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Report: Man called 911, asked about operator’s underwear

June 24, 2019–12:00 p.m. FLOYD COUNTY JAIL RECORDS A 26-year old Rome man was arrested at his Brookwood Avenue home Sunday and charged with a misdemeanor count of unlawful conduct during a 911 call. According to Floyd County Jail records, Shaquille Malik Mims dialed 911 and harassed the call taker by asking about her underwear.…


Heroes Unified blood drive on Tuesday

June 24, 2019–11:54 a.m. DAVID CROWDER The 3rd Annual Heroes Unified blood drive will be held Tuesday at the Joint Law Enforcement Center and the Floyd County Jail. Blood Assurance is teaming up with Rome and Floyd County’s nine first-responder agencies for the event. Bloodmobiles will be stationed at both locations from 6 a.m. until…

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Floyd County Commission meets Tuesday

June 24, 2019–8:47 a.m. STAFF REPORTS Floyd County Commissioners will hear an audit presentation when they meet Tuesday evening. A representative from Mauldin and Jenkins will be on hand for the caucus and the regular meeting to talk about the county’s finances. Commissioners are also expected to approve the building and placement of a new…

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Georgia gas prices continue to decline

June 24, 2019–8:30 a.m. AAA SOUTH Georgia gas prices have been dropping steadily for weeks. Georgia motorists are now paying an average price of $2.44 per gallon for regular unleaded. Monday’s state average is 3 cents less than a week ago, 19 cents less than this time last month, and 26 cents less than this time last year. It now costs $36.60 to fill a 15-gallon tank of gasoline. That…


Rome earns series split with 8-4 win vs Hagerstown

June 24, 2019–8:09 a.m. KEVIN KAREL The Rome Braves offense enjoyed a strong afternoon en route to an 8-4 win over the Hagerstown Suns on Sunday. The victory allowed Rome to split their four-game series with Hagerstown at State Mutual Stadium. The Braves bats wasted little time in attacking Suns starter RHP Tomas Alastre as…


Shooting suspect turns himself in

June 24, 2019–7:54 a.m. FLOYD COUNTY JAIL RECORDS One of the suspects being sought in connection with a shooting last week in East Rome is now in custody. 19-year old Tylan Dwight McCluskey turned himself in at the Floyd County Jail late Sunday. He is charged with aggravated assault. Two other suspects, 23-year old Timothy…


Another tree falls in Rosemont Park

June 23, 2019–5:00 p.m. STAFF REPORTS For the second time in less than a week, a tree brings down power lines in Rosemont Park. A portion of a tree fell at around 4:30 Sunday afternoon on Hawthorn Street near the intersection of Flannery Street. No injuries were reported, but some residents were not able to…

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Woman charged with aggravated assault on a police officer

June 23, 2019–2:40 p.m. FLOYD COUNTY JAIL RECORDS A Rome woman is facing felony charges after allegedly fighting with a Rome Police Officer at her Gaddy Drive apartment Saturday. According to Floyd County Jail records, 30-year old Pamela Ann McFadden resisted as she was being detained for an investigation. She put her right hand on…


Report: Man stole beer, choked bartender

June 23, 2019–2:30 p.m. FLOYD COUNTY JAIL RECORDS A 25-year old Rome man was arrested at the Coosa Valley Fairgrounds Saturday night on charges of robbery by sudden snatching and aggravated assault. According to Floyd County Jail records, Brenden Kingsley Cash of a Mountain View Road address stole two Bud Lights from a beer tent…


Langeliers drives Rome to 5-3 victory over Hagerstown

June 23, 2019–12:00 p.m. KEVIN KAREL One of the newest Rome Braves helped to deliver a 5-3 win over Hagerstown on Saturday night as recent 1st round draft choice Shea Langeliers homered, drove in three runs and reached base four times to lead the Braves to their first win of the series against the Suns. Drafted…

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