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Category Archives: Local News

Dunkin’ to open “Next Gen” Restaurant on Shorter Avenue on Thursday

Dunkin’ to open “Next Gen” Restaurant on Shorter Avenue on Thursday

June 29th, 2022 – 12:30 PM Staff Reports – Dunkin’ announced its newest Next Generation restaurant in Rome located at 2101 Shorter Avenue will open on Thursday, June 30th at 6 AM. The new store features Dunkin’s Next-Gen store design, using innovative technologies to enhance the guest’s experience and make their daily Dunkin’ run faster and more convenient…read more

Blood Assurance announces Baseball Ticket Promotion for Donors

Blood Assurance announces Baseball Ticket Promotion for Donors

June 29th, 2022 – 12:05 PM Blood Assurance – From July 1-8, the nonprofit organization is rewarding each donor who gives at its Rome donation center(178 Shorter Ave.) two complimentary tickets to the Aug. 5 Rome Braves game against the GreenvilleDrive (while supplies last). Additionally, donors will receive a baseball-themed t-shirt. Moreover, in a rematch…read more

Georgia Power: Coal Ash to be removed at Plant Bowen for Project

Georgia Power: Coal Ash to be removed at Plant Bowen for Project

June 29th, 2022 – 11:55 AM Press Release – Georgia Power announced today a landmark coal ash beneficial use project at Plant Bowen near Cartersville, Georgia, where millions of tons of stored ash will be excavated for use in concrete to construct bridges, roads, and buildings in Georgia – and throughout the Southeast. The project…read more

Rome School Board discusses superintendent applicants

Rome School Board discusses superintendent applicants

June 29, 2022–8:23 a.m. ROME CITY SCHOOLS Rome City Schools Board of Education held a called meeting on June 28, 2022, to discuss the hiring of a superintendent of schools to fill the vacant position. The Board opened the meeting with a public session and moved immediately to an executive session where they spoke with…read more

Report: Woman tried to stab another person with a knife

Report: Woman tried to stab another person with a knife

June 28, 2022–7:50 p.m. FLOYD COUNTY JAIL RECORDS A 26-year-old Rome woman was arrested Monday on a felony warrant charging her with aggravated assault. According to the warrant, Brenda Janette Cornejo Bibian tried to cut and stab the victim with a knife. The incident reportedly occurred on May 5 at a location on Shorter Avenue.read more

Free movie series at the Rome City Auditorium starts July 6

Free movie series at the Rome City Auditorium starts July 6

June 28, 2022–7:44 p.m. NEWS RELEASE The City of Rome and the Rome International Film Festival (RIFF) invite the public to enjoy a free movie series at the Rome City Auditorium. The series will feature three movies to be held on Wednesday evenings in July. The Rome International Film Festival will offer concessions for sale…read more

Cave Spring Independence Day celebration this Saturday

Cave Spring Independence Day celebration this Saturday

June 28, 2022–6:35 p.m. STAFF REPORTS A full slate of activities has been scheduled as part of this year’s Independence Day celebration in Cave Spring. All of the events take place this Saturday, July 2, and starts with a .5K at 10 a.m. A “sip and stroll” starts at 11 a.m. and vendors open at…read more

Commissioner King: Stay safe when celebrating with fireworks

Commissioner King: Stay safe when celebrating with fireworks

June 28, 2022–6:30 p.m. NEWS RELEASE Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John F. King encourages all Georgians to stay safe when celebrating with fireworks this 4th of July. “Independence Day is a time to celebrate the founding of our nation with friends and family,” said Commissioner King. “Although celebrating with fireworks is a fun and…read more

Two charged with animal cruelty

Two charged with animal cruelty

June 28, 2022–6:26 p.m. FLOYD COUNTY JAIL RECORDS Two Rome residents were arrested at their Strand Street residence Monday on seven counts each of cruelty to animals. According to Floyd County Jail records, 55-year-old Gregory Lamar Morris and 19-year-old Quintavious Quomon Zachery neglected seven dogs by depriving them of adequate food, water, and shelter, leaving…read more

Berry College Provost named president of Emmanuel College in Boston

Berry College Provost named president of Emmanuel College in Boston

June 28th, 2022 – 3:00 PM Press Release – Berry College Provost Mary K. Boyd has been named president of Emmanuel College in Boston.   Boyd, who will be the Massachusetts college’s 13th president, and the first lay president, will join Emmanuel before the beginning of the fall semester.  “The mission of Emmanuel strongly resonates with…read more