Rome police mourn unexpected death of retired officer

Pamela Gibbons Richey was one of the Rome Police Department's first Black female officers when she joined the force in 1984. The officer, whose "smile would light up any room," passed recently unexpectedly.

Wildfire threatens homes and a vineyard in Floyd County

A wildfire consumed acres of land in Rome Wednesday night. The fire came within 100 yards of the Newby Farm & Vineyard. The owners feared the flames would advance toward their home, their barn, and their storage building with 8,000 gallons of wine.