Category Archives: Local News

NEARLY 310,000 GEORGIANS HAVE (OR HAVE HAD) COVID-19

Close to 310,000 people in Georgia have (or have had) coronavirus, per the state Department of Public Health, which reported 1,577 new cases as well as 98 virus-related deaths on Wednesday. Three fatalities were reported in Floyd County. According to the latest report by the DPH issued just before 3 pm, there have been 309,678…read more »

ROME, NWGA UNEMPLOYMENT RATES DECLINED IN AUGUST

Rome’s unemployment rate declined in August, according to Georgia’s Labor Commissioner Mark Butler. Rome also had a monthly increase in jobs, along with a monthly decrease in initial unemployment claims. The unemployment rate for Rome was 4.7 percent in August, down from 7.1 percent in July. The rate was 3.8 percent a year ago. Rome…read more »

DPH PROVIDES UPDATE ON COVID-19 TRENDS IN GEORGIA

More than 308,000 people in Georgia have (or have had) coronavirus, per the state Department of Public Health, which reported 1,017 new cases as well as 73 virus-related deaths on Tuesday. Floyd County has passed the 3,000 mark and had one new fatality. According to the latest report by the DPH issued just before 3…read more »

HARBIN CLINIC ONCE AGAIN ENCOURAGES LOCALS TO BE FLU FIGHTERS

The Harbin Clinic is once again encouraging locals to be flu fighters. The flu season is anticipated to be more complicated this year due to coronavirus. Dr. Edward McBride, Chief Medical Officer, says that some of the symptoms of coronavirus are similar to those of other illnesses such as the flu. However, flu is preventable…read more »

HARBOR HOUSE PROVIDES COMFORT TO YOUNG HURRICANE VICTIMS VIA BLANKET BUDDIES

Harbor House – The Northwest Georgia Child Advocacy Center has provided comfort to kids impacted by Hurricane Laura through its contribution of over 50 Blanket Buddies that were sent via RomeGA Cares and the Floyd County Sheriff’s Office to Beauregard Parrish in Louisiana. Joe Costolnick, Executive Director of Harbor House, asserts that the Blanket Buddies…read more »

OVER 307,000 GEORGIANS HAVE (OR HAVE HAD) CORONAVIRUS

Over 307,000 people in Georgia have (or have had) the coronavirus, per the state Department of Public Health, which reported 1,187 new cases and three virus-related deaths on Monday. According to the latest report by the DPH issued just before 3 pm, there have been 307,339 confirmed cases of COVID-19 across the state. A total…read more »

FLOYD COUNTY COMMISSION WILL MEET TODAY

The Floyd County Commission will meet in regular session today. The 6 pm meeting will be preceded by a caucus session at 4 pm. Both will take place at the county’s Administration Building located on East 4th Avenue in downtown Rome and are open to the public. Those who plan to attend are asked to…read more »