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Rome Redevelopment Committee discusses annexations

January 27, 2021–8:26 p.m. STAFF REPORTS Members of the Rome Redevelopment Committee continued discussions regarding annexations on Wednesday. One of the areas being discussed is the Celanese/Riverside community. Property owner Ron Swinford addressed the committee and said to many residents it seems like a “tax grab.” “I’ve run the numbers on my houses,” he said. …

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Stanfield named FCPD Officer of the Year for 2020

January 27th, 2021 – 4:45 PM Floyd County Police Department –  Craig Stanfield was recognized as 2020 Officer of the Year for his work in arresting a violent suspect and helping save the life of a shooting victim. The four-year veteran received the recognition from Chief Mark Wallace for his work answering a call within…

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[VIDEO] FCPD arrests fugitive that fled from a crash on HWY 53

January 27th, 2021 – 3:50 PM Ethan Garrett – WRGA Digital News Editor and Video Reporter –  On Wednesday morning 9-11 dispatch received a car accident report that a vehicle had possibly flipped multiple times into a ditch on Hwy 53 (in the area of 8200 Calhoun Hwy and Autry Rd NE). Upon arrival at…

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Former Rome Mayor discusses COVID-19 treatment he received with the AJC

January 27, 2021–9:55 a.m. ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION Rome City Commissioner and former Rome Mayor Bill Collins is featured in an article in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution focusing on a new treatment aimed at reducing COVID-19 hospitalizations. Collins, after being diagnosed with the virus received an infusion of a monoclonal antibody drug at Floyd Medical Center. The treatment…

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COVID-19 status report for January 26

January 26, 2021–5:18 p.m. GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH Another 51 Floyd County residents have tested positive for COVID-19 according to Tuesday’s status report from the Georgia Department of Public Health. Floyd County is now at 8,336 total cases since the start of the pandemic….600 of those cases coming in the last two weeks. There…

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Cedartown community prayer vigil Wednesday night

January 26, 2021–5:15 p.m. WGAA RADIO The Cedartown community has experienced tragedy in recent days with the unexpected passing of three local students. Last Thursday, sisters Gracie and Ava Reed were killed in an automobile accident. Then on Sunday, 18-year old Michael Jayshun Whatley, a senior member of the Cedartown High School football team was found…

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Rome City Schools to go virtual starting Thursday

January 26, 2021–5:06 p.m. NEWS RELEASE At the direction of Superintendent Louis Byars, all Rome City Schools will transition from in-person learning to live virtual learning on Thursday, January 28, 2021 through Friday, February 5, 2021 due to the rising number of COVID cases and the number of students and staff having to quarantine. RCS…

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COVID-19 vaccination virtual town hall planned for Feb. 2nd

January 26th, 2021 – 3:15 PM The City of Rome, Redmond Regional Medical Center, and One Community United have planned a virtual town hall meeting regarding the COVID-19 Vaccine for Tuesday February 2nd starting at 5:30 pm. The general public is welcome to attend, and is also being encouraged to ask any questions they may have…

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[VIDEO] State of Georgia Vaccine Distribution Update (1/26/21)

January 26th, 2021 – 11:11 AM Georgia Governor Brian Kemp – On Tuesday morning, Georgia Governor Brian Kemp and Georgia health Commissioner Kathleen Toomey updated Georgians on the status of the COVID-19 Vaccine distribution situation in the state. For more on this, please see the video below:

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Loud “boom” Monday remains unexplained

January 25, 2021–10:57 p.m. FLOYD COUNTY E-911 More questions than answers regarding a loud “boom” heard Monday evening. Around 6:11 pm the Floyd County 911 Center received multiple calls regarding some type of loud boom or explosion in the area of the Lindale Mill. They also received calls from the areas of Jamestown, Twickenham, Hampton…

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Rome City Commission meeting highlights

January 25, 2021–9:55 p.m. STAFF REPORTS The Rome City Commission has approved resolution for the issuance of multi-family housing revenue bonds by the Northwest Georgia Housing Authority. The $12.6 million dollars in bonds will be used to finance the acquisition, construction, rehabilitation and equipping of a 121-units of multifamily housing known as Dallas Manor in…

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Portion of Little Texas Valley Road closed Tuesday and Wednesday

January 25, 2021–7:45 p.m. STAFF REPORTS We have a road closing to tell you about. According to Floyd County Public Works, Little Texas Valley Road near the intersection of Lavender Road will be closed to through traffic from today at 8:00 a.m. until tomorrow at 4:30 p.m. to replace a failed cross drain. Please use Big Texas Valley…

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Floyd County Commission meets Tuesday

January 25, 2021–7:38 p.m. STAFF REPORTS The Floyd County Commission is set to vote on several recommendations from the Rome-Floyd Planning Commission when they meet Tuesday night. The planning commission, by a 4-3 vote, is recommending approval of an ordinance amendment related to wildlife parks and zoos in the Agricultural-Residential and Suburban-Residential zoning districts. The…

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Georgia gas prices rise

January 25, 2021–7:36 p.m. AAA SOUTH Georgia gas prices increased at the pump compared to a week ago. Georgia motorists are now paying an average price of $2.24 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline. Monday’s state average is 1 cent more than a week ago, 17 cents more than last month, and 14 cents less than this time last year. It…

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Inmates facing charges following incident at Floyd County Jail

January 25, 2021–7:34 p.m. FLOYD COUNTY JAIL RECORDS Two inmates at the Floyd County Jail are facing charges after they reportedly jumped on another inmate Sunday. According to jail records, 25-year old Toby Keith Johnson of Silver Creek and 37-year old William Dewayne Vessell of Rome punched and kicked the victim for approximately 56 seconds,…

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Rome City Schools Pre-K registration info

January 25, 2021–7:15 p.m. ROME CITY SCHOOLS Rome City Schools Pre-K program registration began on January 25th and runs through February 5th, Monday-Friday, from 8:30 am until 1:30 pm. The Rome City School Pre-Kindergarten program is funded by the GA State Lottery and is governed by Bright from the Start and supplemented by the District. …

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[VIDEO] Multi-vehicle accident near Floyd Medical Center

January 25th, 2021 – 2:15 PM Ethan Garrett – WRGA Digital News Editor & Video Reporter –  On Monday afternoon a multi-vehicle accident occurred at the intersection of Turner McCall Blvd and Martha Berry Blvd near Floyd Medical Center. The accident temporarily shutdown the South bound Road lanes in the area around the hospital until the…

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Two arrested following pursuit in Northeast Rome

January 24, 2021–6:09 p.m. FLOYD COUNTY JAIL RECORDS A Lindale woman is accused of fleeing from police while she was driving a stolen vehicle early Sunday morning. According to Floyd County Jail records, 20-year old Jasmine Marie Gonzales hit speeds of over 100 miles per hour as she fled from a traffic stop on MLK…

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Floyd County Schools Pre-K application info

January 24, 2021–3:15 p.m. FLOYD COUNTY SCHOOLS It’s that time of the year again. The application process for Pre-K for the Floyd County School System begins today. Application Process Pre-K Applications will be available at primary and elementary schools with Pre-K classrooms and on the school district website homepage beginning Monday, January 25, 2021. To…

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Rome City Commission meets Monday

January 24, 2021–3:12 p.m. STAFF REPORTS The Rome City Commission  is expected to set qualifying fees for candidates and early voting dates for the 2021 Municipal Elections when they meet Monday night. The proposed fees will be 3% of the annual commissioner and city school board salary and will be paid during the August 16…

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