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Election results to be certified Tuesday

Election results to be certified Tuesday

Monday, May 27, 2024–9:30 p.m. -David Crowder, WRGA News- The Floyd County Board of Elections & Registration will certify the results of the May 21 election during a called meeting Tuesday. The meeting will begin at 4:15 p.m. at the Floyd County Election Center, located at 18 East 12th Street. The caucus starts at 4 p.m. In…

Arrest reports for May 27

Arrest reports for May 27

Monday, May 27, 2024–9:20 p.m. -Floyd County Jail records- Man charged with aggravated assault A 41-year-old Rome man has been charged in an assault that occurred late last week at an apartment on Wilson Avenue. According to Floyd County Jail records: Anthony Rashun McCowan jumped on a woman and struck her in the face. A…

Three teens charged with aggravated assault on a police officer

Three teens charged with aggravated assault on a police officer

Monday, May 27, 2024–9:20 p.m. -Floyd County Jail records- Three Rome teens are facing charges following a police chase in which a shot was fired in West Rome Saturday. According to Floyd County Jail records and arrest warrants: 18-year-old Diego Escutia-Cruz jumped from the back seat to the front seat of a vehicle and drove…

Rome City Commission meets Monday

Rome City Commission meets Monday

May 27, 2024–9:15 p.m. -David Crowder, WRGA News- A new Assembly permit ordinance is slated for First Reading during Tuesday’s Rome City Commission meeting. The ordinance would require a permit for gatherings of 25 or more people for things such as protests and demonstrations. In April, the original proposed ordinance was tabled Commissioner Bill Collins expressed…

City and county COAM ordinance set for votes Tuesday

City and county COAM ordinance set for votes Tuesday

Monday, May 27, 2024–9:00 p.m. -David Crowder, WRGA News- Both the Rome City and Floyd County Commissions are expected to vote on new coin-operated amusement machine ordinances when they meet Tuesday. The gaming machines are regulated by the Georgia Lottery so there are limits on what local governments can do to regulate them. However, city…