Local News

MORE THAN 6,000 NEW CASES OF COVID-19, 142 VIRUS-RELATED DEATHS REPORTED ACROSS GEORGIA THURSDAY; OVER 300,000 HAVE BEEN VACCINATED

A total of 6,407 new cases of coronavirus were reported across Georgia on Thursday by the state Department of Public Health, which additionally noted 142 more virus-related fatalities. One of those fatalities was reported here in Floyd County. According to the latest report by the DPH issued just before 3 pm, there have been 660,720…read more »

KEMP DELIVERS 2021 STATE OF THE STATE ADDRESS

Governor Brian Kemp delivered his ’21 State of the State address before the Georgia General Assembly on Thursday. He discussed the challenges of last year and plans for this year. The address may be viewed in its entirety on the Governor’s Facebook page. Kemp announced that he and State Superintendent Richard Woods have plans to…read more »

KEEP ROME FLOYD BEAUTIFUL TO HOST AN MLK SERVICE DAY CLEANUP ON MONDAY

Keep Rome Floyd Beautiful has scheduled an MLK Service Day Cleanup for Monday at 9 am under the Turner McCall bridge. Volunteers will meet at the Garner and Glover parking lot, according to KRFB Director Emma Wells. The community is invited to pitch in a helping hand at this event, says Wells, who adds that…read more »

SOME DOWNTOWN ROME BUSINESSES HAVE FARED WELL, AS OTHERS ARE STILL STRUGGLING IN THIS ERA OF CORONAVIRUS

Many businesses in downtown Rome exited 2020 and entered 2021 on a high note, while others are still struggling in this era of coronavirus, asserts Megan Otwell, the Director of Public Relations for Rome’s Downtown Development Authority. Some of those businesses benefited from a change in their normal procedures to fit these unprecedented times. Otwell…read more »

NEARLY 6,000 NEW CASES OF COVID-19 REPORTED IN GEORGIA ON WEDNESDAY; ROME CITY SCHOOLS TO OBSERVE FLEXIBLE LEARNING DAY ON FRIDAY DUE TO UPTICK IN CASES

A total of 5,685 new cases of coronavirus were reported across Georgia on Wednesday by the state Department of Public Health, which also noted 137 more virus-related fatalities. Five of those fatalities were reported in Floyd County. According to the latest report by the DPH issued just before 3 pm, there have been 654,356 confirmed…read more »

Local Sports

HAWKS OUT WEST TO TAKE ON THE JAZZ

The Atlanta Hawks will take on the Utah Jazz in NBA action out in Salt Lake City, Utah this evening. Tip off is slated for 9 pm Eastern at the Vivint Smart Home Arena. The game will be televised on Fox Sports Southeast. The Hawks were slated to kick off their current west coast swing…read more »

HAWKS/SUNS POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19 CONCERNS

The Atlanta Hawks’ game out in Phoenix, AZ against the Suns that was slated for Wednesday night has been postponed because of COVID-19 concerns. It will be rescheduled for a later date. The Hawks are now poised to open their west coast road trip with a match against the Utah Jazz this Friday night. Tip…read more »

HAWKS TO OPEN WEST COAST SWING WITH MATCH IN PHOENIX VERSUS THE SUNS

The Atlanta Hawks will be out west tonight to face the Phoenix Suns in NBA action. Tip off is set for 9 pm Eastern. Television coverage will be provided by Fox Sports Southeast. The Hawks improved to an even 5-5 on the 2020-21 season and ended a four-game losing skid on Monday night with a…read more »

TIDE TAKES THE CFP TITLE AGAIN

The Alabama Crimson Tide defeated the Ohio State Buckeyes 52-24 in the College Football Playoff National Championship Game on Monday night at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, FL. That was the Tide’s 18th national championship victory, the seventh for head coach Nick Saban (his sixth with Alabama). Heisman Trophy winner Devonta Smith contributed three…read more »

HAWKS END LOSING SKID WITH WIN OVER 76ERS

The Atlanta Hawks snapped a four-game losing skid with a 112-94 win over the Philadephia 76ers on Monday night at State Farm Arena. Trae Young notched a game-high 26 points for the Hawks. Joel Embiid was the top scorer for the Sixers with 24 points. The Hawks improved to an even 5-5 on the 2020-2021…read more »

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