Local News

ROME CITY COMMISSIONERS APPROVE URBAN CAMPING AND PANHANDLING ORDINANCES

The Rome City Commission voted on Monday evening to approve a pair of ordinances pertaining to urban camping and panhandling, following months of debate.  A second reading and public hearing on the matter were held prior to the vote by commissioners.  The ordinances were passed by a final vote of 8-1; Wendy Davis was the…read more »

GROUNDBREAKING HELD FOR PEPPERELL MIDDLE SCHOOL

A groundbreaking ceremony was held Monday for the new Pepperell Middle School down in Lindale.  The facility is expected to open in early 2021.  It is being funded by the education local option sales tax (or ELOST) approved by voters in 2017.read more »

SCRAP TIRE AMNESTY DAY SET FOR THIS SATURDAY

The Rome-Floyd Recycling Center and Keep Rome-Floyd Beautiful will host a Scrap Tire Amnesty Day for Rome and Floyd County residents on Saturday, October 19th from 9 am until 3 pm at State Mutual Stadium. There will be a limit of eight tires and/or two tractor tires accepted from each vehicle.  Commercial tires will not…read more »

EARLY VOTING BEGINS TODAY IN NOVEMBER 5TH ELECTION

Early voting begins today in the November 5th election.  It will be offered at the Floyd County Health Department, 16 East 12th Street, each Monday thru Friday from 8 am until 5 pm through Friday, November 1st.  As of now, there are no plans for weekend voting prior to the election, although that is subject…read more »

Local Sports

HAWKS FALL TO 0-3 IN NBA PRE-SEASON ACTION WITH LOSS AT MIAMI TO HEAT

The Atlanta Hawks lost to the Miami Heat 120-87 in NBA pre-season action on Monday evening at Miami.  Trae Young notched 23 points for the Hawks; it was a game-high equaled by the Heat’s Tyler Herro.  The Hawks have now fallen to 0-3 on the pre-season.  They will be in New York to face the…read more »

FALCONS EDGED AT ARIZONA BY CARDINALS

The Atlanta Falcons were edged by the Arizona Cardinals 34-33 on Sunday in NFL action at Glendale, Arizona. Atlanta rallied from a 17-point deficit in the second half of the game and had an opportunity to tie it up on an extra point by Matt Bryant with 1:53 left, but Bryant missed the mark. Matt…read more »

HAWKS TO FACE HEAT IN NBA PRE-SEASON MATCH AT MIAMI

The Atlanta Hawks will be in Miami to take on the Heat in NBA pre-season action this evening.  Tip off is scheduled for 7:30 pm.  The Hawks are 0-2 so far during this pre-season.  They will open up the regular season on Thursday, October 24th in Detroit against the Pistons.read more »

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