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Salvation Army of Rome announces canned food drive for Friday

Salvation Army of Rome announces canned food drive for Friday

The Salvation Army of Rome – The Salvation Army’s of Rome announced the “Stock our Shelves” canned and non-perishable food drive for this Friday from 7:30 am to 1:30 pm. The event is a drive-through drop-off that is located from 1st Avenue to 2nd Avenue. Canned and non-perishable food collected will be used for distribution in the…

Rome Police seeks public aide locating missing person

Rome Police seeks public aide locating missing person

November 30th, 2021 Press release – The Rome Police Department continues to investigate the disappearance of James Kevin Bradshaw from Rome, Georgia. Police are asking for the assistance of Floyd County residents, businesses, and/or visitors for information about Mr. Bradshaw. Mr. Bradshaw was last seen on September 10, 2021, around 12:30. He was dropped off…

Rome Floyd Chamber Names Pam Powers-Smith President and CEO

Rome Floyd Chamber Names Pam Powers-Smith President and CEO

November 30th, 2021Rome Floyd Chamber –The leadership of the Rome Floyd Chamber has selected Pam Powers-Smith to serve as the President and CEO of the Rome Floyd Chamber.   Powers-Smith has served as Director of Business and Industry Services at the Rome Floyd Chamber since March 2020, and in early November 2021, took on the role…

Floyd Top Ten Most Wanted Update

Floyd Top Ten Most Wanted Update

Floyd County Sheriff’s Office The Floyd County Sheriff’s Office recently released a press release regarding 2 of the county’s most wanted individuals. One of which is one Marquell DeAndre Dammond (seen in the photo below). The sheriff’s office stated that Dammond is wanted on charges of aggravated assault, possession of a firearm during the commission…

Dr. Gary Voccio talks about the Omicron variant

Dr. Gary Voccio talks about the Omicron variant

November 30, 2021–10:23 a.m. STAFF REPORTS Over the last few days, we have been hearing about a new COVID-19 variant. The Omicron variant was first detected on November 9 in Botswana in Africa, according to Dr. Gary Voccio, health director for the 10-county Georgia Department of Public Health Northwest District. “Then a very astute physician…

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Inmate charged in violent incident at the jail Monday

November 30, 2021–10:20 a.m. FLOYD COUNTY JAIL RECORDS An inmate at the Floyd County Jail is facing charges after he fractured another inmate’s skull Monday. According to jail records, the victim also suffered a brain bleed along with injuries to his elbow and nose. 24-year old Thomas Andrew Strickland is charged with battery, aggravated battery,…

Wednesday is World AIDS Day

Wednesday is World AIDS Day

November 30, 2021–9:18 a.m. STAFF REPORTS Wednesday is World AIDS Day and the Floyd County Health Department will be offering free testing, information and other resources. Dr. Gary Voccio, health director for the 10-county Georgia Department of Public Health Northwest District said there has been a disturbing trend regarding HIV infections. “The last data that…

Georgia gas prices down slightly

Georgia gas prices down slightly

November 30, 2021–7:17 a.m. AAA SOUTH There is a little relief at the pump. Georgia gas prices decreased slightly, with motorists now paying an average price of $3.22 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline. That is two is 2 cents less than a week ago, 3 cents less than last month, and $1.26 more than this time last year. According to…

Berry named ‘Green College’ by The Princeton Review

Berry named ‘Green College’ by The Princeton Review

November 30, 2021–7:14 a.m. NEWS RELEASE The prestigious Princeton Review recently recognized Berry College’s initiatives to be an environmentally aware institution. Berry is one of 420 colleges named in the 2022 edition of the Princeton Review Guide to Green Colleges.  “Given the sobering indicators of climate change and global calls to prioritize sustainability, we are…

Report: Man fled from state troopers

Report: Man fled from state troopers

November 30, 2021–7:09 a.m. FLOYD COUNTY JAIL RECORDS A Rome man was arrested Sunday evening after fleeing from Georgia State Troopers while under the influence. According to Floyd County Jail records, 37-year old Christopher Dale Hudgins was taken into custody on Wax Road at the county line. He is charged with felony fleeing or attempting…

Rome Christmas Parade is tonight

Rome Christmas Parade is tonight

November 30, 2021–6:58 a.m. STAFF REPORTS One of the oldest and largest parades in Northwest Georgia will officially kick off the Christmas season in Rome and Floyd County tonight. The Rome Christmas Parade will make its way up Broad Street beginning at 6:30 p.m. The theme for this year’s parade is “It’s beginning to look…

Floyd Commission appoints interim elections supervisors

Floyd Commission appoints interim elections supervisors

November 30, 2021–6:51 a.m. ROME NEWS-TRIBUNE The Floyd County Commission has appointed Pete McDonald and Steve Miller as co-elections supervisors on an interim basis.   Both McDonald and Miller are past chairs of the board of elections and, according to the Rome News-Tribune, they will serve as interim supervisors while the commission works to appoint a…

Man arrested following police pursuit in Polk County

Man arrested following police pursuit in Polk County

November 29, 2021–7:00 p.m. POLK COUNTY POLICE A man was arrested Friday following a pursuit in Polk County. According to Polk County Police, officers stopped a Chevy S-10 for traffic violations in the area of Berry Road and Piedmont Highway. As the officers were speaking to the driver, he put the vehicle in drive and…

Man charged with aggravated assault, hit and run

Man charged with aggravated assault, hit and run

November 28, 2021–6:55 p.m. FLOYD COUNTY JAIL RECORDS A Rockmart man was jailed Thanksgiving evening following an argument on Walton Creek Way in Rome. According to Floyd County Jail records, 55-year old Michael Revis Salter backed his vehicle into the victim’s truck while the passengers were inside and about to exit. There were children under…

Lindale Christmas Parade on December 4

Lindale Christmas Parade on December 4

November 28, 2021–3:10 p.m. STAFF REPORTS The Rome Christmas Parade is coming up this Tuesday, and then on December 4, there will be a Christmas Parade in Lindale. The Lindale parade will begin lining up that day at 2 p.m. at Pepperell Primary School. It will start at 2:30, go north up Park Avenue, and…

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Partnership announced to promote recycling

November 28, 2021–3:00 p.m. NEWS RELEASE Keep Rome-Floyd Beautiful, the Rome-Floyd Recycling Center and the Ball Corporation, through its aluminum can and cup manufacturing plants in Shannon are creating a partnership to highlight the importance of recycling, specifically, aluminum cans and cups. Emma Wells, the former Keep Rome-Floyd Beautiful coordinator, now Director of the Solid…

Oak Hill’s Victorian Christmas Tours celebrate 19th Century traditions

Oak Hill’s Victorian Christmas Tours celebrate 19th Century traditions

November 28, 2021–2:55 p.m. NEWS RELEASE Oak Hill & The Martha Berry Museum will once again ring in the Christmas season with its seasonal tours.  Friday and Saturday evenings starting Dec. 3, Oak Hill’s Victorian Christmas Tours will offer a glimpse into holiday celebrations of the late 19th century.   The Oak Hill home’s holiday decorations…

Rome’s jobless rate remains at all-time low

Rome’s jobless rate remains at all-time low

November 28, 2021–2:45 p.m. GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that Rome recorded an unchanged all-time low unemployment rate of 2.4 percent. A year ago, the rate was 4.6 percent. “We are continuing to see all-time low unemployment rates across the state along with job growth in all of our statistical…

Silver Creek man dies in two-vehicle wreck Saturday

Silver Creek man dies in two-vehicle wreck Saturday

November 29, 2021–8:18 a.m. STAFF REPORTS The Georgia Department of Public Safety says that at least 20 people died in wrecks on the state’s highways during the Thanksgiving holiday travel period. Final numbers are due out later today. One of those deadly wrecks was investigated by Floyd County Police on Saturday. That two-vehicle crash occurred…

Woman charged with trafficking heroin

Woman charged with trafficking heroin

November 26, 2021–11:55 p.m. FLOYD COUNTY JAIL RECORDS A Rome woman has been arrested on a felony warrant charging her with trafficking heroin, According to the warrant, 32-year old Michelle Alesia Bernard was in a room on Shorter Avenue where 162 grams of heroin was found during the execution of a search warrant back on…

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