Category Archives: Local News

ROME-FLOYD CHAMBER HOLDS 109TH ANNUAL MEETING

The Rome-Floyd Chamber’s 109th Annual Meeting “Focus 2020” took place on Thursday night at Taylor Estate. Event highlights included the passing of the gavel from Elaine Abercrombie of Greene’s Jewelers, 2019 Chairwoman of the Chamber’s Board of Directors, to the 2020 Chairman, Scott Preston of Synovus Bank. Vargo Orthodontics was honored as the 2020 Small…read more »

A FLURRY OF ACTIVITY AHEAD FOR CAVE SPRING IN 2020

The people of Cave Spring look forward to a flurry of activities this year. In addition to traditional events, a few new things will be added to the calendar in 2020. That list could potentially include a block party on the square, says Sandra Lindsey, Executive Director of Cave Spring Downtown Development Authority. The party…read more »

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR: GEORGIA ENDED 2019 ON A HIGH NOTE

Mark Butler, Georgia’s Labor Commissioner, asserts that 2019 was a banner year for this state with increases in jobs, work force and employed residents. According to preliminary data of the Department of Labor, year-end numbers in all three of those categories were record highs. Meanwhile, the December unemployment rate hit another record low. Georgia’s unemployment…read more »

MODEL HIGH SENIOR IS A CANDIDATE IN 2020 US PRESIDENTIAL SCHOLARS PROGRAM

Brylen Cantrell, a senior at Model High School, has been named one of more than 4,500 candidates in the ’20 US Presidential Scholars Program, according to a Floyd County Schools media release. The candidates were selected from nearly 3.6 million students expected to graduate from high schools across the US in the year 2020. Approximately…read more »

A TOTAL OF SIX CANDIDATES SO FAR IN CONGRESSIONAL RACE

A total of six candidates have announced plans to run for the congressional post to be vacated at the end of the year by US Representative Tom Graves. Kevin Cooke of Carrollton officially threw his hat in the ring on Wednesday. The candidates for Georgia’s 14th Congressional District in the US House of Representatives also…read more »

TWO MORE ANNOUNCE PLANS TO RUN FOR CONGRESS

Two more people have announced plans to run for the congressional seat that will be vacated by US Representative Tom Graves at the end of the year. The candidates include Ben Bullock and Kyle Perkins. Both are Republicans. Candidates for the 14th District post in the US House of Representatives (thus far) also include Dr.…read more »

THINKING OF ADOPTING A PET? TAKE A TRIAL RUN WITH FLOYD COUNTY PAWS

Floyd County PAWS (or Public Animal Welfare Services) aims to boost their adoptions in 2020. So if you have been thinking about opening your home to a cat or dog, PAWS Director Jeff Mitchell invites you to stop by the shelter at 99 North Avenue. Trial adoptions are currently available whereby a potential owner may…read more »

GEORGIA WATER COALITION’S CAPITOL CONSERVATION DAY SET FOR FEBRUARY 26TH

Mark your calendar for Wednesday, February 26th. That is the date of Capitol Conservation Day, a program of the Georgia Water Coalition. Breakfast will be served at 7:30 am at Central Presbyterian Church, which is located across from the State Capitol in Atlanta. Attendees will get updates on water-related legislation and advocacy training. They will…read more »

LOCALS HONOR MLK’S LEGACY AT ANNUAL FREEDOM MARCH

The local four-day MLK Weekend Celebration culminated with the Freedom March down Broad Street on Monday. Hundreds braved chilly temperatures in order to honor slain Civil Rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr and his message of peace and unity. Alvin Jackson, spokesman for the MLK Commission of Rome and Northwest Georgia, asserts that Dr.…read more »