Category Archives: Local News

LOCAL MLK WEEKEND CELEBRATION TO CULMINATE WITH THE ANNUAL FREEDOM MARCH

Today is MLK Day. The third Monday in January has been a federal holiday to honor slain Civil Rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. since 1986. The local four-day MLK Weekend Celebration will culminate today with the annual Freedom March down Broad Street. Participants are asked to meet at the corner of Broad Street…read more »

AAA: GEORGIA’S GAS PRICES CONTINUE TO DECLINE

Georgia’s gas prices continue to decrease, according to AAA, The Auto Club Group, which reports that motorists are now paying an average price of $2.40 a gallon of regular unleaded. That is four cents less than a week ago, but two cents more than a month ago and 30 cents more than this time last…read more »

JSL OF ROME URGES NON-PROFITS TO APPLY FOR COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM

The Junior Service League of Rome aims to partner up with local non-profits that serve the women and children of Rome and Floyd County. Applications for the JSL Community Partnership Program are being accepted now through February 10th for the 2020-2021 league year. Catherine Jackson, current league president, states that interested parties may learn more…read more »

COMMISSIONER DAVIS ENCOURAGES LOCAL PARTICIPATION IN THE 2020 CENSUS

Rome City Commissioner Wendy Davis continues to encourage all Romans to participate in the 2020 Census. This will determine the population of each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia and five US territories. Census Day 2020 is coming up on April 1st. The Census is required by the US Constitution and has been…read more »

ROMANS WILL HONOR CIVIL RIGHTS LEADER MARTIN LUTHER KING JR ALL THIS WEEKEND

The local four-day celebration to honor slain Civil Rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. kicks off tonight. The 2020 MLK Weekend Celebration will be hosted by the MLK Commission of Rome and Northwest Georgia. It will culminate with the annual Freedom March down Broad Street on this coming Monday, MLK Day. Alvin Jackson, an…read more »

FOUR FINALISTS NAMED FOR GNTC’S GOAL AWARD

Four students at Georgia Northwestern Technical College have been chosen as the college’s semi-finalists for the GOAL Award (or Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership. According to GNTC, here are the finalists, county of residence, program of study, GNTC campus and nominating instructor: Christina Bullock, Gordon, Echocardiography, Floyd County campus, Dawn Irwin Tatiana Edwards, Floyd, Logistics…read more »

FLU IS ON THE RISE ACROSS THE STATE OF GEORGIA

Flu is on the rise in Georgia, according to the Georgia Department of Public Health, Northwest Health District. The good news is that there is still time to get a flu shot, asserts Logan Boss, Public Information Officer. This is not just for your protection, it is for the protection of everyone that may be…read more »