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Man arrested following police pursuit in Polk County

Man arrested following police pursuit in Polk County

November 29, 2021–7:00 p.m. POLK COUNTY POLICE A man was arrested Friday following a pursuit in Polk County. According to Polk County Police, officers stopped a Chevy S-10 for traffic violations in the area of Berry Road and Piedmont Highway. As the officers were speaking to the driver, he put the vehicle in drive and…

Man charged with aggravated assault, hit and run

Man charged with aggravated assault, hit and run

November 28, 2021–6:55 p.m. FLOYD COUNTY JAIL RECORDS A Rockmart man was jailed Thanksgiving evening following an argument on Walton Creek Way in Rome. According to Floyd County Jail records, 55-year old Michael Revis Salter backed his vehicle into the victim’s truck while the passengers were inside and about to exit. There were children under…

Lindale Christmas Parade on December 4

Lindale Christmas Parade on December 4

November 28, 2021–3:10 p.m. STAFF REPORTS The Rome Christmas Parade is coming up this Tuesday, and then on December 4, there will be a Christmas Parade in Lindale. The Lindale parade will begin lining up that day at 2 p.m. at Pepperell Primary School. It will start at 2:30, go north up Park Avenue, and…

Partnership announced to promote recycling

Partnership announced to promote recycling

November 28, 2021–3:00 p.m. NEWS RELEASE Keep Rome-Floyd Beautiful, the Rome-Floyd Recycling Center and the Ball Corporation, through its aluminum can and cup manufacturing plants in Shannon are creating a partnership to highlight the importance of recycling, specifically, aluminum cans and cups. Emma Wells, the former Keep Rome-Floyd Beautiful coordinator, now Director of the Solid…

Oak Hill’s Victorian Christmas Tours celebrate 19th Century traditions

Oak Hill’s Victorian Christmas Tours celebrate 19th Century traditions

November 28, 2021–2:55 p.m. NEWS RELEASE Oak Hill & The Martha Berry Museum will once again ring in the Christmas season with its seasonal tours.  Friday and Saturday evenings starting Dec. 3, Oak Hill’s Victorian Christmas Tours will offer a glimpse into holiday celebrations of the late 19th century.   The Oak Hill home’s holiday decorations…

Rome’s jobless rate remains at all-time low

Rome’s jobless rate remains at all-time low

November 28, 2021–2:45 p.m. GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that Rome recorded an unchanged all-time low unemployment rate of 2.4 percent. A year ago, the rate was 4.6 percent. “We are continuing to see all-time low unemployment rates across the state along with job growth in all of our statistical…

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