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Use caution as sizzling temperatures enter Northwest Georgia

Use caution as sizzling temperatures enter Northwest Georgia

Friday, June 14, 2024–8:06 a.m. -Atrium Health Floyd News Release- With the daily highs going from delightful to detestable in northwest Georgia, it’s time for people who play or work outdoors – especially seniors and young children– to take some steps to keep from being beaten by the heat. Children under 2 and adults 65…

DDA backs downtown overlay district

DDA backs downtown overlay district

Thursday, June 13, 2024–6:32 p.m. -David Crowder, WRGA News- As the City of Rome gets ready to implement its coin-operated amusement machine ordinance, a downtown overlay district is being considered that could prohibit gaming machines within its boundaries. On Thursday, Rome City Clerk Joe Smith updated members of the Rome Downtown Development Authority on the…

FCPD: Stolen vehicle chase results in crash, foot chase on East 9th

FCPD: Stolen vehicle chase results in crash, foot chase on East 9th

June 13th, 2024 – 5:00 PM Ethan Garrett – WRGA Digital News Editor & Video Reporter – A teenager was arrested following a car chase with Floyd County Police in the East Rome area. Floyd County Police Public Affairs Officer Michael Bell stated that when officers attempted to stop the vehicle, which had been reported…

[VIDEO] Turner McCall/Hwy 411 bridge detour scheduled to begin Monday

[VIDEO] Turner McCall/Hwy 411 bridge detour scheduled to begin Monday

June 13th, 2024 – 12:25 PM Floyd County Emergency Management – Road construction will cause traffic delays for motorists traveling out of Rome on Turner McCallbeginning Monday. The Darlington Drive exit has been identified as the primary detour, but publicsafety is encouraging the community to utilize other options. The bridge for the southbound Cartersville exit…

Purported “Ghost face gangster” charged in crimes dating back to 2022

Purported “Ghost face gangster” charged in crimes dating back to 2022

Thursday, June 13, 2024–11:40 a.m. -Floyd County Jail records- A 31-year-old Shannon man is facing multiple charges in connection with robberies and assaults that occurred two years ago. According to the arrest warrants and Floyd County Jail records: Joshua Nathaniel Danforth shot a 73-year-old woman in the shoulder and took her purse containing $1,200. The…

Arrest reports for June 13

Arrest reports for June 13

Thursday, June 13, 2024–11:33 a.m. -Floyd County Jail records: Woman accused of breaking into storage unit twice A 65-year-old Summerville woman was booked into the Floyd County Jail Wednesday on felony warrants charging her with two counts of 2nd-degree burglary and theft by taking. According to the warrants: On May 9, Rita Carol Ledbetter entered…