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NWGHA cites diversity issues with proposed appointments

NWGHA cites diversity issues with proposed appointments

Friday, April 12, 2024–12:00 p.m. -John Bailey, Rome News-Tribune- This story is possible because of a news-sharing agreement with the Rome News-Tribune. More information can be found at northwestgeorgianews.com Citing what they characterized as a breakdown in communication and a lack of diversity, members of the Northwest Georgia Housing Authority Board questioned proposed appointments by the…

Arrest reports for April 12

Arrest reports for April 12

Friday, April 12, 2024–11:52 a.m. -Floyd County Jail records- Two charged with aggravated animal cruelty Two homeless people have been arrested on felony warrants charging them with aggravated cruelty to animals. According to the warrants: 50-year-old Kimberly Faye Smith and 36-year-old Stephen Matthew Smith subjected their two dogs to prolonged physical pain. The dogs suffered…

FCSO “Most Wanted” list updated

FCSO “Most Wanted” list updated

Friday, April 12, 2024–11:39 a.m. -Floyd County Sheriff’s Office- With the recent arrests of two of the Floyd County Sheriff’s Office “Most Wanted” two new names have been added to the list. Authorities are seeking 23-year-old Chancelor Lamar Crawford who is wanted on charges of home invasion, aggravated assault, armed robbery, 1st-degree burglary, possession of a…

[VIDEO] Groundbreaking held for Downtown Nova River District Project

[VIDEO] Groundbreaking held for Downtown Nova River District Project

April 11th, 2024 – 4:00 PM Ethan Garrett – WRGA Digital News Editor & Video Reporter – Thursday morning the Rome Floyd Chamber hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for the Nova River District project on West Third Street. The Nova River District developers recently set up a large crane at the building site as construction for…

Investigation continues into April 6 shooting on Wilson Avenue

Investigation continues into April 6 shooting on Wilson Avenue

Thursday, April 11, 2024–2:18 p.m. -Rome Police Department report- Rome Police have released the incident report regarding a shooting incident last Saturday on Wilson Avenue. According to the report: A woman sustained two gunshot wounds to her torso and one to her hand. She was transported to Atrium Health Floyd for treatment. An injured pit…

Berry College Dean named Oglethorpe University Provost

Berry College Dean named Oglethorpe University Provost

Thursday, April 11, 2024–2:00 p.m. -News Release- The Berry College Dean of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences has been chosen as the Provost for Oglethorpe University in Atlanta. Oglethorpe University President Kathryn McClymond has named Gabriel Barreneche Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs following a national search. He will join the Oglethorpe administration July…

Man charged in 2020 pursuit

Man charged in 2020 pursuit

Thursday, April 11, 2024–11:50 a.m. -Floyd County Jail records- Charges have been filed in connection with a pursuit that ended with a crash back in July of 2020. According to Floyd County Jail records and arrest warrants: 28-year-old Devin Jon Malik Ervin of Rome fled from a Georgia State Trooper who was conducting a road…

DDA awards facade grants

DDA awards facade grants

Thursday, April 11, 2024–11:40 a.m. -David Crowder, WRGA News- The Rome Downtown Development Authority has approved three façade grants, but one of those is contingent on attorney review. Rome City Commissioner Bill Collins has purchased the former Wright building at 254 North Fifth Avenue and has plans to renovate it. “He closed on it back…

Cave Spring considering sign ordinance

Cave Spring considering sign ordinance

Wednesday, April 10, 2024–5:54 p.m. -David Crowder, WRGA News- The Cave Spring City Council has placed a proposed sign ordinance onto First Reading but there are expected to be more changes made before final adoption. The city first visited the issue back in 2007. Cave Spring City Manager Nick McLemore said there have been some…

Floyd Commission recognizes National Telecommunicators Week

Floyd Commission recognizes National Telecommunicators Week

Wednesday, April 10, 2024–5:51 p.m. -David Crowder, WRGA News- The Floyd County Commission has declared April 10-20 as National Telecommunicators Week, a time to recognize the work done by E-911 dispatchers. Commissioner Rhonda Wallace read from a proclamation during Tuesday’s commission meeting. “Public safety telecommunicators are the first and most critical contact our citizens with…

County Commission votes to close a portion of Herring Road

County Commission votes to close a portion of Herring Road

Wednesday, April 10, 2024–5:48 p.m. -David Crowder, WRGA News- The Floyd County Commission has approved a resolution to close a portion of Herring Road off Highway 156 in the Armuchee area. According to Floyd County Manager Jamie McCord, the action taken Tuesday is just the first step in the process. “We’ve had a request from…

Arrest reports for April 10

Arrest reports for April 10

Wednesday, April 10, 2024–11:08 a.m. -Floyd County Jail records- Man arrested for possession of meth A 43-year-old Lindale man was jailed Tuesday on a felony warrant charging him with possession of methamphetamine. According to the warrant:                               Gary Dawayne Ingram was found with suspected methamphetamine back on April 3 at an undisclosed location in Floyd County.…

GDOT awards bid for resufacing bypass

GDOT awards bid for resufacing bypass

Wednesday, April 10, 2024–11:00 a.m. -Staff reports- The Georgia Department of Transportation has awarded a contract for the resurfacing of Georgia Loop 1 (the Rome Bypass) from Martha Berry all the way out to Highway 411. The low bidder was C.W. Matthews Contracting of Marietta in the amount of $5,494,934.77. The work will include milling,…

Showers, thunderstorms will linger into Thursday

Showers, thunderstorms will linger into Thursday

Wednesday, April 10, 2024–10:20 a.m. -National Weather Service- Thunderstorms and rain showers should push back into the region this evening and linger into Thursday. The core of the heaviest rainfall and peak severe weather threat should occur tonight and Thursday morning. There is currently a Slight Risk (Level 2 of 5) for severe weather in central…

Water, sewer projects moving forward in Cave Spring

Water, sewer projects moving forward in Cave Spring

Wednesday, April 10, 2024–10:08 a.m. -David Crowder, WRGA News- The Cave Spring City Council voted Tuesday to authorize the chairman to sign documents related to a $12 million loan from the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority. The money will go toward a $15 million water project. The other $3 million is being provided by 2023 special…

Road closures for filming set to resume on Wednesday

Road closures for filming set to resume on Wednesday

Tuesday, April 9, 2024–6:42 p.m.-News Release- Filming for an Amazon production is scheduled to continue this week. The West Rome bypass will once again be closed between Blacks Bluff Road and Highway 27 South in Floyd County beginning Wednesday and going through Sunday. The times for the closures are 7:30 a.m. and 8:30 p.m. Please detour…

Arrest reports for April 9

Arrest reports for April 9

Tuesday, April 9, 2024–11:13 a.m. -Floyd County Jail records- Man accused of fighting police A 52-year-old Lindale man is facing three counts of felony obstruction and three counts of simple battery on a law enforcement officer following his arrest on Maple Road Monday. According to Floyd County Jail records: Charles Wendell Hicks Jr. kicked two…

More rain on the way, flooding and thunderstorms possible

More rain on the way, flooding and thunderstorms possible

Tuesday, April 9, 2024–10:51 a.m. -Floyd County EMA- Thunderstorms will bring widespread rainfall to the region between Wednesday evening and Thursday evening. There is a slight risk (level 2 of 5) of severe weather, with damaging wind gusts and/or a brief tornado being the main hazards. Flash flooding and/or river flooding may also become a…

Rome City Commission tables assembly permit ordinance

Rome City Commission tables assembly permit ordinance

Monday, April 8, 2024–9:11 p.m. -David Crowder, WRGA News- The Rome City Commission has tabled a proposed assembly permit ordinance. Under the proposed ordinance, a permit would be required for gatherings of 25 or more people. Commissioner Bill Collins expressed concerns about the impact on gatherings at neighborhood parks. “On any given Saturday or Sunday,…

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