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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…

Arrest reports for July 11

Arrest reports for July 11

Thursday, July 11, 2024–10:35 a.m. -Floyd County Jail records- Woman charged with terroristic threats and acts A 24-year-old Rome woman is accused of threatening the death of another woman while on the phone with 911. According to an arrest warrant: Anighsia Shaynikkia Woodard made the threat back on June 24. She is charged with a…

GBI investigating death in Bartow County

GBI investigating death in Bartow County

Thursday, July 11, 2024–10:31 a.m. -GBI News Release- At the request of the Bartow County Sheriff’s Office, the GBI is investigating a death. On Sunday, July 7, 2024, at about 7:30 a.m., a Bartow County Sheriff’s Office deputy was dispatched to a vehicle fire on the southbound shoulder of Interstate 75, Bartow County, GA. When…

Committee recommends $1.50 RTD bus fare

Committee recommends $1.50 RTD bus fare

Thursday, July 11, 2024–10:30 a.m. -David Crowder, WRGA News- For the past few years, the Rome Transit Department has been able to offer free ridership on its buses, but that will be coming to an end around the first of the year. On Wednesday, the Rome Transit Committee voted to recommend that the fares be…

West End honored for being a Blue Ribbon “Lighthouse School”

West End honored for being a Blue Ribbon “Lighthouse School”

Wednesday, July 10, 2024 -David Crowder, WRGA News- The Rome City School Board took time recently to recognize West End Elementary School for being named a 2024 Blue Ribbon School of Excellence “Lighthouse School.” Fewer than 60 schools across the country received the award, according to Jim Alred with the Rome City School System. West…

Arrest reports for July 10

Arrest reports for July 10

Wednesday, July 10, 2024–9:17 p.m. -Floyd County Jail records- Woman charged with theft by taking a motor vehicle A stolen vehicle lands a Calhoun woman behind bars. According to Floyd County Jail records: 44-year-old Sharon Wheatley Carver took a 2005 Dodge Caravan from a location on Green Acre Road in Rome back on April 19.…