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Arrest reports for February 28

Arrest reports for February 28

Wednesday, February 28, 2024–11:30 a.m. -Floyd County Jail records- Report: Man found with cocaine at the jail A 33-year-old Rome man is facing felony charges after he was reportedly found with cocaine while being booked at the Floyd County Jail. According to jail records: William Wayne Bridges of a Dodd Boulevard address is charged with…

Juvenile correctional officer arrested

Juvenile correctional officer arrested

Wednesday, February 28, 2024–10:57 a.m. -Floyd County Jail records- A juvenile correctional sergeant has been arrested on felony warrants charging him with aggravated assault by strangulation and violation of oath of office. According to the warrants: 32-year-old Naji Cooke of Rome choked a juvenile at the Bob Richards Regional Youth Detention Center on Marable Way…

Floyd Commission honors four citizens for African American History Month

Floyd Commission honors four citizens for African American History Month

Wednesday, February 28, 2024–9:30 a.m. -David Crowder, WRGA News- Each February, the Floyd County Commission celebrates African American History Month by recognizing citizens who continue to serve the greater good.   On Tuesday, the commission honored four more citizens who have made an impact. The first honoree was Ciara McKnight. “Ciara works daily with after-school teen…

Bids awarded for Shannon dog park, airport runway project

Bids awarded for Shannon dog park, airport runway project

Wednesday, February 28, 2024–9:03 a.m. -David Crowder, WRGA News- The Floyd County Commission has approved a couple of items related to a dog park at Shag Williams Park in Shannon. Commissioners approve the addition of $15,000 to the 2017 special purpose, local option sales tax account for the project. They also approved a contract for…

County commissioners approve rezoning for cremation services on New Calhoun Highway

County commissioners approve rezoning for cremation services on New Calhoun Highway

Wednesday, February 28, 2024–8:53 a.m. -David Crowder, WRGA News- The Floyd County Commission has approved a rezoning application for a funeral home at 5865 New Calhoun Highway. Tyler Reynolds has been operating a funeral home at the location for about a year. The change in zoning from Community Commercial to Heavy Commercial will allow him…

Fire at former Jockey plant in Cedartown

Fire at former Jockey plant in Cedartown

Tuesday, February 27, 2024–8:39 p.m. -Jeremy Stewart, Polk Standard Journal- This story is possible because of a news-sharing agreement with the Rome News-Tribune. More information can be found at northwestgeorgianews.com. Photo courtesy of Noah Beck Cedartown fire officials are requesting drivers to avoid West Avenue as crews continue to battle a fully-involved blaze at the former…

Burglary reported on Washington Drive

Burglary reported on Washington Drive

Tuesday, February 27, 2024–4:33 p.m. -Rome Police Department report- Rome Police are investigating the burglary of a building on Washington Drive belonging to the Kelsey-Aycock-Burrell Center. According to the incident report: Police were called Monday after someone saw the light on and noticed the door had been opened. The building was boarded up and was…

Arrest reports for February 27

Arrest reports for February 27

Tuesday, February 27, 2024–4:25 p.m. -Floyd County Jail records- Man accused of assaulting woman on February 12 A 38-year-old Rome man was arrested Monday at his Chateau Drive apartment on warrants charging him with aggravated assault and battery. According to the warrants: Adam Blake Litton put his hands around a woman’s neck causing her to…

One injured in four-vehicle wreck on Redmond Circle

One injured in four-vehicle wreck on Redmond Circle

Tuesday, February 27, 2024–10:48 a.m. -Rome Police Department report- One person was injured in a four-vehicle wreck in West Rome Monday evening. According to a Rome Police Department report: A 2020 Hyundai Tucson was attempting to turn left into the Sam’s Club parking lot from Redmond Circle. The driver told police there was a gap…

City commission approves industrial rezoning

City commission approves industrial rezoning

Monday, February 26, 2024–9:09 p.m. -David Crowder, WRGA News- The Rome City Commission has approved a zoning change from Light Industrial to Heavy Industrial for 29 Westside Industrial Boulevard. The existing 110,000-square-foot facility is the future home of Swami Compounding, which manufactures semi-finished natural and synthetic rubber compounds in strips and slab forms. “We came here…

Arrest reports for February 26

Arrest reports for February 26

Monday, February 26, 2024–12:00 p.m. -Floyd County Jail records- Two charged with child cruelty Two Kingston women were arrested late last week at their Mulligan Court residence on charges of 1st-degree cruelty to children and five counts of misdemeanor cruelty to animals. According to Floyd County Jail records: 40-year old Skyline Vincetta Morales and 38-year-old…

Woman arrested following stabbing incident

Woman arrested following stabbing incident

Monday, February 26, 2024–12:00 p.m. -Staff reports- A Rome woman has been arrested in connection with a stabbing incident Friday at a residence on Highland Circle. According to Floyd County Jail records and a Rome Police Department report: 22-year-old Carla Victoria Perez got upset after being kicked out of the residence and stabbed the female…

Floyd County Commission meets Tuesday

Floyd County Commission meets Tuesday

Monday, February 26, 2024–11:52 a.m. -David Crowder, WRGA News- Floyd County Commissioners will conduct public hearings on a number of rezoning applications when they meet Tuesday. One of the applications is seeking a zoning change from community commercial to heavy commercial, as well as a special use permit for a funeral home to provide cremation…

Gas prices take downward turn

Gas prices take downward turn

Monday, February 26, 2024–11:48 a.m. -AAA South- Georgia’s gas price average finally takes a turn at the pump. Georgia drivers are paying an average price of $3.13 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline which is 3 cents less than a week ago. Monday’s state average is 12 cents more than a month ago and 3 cents less than this time…

Early voting in Presidentia Primaries continues

Early voting in Presidentia Primaries continues

Sunday, February 25, 2024–11:30 p.m. -David Crowder, WRGA News- The second week of advance voting for the 2024 Presidential Primaries begins Monday. Floyd County residents can vote this week at the Floyd County Elections Center on East 12th Street between 7:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. each day. Early voting is also taking place this week…

Floyd BOE to hold called meeting and work session Monday

Floyd BOE to hold called meeting and work session Monday

Sunday, February 25, 2024–11:18 p.m. -David Crowder, WRGA News- The Floyd County Board of Education will tackle a number of agenda items during a called work session on Monday. The meeting will begin at 11:30 a.m. in the superintendent’s office on Riverside Parkway. Discussion items include the Benchmark Advance adoption, the strategic plan, faculty dress…

Rome City Commission meets Monday

Rome City Commission meets Monday

Sunday, February 25, 2024–11:13 p.m. -David Crowder, WRGA News- The Rome City Commission will conduct public hearings regarding several rezoning requests when they meet Monday. One application is for a zoning change from Light Industrial to Heavy Industrial for 29 Westside Industrial Boulevard. The existing 110,000-square-foot facility is the future home of Swami Compounding, which manufactures…

Team from St. Mary’s School wins math competition

Team from St. Mary’s School wins math competition

Saturday, February 24, 2024–3:16 p.m. -News Release- A team of “Mathletes” from St. Mary’s Catholic School won the regional finals of the MATHCOUNTS competition, which was sponsored by the Northwest Chapter of the Georgia Society of Professional Engineers. The winning team members include eighth graders Sarah Beth Bushnell, Abby Kate Jackson, Andrew Parsa, and Gray…

Human remains found in truck submerged in Weiss Lake

Human remains found in truck submerged in Weiss Lake

Saturday, February 24, 2024–2:52 p.m. -WEIS Radio- According to Cherokee County Sheriff Jeff Shaver, a truck was recovered Friday morning from Weiss Lake at Chesnut Bay. Law enforcement began to look for the truck after a fisherman reported what he thought was a vehicle. The truck was registered to Oscar Lewis King who was reported…

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