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Ann Drive closing extended

Ann Drive closing extended

Sunday, July 14, 2024–5:15 p.m. -Staff reports- A road closure on Ann Drive in Coosa has been extended for another week. According to Floyd County Emergency Management: The closure is expected to last until this Thursday as crews replace a large cross drain just off Alabama Highway. You can use Pinecrest Drive as a detour.

Georgians urged not to eat Diamond Shruumz products

Georgians urged not to eat Diamond Shruumz products

Sunday, July 14, 2024–5:11 p.m. -Georgia Department of Public Health- The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are investigating reports of severe illnesses associated with Diamond Shruumz-brand chocolate bars, cones, and gummies. Diamond Shruumz products may contain harmful and undisclosed…

Child drowns in Weiss Lake

Child drowns in Weiss Lake

Sunday, July 14, 2024–11:33 a.m. -WEIS Radio- A search for a child ends tragically in Cherokee County, Alabama over the weekend. Emergency personnel were called to the scene of a missing person in the Hopewell Community near Leesburg at around 5:30 pm Saturday. Following an extensive search by emergency personnel, the child was located in…

Arrest reports for July 14

Arrest reports for July 14

Sunday, July 14, 2024–11:25 a.m. -Floyd County Jail records- Man accused of strangling woman A Lindale man was arrested late last week on a felony aggravated assault charge. According to an arrest warrant: 39-year-old Bobby Joe Tidwell Jr. put his hands around a woman’s throat and squeezed until she felt like she could not breathe.…

Warrant: Woman embezzled $110K

Warrant: Woman embezzled $110K

Sunday, July 14, 2024–11:21 a.m. -Floyd County Jail records- A Rome woman is accused of stealing around $110,000 from a construction company over a period of 14 months. According to the arrest warrant: 33-year old Rochelle Alexandria Vallejos converted and redirected money meant for Brown Construction to her own personal checking account. The transactions occurred…

Jury finds man acted in self-defense in June 2023 shooting

Jury finds man acted in self-defense in June 2023 shooting

Thursday, July 11, 2024–11:14 a.m. -John Bailey, Rome News-Tribune- A jury determined that a Rome man acted in self-defense in a 2023 shooting at the Callier Forest Apartments and found him not guilty on several charges stemming from that incident. Floydell Quinchard Smith, 33, has been acquitted on murder and other charges stemming from the…