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[Watch] 5th annual Robert Weed memorial nature walk in the Marshall Forest

October 12th, 2019 – 11:50 AM Ethan Garrett – On Friday afternoon the 5th annual Robert Weed Memorial Walk took place in the Marshall Forest off of Horseleg creek rd. People gathered to remember Robert Weed, and also to learn more about what grows in the Marshall Forest. Berry College Biology Professor Martin Cipollini also…

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[Watch] Etowah River clean up event at Heritage Park in Rome GA

October 10th, 2019 – 7:05 PM Ethan Garrett – Thursday evening Can’d Aid and Ball Corporation at Heritage Park hosted a volunteer event in an effort to clean up and help beautify the Etowah River. We spoke with the Program Coordinator Logan Firehammer and other volunteers about what this event means to them in the video below:

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[Watch] Small fire in the backyard of Brook Crest Dr residence

October 9th, 2019 – 3:30 PM Ethan Garrett – A small grass fire occurred in the backyard of a house near Burnett Ferry Road on Brook Crest Drive on Wednesday afternoon. The Rome/Floyd Fire Department was able to get to the scene and put out the fire relatively quickly thanks to a 911 call from…

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[Watch] Pedestrian Struck at crosswalk in downtown Rome GA

October 8th, 2019 – 6:25 PM Ethan Garrett – Tuesday afternoon a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle on the corner of 2nd Avenue and Broadstreet in the downtown Rome area. According to the Rome Police Department, a woman was utilizing the crosswalk on Second Avenue when the driver of the vehicle didn’t see her…

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[Watch] Fire at WMP Crates facility on Industrial Blvd in Rome GA

October 7th, 2019 – 5:45pm Ethan Garrett – Workers at the WMP Crate facility on Superior drive off of Industrial Blvd were evacuated today as a result of a fire inside the building. We spoke with fire marshal Mary Catherine Chewning on the scene for more information about this incident in the video below:

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[Watch] Calhoun Candidates Forum – Gordon County Chamber of Commerce

October 4th, 2019 – 11:40 AM Ethan Garrett – Thursday evening participants for the City of Calhoun’s Candidate Forum gathered at the Calhoun Depot where they were presented with questions from the public. This Forum featured two contested races that included the City Council Post #2 and The School Board post #5. The City Council…

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[WATCH] Floyd holds “Pink Day” breast cancer awareness event

October 4, 2019–9:30 a.m. STAFF REPORTS October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and on Friday Floyd Medical Center held its annual “Pink Day” at Truett’s Chick-Fil-A on Shorter Avenue. WRGA’s First News with Tony McIntosh broadcasted live from the event, which featured a free photo booth, useful information from breast health advocates and of course…

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[Watch] Fire on Blacks Bluff Rd SW in South Rome

October 3rd, 2019 – 4:00 PM Ethan Garrett – A Column of smoke was spotted this afternoon in South Rome on Blacks Bluff Rd SW on Thursday afternoon. The fire department sent multiple units to a residence to find a small structure fire behind a residence in the area. There were no injuries reported as…

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[Watch] 71st annual Coosa Valley Fair Sneak-peek and Information

October 1st, 2019 – 10:20 AM Ethan Garrett – We went and spoke to Mike Elliot, the President of the 71st Coosa Valley Fair, to get a sneak peek about upcoming festivities that will take place from October 1st through the 5th at the Coosa Valley Fairgrounds. Check out what he had to say in…

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