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Rome-Floyd Commission on Children and Youth announces new Executive Director

Rome-Floyd Commission on Children and Youth announces new Executive Director

July 23rd, 2024 – 1:55 PM Press Release – The Rome-Floyd County Commission on Children and Youth is pleased to announce the appointment of Jennifer Jolly as its new Executive Director. In her new role, Jolly will lead the Commission in its mission to enhance the well-being of children, youth, and families throughout the Rome-Floyd…

Toddler killed in Gordon County accident

Toddler killed in Gordon County accident

Tuesday, July 23, 2024–10:36 a.m. -Georgia State Patrol- A 19-month-old child was killed in a private property accident on Pittman Road in Ranger on Sunday morning. According to the Georgia State Patrol: The driver of a Dodge Durango was pulling forward after unhooking a utility trailer and struck the little boy. The driver notified emergency…

Atrium Health Floyd Medical Center again recognized for heart care

Atrium Health Floyd Medical Center again recognized for heart care

Tuesday, July 23, 2024–9:50 a.m. -News Release- For the seventh consecutive year, Atrium Health Floyd Medical Center has earned Gold certification from the American Heart Association (AHA) for the care it provides heart failure patients. The AHA releases its Get With The Guidelines honorees annually. The Get With The Guidelines – Heart Failure quality achievement…

Georgia Highlands hosting free application week

Georgia Highlands hosting free application week

Tuesday, July 23, 2024–9:02 a.m. -News Release- Georgia Highlands College (GHC) is waiving the $30 admissions application fee from July 22 to July 26, making it the perfect time for future students to apply for any upcoming semester. It’s also not too late to apply for the fall semester and begin taking classes in August and October. …

State Chapter recognizes Floyd County Public Works

State Chapter recognizes Floyd County Public Works

Tuesday, July 23, 2024–8:58 a.m. -News Release- The American Public Works Association (APWA) recently held its Annual Awards Banquet for the Georgia  Chapter for 2024. The State Chapter recognizes outstanding achievement for employees, managers, and projects. Floyd County Public Works received an award for Project of the Year (< $1 Million) for the Chubb Road Improvement Project.…

Rome City Commission votes to lower millage rate

Rome City Commission votes to lower millage rate

Tuesday, July 23, 2024–8:45 a.m. -David Crowder, WRGA News- The Rome City Commission voted Monday to adopt the 2024 millage rate. For city maintenance and operations, the rate was lowered from 7.8 down to 7.75. For city capital, the rate is proposed at 1.75 from 1.8. The rate for Rome City Schools would go from…

102 Rome High students earn AP student honors

102 Rome High students earn AP student honors

Monday, July 22, 2024–7:05 p.m. -News Release- More than 100 Rome High School students have been recognized as Advanced Placement (AP) Scholars. These students demonstrated amazing dedication to their classes, vigorous work during the school year, and a commitment to achievement. Having 102 AP Scholars at Rome High is not only a testament to the…

Floyd Commission to hold two public hearings on the millage rate Tuesday

Floyd Commission to hold two public hearings on the millage rate Tuesday

Monday, July 22, 2024–7:00 p.m. -David Crowder, WRGA News- The Floyd County Commission will hold the second and third public hearings on Tuesday regarding the millage rate for county maintenance and operations, fire, and solid waste. The meeting will begin at 8 a.m. at the county administration building on East Fourth Avenue. The commission will…

Arrest reports for July 22

Arrest reports for July 22

Monday, July 22, 2024–6:45 p.m. -Floyd County Jail records- Warrant: Man held gun to woman’s head A North Rome man is accused of pulling a gun on a woman during a fight on Wilma Drive back on May 30. According to Floyd County Jail records: 32-year-old Robert Jasper Wright Jr. bit the victim and held…

Georgia gas prices decline

Georgia gas prices decline

Monday, July 22, 2024–6:38 p.m. -AAA South- The Georgia gas price average decreased at the pumps compared to a week ago. Georgians are paying an average price of $3.34 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline. Monday’s state average is 5 cents less than a week ago,7 cents more than a month ago, and 1 cent less than this time last year.  It costs…

Man charged with 34 counts of identity fraud

Man charged with 34 counts of identity fraud

Monday, July 22, 2024–6:33 p.m. -Floyd County Jail records- A Coosa man has been jailed on multiple counts of identity theft and financial transaction card fraud. According to an arrest warrant and Floyd County Jail records: 52-year-old Darrell Edward Collier used a card belonging to the victim to make 34 different transactions. He also took…

Parents reminded of changes for Rome City Schools

Parents reminded of changes for Rome City Schools

Sunday, July 21, 2024–5:13 p.m. -News Release- The Rome City School Board is reminding parents about two important changes as they get ready for the 2024-2025 school year. Rome City Schools is switching from PowerSchool to Infinite Campus for their student information system and all students will be required to register for school this year…

Arrest reports for July 21

Arrest reports for July 21

Sunday, July 21, 2024–5:10 p.m. -Floyd County Jail records- Inmate accused of trying to smuggle drugs into prison A Lilburn man is accused of conspiring with three other inmates to smuggle contraband into the Floyd County Prison in July of 2022. According to the arrest warrants: 49-year-old Isaac Azriel Ross and the others used the prison…

Man charged with aggravated assault, battery

Man charged with aggravated assault, battery

Sunday, July 21, 2024–5:04 p.m. -Floyd County Jail records- A 58-year-old Rome man was arrested Thursday at his Park Road residence after he allegedly swung a baseball bat at another person. According to Floyd County Jail records: Mickey Juan Ely then threw the bat and charged into the home where he attacked the victim who…

Kemp details $1.5 billion in infrastructure improvements, Gordon County project makes the list

Kemp details $1.5 billion in infrastructure improvements, Gordon County project makes the list

Sunday, July 21, 2024–4:43 p.m. -Staff reports- Governor Brian Kemp recently announced new details for a $1.5 billion investment in transportation infrastructure around the state included in the Amended Fiscal Year 2024 budget. Included is $5,131,855 for intersection improvements at Highway 53 and Brownlee Road/Plainville Road in Gordon County. According to the Georgia Department of…

Rome City Commission set to adopt millage rate Monday

Rome City Commission set to adopt millage rate Monday

Sunday, July 21, 2024–4:30 p.m. -David Crowder, WRGA News- The Rome City Commission is expected to adopt the millage rate following a third and final public hearing on Monday. Although the commission is considering a reduction in the tax rate, three public hearings are still required because the reduction will not be lower than the…

Man executed for 1998 murder in Cherokee County, Alabama

Man executed for 1998 murder in Cherokee County, Alabama

Friday, July 19, 2024–9:15 a.m. -Staff reports- A man convicted in a 1998 murder in Cherokee County, Alabama was executed by lethal injection Thursday evening at the William C. Holman Correctional Facility in Atmore, Alabama. According to court records, Keith Edmund Gavin was convicted of murder in Illinois on June 9, 1982. In February 1998,…

Atrium: Students Seek Health Care Careers through Rise to Success

Atrium: Students Seek Health Care Careers through Rise to Success

July 18th, 2024 – 4:45 PM Atrium Health Floyd – With the support of Atrium Health Floyd, 17 area high school graduates from northwest Georgia and northeast Alabama will seek degrees in health care through the Rise to Success program. Atrium Health Floyd will pay their tuition, books, and fees while the students earn a degree.…

$30 May Mammogram Campaign achieves positive results

$30 May Mammogram Campaign achieves positive results

Thursday, July 18, 2024–12:06 p.m. -News Release- AdventHealth’s $30 May Mammogram Campaign brought in a total of 1,068 residents for mammograms within AdventHealth’s Georgia market, 329 of which were part of the 30 promotion. The others were covered by insurance. The individual hospital numbers are:  AdventHealth Gordon did 655 mammograms, 234 of which were…

Woman accused of hitting police car with a concrete block

Woman accused of hitting police car with a concrete block

Thursday, July 18, 2024–11:40 a.m. -Floyd County Jail records- A homeless woman is facing multiple charges following a series of incidents at a liquor store on Redmond Circle—one of those incidents involved the throwing of a concrete block at a Rome Police Department patrol vehicle. According to Floyd County Jail records: Police responded to Bottle…

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