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Gas line project moves to Division Street and MLK Boulevard this week

Gas line project moves to Division Street and MLK Boulevard this week

March 1, 2021–8:56 p.m. STAFF REPORTS The Atlanta Gas Light pipeline project continues. Construction on Division Street will begin this week north of the Norfolk Southern Railway crossing and will be during daylight hours. Work will also begin along Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard this week and will be restricted to evening hours from 9:00…

Georgia gas prices increase

Georgia gas prices increase

March 1, 2021–8:52 p.m. AAA SOUTH Georgia gas prices increased at the pump compared to a week ago. Georgia motorists are now paying an average price of $2.57 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline. Monday’s state average is 6 cents more than a week ago, 33 cents more than last month, and 29 cents more than this time last year. Because…

Man charged with fleeing, aggravated assault on a police officer

Man charged with fleeing, aggravated assault on a police officer

March 1, 2021–8:50 p.m. FLOYD COUNTY JAIL RECORDS A 25-year old Rome man is facing multiple charges after fleeing from police Sunday evening. According to Floyd County Jail records, a vehicle driven by Zachariah Muntain Watkins was traveling in a construction zone on Shorter Avenue at Redmond Circle without headlights and at an elevated speed.…

Issue with 2018 Floyd County ballots referred to state attorney general’s office

Issue with 2018 Floyd County ballots referred to state attorney general’s office

March 1, 2021–8:39 p.m. STAFF REPORTS The State Elections Board has sent dozens of alleged election violations to prosecutors. One of those cases, which has been referred to the Georgia Attorney General’s Office, involves the Floyd County Board of Elections and Registrations for allegedly improperly assigning school board districts to 17,682 voters and failing to…

Woman Charged with Starting Fire at 32 Cassville Road

Woman Charged with Starting Fire at 32 Cassville Road

March 1st, 2021 – 5:00 PM WBHF Radio – (Via WBHF Radio) An arrest has been made in an arson case involving a Bartow home in the process of being demolished. A 133-year-old home at the corner of Cassville Road and Charles Street was partially torn down last Wednesday. The next morning, fire crews were…

Father & Son killed in 2-vehicle wreck on Redmond Circle at West Butler

Father & Son killed in 2-vehicle wreck on Redmond Circle at West Butler

March 1st, 2021 – 3:15 PM Staff Reports – On Sunday evening (February 28th, 2021), a two vehicle accident resulted in 2 fatalities: A father and a son.   According to the Rome Police Department’s Georgia Motor Vehicle Crash Report, the accident occurred at the intersection of Redmond Circle and West Butler around 8:07 PM. The…

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