Category Archives: Local News

GEORGIA WATER COALITION RELEASES ITS LIST OF THE ‘DIRTY DOZEN’ FOR 2019

The Georgia Water Coalition has released their “Dirty Dozen” for 2019 in a 28-page report which highlights 12 of the worst offenses to Georgia’s waters.  According to a media release from the organization, the report exposes all of the politics, policies and issues that threaten the health of Georgia’s water and well-being of residents statewide.…read more »

ORDERS ARE BEING TAKEN FOR JSL OF ROME’S POINSETTIA SALE THROUGH NEXT TUESDAY

The holidays are near and so is the deadline to purchase poinsettias from the Junior Service League of Rome.  Orders will be accepted until next Tuesday, November 19th for the JSL Poinsettia Sale. Funds raised from the sale will benefit League4Learning, the organization’s effort to provide school supplies for local students in need around Rome…read more »

PROPERTY TAXES DUE BY TODAY AT 5 PM

The 2019 property taxes for Floyd County and the City of Rome are due by today at 5 pm. According to a Floyd County media release, all taxes may be paid in the Tax Commissioner’s Office at the Historic Courthouse, 4 Government Plaza; via mail at PO Box 26, Rome, GA 30162; or at www.floydcountytax.com. …read more »

GDOL:  GEORGIA’S UNEMPLOYMENT RATE MATCHED THE ALL-TIME LOW IN OCTOBER

Mark Butler, Georgia’s Labor Commissioner, has announced that the state’s unemployment rate fell in October to tie its all-time low that was set nearly 20 years ago.  Georgia also set new highs for jobs and employment, reports the state Department of Labor. Georgia’s unemployment rate stood at 3.4 percent last month.  That number was last…read more »

DOWNTOWN HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE IS SET FOR THIS SATURDAY

Get into that holiday spirit in downtown Rome on Saturday at the Downtown Holiday Open House!  The event will feature free trolley rides with Santa and Mrs. Claus from 11 am until 3 pm, as well as a Candy Cane Hunt at the Town Green at 1 pm sponsored by Rome-Floyd Parks and Recreation, states…read more »

RECYCLING CENTER TO HOST ELECTRONICS RECYCLING EVENT ON SATURDAY

The Rome-Floyd Recycling Center will host an Electronics Recycling Event this Saturday, November 16th.  It will be open to residents of Rome and Floyd County only.  Items will be accepted from 9 am to 1 pm at the center, located at 412 Lavender Drive in west Rome.  This will provide an opportunity to get rid…read more »

ICE SKATING WILL RETURN TO THE FORUM RIVER CENTER THIS SUNDAY

Ice skating will return to the Forum River Center in downtown Rome for this holiday season.  The Forum On Ice will open this Sunday, November 17th and continue through January 6th, 2020.  New for the season – a 100 foot ice slide. Complete details are available online at www.forumrivercenter.com. Legendary rockers Iron Butterfly will bring…read more »