ATLANTA — Few Georgians realize that aerospace is the Peach State’s second largest manufacturing industry or that Delta Air Lines is Atlanta’s second largest employer.
With Georgia Medical College’s 3+ program, up and coming medical students can finish their residencies faster and with less debt.
Floyd County had more deaths than births last year, according to a new statistical report from the Georgia Department of Community Health. Statewide, however, that wasn’t the case.
All ten Northwest Health District health departments will begin administering COVID-19 vaccine booster doses at state health department vaccination locations on Monday.
ATLANTA – The U.S. 11th Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral arguments Friday on Georgia’s controversial abortion law, and justices said they were inclined to wait on the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on a Mississippi abortion law before issuing a ruling.
ATLANTA — The General Assembly will meet Nov. 3 to begin a special session to redraw Georgia’s congressional and legislative districts.
Existing COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective, and are based on long established science, a former CDC researcher told Rome Rotary on Thursday.
ATLANTA — Georgia’s prison system needs a total overhaul to stem the neglect and violence rampant inside prison walls, a member of the General Assembly said Thursday.
A veteran nurse who was allegedly attacked by a violent patient was one of several speakers Thursday before a state Senate study committee formed to look into violence against health-care workers.
ATLANTA — In a nation’s capital seemingly more hopelessly split by intense partisan rhetoric than ever, Georgia Democratic U.S. Sen. Jon Ossoff and Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley from Iowa have introduced a bill designed to help rural communities fight the opioid epidemic.
The Rome City Commission won’t be seeking permission from voters to issue $25 million in bonds to pave all 235 miles of road in the city.
Rome City Commission candidates met with members of Rome’s NAACP chapter and One Community United via Zoom Tuesday night to participate in a question and answer session.
The person allegedly hit by a vehicle and killed on Rockmart Highway earlier this month has been identified as authorities continue to ask for the public’s help.
For the five days they shared a hospital room in Gadsden fighting COVID-19, Roger and Peggy Higgins communicated with each other by text message, unable to speak. And though the couple died three weeks apart, their daughter Jana Tarleton feels their story will go on, in the lives of those who knew them and the children they cared for in the nursery at Gadsden’s First Baptist Church. This ...
A ruling handed down this week will allow a federal lawsuit against companies who have allegedly been dumping large quantities of toxic chemicals in the Oostanaula River to continue.
The Rome City Commission will have a special called meeting Wednesday to decide if it wants to move forward with a $25 million road improvement plan.
The Rome-Floyd Development Authority board of directors approved the purchase of the Northwest Georgia Regional Hospital property during its monthly meeting Tuesday.
A recent surge in demand for powerful COVID-19 antibody drugs has generated concerns about supply shortages in states that are heavy users of the treatment, including Georgia.
ATLANTA — As the U.S. 11th Circuit Court of Appeals prepares to hear the latest challenge to Georgia’s controversial abortion law, groups on both sides of the issue have their own hopes, expectations and aspirations before Friday’s hearing.
Three new retail stores are scheduled to open prior to the holiday shopping season at East Bend and Riverbend shopping centers on Turner McCall Boulevard.
One Community United’s One Table dinner almost got rained out on Sunday, but thanks to quick planning by the event’s hosts, the dinner was still able to go on.
A problem with saying that new COVID-19 cases are down, Georgia Department of Public Health’s Northwest District Director Dr. Gary Voccio said, is that it’s only relative.
CEDARTOWN — A peaceful evening outdoors was the backdrop for a celebration last week of those who look for help in getting their lives back on track.
Pfizer Inc. and partner BioNTech SE said their COVID-19 vaccine was safe and produced strong antibody responses in children ages 5 to 11 in a large-scale trial, findings that could pave the way to begin vaccinating grade-school kids within months. The long-awaited results offer one of the first looks at how well a COVID vaccine could work for younger children. Pressure to immunize kids has ...
With just a month and a half to go before the Nov. 2 municipal elections, some local organizations are offering chances to get to know the candidates.
Two events on the weekend of Sept. 11-12 highlight the roll Floyd County has been on this year, as sports tourism continues to thrive — even during a pandemic.
ATLANTA — Drug prices and who controls them could be back before the General Assembly this winter, as consumer advocates and pharmacy benefit managers remain at odds over issues such as drug price transparency.
Former U.S. Rep. Tom Graves says Congress has the ability to fix itself — and some of the mechanisms are already in the works.
Downtown Rome celebrated International Park(ing) Day on Friday. Local organizations and businesses participated in the global project in which people temporarily repurpose street parking spaces and convert them into tiny parks and places for art, play and activism.
Public health officials are urging people to get vaccinated against influenza, and COVID-19, as the state enters flu season while still experiencing a surge of the highly infectious Delta variant.
The Rome City Commission will take up the question at its next meeting whether or not to pursue a citywide paving referendum on the Nov. 2 ballot.
ATLANTA — Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr has joined 23 other state attorneys general in a letter to President Joe Biden warning of legal action if the White House’s proposed COVID-19 vaccine mandate is implemented.
The Rome-Floyd County Development Authority announced Thursday the state has accepted their offer to buy the Northwest Georgia Regional Hospital property for $2.25 million, using SPLOST funds.
The number of COVID-19 hospitalizations in Floyd County still remains extremely high, but it’s decreased slightly as the high virus transmission rate has begun to show a small decline.
Rome Downtown Development Authority board members said they’re feeling good about the open container district trial period after seeing an increase in business over the first month.
CEDARTOWN — Candidate qualifying was opened Wednesday for the second time in the last month in Polk County — this time for a special election for a seat on the Cedartown City Commission.
COVID-19 has taken the lives of 30 Floyd County residents since the beginning of September, making the month the deadliest for the virus this year.
With the Broadband Community Ready ordinance in place, Floyd County is ready to work with any broadband providers who wish to expand their service locally.
An expected 17 Floyd County sheriff’s deputies, prison officers and local volunteers will head out at 6 a.m. on Monday to assist with Hurricane Ida clean up in LaFourche Parish, Louisiana.