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[VIDEO] Matty Croxton & the Live Exchange Band Rock Downtown Rome

[VIDEO] Matty Croxton & the Live Exchange Band Rock Downtown Rome

July 2nd, 2022 – 9:18 PM Ethan Garrett – WRGA Digital News Editor & Video Reporter – Friday evening the free Downtown Rome First Friday Concert Series returned to the town green, along with various local food and drink vendors for the public to enjoy. Hundreds of people gathered to the concert which opened with a performance from…

UWG & Georgia Highlands College Sign Partnership Agreement

UWG & Georgia Highlands College Sign Partnership Agreement

July 1st, 2022 – 2:05 PM GHC Press Release – Leaders from the University of West Georgia and Georgia Highlands College (GHC) recently signed a partnership agreement that will provide a streamlined path for psychology students between the two institutions. “At the University of West Georgia, we make distinct contributions to the industries that hire the professionals who graduate…

Report: Woman accused of having stolen checks

Report: Woman accused of having stolen checks

June 30, 2022–10:00 p.m. FLOYD COUNTY JAIL RECORDS A 39-year-old Rome woman has been jailed on a felony count of 3rd-degree forgery after she was found with a check for $2,500 that was written without the owner’s permission. According to Floyd County Jail records, Jennifer Michelle Ford admitted to receiving numerous checks that she knew…

DOT suspending lane closures for holiday weekend

DOT suspending lane closures for holiday weekend

June 30, 2022–9:50 p.m. NEWS RELEASE To allow for an anticipated increase in Fourth of July weekend traffic congestion, the Georgia Department of Transportation (Georgia DOT) will suspend lane closures on Georgia interstates and state routes beginning Friday, July 1 at 12 p.m. until 10 p.m. Tuesday, July 5.  While construction-related lane closures will be…

First Friday, Cave Spring Liberty Day this weekend

First Friday, Cave Spring Liberty Day this weekend

June 30, 2022–9:40 p.m. STAFF REPORTS There’s plenty to do in Rome and Floyd County this weekend. Friday night, the First Friday Concert Series resumes on the town green with a performance by the Live Exchange Band. The Live Exchange Party Band is a seven-piece band that creates the ultimate entertainment experience incorporating a unique…

[VIDEO] Redmond Trail ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday

[VIDEO] Redmond Trail ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday

June 30th, 2022 – 7:15 PM Olivia West – WRGA News Reporter A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held on Thursday afternoon to celebrate the grand opening of the Redmond Trail. The Redmond Trail is a partnership between Floyd County, the City of Rome, and TRED of Rome and Floyd County. *Please see the video above for more information. Floyd County…

Two dead in fiery crash on I-75

Two dead in fiery crash on I-75

June 30th, 2022 – 2:20 PM Staff Reports – On Thursday, June 30, 2022, Troopers from GSP Post 3 Cartersville were dispatched to a multi-vehicle accident on Interstate 75 South near mile marker 293, in Bartow County. The investigation determined that an unknown color tractor-trailer, a blue tractor-trailer, and a white tractor-trailer were all traveling…

GSP cautions Motorists to travel safely this Independence Day Holiday

GSP cautions Motorists to travel safely this Independence Day Holiday

June 30th, 2022 – 2:05 PM Georgia State Patrol – The Georgia State Patrol (GSP) and Motor Carrier Compliance Division (MCCD) encourage everyone to celebrate the Independence Day holiday responsibly.  This year, the holiday travel period is 78 hours long, and begins Friday, July 1, at 6 p.m., and ends Monday, July 4, at 11:59…

Redmond Trail ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday

Redmond Trail ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday

June 29, 2022–6:10 p.m. STAFF REPORTS This reminder……A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held this afternoon to celebrate the grand opening of the Redmond Trail. The ceremony gets underway at 4:30 PM. Parking is available at the Greater Community Bank, 1490 Martha Berry Blvd; the Rome Post Office, 1420 Martha Berry Blvd. and at Buffalo Wild…

Floyd County Board of Education to hold called meeting Thursday

Floyd County Board of Education to hold called meeting Thursday

June 29, 2022–6:00 p.m. STAFF REPORTS The Floyd County Board of Education will have a called meeting Thursday at 10:00 am. The board is expected to approve any personnel changes that they may have at that time.  They will then go into Executive Session to discuss property, pending litigation, and personnel.  There is a possibility…

Cartersville Police seeks Public Aid in locating missing Woman

Cartersville Police seeks Public Aid in locating missing Woman

June 29th, 2022 – 2:55 PM Staff Reports – The Cartersville Police Department is asking the public to be on the lookout for a missing woman. Ms. Leah Penny was reported missing on June 22nd, 2022. She was last seen at the QuikTrip gas station at 1364 Joe Frank Harris Parkway in Cartersville. According to…

Floyd County Elder Abuse Task Force holds Award Ceremony

Floyd County Elder Abuse Task Force holds Award Ceremony

June 29th, 2022 – 1:45 PM Floyd County Police Department – The safety and welfare of our vulnerable populations depend on our community speaking out whenthere is evidence or suspicion of potential harm. Persons in critical need of help will often stay out of sight and hidden under a cloud of embarrassmentor fear, but not…

Dunkin’ to open “Next Gen” Restaurant on Shorter Avenue on Thursday

Dunkin’ to open “Next Gen” Restaurant on Shorter Avenue on Thursday

June 29th, 2022 – 12:30 PM Staff Reports – Dunkin’ announced its newest Next Generation restaurant in Rome located at 2101 Shorter Avenue will open on Thursday, June 30th at 6 AM. The new store features Dunkin’s Next-Gen store design, using innovative technologies to enhance the guest’s experience and make their daily Dunkin’ run faster and more convenient…

BLOOD ASSURANCE

Blood Assurance announces Baseball Ticket Promotion for Donors

June 29th, 2022 – 12:05 PM Blood Assurance – From July 1-8, the nonprofit organization is rewarding each donor who gives at its Rome donation center(178 Shorter Ave.) two complimentary tickets to the Aug. 5 Rome Braves game against the GreenvilleDrive (while supplies last). Additionally, donors will receive a baseball-themed t-shirt. Moreover, in a rematch…

Georgia Power: Coal Ash to be removed at Plant Bowen for Project

Georgia Power: Coal Ash to be removed at Plant Bowen for Project

June 29th, 2022 – 11:55 AM Press Release – Georgia Power announced today a landmark coal ash beneficial use project at Plant Bowen near Cartersville, Georgia, where millions of tons of stored ash will be excavated for use in concrete to construct bridges, roads, and buildings in Georgia – and throughout the Southeast. The project…

Rome School Board discusses superintendent applicants

Rome School Board discusses superintendent applicants

June 29, 2022–8:23 a.m. ROME CITY SCHOOLS Rome City Schools Board of Education held a called meeting on June 28, 2022, to discuss the hiring of a superintendent of schools to fill the vacant position. The Board opened the meeting with a public session and moved immediately to an executive session where they spoke with…

Report: Woman tried to stab another person with a knife

Report: Woman tried to stab another person with a knife

June 28, 2022–7:50 p.m. FLOYD COUNTY JAIL RECORDS A 26-year-old Rome woman was arrested Monday on a felony warrant charging her with aggravated assault. According to the warrant, Brenda Janette Cornejo Bibian tried to cut and stab the victim with a knife. The incident reportedly occurred on May 5 at a location on Shorter Avenue.

Free movie series at the Rome City Auditorium starts July 6

Free movie series at the Rome City Auditorium starts July 6

June 28, 2022–7:44 p.m. NEWS RELEASE The City of Rome and the Rome International Film Festival (RIFF) invite the public to enjoy a free movie series at the Rome City Auditorium. The series will feature three movies to be held on Wednesday evenings in July. The Rome International Film Festival will offer concessions for sale…

Cave Spring Independence Day celebration this Saturday

Cave Spring Independence Day celebration this Saturday

June 28, 2022–6:35 p.m. STAFF REPORTS A full slate of activities has been scheduled as part of this year’s Independence Day celebration in Cave Spring. All of the events take place this Saturday, July 2, and starts with a .5K at 10 a.m. A “sip and stroll” starts at 11 a.m. and vendors open at…

Commissioner King: Stay safe when celebrating with fireworks

Commissioner King: Stay safe when celebrating with fireworks

June 28, 2022–6:30 p.m. NEWS RELEASE Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John F. King encourages all Georgians to stay safe when celebrating with fireworks this 4th of July. “Independence Day is a time to celebrate the founding of our nation with friends and family,” said Commissioner King. “Although celebrating with fireworks is a fun and…

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