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Summerville woman charged with robbery

April 17, 2021–1:35 p.m. FLOYD COUNTY JAIL RECORDS A 34-year old Summerville woman was booked into the Floyd County Jail Friday on a felony count of robbery by sudden snatching. According to Floyd County Jail records, Dominique Makela Adams snatched bank information and a $100 bill out of a man’s hand at a location in…

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Three arrested on drug trafficking charges

April 17, 2021–1:25 p.m. FLOYD COUNTY JAIL RECORDS Three people were arrested at a residence on Woods Road Friday after Rome-Floyd Metro Task Force officers find over 28 grams of methamphetamine, digital scales, and a 12-gauge shotgun. According to Floyd County Jail records, 59-year old Christopher Jackson Colburn, 60-year old Levon Boyd Tucker, and 52-year…

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Man charged with rape

April 17, 2021–1:22 p.m. FLOYD COUNTY JAIL RECORDS A 28-year old Rome man is facing charges of rape and obscene internet contact with a child. According to arrest warrants, Christopher Haven Minter raped the victim back on March 26 at a location on Melton Avenue in Rome. Minter is also accused of contacting a minor…

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Three charged with concealing a death

April 17, 2021–1:03 p.m. FLOYD COUNTY JAIL RECORDS Three people have been arrested on felony warrants charging them with concealing the death of another person. According to the warrants, 38-year old Matthew David Bryan of Rome drove from Cobb County through Bartow County and into Floyd County with a deceased person in the vehicle. That…

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Annual Ellen Axson Wilson ArtsFest May 1

April 17, 2021–10:34 a.m. NEWS RELEASE Join Downtown Rome on Saturday, May 1 for the Annual Ellen Axson Wilson ArtsFest from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.  This vibrant event will encompass craft vendors throughout downtown, along with live music and sidewalk sales. The Rome Area Council for the Arts (RACA) will help host a variety…

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[VIDEO] Dr. Voccio gives NWGA COVID-19 update (4/15/21)

April 16th, 2021 – 4:00 PM GA DPH Northwest Health District – Voccio Viewpoint 4/15/21: Dr. Gary Voccio, health director for the ten-county Georgia Department of Public Health Northwest Health District, updates us on the coronavirus pandemic and immunization progress in Northwest Georgia.

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New head girls volleyball coach named at Coosa High School

April 16th, 2021 – 12:30 PM Floyd County Schools – Coosa High School (CHS) has announced Hannah Harmon as their new head girls volleyball coach. “We are thrilled to welcome Coach Hannah Harmon as head volleyball coach at CHS. She brings a wealth of volleyball knowledge and experience. Coach Harmon and her family are invested…

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Man arrested in home invasion

April 15, 2021–8:00 p.m. FLOYD COUNTY JAIL RECORDS A 39-year old Rome man was arrested Wednesday in connection with a home invasion. According to Floyd County Jail records, Corey Derrel Wood entered a residence on Atteiram Drive, picked up two kitchen knives and chased a woman through the home. He then reportedly put the knives…

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First-time jobless claims up slightly in Floyd County

April 15, 2021–7:55 p.m. GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF LABOR First-time claims for unemployment insurance were up in Floyd County last month. According to the Georgia Department of Labor, 1,260 Floyd County residents filed initial claims in March, compared to 944 in February. However, the number of claims was down from the 3,764 in March of 2020.…

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Floyd County getting new bomb response robot

April 15, 2021–7:63 p.m. STAFF REPORTS Earlier this week, the Floyd County Commission approved the purchase of a mini-caliber bomb response robot. Floyd County Police Chief Mark Wallace said the Floyd County Bomb Squad’s current robot is large and not movable by hand. It also has trouble getting into confined spaces and moving up stairs.…

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Rome City Schools to offer vaccines to students over 16

April 15, 2021–7:46 p.m. STAFF REPORTS Rome City Schools will be partnering with Floyd Medical Center to provide COVID-19 vaccinations to all students over the age of 16 who wish to be vaccinated. Details of the program will be released after coordinating the effort with Floyd Medical Center healthcare professionals. Meanwhile, a survey is being…

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Man charged with statutory rape, child molestation

April 15, 2021–7:40 p.m. FLOYD COUNTY JAIL RECORDS A 19-year old Rome man was jailed Wednesday on warrants charging him with statutory rape, child molestation, aggravated sexual battery, and misdemeanor obstruction of officers. According to the warrants, Joshua Tyriek Anderson had sex with and molested a female under the age of 16 between April and…

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Rome High introduces new boys head basketball coach

April 15th, 2021 – 4:00 PM Rome City Schools – In the following press release, Rome High School introduced their new boys head basketball coach: “Rome High School would like to welcome our newest Wolf, John McFather, as he prepares to join the Pack as head coach for the boys’ basketball team. McFather comes to Rome boasting…

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Rome City Schools details use of COVID relief funds

April 15, 2021–6:30 p.m. ROME CITY SCHOOLS Administrators and the Rome City Schools Board of Education met on Tuesday, April 13th to approve a wide range of changes in programs and funding future projects that will affect the system. Board members approved the allocation of CARES funds that school administrators will use to address learning…

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Stevenson: COVID-19 vaccine is ‘worth a shot’

April 14, 2021–10:31 a.m. BY ROME MAYOR PRO TEM SUNDAI STEVENSON As the days get longer and the temperatures get warmer, it’s hard to believe that more than a year has passed since the world as we know it changed due to the deadly coronavirus. I’m sure most of us spent the last year telling…

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Rome BOE approves virtual learning academy for 2021-2022

April 13, 2021–9:10 p.m. STAFF REPORTS The Rome Board of Education voted last night to establish a virtual learning academy for the 2021-2022 school year. Superintendent Lou Byars said 8% of the 1,700 parents who responded to a survey indicated that they wanted their child to take virtual classes. Byars explained how the classes will…

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Report: Man pulled gun on three people

April 13, 2021–9:05 p.m. FLOYD COUNTY JAIL RECORDS A 23-year old Rome man was arrested following an incident Monday evening on Ashland Park Boulevard. According to Floyd County Jail records, Haleem Jibril Robinson kicked in the door of the residence and then hit, threw shoes at and grabbed a woman by the hair, dragging her.…

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11 apply for chief elections clerk job

April 13, 2021–9:00 p.m. STAFF REPORTS So far, 11 people have applied for the Floyd County chief elections clerk job. During Tuesday’s elections board meeting, chair Dr. Melanie Conrad gave a brief update. The deadline for applications is April 24. Meanwhile, qualifying for this fall’s municipal elections will be the week of August 16. Three…

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Forrest statue to be moved to history center

April 13, 2021–8:41 p.m. STAFF REPORTS The Nathan Bedford Forrest statue that used to stand at Myrtle Hill Cemetery is going to be permanently relocated to the Rome Area History Center. Rome City Commissioner Jamie Doss said city staff and the history center are making the recommendation. A seven-member interpretation advisory committee is working on…

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GHC virtual career fair to feature more than 20 employers

April 13th, 2021 – 5:25 PM Georgia Highlands College – Georgia Highlands College’s (GHC) upcoming Spring Virtual Career Fair will feature more than 20 local employers with career options in healthcare, finance and more. The event is free and open to the public and available via Zoom on April 15. While the event will be…

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