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Kemp appoints Kelly Leoffler to U.S. Senate

December 4, 2019–10:54 a.m. STAFF REPORTS As expected, Governor Brian Kemp appointed businesswoman Kelly Loeffler to fill the unexpired term of Johnny Isakson in the U.S. Senate Wednesday. She is the chief executive officer of Bakkt, a subsidiary of commodity and financial service provider Intercontinental Exchange, and the co-owner of the Atlanta Dream of the Women’s National Basketball…

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State assisting in fatal Gordon County fire investigation

December 4, 2019–8:19 a.m. GEORGIA INSURANCE AND FIRE SAFETY COMMISSIONER NEWS RELEASE Around 8:15 A.M on the morning of November 29, the Gordon County Fire Department responded to a residential fire located on the corner of Oakman Road and Hanes Road. After arriving on the scene, emergency personnel discovered the body of Charles Vice, 69,…

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Report: Cartersville man traveled to Floyd County to meet minor for sex

December 4, 2019–6:30 a.m. FLOYD COUNTY JAIL RECORDS A 33-year old Cartersville man was booked into the Floyd County Jail Monday on charges of aggravated child molestation, sexual exploitation of a child, obscene internet contact with a child, electronically furnishing obscene material to a minor and use of a computer service to entice a child.…

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Lindale Christmas Parade and star lighting ceremony this Saturday

December 4, 2019–6:15 a.m. STAFF REPORTS Lindale will hold its 6th annual Christmas Parade this coming Saturday. The lineup will be at Pepperell Primary School and everyone needs to be lined up by 2:30 pm for float judging and there will be cash awards for the best entries. 1st place – $100 2nd place- $75 3rd…

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Spring Creek Baptist Church wins “Best in Parade”

December 4, 2019–6:00 a.m. STAFF REPORTS Downtown Rome was filled with the sights and sounds of the holidays Tuesday night during the annual Rome Christmas Parade. Grand Marshal John Schroeder led the parade up Broad Street as thousands of spectators looked on. The Spring Creek Baptist Church’s float (pictured) took home the  “Best in Parade”…

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[VIDEO] Two Vehicle Accident on US 27 near Armuchee Post Office

December 3rd, 2019 – 4:45 PM Ethan Garrett – Digital News Editor/Video Reporter (WRGA) A two-vehicle accident occurred at the intersection of US 27 and Little Texas Valley NE RD, near Living Water Church and The Armuchee Post Office. According to Police Officers on the scene, the red passenger vehicle was traveling south on 27…

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Red Cross: Need for Blood doesn’t stop for Holidays – Donors are Needed

December 3rd, 2019 – 12:00 PM Red Cross Press Release – Those who come to give through Dec. 18 will receive a $5 Amazon.com Gift Card (Dec. 2, 2019) Between Thanksgiving and Christmas, more than 1 million units of blood could be transfused in the United States. Individuals are urged to give a life-saving gift…

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Woman charged in assault with kitchen knife

December 3, 2019–6:44 a.m. FLOYD COUNTY JAIL RECORDS A 20-year old Rome woman has been jailed on a felony warrant charging her with aggravated assault. According to the warrant, Misty Dawn Carroll stabbed a woman with a kitchen knife during an altercation back on November 25. The incident occurred at Carroll’s Dodd Boulevard apartment. The…

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Shady Lane closed this week

December 3, 2019–6:40 a.m. FLOYD COUNTY PUBLIC WORKS Shady Lane will be shut down this week for road improvement upgrades. No through traffic will be allowed, only local traffic will be able to access the construction zone. All other traffic should use Honeysuckle Ridge Rd. to access the Chulio Hills Subdivision.

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[VIDEO] Floyd County Board of Commission Legislative Luncheon

December 2nd, 2019 – 3:25 PM Ethan Garrett – Digital News Editor/ Video News Reporter (WRGA) The Floyd County Board of Commission held its legislative luncheon meeting on Monday morning. They came together to discuss many agenda topics including limiting charges on prison inmate services. According to the Commission: Inmates can lose their Medicaid rights…

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The 2019 Rome Christmas Parade is Tuesday, here’s what you need to know

December 2, 2019–11:00 a.m. STAFF REPORTS Be sure to bundle up, it’ll be a chilly night for the Rome Christmas Parade. For those who will be in the parade, try to position yourself near the indicated location and someone will be on-site to help you get in position. You can view the lineup map below.…

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Rome Half Marathon/5K All-Area Cross Country Banquet 2019

December 2nd, 2019 – 10:25 AM Rome Half Marathon/5K Press Release – ROME, Ga. – Greater Rome’s top high school cross country runners of the season have been selected and will be recognized when 2019 GoGo Running All-Area Cross Country Banquet is held Thursday, Dec. 12 at 6 p.m., in the Krannert Ballroom at Berry College.…

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Isakson to deliver farewell address on Senate floor Tuesday

December 2, 2019–9:45 a.m. NEWS RELEASE U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., will deliver his farewell address on the floor of the U.S. Senate on Tuesday at approximately 2:30 p.m. Isakson’s remarks will be available to view live on television on C-SPAN2 or through the Senate floor webcast at https://www.senate.gov/floor/. Isakson’s remarks will be followed by tributes from…

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Alabama teen killed in wreck

December 2, 2019–6:38 a.m. WEIS RADIO A sophomore at Cherokee County High School was fatally injured in a single vehicle accident Saturday night on Alabama Highway 411 South just outside of Leesburg. Cherokee County 911 received a call at approximately 9:43 p.m. reporting that a vehicle had left the roadway near Pine Cone Campground. The…

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NW Georgia adds to labor force in October

December 1, 2019–7:20 a.m. NEWS RELEASE Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that Northwest Georgia added to its labor force and employed residents in October. At the same time, the annual numbers for employed residents and the workforce increased in October for the 15-county area, preliminary numbers show. “October was a great month for Georgia…

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This is Winter Weather Preparedness Week

December 1, 2019–7:10 p.m. NEWS RELEASE The weather outside isn’t frightful yet, but the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency, in partnership with the National Weather Service and GDOT, is gearing up for Winter Weather Preparedness Week on Dec. 2-6. This week encourages Georgians to prepare for inclement winter weather by learning about winter…

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Toys for Tots seeking volunteers

December 1, 2019–7:03 a.m. EXCHANGE CLUB OF ROME Today really starts push time for the local Toys For Tots program with only 12 remaining days until the families show up at the Coosa Valley Fairgrounds to receive their toys. Toys for Tots needs all the volunteer help they can get. Both Exchangites and community volunteers are needed,…

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Police investigating convenience store shooting

December 1, 2019–12:47 p.m. STAFF REPORTS One person was transported to the hospital Saturday evening following a shooting in South Rome. At around 9:15 p.m. a man entered the Hi-Tech on South Broad Street, shot the clerk in the back and took money from the register. The suspect is described as a black male, wearing…

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Vehicle fire closes southbound lanes of I-75 Saturday

December 1, 2019–12:38 a.m. WTVC NEWS CHANNEL 9 A motor home fire on I-75 closed the southbound lanes of I-75 in Gordon County for nearly two hours Saturday. The incident occurred at around 11:50 a.m. near the Highway 53 exit. WTVC television reports that Gordon County 911 said one person was transported to the hospital…

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