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Teen charged with sexual battery, statutory rape

February 24, 2020–5:44 a.m. FLOYD COUNTY JAIL RECORDS Rome Police have arrested an 18-year old on charges of statutory rape and felony sexual battery. According to arrest warrants, David Lee Jeter of a Livingston Road address had sex with someone who was under the age of 16 at the time of the incident that occurred…

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Floyd School Board meets tonight

February 24, 2020–5:41 a.m. STAFF REPORTS The Floyd County Board of Education will get updates on facilities, child nutrition, and the old Johnson Elementary School property when they meet Monday night. The board will also recognize the cast of “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown,” AA State wrestling champion Drake Miller and school counselors during…

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Rome City Commission to recognize Officer of the Year tonight

February 24, 2020–5:39 a.m. STAFF REPORTS The Rome City Police Department’s Office of the Year will be named Monday night. The recognition of the officer of the year is among the agenda items for Monday’s Rome City Commission meeting. The commission will also conduct Second Reading of a Tax Payment Ordinance. The ordinance states that…

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Report: Man stabbed his brother

February 22, 2020–6:50 p.m. FLOYD COUNTY JAIL RECORDS A Rome man has been arrested in connection with a stabbing incident that occurred Friday on Kirton Street. According to the arrest warrant, 33-year old Joshua Brian Boswell of a Lindsey Road address stabbed his brother with a knife. The victim sustained a wound to the right…

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Alleged white supremacist implicated in murder plot denied bond

February 22, 2020–6:05 p.m. STAFF REPORTS Floyd Superior Court Judge Jack Niedrach has denied bond for a local man who authorities say was involved in a white supremacist group with plans to overthrow the government and murder a Bartow County couple. 21-year old Luke Austin Lane was arrested near his Silver Creek home on January…

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Early Voting begins March 2

February 22, 2020–5:45 p.m. STAFF REPORTS Advance voting for the Presidential Primary begins on March 2 at the Floyd County Administration Building. On March 9, advance voting expands to the Garden Lakes Baptist Church. You can also vote on Saturday, March 14 and Sunday, March 15 at the Rome Civic Center on Jackson Hill. Those…

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Pursuit ends in deadly crash in Adairsville Saturday morning

February 22, 2020–5:21 p.m. GEORGIA STATE PATROL A Blountsville, Alabama man is facing a felony vehicular homicide charge following a high-speed chase with law enforcement that ended with a crash, claiming the life of an Adairsville woman Saturday morning. According to the Georgia State Patrol, at around 9:15 a.m., a 2015 Mini Cooper driven by…

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Cherokee County Woman Convicted On Charges Of Cruelty To Animals In 2019 Case

February 22, 2020 WEIS Radio –  (Via Weis Radio) A Gaylesville woman arrested back on February 24 of 2019 on numerous Animal Cruelty charges was convicted in Cherokee County Circuit Court on Tuesday. (February, 18, 2020) 59 year old Dana Marie Head was originally arrested and charged with 17 counts of Cruelty to Animals after Cherokee…

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Senator Mullis issues update statement On Summerville Drinking Water Situation

February 22, 2020 WZQZ Radio – (Via WZQZ) On January 30, 2020, the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) received samples of drinking water from the Raccoon Creek Treatment Plant in Summerville that contained PFA (perfluoroalkyl) substances, leading the EPD to issue a health advisory. Sen. Jeff Mullis (R – Chickamauga) would like to provide the…

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Mannington Mills to Expand, Create 268 Jobs in Gordon County.

February 22, 2020 Office of Governor Brian P. Kemp –  Governor Brian P. Kemp today announced a $22 million expansion by flooring manufacturer Mannington Mills, Inc. in Gordon County due to increased customer demand for domestically produced luxury vinyl flooring. Mannington Mills purchased a 10.5-acre site in Calhoun that will expand upon the company’s manufacturing…

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[VIDEO] Rome’s Arbor Day Celebration at Parks Hoke Park

February 21st, 2020 – 3:45 PM Ethan Garrett – WRGA Digital News Editor & Video Reporter Rome’s Arbor Day celebration took place Friday morning at Parks Hoke Park on Hardy Avenue in South Rome, where 13 trees were planted to help with the shade in the park at the park during the future summer months.…

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Rome City Chief of Police Visits Phoenix Learning Center

February 21st, 2020 – 12:30 PM Rome City Schools – In celebration of Black History Month, the Phoenix Performance Learning Center (PLC) hosted Rome City’s Chief of Police, Chief Denise Downer-McKinney, to speak to students about her life, how she became a police officer and eventually, the first African American Chief of Police at the…

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Lithonia man charged in plot to smuggle drugs into the Floyd County Prison

February 21, 2020–10:03 a.m. FLOYD COUNTY JAIL RECORDS A Lithonia man is in the Floyd County Jail accused of attempting to smuggle drugs into the Floyd County Prison. According to arrest warrants, 24-year old Maurice Carter Nixon delivered 98.9 grams of suspected marijuana and 29.6 grams of suspected methamphetamine to the Rome-Floyd Recycling Center on…

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Report: Man used cell phone to arrange drug deal

February 21, 2020–9:52 a.m. FLOYD COUNTY JAIL RECORDS A Rockmart man was booked into the Floyd County Jail Thursday on charges of conspiracy to violate Georgia’s Controlled Substances Act and use of a communication device in facilitating the commission of a felony. According to the arrest warrant, 50-year old Johnny Shane Estes used a cell…

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Floyd County middle school students win state 4-H life skills competition

February 21, 2020–9:46 a.m. NEWS RELEASE Floyd County 4-H is providing tools to equip today’s youth with the skills they need to become positive and productive citizens in a vibrant, creative way through LifeSmarts. LifeSmarts is a program of the National Consumers League, the nation’s pioneering consumer advocacy group, headquartered in Washington, DC. LifeSmarts is…

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Jail inmate facing additional charges

February 21, 2020–9:44 a.m. FLOYD COUNTY JAIL RECORDS An inmate at the Floyd County Jail is facing charges of unlawful acts of violence in a penal institution and battery. According to Floyd County Jail records, 23-year old Michele Cutright-Cox of Taylorsville was witnessed hitting another inmate who suffered a cut above her left eye as…

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Man arrested for aggravated assault

February 21, 2020–9:42 p.m. FLOYD COUNTY JAIL RECORDS A 39-year old Silver Creek man was jailed Thursday on a felony aggravated assault charge. Jamey Lee Chastain of a Wax Road address choked a female victim leaving marks on both sides of her throat. He also allegedly hit the woman in the head and buttocks with…

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Man charged with aggravated child molestation

February 21, 2020–6:57 a.m. FLOYD COUNTY JAIL RECORDS A 24-year old Rome man is facing an aggravated child molestation charge following his arrest on Wednesday. According to an arrest warrant, Dakota Ray Brown Jr. of a Melody Lane address forced a 15-year old female to perform a sex act on him. The alleged incident occurred…

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Georgia DOT Issues Caution Warning to drivers for Black Ice

February 20th, 2020 – 5:35 PM Georgia Department of Transportation – With winter weather and some expected accumulation of snow on roadways this afternoon and evening in north Georgia, GDOT crews are treating roads as necessary and will continue to monitor roadways, overpasses and bridges throughout the evening and into the morning for hotspot areas…

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Closings and delays for Friday

February 20, 2020 – 3:30 PM STAFF REPORTS Due to the frigid temperatures and the threat of black ice, we have some school closings and delays to tell you about. Floyd County Schools will be closed Friday and they will be implementing a Digital Learning Day. Teachers sent assignments home with students or they posted…

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