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[VIDEO] Downtown Rome Celebrates PARK(ing) Day

September 18th, 2020 – 2:00 PM Ethan Garrett – WRGA Digital News Editor & Video Reporter –  Downtown Rome hosted a special event, made possible thanks to the generous support of Broadstreet businesses and property owners on Friday from 10 AM to 7 PM. PARK(ing) Day is an annual global event where citizens, businesses, artists,…

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Floyd and Polk Health Departments now offering Flu Vaccine

September 18th, 2020 – 3:00 PM Floyd County Health Department and the Georgia Department of Public Health- The Floyd County Health Department at 16 East 12th Street in Rome, and the Polk County Health Department at 125 East Ware Street in Cedartown are now offering flu vaccines on a walk-in basis. “This flu season is going to…

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Aerial Pre-Show Added to Wings Over North Georgia “Drive-In Air Show”

September 18th, 2020 – 2:30 PM Wings Over North Georgia –  The America Strong 2020 Wings Over North Georgia “Drive-In Air Show” will headline the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds at the Russell Regional Airport in Rome, Georgia on October 24-25. Additional military performers will include the U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II,  F-16 Viper and C-17 Globemaster II demonstration teams. In order to host a safe…

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Downtown Rome hosting Park(ing) Day Event on Friday

September 17, 2020–10:43 p.m. NEWS RELEASE Downtown Rome Georgia will host a special Parking event on Friday, September 18th, from 10 AM – 7 PM. The following is a press release about the event: “PARK(ing) Day is an annual global event where citizens, businesses, artists, and activists collaborate to temporarily transform parking spaces into “PARK(ing)”…

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Two charged with drug trafficking

September 17, 2020–10:30 p.m. FLOYD COUNTY JAIL RECORDS Rome-Floyd Metro officers executed a search warrant at an apartment on Redmond Circle Wednesday and arrested two people on drug and weapons charges. According to Floyd County Jail records, over an ounce of methamphetamine, synthetic marijuana, numerous scales, and glass smoking devices along with two handguns were…

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Rome area adds jobs in August

September 17, 2020–10:24 p.m. GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF LABOR The Northwest Georgia job market is improving but we still have a way to go to get back to where we were before COVID-19 hit. According to the Georgia Department of Labor, the Rome area saw 400 jobs added from July to August. Rome is up by…

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GA DPH COVID-19 Status Report for September 17th

September 17th, 2020 – 4:20 PM Georgia Department of Public Health –  These data represent confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported to the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) as of 9/17/2020, 2:50:08 PM. Total Confirmed State Cases are now at 300,903, Total State Deaths are now at 6,474, Total State Hospitalizations are at 27,054, and total state ICU Admissions are…

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FCPD golf tournament to benefit Hospitality House of Rome

September 17th, 2020 – 12:15 PM Floyd County Police Department – The following is a press release from the Floyd County Police Department regarding their upcoming golf tournament to benefit Hospitality House of Rome: “Money raised by the Floyd County Police Department in its upcoming golf tournament will benefit a community resource with more than 40…

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[VIDEO] Theft caught on camera

September 17, 2020–8:49 a.m. FLOYD COUNTY POLICE Floyd County Police have shared a video of a theft that occurred in the Armuchee area in hopes of getting more information from the public. On the surveillance video, a man is seen taking a couple of items from the driveway of a home on Sugarwood Drive around…

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Woman charged with battery on a police officer

September 17, 2020–7:54 a.m. FLOYD COUNTY JAIL RECORDS A Cedartown woman was arrested Tuesday after allegedly punching a Floyd County police officer in the face and kicking him in the leg. According to Floyd County Jail records, the incident occurred at Redmond Regional Medical Center. 46-year old Paula Pace Dudley also reportedly threatened to kill…

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Voting about to begin in Georgia

September 17, 2020–7:51 a.m. STAFF REPORTS Voting in Georgia for the November 3 General Election is about to begin. Absentee ballots are set to start going out by the end of the week. More than a million Georgians have already requested an absentee ballot. You can request an absentee ballot by going to the Georgia…

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Use extreme caution driving in storms

September 16, 2020–6:06 p.m. NEWS RELEASE Hurricane Sally is forecast to impact Georgia Wednesday and Thursday. The storm will bring heavy rains and strong winds, which create dangerous driving conditions, with little to no visibility.  AAA urges motorists to heed official warnings and stay off the roads, if possible. “While it isn’t advised, if you…

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GA DPH COVID-19 Status Report for September 16th

September 16th, 2020 – 4:20 PM Georgia Department of Public Health –  These data represent confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported to the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) as of 9/16/2020, 2:50:09 PM. Total Confirmed State Cases are now at 299,056, Total State Deaths are now at 6,419, Total State Hospitalizations are at 26,884, and total state ICU Admissions are…

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GHC student’s chemistry research receives national attention

September 16th, 2020 – 3:00 PM Georgia Highlands College –  The chemistry research of Georgia Highlands College (GHC) Pre-Engineering Pathway student Muhammad Hanzala will soon be seen by a larger audience following its acceptance into the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR). Hanzala’s road from research to publication began during his Chemistry 1 class with…

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Upcoming Red Cross Blood Drives in Rome/Floyd

September 16th, 2020 – 11:40 AM American Red Cross of Northwest Georgia –  The American Red Cross of Northwest Georgia has  announced multiple blood drives planned in October in Rome and Floyd County: “All Red Cross blood donors will receive a free Covid-19 antibody testing. Donor antibody test results will be available, via a free downloaded app, within…

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Rep. Dempsey to participate in Georgia Council on Substance Abuse town hall

September 16, 2020–9:36 a.m. NEWS RELEASE State Representative Katie Dempsey (R-Rome) will participate in a virtual recovery town hall meeting, sponsored by the Georgia Council on Substance Abuse, Thursday, September 17, 2020, from 6 – 7 p.m. To join this Zoom meeting, please click here. The meeting ID is 695 949 293. The virtual town hall will…

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Gov. Kemp extends COVID-19 order, addresses long-term care facility visitation

September 16, 2020–9:30 a.m. WBHF RADIO On September 15, 2020, Governor Brian P. Kemp signed Executive Order 09.15.20.01, extending current COVID-19 restrictions and issuing guidance for long-term care facility visitation. The new Executive Order takes effect on September 16 at 12:00 AM and runs through September 30 at 11:59 PM. Under Executive Order 09.15.20, there…

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“Mask up, Rome” campaign underway

September 15, 2020–6:25 p.m. STAFF REPORTS A campaign is underway to encourage people to wear a mask while in public in the City of Rome. Mask up, Rome is an effort to promote health, safety, and public welfare by reducing the transmission of COVID-19, according to Rome City Manager Sammy Rich. “The mayor had a…

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Flooding threat in Northwest Georgia from Hurricane Sally

September 15, 2020–6:19 p.m. NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE As Hurricane Sally comes ashore in the gulf, we are keeping an eye on the possible impacts on Northwest Georgia. A Flash Flood Watch is in effect through Friday morning. Periods of heavy rainfall are expected across the area with the outer rainbands of Hurricane Sally as it…

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Rome City Commission Planning Retreat September 16th & 17th

September 15th, 2020 – 5:15 PM The Rome City Commission –  The Rome City Commission is hosting its Planning Retreat at Hawthorne Suites on September 16th through the 17th to discuss various public subjects. The Planning Retreat Conversational topics are planned to begin at 9:30 AM on the 16th. The discussions are public, and the…

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