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Alleged white supremacists arrested in murder plot

January 17, 2020–3:46 p.m. FLOYD COUNTY POLICE A Floyd County man and two others from Georgia are currently in jail for charges that allege they were involved in a white supremacist group with plans to overthrow the government and murder a Bartow County couple. Other arrests have been made across the country, but based on…

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[VIDEO] GDOT open house for Turner McCall Boulevard Bridge Replacement Proposal

January 16th, 2020 Ethan Garrett – Digital News Editor & Video Reporter (WRGA News) The Georgia Department of Transportation held an open house on Thursday at the Rome Civic Center to discuss proposed plans to replace the Turner McCall Boulevard Bridge over the Etowah River and Norfolk Southern Railroad. The replacement bridge will include four…

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[VIDEO] Radio Broadcaster Nelle Reagan honored at “Rome-Floyd County Commission on Children and Youth” Luncheon

January 16th, 2020 Ethan Garrett – Digital News Editor & Video Reporter (WRGA News) The Rome-Floyd County Commission on Children and Youth held an award ceremony at their 31st annual luncheon at Restoration Rome on Thursday Afternoon. WRGA’s own radio personality, Nelle Reagan, received the Adult Leadership award presented by Representative Katie Dempsey. Her daughter, Lynn…

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Rome Braves Hot Stove 2020 event announced

Janaury 16th, 2020 – 4:45 PM Rome Braves Press Release – The Rome Braves have announced its 18th annual Hot Stove Gathering will be held at Forum River Center in Downtown Rome Monday, January 27 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM. The annual event benefits the Atlanta Braves Foundation along with Armuchee High School Baseball…

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Sen. Hufstetler introduces legislation on surprise billing

January 16, 2020–7:56 a.m. NEWS RELEASE On Wednesday, Sen. Chuck Hufstetler (R – Rome) introduced a bill to address surprise billing in the healthcare industry. Senate Bill 293, the “Balance Billing Consumer Protection Act,” would help protect consumers from unexpected charges that may accrue when a patient receiving service from an out-of-network provider through an…

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Georgia DOT presents bridge replacement plans to public tonight

January 16, 2020–7:52 p.m. NEWS RELEASE The Georgia DOT is holding an open house on Thursday, January 16, at the Rome Civic Center from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. to discuss proposed plans to replace the Turner McCall Boulevard bridge over the Etowah River and Norfolk Southern Railroad. The replacement bridge will include four lanes…

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Bartow County Man Dies in Hit & Run, Suspect Arrested

January 15th, 2020 PM – 5:00 PM WBHF Radio –  (Via WBHF) The Cobb County Police Department is investigating a hit and run that killed a Bartow County man. The accident occurred on Wednesday at 2:26 a.m. on Cobb Parkway north of Lake Acworth Drive. A white 2018 Dodge Caravan, occupied by a father and…

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Alabama man charged with rape

January 15, 2020–11:09 a.m. FLOYD COUNTY JAIL RECORDS A Cedar Bluff, Alabama man was booked into the Floyd County Jail Tuesday on a felony warrant charging him with rape. According to the warrant, 27-year old Damian Christopher Ingram raped a female under the age of 16 at a location in Floyd County back on January…

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Rome school board elects chair, vice-chair

January 15, 2020–8:17 a.m. NEWS RELEASE The Rome City Schools Board of Education met during caucus today to discuss the new chair and vice-chairperson for the 2020 school year. After discussing their choices during the closed session, the RCS Board voted as a part of their monthly public school board meeting to approve the leadership…

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Fugitive Arrested in Connection With Missing Person Case

January 14th, 2020 – 4:40 PM Sheriff Mitch Ralston – Gordon County Sheriff’s Office –  On Monday morning, January 13, Kayla Silvers was reported missing by a family member who told deputies she’d last been seen on Saturday (January 11). Detectives immediately initiated a search for the missing woman. Detectives had also developed information that she…

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Floyd Against Drugs donates Narcan to Floyd County Police Department

January 14th, 2020 – 4:00 PM Chris Fincher – Floyd County Police Department The Floyd County Police Department received a generous donation of the opioid antidote naloxone from Floyd Against Drugs on Tuesday. This donation will equip officers to save lives and revive overdose victims who are unresponsive as a result of opioids. The gift…

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Arrest made in police chase where Polk PD officer was struck by train

January 14th, 2020 – 2:00 PM WGAA Radio – (Via WGAA) The suspect that was being pursued by Polk County Police Officer Andy Anderson, who was struck by a train in Rockmart, is now in the Polk County Jail. According to Polk County Jail records, 18-year-old Jayden Willis Moates of a Litchfield St. address in…

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Rome neurosurgeon announces run for Congress

January 14, 2020–10:00 a.m. STAFF REPORTS Dr. John Cowan, a neurosurgeon at Harbin Clinic has announced that he is running for Congress. Dr. Cowan will be seeking the 14th District seat in the U.S. House. Congressman Tom Graves announced late last year that he would not be seeking re-election. Dr. Cowan says he is a…

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Gas prices decline last week

January 13, 2020–10:13 a.m. AAA SOUTH Georgia gas prices declined compared to a week ago. Georgia motorists are now paying an average price of $2.44 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline. Monday’s state average is 2 cents less than a week ago, 4 cents more than last month, and 37 cents more than this time last year. According to Montrae Waiters with…

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Rome School Board meets Tuesday

January 13, 2020–10:10 p.m. STAFF REPORTS The Rome City School Board will hold an executive session Tuesday night to conduct the annual superintendent’s evaluation. That is just one of the agenda items for the school board meeting which begins at 5:45 p.m. at the central office. The board will also hear the attendance report, and…

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Floyd County Commission meets Tuesday

January 14, 2020–10:00 p.m. STAFF REPORTS Floyd County Commissioners will hold their first meeting of the New Year Tuesday evening. Agenda items will include a resolution regarding matters related to the collections of taxes and hiring resolutions for the county manager, county attorney, and county auditor, along with a resolution regarding the designation of depositories…

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New City Commissioners sworn in Monday

January 13, 2020–9:53 p.m. STAFF REPORTS It was the first meeting Monday night for three new Rome City Commissioners. Bonny Askew, Jim Bojo, and Mark Cochran were sworn in Monday night as well as incumbents Bill Collins, Craig McDaniel and Sundai Stevenson who were re-elected in November. Floyd County Superior Court Judge Bryant Durham administered…

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Anheuser-Busch to Expand in Cartersville

January 13th, 2020 – 2:50 PM The Georgia Department of Economic Development The Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) today announced that longtime Bartow County community partner Anheuser-Busch will expand operations at its facility in Cartersville, Georgia, generating an $85 million investment and 12 new jobs. “Anheuser-Busch is a source of pride in Georgia’s advanced…

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