Category Archives: Local News

CORONAVIRUS, VACCINE UPDATE FROM GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH

A total of 292 new cases of coronavirus and nine virus-related fatalities were reported in Georgia on Tuesday by the state Department of Public Health. According to the latest update by the DPH issued just before 3 pm, there have been 899,784 confirmed cases of COVID-19 statewide since the beginning of this pandemic. The state’s…read more »

HARBIN CLINIC TO WELCOME 10 NEW PHYSICIANS OVER THE SUMMER

(Harbin Clinic media release): For 150 years, Harbin Clinic has demonstrated its commitment to providing high-quality, local medical care to patients throughout Northwest Georgia. As the state’s largest privately-owned, physician-led healthcare organization with an established and trusted reputation in the communities it serves, Harbin Clinic recognizes the critical importance of recruiting world-class physicians to the…read more »

ALL ROMANS INVITED TO ATTEND ULDC COMMUNITY KICK-OFF EVENT

The City of Rome and Floyd County aims to update their ULDC (or Unified Land Development Code) and seeks input from locals. A community kickoff event is slated for this evening in person at the Rome Civic Center, as well as virtually via Zoom. The public is encouraged to attend in order to learn about…read more »

RIVER DISTRICT ARTSFEST SET FOR JUNE 26TH

Rome’s Downtown Development Authority invites locals to the River District ArtsFest, slated for Saturday, June 26th from 10 am until 4 pm. It will feature craft vendors as well as live music throughout the River District, says Megan Otwell, Director of Public Relations, who adds that the event is similar to the Ellen Axson Wilson…read more »

CORONAVIRUS, VACCINE UPDATE FROM GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH

Just 164 new cases of coronavirus and no virus-related deaths were reported in Georgia on Monday by the state Department of Public Health. According to the latest update by the DPH issued just before 3 pm, there have been 899,596 confirmed cases of COVID-19 statewide since the beginning of this pandemic. The state’s death toll…read more »

SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON HOUSING EXPECTED TO MAKE THEIR RECOMMENDATIONS TO ROME CITY COMMISSION TONIGHT

Rome City Commissioners are expected to hear recommendations from their Special Committee on Housing at their next gathering slated for this evening at City Hall. Commissioner Wendy Davis, Chairwoman of that Committee, looks forward to receiving feedback from her colleagues. The committee is tasked with finding solutions to the housing crisis currently facing our community,…read more »

CORONAVIRUS, VACCINE UPDATE FROM GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH

Just 157 new cases of coronavirus and no virus-related deaths were reported in Georgia on Sunday by the state Department of Public Health. According to the latest update by the DPH issued just before 3 pm, there have been 899,433 confirmed cases of COVID-19 statewide since the beginning of this pandemic. The state’s death toll…read more »

GDOL: GEORGIA REINSTATES PRE-PANDEMIC UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE REQUIREMENTS

(Media release from the Georgia Department of Labor): In accordance with the plan for reemployment and the announcement to no longer participate in the federal unemployment insurance (UI) programs enacted through the CARES Act and the American Rescue Plan Act, the Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) will reinstate many of the eligibility requirements waived during…read more »