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Three Gadsden residents arrested on drug charges in Cherokee County

According to Cherokee County Sheriff Jeff Shaver, three Gadsden residents were arrested on multiple charges after attempting to elude Deputy Jeremy Stepps on Saturday afternoon, March 21st.

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Spring brings safe paddling opportunity at Little River above the canyon; trips set for Wednesday, Saturday
Posted: March 23, 2015

Little River Canyon National Preserve Ranger Larry Beane will be leading free paddling trips this week, to familiarize canoe and kayak enthusiasts with the beauty of the river atop Lookout Mountain.

Alabama probate judges ordered to halt gay wedding licenses
Updated: March 04, 2015 - 11:09 am

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The state of marriage in Alabama was thrown into confusion Wednesday as probate judges struggled to decide whether to follow the state high court's ruling banning same-sex weddings or a federal judge's earlier order to issue licenses.

Cherokee County Sheriff: Sunday shooting appears to be domestic dispute
Updated: March 11, 2015 - 12:54 am

A Cherokee County, Alabama sheriff says a shooting on Sunday appears to have been a domestic dispute.

Centre, Ala. teacher charged with sexual abuse, electronic solicitation of a child
Updated: February 27, 2015 - 5:05 pm

A Cherokee County teacher was charged Friday with second-degree sexual abuse and electronic solicitation of a child, authorities said.

Save Weiss Lake citizens group wants to determine extent of silt problem
Posted: February 22, 2015

A citizens group is trying to determine the extent of a siltation problem at Weiss Lake.

Cherokee County Alabama sheriff says 11-year-old killed as dad cleaned gun
Updated: February 18, 2015 - 1:06 am

GAYLESVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Police say an 11-year-old has died after a handgun went off while the child's father was cleaning it.

Cherokee County Sheriff Jeff Shaver says police were called to the home around 9:30 p.m. on Sunday. Shaver says County Coroner Jeremy Deaton pronounced the child dead at the home on County Road 865.

Authorities say the man was apparently cleaning the gun when it fired. They say the bullet hit him in the hand before striking the 11-year-old who was sitting on the couch. The child's mother also was hit in her elbow.

Both parents were taken for medical treatment. Police have not released names of anyone involved.

Gas prices above $2 at some stations in Northwest Georgia, remaining under at others
Posted: February 07, 2015

Here are the prices of the lowest regular unleaded for cities in our area according to Gasbuddy.com:

A Message To Our Readers, Our Advertisers and Our Community – Our Partners in writing your daily history through your newspapers:
Updated: February 01, 2015 - 9:06 pm

It is an honor and a privilege to serve you through the Rome News-Tribune and its allied weekly newspapers, building upon the solid foundation of nearly a century of local journalism by the Mooney family.

Gas prices remain stable in Northwest Georgia and surrounding areas
Posted: January 31, 2015

Gas prices are look to have stabilized for the moment in Northwest Georgia, sticking just below the $2 mark in some areas, and hovering around the $1.80 mark in others. 

GDOT: Be alert for black ice early Friday
Updated: January 29, 2015 - 9:17 pm

 CARTERSVILLE Black ice is possible Friday morning in the highest elevations of Northwest Georgia.

State average for gas dips below $2, region prices hovering around $1.90 mark
Posted: January 24, 2015

Here are the prices of the lowest regular unleaded for cities in our area according to Gasbuddy.com:

Gas prices in Northwest Georgia remain steady, average price in state still above $2 mark
Updated: January 16, 2015 - 12:03 pm

Here are the prices of the lowest regular unleaded for cities in our area according to Gasbuddy.com:

Gas dips below $2 mark in Rome, according to Gasbuddy, surrounding areas still trending down
Posted: January 10, 2015

Gas prices have dropped below $2 in Rome at one station according to Gasbuddy.com reports, and are still heading southward in areas around Northwest Georgia and surrounding states this morning. 

Gas prices slowly creeping below $2 around Northwest Georgia, remains around $2.10 mark in Rome, Cedartown
Posted: January 08, 2015

State averages for the price of a regular gallon of gas dropped another cent, and prices were down in at least two more cities in Northwest Georgia in Cedartown, and gas dipping below the $2 mark in Calhoun today. 

Pierre-Rene Noth, opinion page editor of Rome News-Tribune, dies at age 78
Posted: January 04, 2015

Those who knew him say Pierre-Rene Noth will be remembered as a man who loved his family, loved his job and loved his adopted city of Rome.

Gas prices level out Saturday morning around the region
Posted: January 03, 2015

Gas prices leveled out this morning around Northwest Georgia, with the price of a gallon of regular gas staying the same throughout the region. 

Gas prices continuing downward trend for New Year's Day
Posted: January 01, 2015

Gas prices are down slightly to start off a New Year in Northwest Georgia and surrounding areas, including drops in the state average for the price of a regular gallon of gas.

Gas prices dip another penny in some areas, remain below $2 in Ringgold, Chattanooga areas
Posted: December 31, 2014

The average price of gas is down in Georgia another cent overnight, and some areas also saw a dip of a penny in the price of regular gas in Northwest Georgia and the surrounding areas. 

Price of gas drops down below $2.20 in Rome, continues decrease across Northwest Georgia and surrounding areas
Posted: December 30, 2014

The price of gasoline dropped another couple of pennies overnight in some areas of Northwest Georgia and surrounding states, and Rome has finally seen one station drop below the $2.20 mark according to Gasbuddy.com reports. 

Gas continues to decline overnight in a few areas
Posted: December 27, 2014

Only a couple of ares saw a drop in gas prices overnight, but the cost of a regular gallon of gasoline continues to trend toward under $2 range throughout Northwest Georgia and the surrounding areas. 

UPDATE: Piedmont, Alabama, man sent to hospital after wreck on Ga. 100
Updated: December 26, 2014 - 8:32 pm

Update: A Piedmont, Alabama man, was sent to the hospital following a wreck on Ga. 100 Friday afternoon. Jeffrey Winkles, 50, was driving a white Dodge Dakota pickup that left the roadway, police said. There were no passengers.

Rome’s unemployment rate falls to 6.7 percent in November; Northwest Ga. at 6.4
Updated: December 26, 2014 - 12:44 am

Floyd County’s unemployment rate dipped below 7 percent in November, checking in at 6.7 percent for the month. The rate was down from 7.2 percent in October and down from 7.6 percent in November of last year.

AAA: Gas prices fell below $2 in Tenn. and Georgia, prices expected to continue decline
Posted: December 22, 2014

Gas prices fell below $2 a gallon at various filling stations in Georgia and Tennessee last week, and prices in Florida are not far behind. The lowest prices in Florida are in the Jacksonville area at about $2.10 a gallon. If prices keep falling at a rate of 2 cents a day, Florida motorists could begin finding gasoline below $2 by the end of the week.

Gas prices remain on decline in Northwest Georgia to start weekend
Posted: December 20, 2014

Gas prices continue their slow decline downward toward the under $2 range in most of Northwest Georgia and in surrounding states, or stayed the same overnight as the cost of a regular gallon of gas continues a downward trend ahead of holiday travel.

Some gas prices still below $2 at select stations in Northwest Georgia, Chattanooga
Posted: December 18, 2014

Gas prices continue their decline along with the price of oil, and some gas stations remain below the $2 mark in Northwest Georgia and into the Southeast Tennessee area around Chattanooga.

Polk County 6-year-old awarded for saving family from fire
Updated: December 16, 2014 - 12:17 pm

Students thought they were coming to see slimy snakes and lizards at Young’s Grove Elementary in a late week treat. However before the activities started, administrators at the school had a special award to give out.

Gas prices drop another five cents overnight, down to $2.14 in Chattanooga area
Updated: December 15, 2014 - 11:46 am

Gas prices continue to decline ahead of the Christmas travel season, with areas dropping at least five cents overnight in some places, as much as six cents in others for the weekend. 

Miss Billie Sue Mobbs
Posted: December 11, 2014

Miss Billie Sue Mobbs, 84 of Gaylesville, passed away Sunday, December 7, 2014 at Cherokee Health and Rehab. Miss Mobbs was a native of Cherokee County, and was of the Baptist faith.

Gas prices continue to drop, down to $2.19 in Chattanooga
Posted: December 11, 2014

Gas prices in Northwest Georgia and in surrounding areas continue their decline below $2.50 in many communities, and the slow drop looks to continue heading into the holiday season if trends hold steady. 

Gas prices remain on steady decline this weekend, average down to $2.50 range in neighboring states
Posted: December 06, 2014

The price for a gallon of unleaded gas remained about the same in most places this morning in Northwest Georgia, but it has continued to steadily fall across the southeast this week and looks to continue.

Gas prices continue decline through first week of December in region
Posted: December 05, 2014

Gas prices continue their decline in Northwest Georgia and Northeast Alabama, and remain lowest near the Tennessee state line with the cost down to $2.28 per gallon at some stations for regular gas. 

Gas drops below $2 in Oklahoma, NW Ga. low is $2.37
Updated: December 04, 2014 - 12:47 am

If you're a bargain-hunter you may not be able to resist a trip to Oklahoma City, OK.  There you'll find the OnCue Express selling gas at $1.99 per gal. That's the first gas station in the U.S. to sell gas below $2 per gallon since July 30, 2010.

“We knew when we saw crude oil prices drop last week that we'd break the $2 threshold pretty soon, but we didn't know if it would happen in South Carolina, Texas, Missouri or Oklahoma,” said Patrick DeHaan, senior petroleum analyst for GasBuddy.  “Those are all low-tax states and all have statewide averages at $2.52 or less.

“Today's national average, $2.74, now makes the current price we pay a whopping 51 cents per gallon less than what we paid a year ago, and 24 states are seeing even greater differences between today's and year-ago prices,” he added.

Florida leads that group with a 69.5 cent difference between today's average and that of one year ago.

Missouri has the lowest state average in the country at $2.43 today.

The broad decline in crude oil and wholesale gasoline prices means more gas stations can be expected to head south, figuratively speaking,” added Gregg Laskoski, another senior petroleum analyst with GasBuddy. “Over 15% of the nation's gas stations are now below $2.50 per gallon and it may not be long before others join OnCue Express in that exclusive club that’s below $2!”

New York dogs find road home through Rome
Updated: December 04, 2014 - 10:52 am

The compassion and attention given to two injured dogs that were at the Floyd County Animal Control shelter led to them finding their way back home — 900 miles away.

Gas prices still in steady decline Tuesday, best prices still near Tennessee border
Posted: December 02, 2014

Gas prices in the Northwest Georgia area are still declining steadily with the lowest prices found near the Tennessee border.

Gas prices still on steady decline
Posted: December 01, 2014

Gas prices in the Northwest Georgia area are still declining steadily with the lowest prices found near the Tennessee border.

Gas prices still dropping around Northwest Georgia for Thanksgiving holiday travel
Posted: November 27, 2014

The Thanksgiving holiday is here and drivers will find prices still dropping at the pump around the region as they get ready to travel.

Gas prices still dropping - lowest prices at $2.38 near Tenn. border
Posted: November 26, 2014

Gas prices are staying on a steady decline as the busiest travel season of the year approaches. Tennessee prices are among the lowest in the nation on average. Georgia and Alabama remain near the bottom of the list as well. A few states on average remain lower and prices near Hattiesburg, Mississippi even got down around $2.28.

Grand jury won't indict Ferguson cop in shooting
Updated: November 25, 2014 - 1:06 am

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — A grand jury declined Monday to indict white police officer Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown, the unarmed, black 18-year-old whose fatal shooting sparked weeks of sometimes-violent protests and inflamed deep racial tensions between many African-Americans and police.

Violence in Ferguson includes smashed windows, gun shots, fires
Updated: January 13, 2015 - 4:38 pm

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Protesters smashed windows out of police cars and businesses, several of which were later set ablaze, and officers lobbed tear gas from inside armored vehicles to disperse crowds Monday as violence overtook protests in Ferguson.

Cedartown's Sam Hunt releases new single, plays tonight on Letterman’s “Late Show”
Updated: November 24, 2014 - 3:18 pm

Make sure to check out Cedartown’s Sam Hunt on late night television tonight.

Gas prices around Northwest Georgia remain on slow slide, cheapest prices in Chattanooga, Ringgold
Posted: November 22, 2014

Gas prices around Northwest Georgia continue their slow slide downward, but remain higher than prices in communities near the Tennessee-Georgia border, according to GasBuddy.com.

Gas prices continue slow decline - lowest prices near Tenn. border
Updated: November 20, 2014 - 1:49 pm

Gas prices around Northwest Georgia continue their slow slide downward, but remain higher than prices in communities near the Tennessee-Georgia border, according to GasBuddy.com.

Bekaert fire causes extensive damage at Darlington Drive plant
Updated: January 19, 2015 - 12:30 pm

It took about 30 minutes Wednesday afternoon for a thin wisp of smoke to become a black cloud rolling from the Bekaert Corp. plant in Rome.

Gas prices continue trend downward in Northwest Georgia
Updated: November 17, 2014 - 2:03 pm

Gas prices around Northwest Georgia continue their slow slide downward, but remain higher than prices in communities near the Tennessee-Georgia border.

Gas prices remain steady in the Northwest Georgia area
Updated: November 11, 2014 - 4:17 pm

Average retail gasoline prices in Georgia stayed steady with national gas prices at $2.93/g today.

Gas prices continue to drop nationwide - lowest area price is $2.46
Posted: November 10, 2014

Motorists saw prices continue to plunge at the pump last week. The national average price for gasoline fell for the 42nd consecutive day Sunday. Meanwhile, the streak of declines is 37 days in Florida, 38 in Georgia, and 39 in Tennessee.

Average price of gas in Georgia at $2.84; Chattanooga remains cheapest city in area at $2.49
Posted: November 08, 2014

Average retail gasoline prices in Georgia continue to trend downward and were at $2.84/g today.

Average gas price in Georgia now down to $2.85; Chattanooga is cheapest city listed by Gas Buddy at $2.50 per gallon
Posted: November 04, 2014

Average retail gasoline prices in Georgia continue to trend downward and were at $2.85/g today, two cents lower than Monday according to GasBuddy's daily survey of gas outlets in Georgia.

Gas prices continue decline in Northwest Ga.
Posted: November 01, 2014

Gas prices are well below the national average of $3.01 this week with prices in our area as low as $2.53,according to Gasbuddy.com.

Gas prices continue slow decline in Northwest Ga.
Updated: October 31, 2014 - 1:11 pm

Gas prices are well below the national average of $3.01 this week with prices in our area as low as $2.53, according to Gasbuddy.com.

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