Category Archives: Local News

FIFTEEN TRAFFIC FATALITIES REPORTED OVER MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND IN GEORGIA

The Georgia Department of Public Safety has reported that 15 people died on the state’s roadways over Memorial Day weekend. The 78-hour holiday travel period began this past Friday night at 6 pm and ended at midnight on Monday night. State troopers and local law enforcement investigated a combined total of 13 fatal traffic crashes.…read more »

LOCALS OBSERVE MEMORIAL DAY AMID THE DAYS OF SOCIAL DISTANCING

Monday was Memorial Day. Its observance was quite different across the US in the days of coronavirus, including here in Rome, Georgia. Local activities included a special tribute hosted by the Rome Area History Center which was livestreamed on Facebook; the broadcast is still posted for the public to view. Those who attended the event…read more »

OVER 43,000 GEORGIANS HAVE BEEN INFECTED WITH COVID-19

More than 43,000 have been infected with COVID-19 and nearly 1,850 have died due to complications from the virus in Georgia, per the state Department of Public Health. According to the latest report by the DPH, there were 43,400 confirmed cases of COVID-19 across the Peach State as of 7 pm on Sunday night. There…read more »

BOSS: NOW IS NOT THE TIME TO DROP OUR GUARD AGAINST CORONAVIRUS

Logan Boss, Public Information Officer for the Georgia Department of Public Health’s Northwest Health District, reminds locals that now is not the time to drop our guard against the coronavirus. The state’s continued emergence from lockdown is necessary, but should be executed cautiously. Most people that contract the virus exhibit mild to no symptoms, although…read more »

EARLY VOTING RESUMES TODAY FOR JUNE 9TH ELECTION

Early voting resumes today for the June 9th general primary and presidential primary election in Georgia. Floyd County voters may cast their early ballot at the Rome Civic Center, 400 Civic Center Drive, from 8 am to 5 pm every weekday from now until Friday, June 5th. Early in-person voting will also be offered this…read more »