April has been designated as National Distracted Driving Awareness Month by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and that’s a good reminder of the importance of putting down your cellphone or anything else while you drive and putting your focus exactly where it should be: on th…
The high points under the Gold Dome this year were high and the low points were low — but items moving this session illustrated how ready politicians are for what will likely be a very defining 2022 election in Georgia.
Since 1999, when the unconstrained prescription of painkillers was beginning to emerge as a public-health crisis, more than 535,000 lives have been lost to opioid overdoses. If that grim number seems familiar, it’s just a bit higher than COVID-19’s toll of 527,000 deaths so far. COVID-19 and the opioid crisis are linked in other ways too. The pandemic has driven an alarming increase in ...
There were a lot of residents in Celanese/Riverside who voiced their frustrations concerning the idea of being annexed into the city.
It’s been over a decade since the Northwest Georgia Regional Hospital was closed and we’ve seen many proposals for the best use of that property.
The City of Rome recently removed a statue of Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest from a prominent place at Myrtle Hill Cemetery. In light of social issues that have swept the nation in recent months, the statue — and others like it — have become points of contention.
The scenes from the U.S. Capitol were appalling, and the continued ramping up of unfounded conspiracy theories before and after a mob vandalized the building were as bad, if not worse.
Our city or county commissioners shouldn’t feel like they must force us to act like adults — we should take personal responsibility and wear masks.
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.