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Rome’s Patriotic Party in the Park opens at noon Monday

Rome’s Patriotic Party in the Park opens at noon Monday

July 3, 2022–9:39 p.m. ROME-FLOYD PARKS AND RECREATION This year’s Patriotic Party in Ridge Ferry Park sponsored by Advent Health Redmond celebrates two huge events. Not only does the party finish with a fantastic fireworks display shot from the top of Jackson Hill to celebrate our nation’s birthday, but it also helps celebrate Advent Health…

Atrium Health Floyd helps students overcome pandemic delays

Atrium Health Floyd helps students overcome pandemic delays

July 3, 2022–9:25 p.m. NEWS RELEASE We, no doubt, will be talking about the repercussions of the COVID-19 pandemic for years to come. The resulting mental health issues, the toll on clinical caregivers, and the educational delays in young students all have gotten media attention. High school students experienced their own unique pandemic losses such…

Rome COVID-19 testing site open July 4

Rome COVID-19 testing site open July 4

July 3, 2022–9:20 p.m. NEWS RELEASE The free COVID-19 test site in Floyd County at the Coosa Valley Fairgrounds in Rome will be open on Independence Day, Monday, July 4, but test sites in Catoosa and Paulding counties will be closed. Normal hours of operations for all three Northwest Georgia free COVID-19 test sites are:…

Two arrested on drug charges

Two arrested on drug charges

July 3, 2022–9:14 p.m. FLOYD COUNTY JAIL RECORDS A 58-year-old Rome man is facing charges of trafficking methamphetamine following his arrest late last week. According to Floyd County Jail records, a vehicle driven by Timothy Scott Watson was pulled over for failing to stop at a stop sign. More than 28 grams of meth was…

Police ID suspects in thefts from vehicles

Police ID suspects in thefts from vehicles

July 3, 2022–6:31 p.m. FLOYD COUNTY POLICE Investigators have identified two 15-year-old suspects connected with thefts from automobiles in the City of Rome and Floyd County. According to Floyd County Police, six firearms were recovered during the execution of a search warrant at a residence in East Rome late last week. Two are confirmed as…

Man charged with aggravated assault on a police officer

Man charged with aggravated assault on a police officer

July 3, 2022–6:27 p.m. FLOYD COUNTY JAIL RECORDS A Cartersville man is facing multiple charges including aggravated assault on a police officer, fleeing or attempting to elude, and multiple traffic offenses following an incident late last week. According to Floyd County Jail records, 35-year-old Kenneth Naymond Rogers fled from police at a high rate of…

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