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An election looms. An unpopular president wrestles with historic unemployment rates. Demonstrations erupt in hundreds of locations. The president deploys Army units to suppress peaceful protests in the nation’s capital. And most of all he worries about an affable Democratic candidate who is …

Law enforcement personnel in Rome and Floyd County will be sharing pizzas delivered by the Harry Pierce family over the next five weekdays as a thank you for their service to the community.

Independence Day usually consists of grilling burgers and hot dogs, playing in sprinklers and watching fireworks at the end of the night. However, it’s important to know how to safely celebrate with these activities.

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 30. The results of those monitoring efforts showed that 18.5 cfu/100mL were present at Neel’s Landing, 6.1 cfu/100mL of E. coli…

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.