Floyd County needs to change the process of how we recruit and compensate the person in charge of our elections.
The hand recount of ballots in the presidential race has begun and it’s a costly and pointless exercise.
Joe Biden has been declared the winner of the presidential election. Ideally, that question would now be closed, and all attention would turn to the new administration’s agenda. But for the next short while, things aren’t quite that simple. Though it’s hard to imagine this result being rever…
We’d like to put the spotlight on a few of our local leaders and amplify what we’d like to see from our state and national leaders.
While the COVID-19 pandemic has brought out the best in a lot of people — from our brave frontline heroes working to save as many lives as possible to those doing what they can to support them — the side effects of the pandemic have also exacerbated some of the worst elements of our society.
Buried deep within an otherwise reasonable directive by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention about COVID-19 testing at reopened schools is wording that is out of sync with both the dangers of the current pandemic and existing state rules about infectious disease at schools.
Senate Democrats have blocked the Republicans’ long-delayed plan for additional coronavirus aid, raising the prospect that Congress will provide no added fiscal support for the economy between now and the presidential election in November. The two sides are no longer talking, and at this poi…
Type 2 diabetes. Sleep apnea. Obesity. Coronary artery disease. Mental illness. These are just a few of what used to be known as “declinable conditions” before the Affordable Care Act passed in 2010.
There was sadness born out of shock and loss in the days and months after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on New York City and Washington, D.C.
For years the Rome News-Tribune — and thus the public — would get election results, even down to precinct-by-precinct totals, within hours of the closing of polls.
The first day of school is approaching and many parents (and kids) are stressing even more than usual about that already stressful day.
As a community we shouldn’t have to make our city and county commissions force us to act like adults — we should take personal responsibility and wear masks.
The numbers of people newly infected with the disease caused by the coronavirus are beginning to trend upward in Floyd County and, unfortunately, it looks like hospitalizations may be on the rise as well.
These days our hearts are heavy. The news brings stories of overwhelming pain and suffering. The coronavirus is rampaging through our country afflicting millions of our fellow Americans and, at last count, has killed over 100,000 citizens.
Despite the many changes that have come to downtown Rome over the years, one constant remains: If you want to start a debate just ask permission to raise a beer on Broad Street.
Hopefully you’ve enjoyed, or at least learned something, from our election guide for the primary to be held on June 9.
A little good news can be a shot in the arm sometimes, just the thing to make your step lighter and your day a little better.
Are we ready to open up? Doesn’t matter. We’re going to; we can’t exist otherwise. The real question is how we reopen in a way that gives us our best chance to stay open.
In a space that’s normally bustling, hurried and often loud, there’s silence as people have either been laid off or work from home. Most of the lights are off around town, but it’s the right thing to do.
After several days in quarantine and pervasive rumors, Floyd Medical Center stated, as of Friday, we had a case of novel coronavirus, COVID-19, in Floyd County.
Any cuts to what feels like an already under-funded state mental health system would be too much and the costs would be handed down to taxpayers on the local level.
The 14th Congressional District is the open chair in a political game of musical chairs and it’s looking like everybody who thought they couldn’t win in their own district wants in.
This is a call for all of us to continue in the footsteps of those who blazed the path before Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. began his trek. We must continue to keep the way clear for those who are still struggling for equal treatment under the law.