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Wind gusts of 38 miles per hour were recorded at the Richard B. Russell Regional Airport during a storm that rolled through the area Friday evening.
How can it be, we have gone from extreme drought conditions to a monsoon of wetness. I am not complaining about the rain, gosh knows we needed it, but with that rain also comes humidity, and the dread
Crime reports from Friday night.
A tornado watch has been issued by the National Weather Service.
Arrests include a man charged with cruelty to children and a woman who used a fake $100 bill to get change.
The burglaries occurred sometime Wednesday night or early Thursday morning in the area of East 2nd Avenue, East 8th Street, and Lee Avenue.
According to Rome Police reports, Principal Dr. Joanne Moss told officers on Thursday that the school has been vandalized on a near nightly basis.
Floyd, Bartow, Gordon, Chattooga, Polk and Paulding Counties are all included in the watch area.
Crime reports from Thursday night.
A tornado warning has been issued for Bartow County.
No one was injured in a fire that damaged several rooms of a Burnett Street residence Thursday afternoon.
Two men are facing drug charges following a traffic stop for a seatbelt violation and a Rome law office was burglarized.
A 43-year old Bartow County man was booked into the Floyd County Jail Wednesday, accused of ripping off two Rome residents.
Rome Police are investigating a break-in at the Family Dollar store on North Broad Street early Wednesday morning.
The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that Metro Rome's unemployment rate in May was 5.1 percent, up one-tenth of a percentage point from 5 percent in April.