The state reported the death of another Floyd County residence from COVID-19 on Friday. Alongside that continued high new case rates in Floyd County, as well as Northwest Georgia. Floyd County's average testing positivity rate remained above a 10% threshold at 13.4% for the past two weeks - …
ATLANTA — Georgia lawmakers will take up a resolution this winter to rename the Port of Savannah after retired U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, David Ralston, speaker of the state House of Representatives, announced Friday.
A massive number of trees were toppled early Thursday as the remnants of Hurricane Zeta brought rain and high winds, causing power outages across Northern and Central Georgia.
Efforts to redevelop a couple of corridors coming into Rome will be considered for possible Tax Allocation District financial assistance.
COVID-19 hospitalization numbers soared in Floyd County on Thursday to 70 patients, rivaling the summer surge in cases that took place in August and early September.
Today is the last day of early voting before the election on Tuesday and, as of noon Thursday, over 3 million votes had been cast in Georgia.
For a year of her life, Linda Ferguson lived in a booth at a transit stop. She spent another year living under a bridge.
Over half of Floyd County’s active voters have already cast ballots, Elections Chief Robert Brady said late Wednesday.
Floyd County Manager Jamie McCord said they will be able to start construction on the runway extension project at Richard B. Russell Regional Airport within the next week.
Floyd County commissioners deferred the approval of a contract with government website and platform building company Municode for development and maintenance of the joint Rome and Floyd County website.
This two week snapshot of Floyd County's new COVID-19 cases shows the total number of cases during that time period has continued to stay above a 400 mark. The bellwether for a high transmission area, according to the Department of Public Health, is 100 cases for an area with 100,000 residen…
The joint Rome/Floyd County Solid Waste Commission is going to take a long look at finances and a new rate study before the end of the year.
ATLANTA — Health-care transparency legislation aimed at filling a gap in Georgia’s new surprise billing law will take effect this Sunday, in time for the annual insurance enrollment period.
Sixty-six more Floyd County residents were confirmed to be infected with COVID-19 since Friday — and if the rising trend continues, the county could hit 4,000 cumulative cases by mid-week.
Floyd County Commissioners are expected to sign off Tuesday on several projects funded through the 2017 special purpose, local option sales tax.
The Rome City Commission is slated to get a presentation Monday night on the costs and savings that would flow from an upgrade to the lighting at government facilities.
As it has for more than 170 years, The Associated Press will count the nation’s vote in real time on Election Day and report the results of presidential, congressional and state elections on Nov. 3 and beyond.
The search for an accused murderer stretched into the weekend as police continued to try and find Jimmy Brian Blackmon after he allegedly shot and killed his wife at their Rockmart home.
With the Nov. 3 elections just around the corner, Georgians are already heading to the polls in record-breaking numbers amid the dual challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic and the biggest test of the state’s new voting machines.
As several of the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds F-16s buzzed Richard B. Russell Regional Airport during a scouting run Friday morning, you couldn’t scrub the smile off Wings Over North Georgia Air Show promoter John Cowman.
The Floyd County Jail went to Code Red on its coronavirus protocol Thursday after 22 people tested positive for COVID-19.
The Tillman Clocktower 5K and Two-Mile Health Walk will still go on this year in person on Nov. 21, with a few different guidelines in place.
The fifth day of a manhunt for a murder suspect led police back to the scene where a Rockmart woman was shot and on the trail of her accused killer.
Coin-operated machine supporters pressed state lawmakers Thursday to see the virtues of a new option to award gift cards as winnings instead of just lottery tickets, gasoline and in-store merchandise in Georgia convenience stores.
The deaths of two more COVID-19 positive Floyd County residents were reported on Wednesday alongside what appears to be a continuing increase in new infections. The two week number of new cases locally had dropped to under the 300 mark for the first time since the end of July, but is now wo…
The issue of the opioid crisis has barely registered in this year’s presidential campaign, overshadowed by the human and economic toll of the coronavirus outbreak and the Trump administration’s response to the pandemic.
While they were going over signage to put up around the county, the Rome-Floyd Litter and Blight Task Force members brought up how much a person could be charged for littering and illegal dumping.
Business, industry, education and healthcare sectors in Rome and Floyd County have all suffered to one degree or another during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Georgia Division of Family and Children Services is launching the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program to cover the cost of heating bills through direct payments to home energy suppliers for late fall 2020.
Georgians are turning out to vote in record-breaking numbers both by mail and at local polling places during the early voting period less than two weeks before the Nov. 3 election.
Seven of the nine city commissioners sat around a conference table with at least seven residential developers Tuesday to consider ways to meet a critical need for workforce housing in Rome and Floyd County.