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GDOT suspending lane closures for the Memorial Day weekend

GDOT suspending lane closures for the Memorial Day weekend

Thursday, May 23, 2024–11:48 p.m. -News Release- In anticipation of an increase in Memorial Day Weekend traffic congestion, the Georgia Department of Transportation (Georgia DOT) announces the suspension of all interstate lane closures on Georgia interstates and state routes beginning Friday, May 24 at noon until 5 a.m. Tuesday, May 28. While construction-related lane closures…

Rome News-Tribune: Commissioners split over water facility location

Rome News-Tribune: Commissioners split over water facility location

Thursday, May 23, 2024–11:54 a.m. -John Bailey, Rome News-Tribune- This story is possible because of a news-sharing agreement with the Rome News-Tribune. More information can be found at northwestgeorgianews.com The location for a water treatment facility to remove chemical pollutants introduced into Rome’s drinking water upstream may still be undetermined. The proposal to place the facility…

Arrest reports for May 22

Arrest reports for May 22

Thursday, May 22, 2024–11:47 p.m. -Floyd County Jail records- Man charged in theft of electric bicycle A 63-year-old homeless man is accused of stealing an electric bicycle back on May 15. According to the arrest warrant: John L Durant Watkins took the bike, valued at $1,518 from in front of a convenience store on Dean…

Another “Most Wanted” in custody

Another “Most Wanted” in custody

Thursday, May 23, 2024–11:45 a.m. -Floyd County Jail records- An East Rome man listed on the Floyd County Sheriff’s Office’s “Most Wanted” list was arrested Thursday. According to Floyd County Jail records and an arrest warrant: 27-year-old Tyler Austin Nichols pointed a gun at a man after punching him several times on Highway 411 near…

Teen who was shot charged with being a fugitive from justice

Teen who was shot charged with being a fugitive from justice

Thursday, May 23, 2024–11:40 a.m. -Floyd County Jail records- A Cedartown teen who was shot in the arm and hand in the area of Calhoun Avenue in North Rome Wednesday morning is now lodged in the Floyd County Jail on a felony fugitive from justice charge. According to the arrest warrant: 17-year-old Tyrel Deshun Spencer…

GNTC, Floyd County Prison partnership routes career path for inmates

GNTC, Floyd County Prison partnership routes career path for inmates

May 23rd, 2024 – 11:20 AM Georgia Northwestern Technical College – Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) and Floyd County Prison have partnered to offer offenders training as Class B commercial truck drivers and welders, aiding their employment prospects post-release. A recent graduation ceremony celebrated the first group of Class B CDL graduates, offenders who earned…