Category Archives: Local News

OVER 71,000 GEORGIANS HAVE NOW BEEN INFECTED WITH THE CORONAVIRUS

More than 71,000 people have been infected with coronavirus in Georgia, per the state Department of Public Health. According to the latest report by the DPH, there were 71,095 confirmed cases of COVID-19 statewide as of 3 pm on Thursday. There were 2,745 fatalities related to the coronavirus. In Floyd County, there were 466 confirmed…read more »

PRODUCTION COMPANY TO OPEN SOUND STUDIOS IN ROME

Playa Azul Media (PAM) Studios, the first Latina-owed production company in Georgia, has announced the purchase of commercial space to build its first two sound studios in downtown Rome. This space is located above Jamwich at 510 Broad Street. According to an announcement from Rhythm Communications that was sent on Thursday, PAM Studios, which is…read more »

CAVE SPRING’S ANNUAL FOURTH OF JULY PARADE IS ON FOR ’20

Cave Spring’s annual 4th of July parade will proceed as planned this year, but the fireworks display that normally takes place during the weekend before the 4th is on hold for now. The parade is indeed still on; however, the fireworks have been moved to late August, according to Sandra Lindsey, Director of the Cave…read more »

NEARLY 70,000 PEOPLE IN GEORGIA HAVE BEEN INFECTED WITH THE CORONAVIRUS

Nearly 70,000 people in Georgia have been infected with coronavirus, per the state Department of Public Health. According to the latest report by the DPH, there were 69,381 confirmed cases of COVID-19 statewide as of 3 pm on Wednesday. There were 2,698 deaths related to the virus. In Floyd County, there were 457 confirmed cases…read more »

ROME’S UNEMPLOYMENT RATE DECLINED FROM APRIL TO MAY

Rome’s unemployment rate declined in May to 9.1 percent, according to the Georgia Department of Labor. That was down by 4.1 percentage points from 13.2 percent in April. The rate was 3.5 percent in May 2019. The number of jobs in Rome rose by 1,600 from April to end May at 41,200; that total was…read more »

FLOYD EMA DIRECTOR: COVID-19 TESTING REMAINS AVAILABLE TO AREA RESIDENTS

Coronavirus testing is still available free of charge in Floyd County from the Georgia Department of Public Health, asserts Tim Herrington, Director of the Floyd County Emergency Management Agency, who also indicates that quite a few residents from surrounding counties have taken advantage of drive thru test sites here locally. Herrington says that the results…read more »

POSITIVE CORONAVIRUS TEST FOR PUBLIC DEFENDER’S OFFICE EMPLOYEE

An employee at the Rome Circuit Public Defender Office tested positive for the coronavirus on Wednesday, as reported in a Floyd County media release. This person had not worked in the office since early Monday morning. Upon confirmation of this positive test and in accordance with the guidance by the Georgia Public Defender Council, the…read more »