Category Archives: Local News

ROME DDA’S SIDEWALK SANTA TAKEOVER UNDERWAY, ROME FOR THE HOLIDAYS RETURNS

Santa Claus has taken over downtown Rome as a part of the Sidewalk Santa Takeover community fundraiser currently being hosted by Rome’s Office of Downtown Development. Participants built and decorated Santas that were placed around downtown on Wednesday. The public is invited to vote for their favorite at a cost of $1 per vote; proceeds…read more »

ARMUCHEE HIGH EARNS THIRD ANNUAL GLENN WHITE AWARD

(Media release from Floyd County Schools): Congratulations to Armuchee High for earning the third annual Glenn White Award! The award is to be given annually to the Floyd County high school that’s accumulated the most GADA Director’s Cup points over a school year. It was decided that the award should be named in honor of…read more »

GNTC’S 2021 FALL COMMENCEMENT CEREMONIES SCHEDULED FOR TODAY

(Media release from Georgia Northwestern Technical College): Students representing Georgia Northwestern Technical College’s (GNTC) nine-county service area will participate in two traditional Fall Commencement Ceremonies on Thursday, Dec. 2, to celebrate their success in completing their program of study. The 2021 Fall Commencement Ceremonies will take place at the Dalton Convention Center. Two separate ceremonies…read more »

CORONAVIRUS, VACCINE UPDATE FROM GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH

A total of 1,171 new cases of coronavirus and 37 more virus-related deaths 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 1,286,391 confirmed cases of COVID-19 statewide since the beginning of this pandemic. The…read more »

ROME CHRISTMAS PARADE USHERS IN THE HOLIDAY SEASON FOR LOCALS

The Rome Christmas Parade traversed Broad Street downtown on Tuesday night. It featured marching bands, floats adorned with festive décor, even an appearance from the World Series champion Atlanta Braves’ mascot Blooper, and, of course, Santa Claus. Lisa Smith, the Executive Director of the Georgia’s Rome Office of Tourism, was excited to see the crowd…read more »

ROME-FLOYD CHAMBER SELECTS PAM POWERS-SMITH AS ITS PRESIDENT AND CEO

(Rome-Floyd Chamber media release): The leadership of the Rome Floyd Chamber has selected Pam Powers-Smith to serve as the President and CEO of the Rome Floyd Chamber. Powers-Smith has served as Director of Business and Industry Services at the Rome Floyd Chamber since March 2020, and in early November 2021, took on the role of…read more »

SALVATION ARMY OF ROME TO HOST ‘STOCK OUR SHELVES’ FOOD DRIVE ON FRIDAY

The Salvation Army of Rome encourages the public’s support of their 2021 ‘Stock Our Shelves’ Food Drive, scheduled for this Friday, December 3rd from 7:30 am to 1:30 pm at 317 East 1st Avenue/310 East 2nd Avenue. Donors may contribute via drive-thru from 1st Avenue to 2nd Avenue or vice versa. Canned and non-perishable food…read more »

CORONAVIRUS, VACCINE UPDATE FROM GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH

A total of 931 new cases of coronavirus and nine more virus-related fatalities 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 1,285,265 confirmed cases of COVID-19 statewide since the beginning of this pandemic. The…read more »

ROME CHRISTMAS PARADE SET FOR TONIGHT!

The Rome Christmas Parade is scheduled to make its way down Broad Street this evening at 6:30 pm. The parade will return to downtown Rome in 2021 after being held in 2020 as a drive-thru event at State Mutual Stadium, the home of the Rome Braves. The theme this year is “It’s Beginning to Look…read more »