Category Archives: Local News

GEORGIA TO CEASE ITS PARTICIPATION IN FEDERAL PANDEMIC UNEMPLOYMENT PROGRAMS

(Georgia Department of Labor media release): Governor Brian P. Kemp and Georgia Department of Labor Commissioner Mark Butler on Thursday announced Georgia’s plan for reemployment and economic recovery. To address workforce shortages and boost a full economic recovery, state labor officials plan to end Georgia’s participation in federal pandemic unemployment programs, effective Saturday, June 26,…read more »

ADVENT HEALTH ENTERS INTO AN AGREEMENT TO ACQUIRE REDMOND REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER

(Advent Health media release): AdventHealth, a faith-based health system, has signed a definitive agreement to purchase 230-bed Redmond Regional Medical Center in Rome, Georgia from HCA Healthcare. The agreement also includes the hospital’s related businesses, physician clinic operations, outpatient services and all issued and outstanding equity interests. “We are excited about the opportunity to offer…read more »

AEROBATIC FLIGHT ONCE AGAIN GRACES THE SKIES OVER THE RUSSELL REGIONAL AIRPORT IN ROME AS IAC3 PLAYS HOST TO MARK FULLERTON MEMORIAL BEAR CREEK BASH

Aerobatic flight once again graces the skies above Rome’s Russell Regional Airport as Chapter 3 of the International Aerobatic Club will host their Mark Fullerton Memorial Bear Creek Bash today and Saturday. Participating pilots from all over the Southeast held a practice session on Thursday. Charlie Sikes, Contest Director, says that it’s been two years…read more »

CORONAVIRUS, VACCINE UPDATE FROM GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH

A total of 860 new cases of coronavirus and 17 more virus-related fatalities were reported across Georgia on Thursday by the state Department of Public Health. According to the latest update by the DPH issued just before 3 pm, there have been 888,784 confirmed cases of COVID-19 statewide. The state’s death toll now stands at…read more »

COLONIAL PIPELINE NOW BACK ONLINE

Colonial Pipeline is back online after a cyberattack led to a shutdown, which resulted in major concerns about fuel shortages. According to a release from the organization, Colonial Pipeline initiated the restart of pipeline operations at approximately 5 pm on Wednesday. It is expected to take several days for the product delivery supply chain to…read more »

CAVE SPRING TO BE DESIGNATED AS GEORGIA’S FIRST PINHOTI TRAIL TOWN DURING GEORGIA PINHOTI TRAIL ASSOCIATION’S ANNUAL MEETING

(Media release from the Georgia Pinhoti Trail Association): The Georgia Pinhoti Trail Association (GPTA) will designate Cave Spring as Georgia’s first Pinhoti Trail Town at its annual meeting Saturday, May 22, from 9 a.m. until noon at Hearn Inn, 13 Cedartown Street SW, Cave Spring, GA. The GPTA Board of Directors will meet from 9 a.m. until 1o:30…read more »

KEEP ROME-FLOYD BEAUTIFUL KEEPING BUSY CLEANING UP THE TOWN

Keep Rome-Floyd Beautiful has been busy ‘cleaning up this town’ over the past couple of months. Emma Wells, Director, asserts that she is ‘excited to be back in the swing of things’; volunteers have picked up a lot of trash that has accumulated amid the coronavirus pandemic. Thousands of pounds of trash were picked up…read more »

CORONAVIRUS, VACCINE UPDATE FROM GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH

A total of 590 new cases of coronavirus and 28 more virus-related fatalities were reported in Georgia on Wednesday by the state’s Department of Public Health. According to the latest update by the DPH issued just before 3 pm, there have been 887,979 confirmed cases of COVID-19 statewide. The state’s death toll now stands at…read more »

MOTORISTS ENCOUNTER GAS PRICES, SHORTAGES IN THE WAKE OF CYBER ATTACK

Local motorists have encountered higher gas prices, long lines at the pump, and even gas shortages in the wake of the cyber attack and subsequent shut down of Colonial Pipeline. Governor Brian Kemp signed an executive order on Tuesday to suspend gas tax in Georgia and increased the weight limits for the trucks transporting fuel…read more »