Category Archives: Local News

KEMP’S ROLLBACK OF COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS EFFECTIVE AS OF TODAY; NWGA PUBLIC HEALTH DIRECTOR DR. GARY VOCCIO SAYS CASES HAVE BEEN TRENDING DOWNWARD

Governor Brian Kemp’s rollback of COVID-19 restrictions in Georgia takes effect today. That includes the elimation of the ban on gatherings as well as shelter in place requirements, in addition to the relaxation of safety measures. The complete Executive Order is posted online at www.gov.georgia.gov. Dr. Gary Voccio, health director of the Georgia Department of…read more »

LIVE THEATRE IS ON TAP FOR THE NEXT COUPLE OF WEEKS IN ROME

Locals will have opportunities to enjoy some live theatre over the next couple of weeks (with protocols in regard to coronavirus). The River Arts District Playhouse (or The RAD) will present “Driving Miss Daisy” tonight through Sunday, April 18th. This show tells the story of an old Jewish lady and her African-American chaufffeur in a…read more »

GNTC’S SPRING PLANT SALE UNDERWAY; ORDERS BEING TAKEN THROUGH SATURDAY IN CHIEFTAINS HERB AND PLANT SALE

Georgia Northwestern Technical College’s annual Spring Plant Sale began on Tuesday and will be open today and Thursday from 8:30 am until 4 pm at the greenhouses across from GNTC’s Floyd County campus. Purchases may be made via cash or check. Proceeds will benefit GNTC’s horticulture program. Items for sale include annuals, perennials, vegetables, herbs,…read more »

CORONAVIRUS, VACCINE UPDATE FROM GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH

A total of 1,004 new cases of coronavirus and 12 more virus-related deaths were reported across Georgia on Tuesday by the state’s Department of Public Health. According to the latest update by the DPH issued just before 3 pm, there have been 857,307 confirmed cases of COVID-19 statewide. The state’s death toll now stands at…read more »

SPRING ART MARKET TO RETURN THIS WEEKEND

The Georgia’s Rome Office of Tourism looks forward to bringing back their Spring Art Market for 2021. The event is slated for this Saturday and Sunday at the Rome Civic Center. Hours are 10 am to 4 pm both days. This will be a mostly outdoor event, according to Kristi Kent, Director of Communications, who…read more »

CORONAVIRUS, VACCINE UPDATE FROM GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH

Just 547 new cases of coronavirus and no virus-related deaths were reported in Georgia on Monday by the state Department of Public Health. According to the latest update by the DPH issued just before 3 pm, there have been 856,340 confirmed cases of COVID-19 statewide. The state’s death toll now stands at 16,749. In Floyd…read more »