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Tom Caldwell is vying for the Floyd County sheriff position in the Aug. 11 Republican runoff. There is no Democratic candidate so the winner will appear alone on the Nov. 3 election ballot. Caldwell is a former chief deputy at the sheriff’s office. To learn more, visit TomCaldwellForSheriff.com.

Dave Roberson is vying for the Floyd County sheriff position in the Aug. 11 Republican runoff. There is no Democratic candidate so the winner will appear alone on the Nov. 3 election ballot. Roberson is on voluntary leave of absence as a major in charge of field operations. To learn more, vi…

Gov. Brian Kemp is poised to reopen the Georgia World Congress Center for standby hospital beds and medical equipment amid a recent increase in COVID-19 positive cases and hospitalizations in the state.

The field of applicants is set for Rome’s vacant executive director position at the Downtown Development Authority — with 30 candidates tossing their hats in the ring.

ATLANTA — Georgia House Speaker David Ralston is living up to his pledge to consider moving criminal justice reform beyond the hate crimes bill the General Assembly passed last month.

CRBI conducted bacterial water monitoring at three sites that included Neel’s Landing off of US 411, Grizzard Park (soccer fields), and Heritage Park on July 7, 2020.

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…