There have been many Juneteenth celebrations, but this one is a special one.
It’s been put up for a vote twice and failed to pass twice, but it’s really time for the City Commission to give a limited open container ordinance a fair chance to succeed or to fail on its own merits.
Jonathan Carlyle of Toledo, Ohio, had every intention of getting a COVID-19 shot — someday. The Amazon delivery driver was so busy that he kept putting it off. Then he learned that his state was launching a weekly lottery that would award $1 million to some lucky person just for getting vaccinated. "As soon as I heard that, I was like, 'Yes, I need to go do this now,'" he said Thursday during ...
We’re at the point where we look back at the bitter local rivalry between Floyd Medical Center and Redmond Regional Medical Center and think of the good old days.
While the potential for the sale of a community staple — Redmond Regional Medical Center — was one of our biggest topics this week, there are several other items we’d like to address.
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.
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.