Rome officials may appoint a citizens committee to study the monuments at Myrtle Hill Cemetery as several cities around Georgia are relocating their Confederate statues.
Floyd County reported 25 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday as well as more patients hospitalized with severe cases of the disease caused by the coronavirus.
ACWORTH -- A person of interest in a fatal shooting outside an Acworth motel Friday night has been found, authorities said, while a second person is still being sought.
Gov. Brian Kemp is holding off on ordering a statewide mandate to wear masks in Georgia as positive cases of coronavirus and hospitalizations are on the rise.
Cave Spring City Council members discussed the possibility of licensing ATVs and UTVs on roads around the town at their called meeting Tuesday.
There were 14 people being treated in local hospitals who have tested positive for COVID-19 as of Tuesday and two more awaiting test results. That’s up one since Monday, and double the number of people hospitalized since last Wednesday.
The one-year delay of the 2020 Olympic games may have come at just the right time for a group of young athletes who are now training in Rome two or three times a week.
Work on the first of two phases of stabilizing U.S. 27 on Taylor’s Ridge in Chattooga County is poised to begin this fall.
ATLANTA — Gov. Brian Kemp signed a $25.9 billion state budget Tuesday that he called “bittersweet” because of $2.2 billion in spending cuts brought on by the devastation the coronavirus pandemic is wreaking on Georgia’s economy.
As the Rome Circuit Public Defender’s Office reopens, staff are taking more precautions after an employee tested positive for COVID-19.
State school officials are asking Georgians to chime in on whether students should have to take year-end tests during the upcoming school year amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Gov. Brian Kemp moved Monday to extend social distancing rules for businesses and stay-at-home orders for the state’s most vulnerable populations another two weeks amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
This Saturday’s Independence Day events will include parades in Cave Spring and downtown Rome and will finish with a grand fireworks show on top of Jackson Hill.
A special use permit application for pet chickens in the Saddle Mountain neighborhood and a rezoning request for a winery on Billy Pyle Road are among the items on the Rome-Floyd Planning Commission’s agenda Thursday.
ATLANTA — Despite cutting spending by $2.2 billion, the General Assembly found enough money in next year’s state budget to add more funds into building projects across Georgia.
The organizer of a rally calling for justice in the death of a Cedartown man said she plans on continuing her efforts until she feels her demands are satisfied.
The City of Rome would like to remind citizens to stay safe during the upcoming July 4th holiday by following state law and safety recommendations.
Marching to chants of “no justice, no peace, no racist police,” approximately 30 mostly young demonstrators walked on Saturday from Trinity United Methodist Church to Rome First United Methodist Church in solidarity with the Black Lives movement.
ATLANTA – By the time the 2020 General Assembly gaveled to a close Friday night, lawmakers had dealt with two issues they couldn’t have dreamed of when they came to the Capitol in January.
The Georgia Department of Public Health is urging people, especially individuals with chronic lung conditions, to protect themselves from dust from the Saharan dust cloud as it moves over Georgia. The dust cloud is expected to be around for the next few days.
Working through a difficult time not only has focused efforts to combat poverty and homelessness in Floyd County but also added a sense of resolve.
Major tennis tournament action returns to the Rome Tennis Center at Berry College on Monday with more than 250 juniors registered to play the Georgia Open Challenger Championships.
Local lawmakers declared some victories in the 2020 Georgia General Assembly session Friday, despite a number of bumps caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
Hate crimes will be punishable in Georgia for the first time in 16 years after Gov. Brian Kemp signed legislation Friday that cleared the General Assembly this week amid tense back-and-forth and tears of joy.
Floyd County has seen three days of 20-plus cases of COVID-19 reported this week alone. That brings 88 new cases to the county reported over the past week.
A noon elections board meeting didn’t officially start until after about two hours when roughly 10 people went up to the podium to ask questions and voice concerns regarding the June 9 primary.
Despite low staffing levels in the clerk’s office and a closing of the public defenders’ office because of a positive COVID-19 test of one of the staff, both Chief Judge Bryant Durham and Clerk of Court Barbara Penson feel optimistic about the state of Floyd County Superior Court.
Representatives of Sutherland Capital LLC, an Atlanta-based corporation, have filed a rezoning and special use permit applications with the Rome-Floyd County Planning office for the redevelopment of property at 1301 Martha Berry Boulevard which has housed Sumo Japanese Steak House for years.
The number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 increased to 10 in Floyd County after several weeks of what appeared to be a rise in positive asymptomatic cases.
Two significant items for any school system are the topic of a called Rome City Schools board meeting — the budget and when classes will start back for the upcoming school year.
CRBI conducted bacterial water monitoring at three sites that included Neel's Landing off of U.S. 411, Grizzard Park, Heritage Park and Ga. 156 near Calhoun on June 23. The results of those monitoring efforts showed that 26.6 cfu/100mL were present at Neel's Landing (Hwy. 411), 28.2 cfu/100m…
ATLANTA - The Georgia House of Representatives has given final passage to two health-care measures aimed at improving outcomes for new mothers and elderly Georgians.
Atlanta-based Playa Azul Media Studios has confirmed its purchase of a building at 510 Broad St. for its first film production studio.
The latest Georgia hot spot for coronavirus is LaGrange, a city near the Alabama border that has seen major outbreaks in a jail and a nursing home, and significant community spread.
The Rome Circuit Public Defender Office’s will be closed for the rest of the week after an employee tested positive for COVID-19.
The Northwest Georgia Housing Authority has paid off the debt associated with the Rome Children’s Academy, a preschool facility in the John Graham Homes complex in East Rome.