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Use caution as sizzling temperatures enter Northwest Georgia

Use caution as sizzling temperatures enter Northwest Georgia

Friday, June 14, 2024–8:06 a.m. -Atrium Health Floyd News Release- With the daily highs going from delightful to detestable in northwest Georgia, it’s time for people who play or work outdoors – especially seniors and young children– to take some steps to keep from being beaten by the heat. Children under 2 and adults 65…

DDA backs downtown overlay district

DDA backs downtown overlay district

Thursday, June 13, 2024–6:32 p.m. -David Crowder, WRGA News- As the City of Rome gets ready to implement its coin-operated amusement machine ordinance, a downtown overlay district is being considered that could prohibit gaming machines within its boundaries. On Thursday, Rome City Clerk Joe Smith updated members of the Rome Downtown Development Authority on the…

FCPD: Stolen vehicle chase results in crash, foot chase on East 9th

FCPD: Stolen vehicle chase results in crash, foot chase on East 9th

June 13th, 2024 – 5:00 PM Ethan Garrett – WRGA Digital News Editor & Video Reporter – A teenager was arrested following a car chase with Floyd County Police in the East Rome area. Floyd County Police Public Affairs Officer Michael Bell stated that when officers attempted to stop the vehicle, which had been reported…

[VIDEO] Turner McCall/Hwy 411 bridge detour scheduled to begin Monday

[VIDEO] Turner McCall/Hwy 411 bridge detour scheduled to begin Monday

June 13th, 2024 – 12:25 PM Floyd County Emergency Management – Road construction will cause traffic delays for motorists traveling out of Rome on Turner McCallbeginning Monday. The Darlington Drive exit has been identified as the primary detour, but publicsafety is encouraging the community to utilize other options. The bridge for the southbound Cartersville exit…

Purported “Ghost face gangster” charged in crimes dating back to 2022

Purported “Ghost face gangster” charged in crimes dating back to 2022

Thursday, June 13, 2024–11:40 a.m. -Floyd County Jail records- A 31-year-old Shannon man is facing multiple charges in connection with robberies and assaults that occurred two years ago. According to the arrest warrants and Floyd County Jail records: Joshua Nathaniel Danforth shot a 73-year-old woman in the shoulder and took her purse containing $1,200. The…

Arrest reports for June 13

Arrest reports for June 13

Thursday, June 13, 2024–11:33 a.m. -Floyd County Jail records: Woman accused of breaking into storage unit twice A 65-year-old Summerville woman was booked into the Floyd County Jail Wednesday on felony warrants charging her with two counts of 2nd-degree burglary and theft by taking. According to the warrants: On May 9, Rita Carol Ledbetter entered…

[VIDEO] Train vs vehicle accident reported on Alabama Highway

[VIDEO] Train vs vehicle accident reported on Alabama Highway

June 12th, 2024 – 1:45 PM Ethan Garrett – WRGA Digital News Editor & Video Reporter – Wednesday afternoon Floyd 911 dispatch was alerted to a vehicle vs. train accident that occurred at the railroad tracks just past Barker Road on Alabama Highway. Upon arrival at the scene, first responders confirmed that a vehicle with…

Arrest reports for June 12

Arrest reports for June 12

Wednesday, June 12, 2024–12:07 p.m. -Floyd County Jail records- Calhoun man arrested during traffic stop A Calhoun man is facing charges following a traffic stop on Martha Berry Boulevard at McDonald Street in Rome Tuesday. According to Floyd County jail records: 27-year-old Ishmael Nicholas Guevara was holding his cell phone while driving and a 2-year-old…

Woman arrested again for allegedly filing fraudulent insurance claims

Woman arrested again for allegedly filing fraudulent insurance claims

Wednesday, June 12, 2024–10:53 a.m. -Floyd County Jail records- A Rome woman has been arrested on felony warrants charging her with four counts each of insurance fraud and 1st-degree forgery. According to the warrants: In April of 2021, 54-year-old Denna Rochelle Conaway filed an injury claim and fake medical document to receive nearly $26,000, stating…

New assistant principals named for Rome High, West Central Elementary

New assistant principals named for Rome High, West Central Elementary

Wednesday, June 12, 2024–8:30 a.m. -News Release- Rome City Schools is pleased to announce the hiring of Stan Flanders as an Assistant Principal at Rome High School. Flanders brings close to two decades of educational experience to the role. Flanders has served as a graduation coach for Tift County Schools as well as a Special…

Three plead guilty in 2022 shooting death

Three plead guilty in 2022 shooting death

Wednesday, June 12, 2024–8:06 a.m. -Adam Carey, 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 Three people pleaded guilty to manslaughter charges Tuesday for the May 2022 shooting of Derricus Smith on Perkins Street in North Rome. “My brother is gone because…

GNTC police officer receives Lifesaver Award

GNTC police officer receives Lifesaver Award

June 11th, 2024 – 3:20 PM GNTC Press Release – A Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) police officer has been recognized for his quick actions that saved a 4-year-old boy from drowning. Sgt. Bruce Franks said he and his wife Kayla, a GNTC Police lieutenant, attended an Easter egg hunt and party for children at…

Elevation House and LivingProof Recovery joining forces

Elevation House and LivingProof Recovery joining forces

Tuesday, June 11, 2024–10:47 a.m. -News Release- Two local nonprofits, Elevation House and LivingProof Recovery, plan to join forces to maximize support and increase the likelihood of long-term recovery in Rome and Floyd County.  The two organizations have recognized the extreme need for synergy of support to serve those living with a dual diagnosis (substance…

DPH closing all remaining COVID-19 test sites in Georgia

DPH closing all remaining COVID-19 test sites in Georgia

Tuesday, June 11, 2024–10:41 a.m. -Georgia Department of Public Health- The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is closing all remaining COVID-19 community testing sites at the end of June. The only one currently remaining open in Northwest Georgia is in Rome, Floyd County, at the Coosa Valley Fairgrounds, and it will close June 30. …

GHC named a finalist for $1 million 2025 Aspen Prize

GHC named a finalist for $1 million 2025 Aspen Prize

Tuesday, June 11, 2024–10:35 a.m. -News Release- The Aspen Institute has named Georgia Highlands College as a finalist for the 2025 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence. The $1 million award is the nation’s signature recognition of strong performance among community colleges. The institutions selected for this honor stand out among more than 1,000 community…

NWGA Housing Authority picks Sandra Hudson’s replacement

NWGA Housing Authority picks Sandra Hudson’s replacement

Tuesday, June 11, 2024–10:12 a.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 The Northwest Georgia Housing Authority met Monday and extended an offer to Ripley Housing Authority CEO Justin Jones to replace the retiring executive director, Sandra Hudson. Ripley…

Arrest reports for June 10

Arrest reports for June 10

Monday, June 10, 2024–11:50 a.m. -Floyd County Jail records- Report: Gunfire in South Rome may have been sparked by social media post Two Rome women have been arrested in connection with a reported shooting incident on Hardy Avenue Friday evening. According to Floyd County Jail records and a Rome Police report: 22-year-old Chelsey Nicole Shaw…

Bridge work on Highway 27 South over Silver Creek

Bridge work on Highway 27 South over Silver Creek

Monday, June 10, 2024–10:55 a.m. -Georgia Department of Transportation- Motorists are being reminded of bridge repairs taking place on Highway 27 South in the Lindale area. Weather permitting, crews will be repairing a portion of the bridge over Silver Creek through the end of the month. The work will take place every night between 7…

Georgia gas prices fall seven cents

Georgia gas prices fall seven cents

Monday, June 10, 2024–10:40 a.m. -AAA South- Georgia gas prices decreased at the pump compared to a week ago. Georgians are paying an average price of $3.29 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline which is 7 cents less than a week ago, and 14 cents less than a month ago, but 2 cents more than this time last…

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