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[VIDEO] Rome/Floyd Board of Commissioners discuss rising COVID-19 Cases

July 8th, 2020 – 3:20 PM The City of Rome and Floyd County Board of Commissioners- The Floyd County Board of Commissioners and the City of Rome Board of Commission will host a special joint meeting on Wednesday, July 8, 2020 to discuss the rising number of COVID-19 cases in Rome and Floyd County. To…

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[VIDEO] Rome Area History Center soft re-opening

July 7th, 2020 – 3:15 PM Ethan Garrett – WRGA Digital News Editor & Video Reporter – The Rome Area History Center, located in downtown Rome, held a soft re-opening of its museum on Tuesday. Since reopening, the center will featured a new expanded interactive timeline of the history of Rome and Floyd County, and even…

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[VIDEO] Downtown Rome’s Independence Day Celebration and Parade

July 4th, 2020 – 6:30 PM Ethan Garrett – WRGA Digital News Editor and Video Reporter – On Saturday afternoon (July 4th), the summer heat did not deter a group of patriotic citizens that gathered downtown in unity at the Rome Law Enforcement Center to celebrate America’s Independence Day. The Rome/Floyd Fire Department hoisted a…

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[VIDEO] Four vehicle wreck on US 27 at Walker Mountain Road

June 25th, 2020 – 1:50 PM Ethan Garrett – WRGA Digital News Editor and Video Reporter A four vehicle accident occurred in the area of US 27 at Walker Mountain Road on Thursday afternoon. Floyd County Police rerouted heavy South-Bound traffic as in the area as EMS arrived on the scene. According to 9-11 dispatch there…

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[VIDEO] Heroes Unified Community Wide Blood Drive

June 24th, 2020 – 3:20 PM Ethan Garrett – WRGA Digital News Editor and Video Reporter The Floyd County Police Department, Floyd County Sheriff’s Office, and Blood Assurance of Rome hosted The “Heroes Unified” community wide blood drive on Wednesday morning. Blood Assurance is in critical need of donations this year because of restrictions in…

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[VIDEO] 2-vehicle wreck at the intersection of Redmond Road and Redmond Circle

June 16th, 2020 – 3:30 PM Ethan Garrett – WRGA Digital News Editor and Video Reporter On Tuesday afternoon, a two vehicle accident occurred at the intersection of Redmond Road and Redmond Circle (Veterans Memorial Hwy). Inbound Redmond Road traffic was reduced to one lane temporaily in the area. According to dispatch, one of the…

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[VIDEO] “Back the Blue” Community Rally

June 15, 2020 – 8:30 PM Ethan Garrett – Digital News Editor and Video Reporter On Monday afternoon the Rome/Floyd community was invited to attend a Back the Blue Rally for our Police Officers and First Responders to “remember the fallen, cherish the living, and honor them all.” The community was encouraged to come and…

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[VIDEO] Special Meeting to Discuss Nathan Bedford Forrest Statue on Myrtle Hill

June 12th, 2020 – 10:00 AM City of Rome Government –  A special called meeting of the Rome Community Development Services Committee will be held Friday morning to discuss the confederate statue at the base of Myrtle Hill. There is a petition drive to remove the statue of Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest. Please see…

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[VIDEO] City Commission votes down temporary public consumption ordinance

June 9, 2020–4:37 a.m. STAFF REPORTS The Rome City Commission has voted down a proposed amendment to the city code that would have allowed public consumption of alcohol downtown on a temporary basis. Despite amendments to the original plan setting a 60-day deadline and ending public consumption at 10 p.m. instead of 11 p.m., the…

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[VIDEO] Area residents call for justice, equality

June 7, 2020–7:30 p.m. STAFF REPORTS A weekend of peaceful demonstrations in downtown Rome supporting “Black Lives Matter” concluded with the largest one yet on Sunday on the steps of the Rome City Auditorium. The racially-diverse crowd held signs calling for justice and remembered George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and many more who have…

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