Category Archives: Local News

FLOYD COUNTY RESIDENTS OBSERVE VETERANS DAY 2019

November 11th is a day reserved to honor our nation’s veterans, and residents of Floyd County did just that on Monday. Cave Spring’s Veterans Day ceremony took place at the veterans monument located on the square.  Eric Haney, a retired Command Sergeant Major with the US Army and a former member of the Delta Force…read more »

CRBI’S ANNUAL FISH FRY SET FOR NOVEMBER 23RD

The Coosa River Basin Initiative’s 2019 Fish Fry is scheduled for Saturday, November 23rd from 11 am until 3 pm at the First United Methodist Church in downtown Rome.  Tickets are now available online at www.coosa.org at a cost of $10 for adult plates or $7 for ‘small fries’ (aka kids), enthuses Ashley Ray, Outreach…read more »

FLOYD COUNTY COMMISSION TO MEET THIS EVENING

The Floyd County Commission will meet this evening.  They will gather for a caucus session at 3:30 pm, to be followed by their regular meeting at 6 pm at the county’s Administration Building on East Fourth Avenue in downtown Rome.  Both are open to the public.  read more »

AAA:  GEORGIA GAS PRICES HOLD STEADY

Gas prices in Georgia continue to hold steady, according to AAA, The Auto Club Group.  Motorists statewide are now paying an average price of $2.43 per gallon of regular unleaded, the same as last week, four cents less than one month ago and 14 cents less than the same time last year. It now costs…read more »

SIGN UP FOR SHERIFF SANTA PROGRAM IS THIS WEEK

The Floyd County Sheriff’s Office will hold registration for the Sheriff Santa program today until Friday from 12 pm to 5 pm each day at Good Neighbor Ministries, located at 208 East Second Street in Rome. Parents are urged to bring social security cards (for both parent and child), a photo ID and proof of…read more »

ROME INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL CONTINUES INTO THE WEEKEND

The 16th annual Rome International Film Festival continues into the weekend;   it opened on Wednesday. RIFF draws filmmakers and cinematic fanatics from other parts of the state, country and even the world to Rome and Floyd County.  Seth Ingram, RIFF’s Executive Director, enthuses that the festival is always proud to showcase the community to visitors.…read more »

ROME-FLOYD CHAMBER’S 2019 BUSINESS EXPO IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC TODAY

Consumers are invited to learn about the products and services offered by the members of the Rome-Floyd Chamber at the 2019 Business Expo.  The event will be open to the public today from 10 am until 3 pm. Dawn Ables, Chairwoman of this year’s Expo, asserts that in addition to retail outlets, the event showcases…read more »

NOVEMBER 9TH MARKS 30TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FALL OF THE BERLIN WALL

This Saturday will mark the 30th anniversary of the falling of the Berlin Wall.  This wall divided Germany on the basis of ideologies from 1961 until it came crashing down on November 9, 1989. Thomas Kislat, a marketing professional at the Forum River Center in Rome, grew up in East Germany (on the communist side…read more »

CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE SLATED FOR THIS WEEKEND IN CAVE SPRING

Businesses in downtown Cave Spring will welcome holiday shoppers with a host of festivities (and some great deals) this weekend during their Christmas Open House. One week ago today, Cave Spring merchants handed out Halloween treats to visitors.  Now it is time to get ready for the holidays, asserts Sandra Lindsey, Executive Director of Cave…read more »

REGISTRATION CONTINUES THIS WEEK FOR TOYS FOR TOTS

Registration for Toys for Tots is taking place this week in the Wilder Center at First United Methodist Church in downtown Rome.  It began Monday and will continue daily from 10 am until 4 pm through Friday. Those who wish to receive toys for their children through the program during this holiday season should bring…read more »