Category Archives: Local News

IT’S THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL FOR FLOYD COUNTY AND ROME CITY SCHOOLS!

Today is the first day of school for students at Floyd County and Rome City Schools, which will open for in-person and virtual instruction. In a video intended to welcome faculty and students back to class, Lou Byars, Rome City Schools Superintendent, acknowledged that five full months have passed since the local schools closed and…read more »

TOURISM OFFICE HIGHLIGHTS LOCAL OUTDOOR ATTRACTIONS, AS WELL AS LOCAL HISTORY

The Georgia’s Rome Office of Tourism is encouraging all Romans (as well as visitors to Rome) to take advantage of outdoor attractions in this community. Kristi Kent, Director of Communications, recommends the Mount Berry Trail that recently opened near the US post office. She attests that this 1.8 mile trail offers some great views of…read more »

MORE THAN 3,500 NEW CASES OF CORONAVIRUS REPORTED ON TUESDAY IN GEORGIA

More than 3,500 new cases of coronavirus and 137 virus-related deaths were reported in Georgia on Tuesday by the state Department of Public Health. According to the latest DPH report issued just before 3 pm on Tuesday, there have been 222,588 confirmed cases of COVID-19 statewide. A total of 4,351 fatalities have been attributed to…read more »

THE AUGUST 11TH PRIMARY RUN-OFF ELECTION IS NOW ON THE BOOKS! ROBERSON ELECTED SHERIFF OF FLOYD COUNTY, AND GREENE IS GOP NOMINEE FOR CONGRESS

The August 11th primary run-off election is on the books. Dave Roberson has won his bid to become Floyd County’s next Sheriff, while Marjorie Greene is the Republican party’s nominee in the 14th Congressional District race. Roberson beat Tom Caldwell in the race to be Tim Burkhalter’s successor as Floyd County Sheriff. Roberson received 64…read more »

COOSA VALLEY FAIR CANCELLED FOR 2020

The Coosa Valley Fair has been postponed for 2020 due to concerns over the coronavirus. “Fall’s Finest Festival”, as it is affectionately known, will return in 2021. Via a statement that was released Tuesday evening by the Coosa Valley Fair Association, the fair’s president JP Cooper said, “For many months now, we have been closely…read more »

SALVATION ARMY OF ROME GATHERS SCHOOL SUPPLIES IN THE ERA OF CORONAVIRUS

The Salvation Army of Rome wants to ensure that local students in need have school supplies for the 2020-2021 school year. The organization teamed with Walmart stores this past weekend to accept donations of school supplies from concerned citizens. The 2020 “Stuff the Bus” effort was a little different than in years past, due to…read more »

CLOSE TO 220,000 GEORGIANS HAVE BEEN INFECTED WITH THE CORONAVIRUS

Nearly 220,000 people in Georgia have been infected with coronavirus, per the state Department of Public Health. According to the latest report by the DPH just before 3 pm on Monday, there have been 219,025 confirmed cases of COVID-19 statewide. A total of 4,229 fatalities have been attributed to the virus. In Floyd County, there…read more »

TODAY’S THE DAY OF THE PRIMARY RUN-OFF ELECTION!

Today is the day of the primary runoff election in Georgia. The polls around Floyd County are open from 7 am until 7 pm. The runoff will determine who will represent the Republican party in the 14th Congressional District race; candidates include Marjorie Greene and Dr. John Cowan. The winner will face Kevin Van Ausdal,…read more »