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Report: Man concealed woman’s death

Report: Man concealed woman’s death

October 24, 2021–12:10 p.m. FLOYD COUNTY JAIL RECORDS A 68-year old Silver Creek man has been arrested on a felony warrant charging him with concealing the death of another. According to the warrant, James William Whitaker hindered the discovery of a deceased woman who was in his Harris Road residence for three days. After a…

City Commission to consider Pleasant Valley Road annexation Monday

City Commission to consider Pleasant Valley Road annexation Monday

October 24, 2021–12:05 p.m. STAFF REPORTS The Rome City Commission will conduct a public hearing Monday night regarding an annexation request for properties on Pleasant Valley Road for a proposed residential development. The development called “Pleasant Valley Preserve” would include more than a thousand single-family residences on just over 264 acres at Pleasant Valley and…

Man charged with robbery, assault

Man charged with robbery, assault

October 24, 2021–12:02 p.m. FLOYD COUNTY JAIL RECORDS A 56-year old Rome man has been arrested in connection with an armed robbery that occurred October 16 at a location on Maple Street. According to the arrest warrants, Cortez Stanley Benjamin used a padlock in a bag to strike a man in the back of the…

Rome, Floyd Schools graduation rates top state average

Rome, Floyd Schools graduation rates top state average

October 24, 2021–11:23 a.m. NEWS RELEASE The graduation rate for students in both the Rome City and Floyd County School Systems is once again above the state average. Rome City Schools reported a 92.9 percent graduation rate for the 2020-2021 school year while the Floyd County Schools’ four-year graduation rate for the Class of 2021…

Jobless claims in Rome up slightly in September

Jobless claims in Rome up slightly in September

October 24, 2021–11:10 a.m. GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF LABOR First-time claims for unemployment insurance in the Rome area were up slightly in September. According to the Georgia Department of Labor, there were 319 claims filed last month, up from 311 in August. There were 1,895 initial claims in September of 2020. Bartow County’s jobless claims were…

Alleged arsonist being sought by authorities

Alleged arsonist being sought by authorities

October 24, 2021–10:53 a.m. FLOYD COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE The Floyd County Sheriff’s Office has added 61-year old Donald Eric Luallen to its top 10 “Most Wanted” list. Luallen is wanted on charges of 1st-degree arson, 2nd-degree criminal damage to property, and failure to appear. He is accused of setting a fire that completely destroyed a…

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