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Report: Man who fled traffic stop in Rome arrested in Chattooga County

June 17, 2021–2:25 p.m. FLOYD COUNTY JAIL RECORDS A Rome man was arrested after he fled from a traffic stop on Martha Berry Boulevard. According to Floyd County Jail records, 43-year old Terrance Jermaine Osborne refused verbal commands to exit his vehicle before taking off, eventually reaching speeds of more than 100 miles an hour.…

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Jobless claims down in Rome

June 17, 2021–2:20 p.m. GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF LABOR First-time claims for unemployment insurance fell in the Rome area last month. According to the Georgia Department of Labor, there were 799 initial claims filed in May, down from 1,218 in April. There were a whopping 7,309 in May of last year. Rome has also gained 2,600…

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Man accused of assaulting woman

June 17, 2021–2:16 p.m. FLOYD COUNTY JAIL RECORDS A 26-year old Rome man was arrested at his residence on West Little Indian Trail Wednesday on a felony warrant charging him with aggravated assault. According to the warrant, Jamie Lee Cundiff II placed his hand over the nose and mouth of the victim, depriving her of…

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New parking deck planned for Main Street

June 17th, 2021 – 10:50 AM Downtown Cartersville – As part of the 2020 SPLOST program, the County is planning to construct a parking deck in the rear of its Annex Building, with access from Main Street and Cherokee Avenue. The first level of the parking deck will be accessible from Main Street and have…

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$80 million warehouse and distribution center proposed in Bartow County

June 16, 2021–5:45 p.m. STAFF REPORTS/ROME NEWS-TRIBUNE The Bartow County Planning Commission will conduct a zoning hearing on July 12 that could pave the way for a proposed $80-million dollar business center on Cass-White Road. According to the agenda for the meeting, Bartow Land Partners, LLC is seeking to rezone the two parcels totaling more…

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Three arrested for purse snatching in Calhoun

June 16, 2021–5:34 p.m. CALHOUN POLICE REPORT Three people have been charged with robbery after snatching a woman’s purse in the parking lot of the Calhoun Walmart Tuesday. According to the Calhoun Police report, the victim said she turned around to put groceries in her vehicle when 25-year old Sean Xavier White of Dalton grabbed…

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RCC: Special Called Meeting scheduled for June 18th

June  16th, 2021 – 4:00 PM Staff Reports – There will be a special called meeting of the Rome City Commission on June 18th to approve the sale of 2.14 acres of City-owned property on West 3rd Street to Impact Rome River District, LLC (Four Stone Real Estate). The meeting takes place at 8:00 a.m. at…

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Extended hours for upcoming GHC application events

June 16th, 2021 – 2:10 PM Georgia Highlands College – Applying to Georgia Highlands College (GHC) for the upcoming fall semester just got a little easier thanks to upcoming application events with extended hours. GHC will be holding special application events on the Floyd campus in Rome on June 22; simultaneously across the Marietta, Paulding,…

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Lindale Independence Day Celebration scheduled for June 26th

June 16th, 2021 – 11:15 AM Restoration Lindale, Inc –   Lindale will celebrate America’s birthday during an Independence Day Celebration on Saturday, June 26. A parade will start at 10 a.m. and travels from Pepperell Primary School to the First Baptist Church of Lindale. It is free to participate and the lineup begins at 9:30…

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Polk Health Department to provide vaccinations to businesses

June 16th, 2021 – 10:18 AM Northwest Health District Georgia Department of Public Health – The Polk County Health Department staff will come to your place of business (*Only in Polk County*) and provide free COVID immunizations to your employees who wish to be vaccinated. For information and to make arrangements, contact health department Nurse Manager…

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Harbin Clinic welcomes 10 new physicians

June 16, 2021–8:07 a.m. NEWS RELEASE For 150 years, Harbin Clinic has demonstrated its commitment to providing high-quality, local medical care to patients throughout Northwest Georgia. As the state’s largest privately owned, physician-led healthcare organization with an established and trusted reputation in the communities it serves, Harbin Clinic recognizes the critical importance of recruiting world-class…

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Toussaint strong in first rehab assignment

June 16, 2021–7:39 a.m. ROME BRAVES Touki Toussaint made his first rehab appearance of the 2021 season at State Mutual Stadium on Tuesday night, his first official outing in 85 days. Rome (19-18) dropped its opener to the Bowling Green Hot Rods (25-12), 7-3. It was Toussaint’s first appearance since a Spring Training game versus…

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ULDC kickoff meeting held Tuesday

June 15, 2021–9:27 p.m. STAFF REPORTS A kickoff meeting was held Tuesday to mark the start of the process to update and simplify Rome and Floyd County’s Unified Land Development Code. The current code is nearly 20-years old. During the process, consultants from Town Planning & Urban Design Collaborative, LLC will be assisting the City…

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Main Elementary and Exchange Club receive Adopt-A-Mile award

June 15, 2021–9:06 p.m. NEWS RELEASE The students of Main Elementary can enjoy their summer knowing that they have taken positive action and greatly contributed to their community, to the point of recognition. Embraced in partnership with the Exchange Club of Rome, Main Elementary has had the privilege to participate in the Adopt-A-Mile program and…

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Fireworks & Patriotic Party in the Park Back for July 4th

June 15th, 2021 – 5:20 PM Rome Floyd Parks and Recreation – After a year hiatus, the Patriotic Party in the Park sponsored by Redmond Regional Medical Center returns to Ridge Ferry Park on Sunday, July 4. The event which begins in the afternoon will have food vendors as well as live music from Down…

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GNTC announces Free Application Week for the Fall Semester

June 15th, 2021 – 12:45 PM Georgia Northwestern Technical College – Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) will host a Free Application Week, July 12-16, to help those who are seeking to enroll in the fall semester. During Free Application Week, GNTC will waive the $25 application fee for all new applicants. The admissions deadline for…

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Red Cross issue plea for blood donations

June 15, 2021–11:09 a.m. NEWS RELEASE The American Red Cross is experiencing a severe blood shortage. This, as the number of trauma cases, organ transplants, and elective surgeries rise and deplete the nation’s blood inventory. Donors of all blood types – especially type O and those giving platelets – are urged to make an appointment to…

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Charges filed in fatal Gordon County crash

June 15, 2021–11:05 a.m. GORDON COUNTY JAIL RECORDS A Calhoun man has been arrested in connection with a fatal wreck that occurred Sunday on Fairmount Highway just east of Lovers Lane Road. 51-year old Eddie Lee Hampton has been booked into the Gordon County Jail on charges of felony 1st-degree homicide by vehicle, DUI, open…

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ULDC kickoff event Tuesday night

June 14, 2021–10:05 p.m. STAFF REPORTS The City of Rome and Floyd County are beginning the process of updating and simplifying the Unified Land Development Code and the community is invited to a kickoff event Tuesday night. Citizens are encouraged to attend to learn about the goals of the ULDC project and to share ideas…

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City commission approves industrial wastewater surcharges

June 16, 2021–9:48 p.m. STAFF REPORTS The Rome City Commission has approved increases in industrial wastewater surcharges. Prior to the vote, Water Reclamation Plan Director Johnny Massingill said this is not a local decision. The changes are the result of federal law that requires the city to charge industries the cost of treating their waste.…

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