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Man arrested after allegedly fleeing from GSP

October 13, 2019–7:27 p.m. FLOYD COUNTY JAIL RECORDS A Plainville man was arrested Saturday in the area of Old Summerville Road at Highway 27 North on multiple charges after allegedly fleeing from police. According to Floyd County Jail records, the Georgia State Patrol attempted to stop a motorcycle for not having a visible tag. 32-year…

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Rome Middle School honors 2019-2020 REACH Scholars

October 13, 2019–7:24 a.m. NEWS RELEASE On Friday, October 11, Rome Middle School hosted community members, faculty, staff, students and their families to witness the first-ever REACH Georgia Signing Ceremony as they announced the school system’s first-ever REACH scholars. REACH Georgia is the State of Georgia’s first needs-based mentorship and college scholarship program. According to…

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Tire collection event October 19

October 13, 2019–7:18 p.m. NEWS RELEASE The Rome-Floyd Recycling Center and Keep Rome-Floyd Beautiful will host a Scrap Tire Amnesty day for Rome and Floyd County residents at State Mutual Stadium this coming Saturday (October 19) from 9 am – 3 pm. The limit will be 8 tires and/or 2 tractor tires per vehicle They…

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Report: Man tied to stab woman with scissors

October 13, 2019–7:14 p.m. FLOYD COUNTY JAIL RECORDS A 53-year old Rome man was jailed Friday on charges of aggravated assault and public drunk. According to Floyd County Jail records, Billy Robert Kelly of a Dodd Boulevard address attempted to stab a woman with a pair of scissors. Kelly was arrested at a location on…

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Early voting begins Monday

October 13, 2019–3:24 p.m. STAFF REPORTS Early voting for the November 5 Municipal Election begins Monday. City voters can vote in advance weekdays between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. at the Floyd County Health Department on East 12th Street. At this point, there is no weekend voting scheduled, but talks are ongoing. Six seats on…

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Votes on panhandling, urban camping set for Monday

October 13, 2019–3:09 p.m. STAFF REPORTS Rome City Commissioners are expected to vote on ordinances regarding panhandling and urban camping when they meet Monday night. If approved, the ordinances would prohibit aggressive panhandling in the city limits and urban camping in public areas. You can read the ordinances on below. Panhandling Ordinance Urban Camping Ordinance…

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[Watch] 5th annual Robert Weed memorial nature walk in the Marshall Forest

October 12th, 2019 – 11:50 AM Ethan Garrett – On Friday afternoon the 5th annual Robert Weed Memorial Walk took place in the Marshall Forest off of Horseleg creek rd. People gathered to remember Robert Weed, and also to learn more about what grows in the Marshall Forest. Berry College Biology Professor Martin Cipollini also…

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Report: Woman hit man with her vehicle

October 11, 2019–10:06 p.m. FLOYD COUNTY JAIL RECORDS A 39-year old Lindale woman was arrested Thursday after she allegedly struck another a man with her vehicle. According to Floyd County Jail records, the victim rolled along the side of the vehicle after he was hit. Witnesses told authorities that they heard Tameka Monique Davis state…

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Man charged with child molestation

October 11, 2019–10:02 p.m. FLOYD COUNTY JAIL RECORDS A 22-year old Cedartown was booked into the Floyd County Jail Thursday on felony warrants charging him with two counts of child molestation. According to the warrants, Tevin Monquez Brown molested a child under the age of 16 at an undisclosed location in Floyd County. The alleged…

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[Watch] Floyd Rehab hosts business after hours event

October 11, 2019–11:00 a.m. STAFF REPORTS The Rome-Floyd Chamber of Commerce’s latest business after hours was held Floyd Physical Therapy & Rehab Thursday night. Attendees learned more about state-of-the-art equipment and personalized care that helps patients through the rehabilitation process from surgery or illness to optimal recovery The facility is equipped with equipment such as weight…

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Report: Man confined woman in a closet

October 11, 2019–8:05 a.m. FLOYD COUNTY JAIL RECORDS An Athens, Georgia man was booked into the Floyd County Jail Thursday on a felony warrant charging him with false imprisonment. According to the warrant, 31-year old Ryan Scott McCrickard dragged a woman into a closet, confining her as he assaulted her. The alleged incident occurred on…

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Fiddlin’ Fest this weekend

October 11, 2019–8:00 a.m. NEWS RELEASE The 4th Annual Fiddlin’ Fest Between the Rivers event transforms Downtown Rome into one giant street festival featuring bluegrass music and vintage fun. The 2019 Fiddlin’ Fest features the classical sounds of bluegrass music on two live music stages along with activities along every block of the festival this Saturday,…

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Maryland man arrested on multiple charges

October 11, 2019–7:54 a.m. FLOYD COUNTY JAIL RECORDS A Maryland man is facing a long list of charges after allegedly running from police on Runway Drive in Rome during a hit and run investigation on Wednesday. According to Floyd County Jail records, once caught, 28-year old Rey Villatoro-Lopez attempted to use his elbow to strike…

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[Watch] Etowah River clean up event at Heritage Park in Rome GA

October 10th, 2019 – 7:05 PM Ethan Garrett – Thursday evening Can’d Aid and Ball Corporation at Heritage Park hosted a volunteer event in an effort to clean up and help beautify the Etowah River. We spoke with the Program Coordinator Logan Firehammer and other volunteers about what this event means to them in the video below:

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Three now charged in chase that began in Rome and ended in Alabama

October 10, 2019–11:03 a.m. WEIS RADIO – STAFF REPORTS Three people are now jailed in Cherokee County, Alabama following a police chase that began in Rome Wednesday morning. According to Floyd County Police, the pursuit began in the area of Drummond Drive, and then went onto Wilkerson Road and over Mount Alto before hitting Hoseleg…

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Man charged with child cruelty

October 10, 2019–7:17 a.m. FLOYD COUNTY JAIL RECORDS A 51-year old Rome man was arrested Tuesday after allegedly firing a gun inside his Alfred Avenue residence while a child was close by. According to Floyd County Jail records, the bullet stopped just a few feet away from where the child was standing in the hallway…

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Man charged with burglary, theft

October 10, 2019–7:10 a.m. FLOYD COUNTY JAIL RECORDS A 38-year old Rome man is in the Floyd County Jail charged with burglary, theft by taking and criminal trespass. According to jail records, Justin Scott Irwin of a Pine Street address entered buildings on Eastover Drive last week and took items from the property. The value…

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[Watch] Small fire in the backyard of Brook Crest Dr residence

October 9th, 2019 – 3:30 PM Ethan Garrett – A small grass fire occurred in the backyard of a house near Burnett Ferry Road on Brook Crest Drive on Wednesday afternoon. The Rome/Floyd Fire Department was able to get to the scene and put out the fire relatively quickly thanks to a 911 call from…

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Police chase begins in Rome, ends in Alabama

October 9, 2019–11:35 a.m. WEIS RADIO Two suspects are now in custody following a high-speed chase from northwest Georgia into Cherokee County this (Wednesday) morning. The pair – both of whom have felony warrants out for their arrest – fled, after being spotted driving in downtown Rome. The pursuit ran through the Foster’s Mill community…

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