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Category Archives: Local News

GHC Healthcare Program ranked “best affordable” in the country

GHC Healthcare Program ranked “best affordable” in the country

September 22nd, 2021 – 3:50 PM Georgia Highlands College – Georgia Highlands College (GHC) has been ranked No. 1 by University HQ as the “Best Affordable College” to earn your degree in Healthcare Administration. GHC’s Bachelor of Business Administration in Healthcare Management offers students the foundational knowledge and practical skills that are essential for a demanding and…read more

Man charged with statutory rape

Man charged with statutory rape

September 22, 2021–11:39 a.m. FLOYD COUNTY JAIL RECORDS A 21-year old Rome man has been arrested on a felony warrant charging him with statutory rape. According to the warrant, David lee Austin Eubanks had sex with a female under the age of 16 at a location on Little Texas Valley Road. The exact date of…read more

Rome High School SAT Scores Exceed State and National Average

Rome High School SAT Scores Exceed State and National Average

September 22nd, 2021 – 11:35 AM Rome City Schools – Georgia public school students have, for the fourth consecutive year, exceeded the nation’s average SAT scores. The recorded mean score for Georgia’s class of 2021 was 1077 – 39 points higher than the national average. As the state of Georgia recorded an increase in scores…read more

Polk County recognized as GRAD Select Site at 2021 GEDA Conference

Polk County recognized as GRAD Select Site at 2021 GEDA Conference

September 22nd, 2021 – 11:00 AM Staff Reports – During the 2021 Georgia Economic Developers Association (GEDA) Annual Conference in Savannah, the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) announced new ‘GRAD Certified Select’ sites across the state.  Economic developers representing each newly recognized and newly renewed ‘GRAD Certified Select’ property were presented with a special certificate. Among those sites recognized was the Development Authority of Polk County’s Cedartown North Business Park – Phase…read more

Teen accused of shoving school employee

Teen accused of shoving school employee

September 22, 2021–11:19 a.m. FLOYD COUNTY JAIL RECORDS A teenager is facing charges of simple assault on a school system employee, obstruction of law enforcement, disorderly conduct, and terroristic threats and acts following an incident at Rome High School back on September 17. According to Floyd County Jail records, 17-year old Lanaya Maire Johnson pushed…read more

Pickleball Partnership Supports Child Abuse Prevention Efforts

Pickleball Partnership Supports Child Abuse Prevention Efforts

September 22nd, 2021 – 10:25 PM Exchange Club Family Resource Center – The Rome Tennis Center and local pickleball enthusiasts are joining forces to present the Inaugural Pickleball Partnership Tournament on September 25th. Proceeds will benefit the Family Resource Center, a child abuse prevention agency serving Rome/Floyd County families since 1991. The event will be…read more

[VIDEO] Ribbon-cutting held for Shag Williams Park

[VIDEO] Ribbon-cutting held for Shag Williams Park

September 22, 2021–8:30 a.m. CITY OF ROME VIDEO Ribbon-cutting ceremonies were held earlier this week for the newly refurbished Shag Williams Park on Minshew Road in Shannon. Rome-Floyd Parks and Recreation Director Todd Wofford said the park now features disc golf, new signs, and concrete, along with new tennis courts, which can also be used for…read more

League of Woman Voters to host candidate forums

League of Woman Voters to host candidate forums

September 22, 2021–5:54 a.m. STAFF REPORTS More candidate forums ahead of the November 3rd municipal elections are coming up next week. Last night, the Rome chapter of the NAACP held a forum with city commission candidates. On Wednesday, September 29, the League of Women Voters of Rome-Floyd County will host a forum for the Rome…read more

Area COVID-19 vaccination rates

Area COVID-19 vaccination rates

September 21, 2021–7:40 p.m. GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH Nearly 43,000 Floyd County residents have now had at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, according to the Georgia Department of Public Health. That’s about 44% of the total population. Just over 37,000, or 37%, of Floyd County residents, are now fully vaccinated. That’s the…read more