Local News

EVENTS TO BE HELD LOCALLY TO HONOR THE FALLEN THIS MEMORIAL DAY

Events will be held locally throughout the weekend and on Memorial Day to honor those who lost their lives on the battlefield in service to the US. The Exchange Club of Rome’s Americanism Committee’s annual Memorial Day event will take place at the Coosa Valley Fairgrounds. As in years past, there will be displays of…read more »

KEMP SIGNS EXECUTIVE ORDERS TO EXTEND TEMPORARY SUSPENSION OF GAS TAX, SUPPLY CHAIN STATE OF EMERGENCY

(Media release from the Office of Governor Brian Kemp): On Thursday, Governor Brian P. Kemp signed two executive orders to alleviate the financial burden placed on Georgians due to the federal government’s gross mishandling of inflation and to renew efforts to address supply chain issues. In Executive Order 05.26.22.02, Governor Kemp has extended the temporary…read more »

NORTHSIDE SWIM CENTER TO OPEN ON TUESDAY, MAY 31ST

(Media release from Rome-Floyd Parks and Recreation): The Northside Swim Center is set to open on Tuesday, May 31. Due to a nationwide lifeguard shortage the pool’s hours and days of operation, as well as rental dates and times and pool capacity has changed for the 2022 summer swim season. The pool will be open…read more »

FLOYD EMS WILL BE DESIGNATED AMBULANCE SERVICE IN CHATTOOGA COUNTY, FREESTANDING EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT ALSO PLANNED

(Media release from Atrium Health Floyd): Floyd Emergency Medical Services (EMS) will become Chattooga County’s official emergency medical service provider beginning in August 2022. County Commissioner Blake Elsberry announced the agreement Thursday, just weeks after Atrium Health Floyd gained approval from the Georgia Department of Community Health to build a freestanding emergency department (FSED) in…read more »

Local Sports

ATLANTA BRAVES DROP SERIES FINALE TO THE PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES, UP NEXT – ANOTHER NL EAST SET VS MIAMI MARLINS; ROME BRAVES CONTINUE SERIES AT HUDSON VALLEY

The Atlanta Braves fell to the Philadelphia Phillies 4-1 on Thursday evening in the finale of a four-game National League East series at Truist Park, which resulted in a 2-2 split in the series. Kyle Wright was charged with the loss for Atlanta after giving up three runs and three hits, walking two, and striking…read more »

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