Two Rome residents are among the first wave of appointees to the state's new COVID-19 Health Equity Council.
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.
The Burwell Creek trailhead will remain closed past the previously estimated date of March 1 after Atlanta Gas Light construction workers ran into an equipment issue while boring the area of the creek.
Stricter identification rules for voting by mail in Georgia inched closer to law with the state Senate’s passage of a controversial bill on Tuesday.
David Perdue, who lost to Jon Ossoff in January’s runoff for one Georgia’s two U.S. Senate seats, announced Tuesday he has decided not to run for the seat in 2022 after a high-profile and drawn-out election.
ATLANTA – An omnibus bill proposing broad changes to Georgia’s absentee and in-person voting faced more debate in a state House committee on Monday, adding to a trove of other elections-focused bills in the state Senate.
The Floyd Healthcare Management board approved $4 million for an air ambulance helipad to be constructed on the Floyd Medical Center campus.
Weekend security in the downtown Rome parking decks has been expanded to add additional hours from Thursday through Sunday to try to cut down on loitering and other questionable activities.
COVID-19 deaths in the United States surpassed 500,000 on Monday, the latest desolate way station in a once-uncharted landscape of loss. The toll is hard to fathom. It's as if all the people in an American city the size of Atlanta or Sacramento simply vanished. The number is greater than the combined U.S. battlefield deaths in both world wars and Vietnam. Last month, based on average 24-hour ...
City commissioners paid homage to Black leaders in Rome during their meeting Monday night with proclamations of appreciation and a presentation about the Five Points business community.
ATLANTA — A lawyer representing the state of Florida asked the U.S. Supreme Court Monday to order Georgia to use less water irrigating crops in order to restore Florida’s devastated oyster industry.
A bill to limit how local governments in Georgia can impose what energy sources their businesses, houses and other buildings can use passed out of the state House of Representatives on Monday.
A group of people with a thirst to discover their past have met with closed doors, as they say many don’t want to discuss the city’s Black experience.
ACWORTH — In a typical year, Special Olympics Georgia raises about $110,000 during its annual “polar plunge” event at Acworth Beach, according to Events Manager Kaitlin Henderson.
ATLANTA — How much water metro Atlanta will be allowed to pull from the Chattahoochee River for decades to come and how much Southwest Georgia can pump from farm irrigation wells will be at stake Monday.
The details of a deal between Floyd Medical Center and Atrium Health will be presented to the Floyd boards during their joint meeting Monday.