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GHC continues to hold second highest enrollment among state colleges in Georgia

November 14th, 2019 – 12:00 PM GA Highlands Press Release – Georgia Highlands College (GHC) continues to lead the University System of Georgia’s (USG) state colleges in enrollment for fall 2019, according to the USG’s “Fall 2019 Semester Enrollment Report.” GHC holds the second-highest enrollment for state colleges in Georgia next to Georgia Gwinnett College. According…

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[VIDEO] Project Lifesaver Floyd County Police Department Community Spotlight

November 14, 2019 – 11:00 AM Ethan Garrett – Project Lifesaver is a non-profit organization that partners with law enforcement and provides devices that increase response time in finding wandering adults and children with cognitive impairments like Alzheimer’s, Dementia, and Autism. The Floyd County Police Department is looking for individuals interested in benefiting from the…

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Rome/Floyd Property Tax Deadline

November 14th, 2019 – 9:30 AM  Floyd County Board of Commissioners Press Release – The 2019 property taxes for Floyd County and the City of Rome are due by Friday, November 15th. Taxes can be paid in the Tax Commissioner’s office at the Historic Courthouse, 4 Government Plaza, by mail at P.O. Box 26 Rome,…

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Lindale man arrested for meth and obstructing law enforcement

November 13th, 2019 – 5:00 PM Floyd County Jail Reports – A 37-year-old old Lindale man was arrested on Tuesday afternoon on 2006 Flannery Street. According to Floyd County Jail Records, Jonathan Lydell Loveless of Cementary Road address was arrested for the charges of possession of Methamphetamine and Obstructing Law Enforcement Officers. Jonathan Loveless allegedly resisted…

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Rome/Floyd Parks and Rec Downtown Candy Cane Hunt on November 16th

November 13th, 2019 – 2:15 PM Rome/Floyd Parks and Rec Press Release- Join us for a unique Rome tradition, as we welcome all kids 10 and under to visit the Town Green and collect the candy canes scattered about. It’s a great, fun way to get into the Holiday Spirit, and it’s free. The annual…

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Air Show Returns After More Than 30 Year Hiatus to Dalton GA

November 13th, 2019 – In conjunction with the City of Dalton, GA, JLC Air Show Management will host the first air show in Dalton, GA in more than three decades.  The Inaugural Wings Over Dalton, GA Air Show will take place on May 9-10, 2020 at the Dalton Municipal Airport . “The City of Dalton is delighted and proud to…


Rome Police Officer Mike Simmons retires after 30 years of service

November 13th, 2019 – 12:00 PM Rome Police Department Press Release – The Rome Police Department is pleased to share with the community that after 30 years of service Officer Mike Simmons has retired. Officer Simmons spent many loyal years serving the community in the capacity as a patrol officer and a motorcycle officer. Officer…

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[VIDEO] Fire at Burnett Ferry Rd Residence on Tuesday morning

November 12th, 2019 – 4:50 PM Ethan Garrett – Tuesday morning the Rome/Floyd Fire Department responded to a fire on Burnett Ferry road. The entrance to Burnett Ferry was temporarily closed down by police as firefighters quickly dispatched the blaze. According to firefighters on the scene, the source of the fire originated from a dryer…


Rome/Floyd Electronics Recycling Event on Nov 16th

November 12th, 2019 – 2:15 PM Michael Skeen (Floyd County Director of Public Works) –  The Rome–Floyd Recycling Center will host an Electronics Recycling Event this weekend, Nov 16th, at the Center at 412 Lavender Drive in West Rome. The event, for Rome/Floyd residents only, will be held from 9 am –  1 pm. Please…


The Rome-Floyd County Litter & Blight Task Force Has a Vision and a Mission

November 12th, 2019 – 2:00 PM Kristi Kent – November 12, 2019 ROME, GA – The Rome-Floyd County Litter and Blight Task Force has been meeting bi-weekly for the last two months and is taking steps to tackle many challenges. The vision of the Litter & Blight Task Force is a safe, clean community for…

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Rockmart woman was arrested on Broadstreet on 175 counts of controlled substances

November 12th, 2019 – 11:00 AM Floyd County Jail Records – A Rockmart woman was arrested on Broadstreet in Rome on Monday. According to Police reports, 33-year-old Hannah Marie Newberry of an Old Cedartown Hwy address was arrested on 518 Broad St on 175 counts of controlled substances and driving under the influence of drugs.…

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[VIDEO] American Legion Post 5 Veterans Day Ceremony at Myrtle Hill (2019)

November 8, 2019 – 4:45 pm Ethan Garrett – On Monday, November 11th, people from all over Floyd County came to Myrtle Hill to honor Veterans at the tomb of the known solider. Floyd County Police Chaplain David Thorton gave a speech to honor our heroes on this day. Check it out in the video…

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[VIDEO] Floyd County Police Department Neighborhood Watch Community Spotlight

November 11th, 2019 – 2:00 PM Ethan Garrett – The Neighborhood Watch program works because of the efforts of a group of people living in the same area who want their neighborhood to be safe by working together with local police to reduce crime and improve quality of life. We spoke with Sgt. Chris Fincher…

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Series of wrecks on Highway 411 send nine to the hospital

November 10, 2019–11:45 p.m. STAFF REPORTS Motorists experienced significant delays Sunday evening following a series of wrecks on Highway 411 near Nichols Road. According to Floyd County Police, one wreck caused a debris field which resulted in several other wrecks (three total). Nine patients transported by EMS.  


Veteran’s Day observances Monday in Northwest Georgia

November 10, 2019–12:59 p.m. STAFF REPORTS Monday is Veteran’s Day and a number of events are planned to honor everyone who has served in our nation’s armed forces. On Monday at 11 a.m., the Shanklin-Attaway Post 5 of the American Legion will present the annual Veteran’s Day ceremony at Myrtle Hill. The service will feature…


Rome embarking on a comprehensive evaluation of its public transit programs

November 10, 2019–12:37 p.m. NEWS RELEASE Given recent changes associated with Rome’s Tripper bus service the City has embarked on a comprehensive evaluation of its public transit (bus and Para-transit) programs. To assist with the program assessment, the City selected Moore & Associates, Inc., a consulting firm specializing in public transportation. Across the next several…


[VIDEO] Expo showcases local businesses

November 9, 2019–12:56 a.m. STAFF REPORTS The Rome-Floyd Chamber of Commerce’s Business Expo gave area residents a chance to learn about all of the goods and services offered right here in the community. Just about every type of business you could imagine was represented, from technology and healthcare to manufacturers and service industries. For Chamber…


Armuchee Middle leads math competition

November 8, 2019–8:09 a.m. NEWS RELEASE Armuchee Middle School is currently leading in the 2020 Floyd County Schools Middle School Math Competition. Part one of the annual academic competition was held on Wednesday, November 6 at the Rome-Floyd County Library with teams of sixth, seventh, and eighth-graders competing from each middle school in the Floyd…

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