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.
The news is still fresh and a lot of people are weighing their options, but the question is this — if we don’t field a local candidate, do we even deserve our seat in the U.S. House of Representatives?
A last-minute scramble after a couple of teams pulled out of next year’s Corky Kell Classic has left us with some interesting — and likely one-sided — matchups.
It’s an understatement to say there’s some concern about Floyd Medical Center’s recent announcement of a “merger” with a large North Carolina-based health system.
Thank you to our city administrators and Rome city commissioners for pushing to make sure we continue what has become expected in our community — weekend voting, even during local elections.
The photo shows a group of men, some with musical instruments, all amicably standing together with the old Lindale school in the background. It’s 1914 and many of those men were musicians and among them were some country music legends.
In the past couple of weeks we’ve learned that we’re losing two of our best — one in local government and another on the national stage.
Generally we leave calling elections beforehand to the larger cable TV news networks, but in this case we’re so positive we’ll put our reputation on the line.
There are a lot of details within the 100-plus pages of an indictment dismissed earlier this week concerning a group of people accused of defrauding the Floyd County Schools system.
A few more families are in a safe place and have access to services that will hopefully help them get back on their feet.
The “scandal rag” of Floyd County — aka the Roman Record — is a collection of records each week that every Georgia citizen has access to under the Georgia Open Records Act.