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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 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 »

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 »

HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE/ELECTRONICS RECYCLING EVENT SET FOR SATURDAY

Here’s a reminder to Floyd County residents that the Rome-Floyd Recycling Center, 412 Lavender Drive in Rome, has scheduled a Household Hazardous Waste and Electronics Recycling Event for this Saturday, January 16th. Items will be collected from 9 am to 3 pm. Michael Skeen, Public Works Director for Floyd County, asserts it has been a…read more »

US HOUSE VOTES FOR A SECOND TIME TO IMPEACH TRUMP

The US House of Representatives voted on Wednesday for an historic second time for the impeachment of President Donald Trump by 232-197. He’s been charged with ‘incitement of insurrection’ following last week’s riots at the US Capitol. The matter now heads to the US Senate, which is not anticipated to deal with it until at…read more »

MORE THAN 6,000 NEW CORONAVIRUS CASES, 145 MORE DEATHS IN GEORGIA ON MONDAY; GOVERNOR PROVIDES AN UPDATE ON VACCINES, CAPITOL SAFETY

A total of 6,006 new cases of coronavirus were reported across Georgia on Tuesday by the state’s Department of Public Health, which additionally noted 145 more virus-related deaths. Three of those fatalities were reported here in Floyd County. According to the latest report by the DPH issued just before 3 pm, there have been 648,694…read more »