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Man charged in an assault with a baseball bat

Man charged in an assault with a baseball bat

May 17, 2022–5:30 p.m. FLOYD COUNTY JAIL RECORDS A 44-year-old Rome man is accused of assaulting another man with a baseball bat. The victim also sustained an injury to his arm during the attack that occurred on May 4 on Morrison Campground Road. According to the arrest warrant, James John Duncan Jr. struck the victim…

Governor Brian Kemp Visits Downtown Rome on Tuesday

Governor Brian Kemp Visits Downtown Rome on Tuesday

May 17th, 2022 – 4:40 PM Staff Reports – On Tuesday morning Georgia Governor Brian Kemp came to Downtown Rome, at the town green in front of the Forum. The small event was part of a Campaign stop for the Governor as part of his Peach State tour to encourage locals to get out and…

[VIDEO] Civil Rights action filed against Floyd County Schools

[VIDEO] Civil Rights action filed against Floyd County Schools

May 17, 2022–4:12 p.m. STAFF REPORTS The plaintiffs in a civil rights action filed against the Floyd County School System held a news conference across the Richard B. Russell Federal Building in Downtown Rome Tuesday. The action, filed by five African-American students at Coosa High Schools, and their mothers, allege the school system ignored complaints…

[VIDEO] 2nd Annual Public Safety Expo planned for Saturday

[VIDEO] 2nd Annual Public Safety Expo planned for Saturday

May 17th, 2022 – 12:55 PM Staff Reports – The second annual Public Safety Expo is scheduled for this Saturday at the Coosa Valley Fairgrounds between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. The public is invited to come out to see how their tax money is being invested and what local public safety has to offer…

GA Attorney General Warns of Price Gouging/Scams During Baby Formula Shortage

GA Attorney General Warns of Price Gouging/Scams During Baby Formula Shortage

May 17th, 2022 – 11:50 AM Georgia Attorney General’s – Attorney General Chris Carr is warning Georgia consumers to beware of price gouging and other scams in response to the nationwide baby formula shortage. “With skyrocketing inflation, record-high gas prices, and now an unprecedented shortage of baby formula made worse by the increasingly dire situation…

Calhoun Police participating in Operation Click It or Ticket

Calhoun Police participating in Operation Click It or Ticket

May 17, 2022–9:35 a.m. NEWS RELEASE The Calhoun Police Department is participating in the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety “Click it or Ticket” Mobilization. This is part of a national mobilization and will be conducted now thru June 4th. Officers will be setting up safety checkpoints within the City of Calhoun, looking for unrestrained drivers…

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