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Fifth person dies from injuries in Sunday crash on I-75 at Red Top Mountain Road

Fifth person dies from injuries in Sunday crash on I-75 at Red Top Mountain Road

Thursday, May 23, 2024–8:42 a.m. -Staff reports- A multi-vehicle crash on I-75 near Red Top Mountain Road Bartow County on Sunday has claimed another life. WBHF Radio in Cartersville reports that Bartow County Coroner Joel Guyton confirmed that 6-year-old Titus Mason was removed from life support Wednesday. 43-year-old Dakarai Mason and 35-year-old Erin Mason also…

GSP reports fatal motorcycle wreck in Bartow County

GSP reports fatal motorcycle wreck in Bartow County

May 22nd, 2024 – 1:30 PM WRGA Staff Reports – Georgia State Patrol has reported that a fatal accident occurred this morning in Bartow County. According to GSP reports, at 6:09 AM, troopers responded to a vehicle accident on Georgia 61 at Funkhouser Road. An investigation revealed that a yellow motorcycle was traveling south on…

Primary runoffs set for June 18

Primary runoffs set for June 18

Wednesday, May 22, 2024–12:30 p.m. -David Crowder, WRGA News- Although Election Day was Tuesday, the campaign continues in some Northwest Georgia Counties as runoff elections are set for June 18. A runoff In the Democrat Primary for Congress between Shawn Harris and Clarence Blalock will decide who takes on Marjorie Taylor Greene in November. In…

Arrest reports for May 22

Arrest reports for May 22

Wednesday, May 22, 2024–12:18 p.m. -Floyd County Jail records- Resaca teen accused of stealing GMC Sierra A Gordon County teen is facing a felony theft charge in Floyd County. According to an arrest warrant: 18-year-old Dalton Kal-El Scuderi of Resaca refused to return a 1996 GMC Sierra to a home on Sally Davis Road in…

Cedartown teen wanted for armed robbery in Alabama shot in North Rome

Cedartown teen wanted for armed robbery in Alabama shot in North Rome

Wednesday, May 22, 2024–12:00 p.m. -Rome Police Department report- Rome Police are investigating a shooting early Wednesday morning in the 400 block of Calhoun Avenue in North Rome. According to the incident report: An officer was dispatched to the emergency room at AdventHealth Redmond in reference to a gunshot victim. 17-year-old Tyrel Deshun Spencer Jr.…

Free lung, colorectal screenings to be offered Thursday

Free lung, colorectal screenings to be offered Thursday

Wednesday, May 22, 2024–9:27 a.m. -News Release- Atrium Health Floyd will sponsor free colon and lung cancer screenings on Thursday, May 23, from 8 a.m. to noon at the Charles Hight Community Room and Courtyard off North Fifth Avenue behind Publix. The event will be open to the public as well as residents of the…

City of Rome mulls new jail agreement with Floyd County

City of Rome mulls new jail agreement with Floyd County

Wednesday, May 22, 2024–9:13 a.m. -David Crowder, WRGA News- It seems the price of everything is going up, and that includes the cost of housing inmates at the Floyd County Jail. The City of Rome contracts with the jail to house inmates who are arrested on municipal charges and the current agreement has expired. Under…

One in custody after shooting incident Tuesday

One in custody after shooting incident Tuesday

Tuesday, May 21, 2024–4:55 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 A man has been arrested after a shooting in East Rome near the intersection of Evergreen Street at Cedar Avenue. According to Rome Police Department Assistant Chief…

Arrest reports for May 21

Arrest reports for May 21

Tuesday, May 21, 2024–4:45 p.m. -Floyd County Jail records- Report: Man threatened woman with a box cutter A Rome man has been arrested in connection with an assault on Watson Drive off Cave Spring Road. According to Floyd County Jail records: Charles Nathan Ingram slashed a box cutter at the victim and threatened to kill…

Assembly permit ordinance headed back to city commission, with changes

Assembly permit ordinance headed back to city commission, with changes

Tuesday, May 21, 2024–4:37 p.m. -David Crowder, WRGA News- An assembly permit ordinance is headed back to the Rome City Commission but with a major change. In April, the original proposed ordinance requiring a permit for gatherings of 25 or more people was tabled after Commissioner Bill Collins expressed concerns about the impact on gatherings at…

Desoto Theatre awarded grants from GA Trust for Historic Preservation, Fox Theatre in ATL

Desoto Theatre awarded grants from GA Trust for Historic Preservation, Fox Theatre in ATL

May 21st, 2024 – 3:10 PM WRGA Staff Reports – The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation awarded $110,000 in matching grants for historic preservation projects in Georgia through its Callahan Incentive Grant and the 1772 Foundation Grant programs. The Callahan Incentive Grant is made possible by funding from Barbara and Les Callahan, longtime supporters of…

Armed robbery reported at Dean Avenue store Sunday

Armed robbery reported at Dean Avenue store Sunday

Monday, May 20, 2024–7:54 p.m. -Rome Police Department report- Rome Police responded to an armed robbery at the Kwik Way convenience store on Dean Avenue on Sunday. According to a Rome Police Department report: The clerk told officers that a tall, skinny man with a hood over his head and wearing a mask entered the…

Another “Most Wanted” suspect caught

Another “Most Wanted” suspect caught

Monday, May 20, 2024–7:45 p.m. -Floyd County Sheriff’s Office- Another of Floyd County’s “Most Wanted” was arrested over the weekend. 40-year old Carland Eugene Johnson of Silver Creek was wanted on charges of aggravated assault and obstruction of officers. According to the arrest warrant: Johnson put his hands around a woman’s throat in an attempt…

Arrest reports for May 20

Arrest reports for May 20

Monday, May 20, 2024–7:36 p.m. -Floyd County Jail records- Report: Man attacked another man at West Rome shopping center A 71-year-old Rome man is accused of attacking another man outside the Dollar Tree on Redmond Circle in West Rome. According to Floyd County Jail records and a Rome Police Department report: Carlton David Jefts Sr.…

United Way announces 211 service number for Floyd, Polk Counties

United Way announces 211 service number for Floyd, Polk Counties

Monday, May 20, 2024–9:42 a.m. -David Crowder, WRGA News- Floyd and Polk County residents can now get information about a number of community services by dialing 211. According to Alli Mitchell with the United Way of Rome and Floyd County, it will simplify the process of accessing services provided by the United Way. Plus, you…

Georgia gas prices down three cents

Georgia gas prices down three cents

Monday, May 20, 2024–8:30 a.m. -AAA South- Georgia gas prices are down another three cents compared to a week ago. Georgians are paying an average price of $3.38 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline. Monday’s state average of $3.18 is also 5 cents less than a month ago, but 12 cents more than this time last year.  It…

Four killed in crash on I-75 Sunday

Four killed in crash on I-75 Sunday

Monday, May 20, 2024–6:30 a.m. -Staff reports- Four people were killed in a multi-vehicle crash on I-75 near Red Top Mountain Road Sunday evening. According to the Georgia State Patrol: Preliminary evidence at the scene indicates that a Kia van was traveling northbound on I-75 when, for reasons yet to be determined, it left the…

Early voting ends with 3,155 ballots cast

Early voting ends with 3,155 ballots cast

Sunday, May 19, 2024–6:20 p.m. -David Crowder, WRGA News- Election Day is Tuesday, and early voting numbers suggest a light turnout. 3,155 Floyd County residents voted in advance. 1,844 voted at the elections center on East 12th Street, 796 voted at the Anthony Recreation Center in Garden Lakes, and 556 at the Thornton Recreation Center…

AdventHealth Redmond earns an ‘A’ Hospital Safety Grade from The Leapfrog Group

AdventHealth Redmond earns an ‘A’ Hospital Safety Grade from The Leapfrog Group

Sunday, May 19, 2024–6:16 p.,m. -News Release- AdventHealth Redmond earned an “A” Hospital Safety Grade from The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit watchdog that sets standards for excellence in patient care. Leapfrog assigns an “A,” “B,” “C,” “D” or “F” grade to hospitals across the country based on more than 30 national performance measures reflecting…

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