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REDMOND REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER TAPS KAREN STEELY TO SERVE AS CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

(Redmond Regional Medical Center media release): Redmond Regional Medical Center announces Karen Steely as Chief Operating Officer. In her role, Steely will oversee operations of assigned clinical and non-clinical departments, ensuring that operational objectives and results align with the overall needs of the hospital. Steely holds a Master of Science in Health Systems Leadership from…read more »

FREE COVID-19 TEST SITE MOVES BACK TO THE COOSA VALLEY FAIRGROUNDS

(Media release from the Georgia Department of Public Health’s Northwest Health District): Free drive-up COVID-19 testing moved back to the Coosa Valley Fairgrounds, 1400 Martin Luther King Jr., Blvd., in Rome on Tuesday. The Floyd County test site was temporarily relocated to State Mutual Stadium in Rome because of the recent Coosa Valley Fair. Free testing…read more »

CORONAVIRUS, VACCINE UPDATE FROM GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH

A total of 5,490 new cases of coronavirus and 170 more virus-related deaths 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 1,246,100 confirmed cases of COVID-19 statewide since the beginning of this pandemic. The…read more »

PHOENIX PERFORMANCE LEARNING CENTER STUDENTS TOUR GEORGIA HIGHLANDS COLLEGE

(Rome City Schools media release): Students of the Phoenix Performance Learning Center (PLC) were given the opportunity to see, first-hand, what options for the future look like when Georgia Highlands College (GHC) welcomed them on a tour, on Wednesday, October 6. English teacher at the PLC, Erin Strickland, said that despite the proximity of the…read more »

ROME DDA PLANS A PAIR OF SPECIAL OFFERINGS FOR THE WEEK OF HALLOWEEN

Rome’s Downtown Development Authority has planned a couple of special offerings for the week of Halloween. The Downtown Rome Candy Crawl will take place on Wednesday, October 27th through Saturday, October 30th. Children ages 12 and under will be able to ‘Trick or Treat’ at participating businesses when dressed in costume. The Candy Crawl was…read more »

THEME ANNOUNCED FOR THE 2021 ROME CHRISTMAS PARADE

(Media release from the Rome Christmas Parade Committee): The Christmas in Rome Committee announced this year’s theme for the 2021 Rome Christmas Parade. The theme is “It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!” Applications for entries are now available on the website at www.romechristmasparade.com. The parade will be held on Tuesday, November 30 and the…read more »

ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN FOR 2021 TOYS FOR TOTS CAMPAIGN

(Media release from the Exchange Club of Rome): The Exchange Club of Rome announces that registration for children 0-12 years of age for this year’s Christmas toys from the nationally sanctioned Toys For Tots campaign has begun. Once again, this year’s registration, for Floyd County Children only, will be through an online process reached by…read more »

AAA: GEORGIA PUMP PRICES JUMP BY EIGHT CENTS

Georgia’s gas prices have increased alongside rising crude oil, reports AAA, The Auto Club Group. Motorists statewide currently pay an average of $3.06 per gallon of regular unleaded gasoline; that’s eight cents more than last week and last month. At this time last year, Georgians paid $1.07 less per gallon at the pump. It now…read more »