt Thornton and a dozen or more of his Scout friends from making improvements Saturday to the Rome Rotary Bicentennial Park.
The Floyd County Police Department will be getting a little tactical assistance in the form of a remote controlled robot that can search confined spaces, climb stairs and even open some doors with its extendable rotating claw arm.
The Georgia Mountain Storytelling Festival is among the numerous events that have become more ... accessible ... during the COVID-19 pandemic.
ATLANTA — A transgender woman held in a Georgia men’s prison says she has been sexually assaulted repeatedly and denied necessary medical treatment and that prison officials retaliated against her after she filed complaints and a lawsuit.
A joint review committee is recommending that Rome and Floyd County retain a group called Town Planning and Urban Design Collaborative for a complete rewrite of the Unified Land Development Code.
Cave Spring Mayor Rob Ware said they’re preparing to start up preconstruction conferences for the city’s $5 million sewer system upgrade.
The new Ball Corp. aluminum cup plant off West Hermitage Road is fully operational and churning out as many as 700,000 beverage cups a day.
Floyd County Jail is partnering with the local National Association on Mental Illness chapter to provide mental health services to their inmates.
ATLANTA — Georgia health officials are temporarily stopping vaccinations of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine at one site in north Georgia after eight people experienced “adverse reactions” on Wednesday.