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MDJ to buy Rome News-Tribune, affiliate papers

Rome News-Tribune owner Burgett H. Mooney III sent the following email to employees this evening regarding the results of today's News Publishing Co. auction:

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Wednesday 10/01/2014
Victim in critical condition after kidnapping on late Tuesday
Updated: October 01, 2014 - 3:03 pm

A Silver Creek man is in critical condition Wednesday morning after he was the victim in a kidnapping Tuesday, according to Floyd County police.

Wednesday 09/24/2014
Man charged with possession of child pornography in Cherokee Co., Ala.
Posted: September 24, 2014

A 46-year-old man is in Cherokee County Jail with child pornography charges this morning.

Sunday 08/17/2014
Search on across Northwest Georgia for missing Louisiana couple
Updated: August 17, 2014 - 4:41 pm

Update: Family members are still searching for missing Louisiana couple Demetrius Billiot, 77, and Willie Pearl Billiot, 83.

Wednesday 08/13/2014
Floyd County police looking for identity fraud witness
Updated: August 13, 2014 - 6:56 pm

The Floyd County Police Department is attempting to identify an elderly woman. The woman is likely to be a witness to numerous identity fraud cases in the north Georgia area which include breaking and entering automobiles.

Tuesday 07/29/2014
Leesburg, Ala. man charged with second-degree arson
Posted: July 29, 2014

A Leesburg, Alabama man has been arrested on second degree arson charges after allegedly setting fire to a residence on County Road 7.

Wednesday 07/16/2014
17 arrested in several Alabama drug raids
Updated: July 16, 2014 - 1:10 pm

DEKALB COUNTY, Alabama – Seventeen people were rounded up in DeKalb County over the past 10 days and arrested on a variety of drug charges, including two women who had drugs inside the jail, according to Sheriff Jimmy Harris.

Wednesday 06/04/2014
Calhoun Police arrest 'dangerous felon' wanted by Dekalb County
Updated: June 04, 2014 - 4:42 pm

The Calhoun Police Department's Special Operation Unit arrested a "dangerous felon" wanted by the Georgia Parole System on Tuesday, June 3, according to CPD reports.

Thursday 05/29/2014
3 former Calhoun High students charged with aggravated sexual battery in after-prom assault case
Updated: August 05, 2014 - 2:51 pm

ELLIJAY — Three former Calhoun High students were charged Wednesday with aggravated sexual battery and underage consumption of alcohol stemming from an alleged sexual assault at a cabin in Gilmer County on May 11.

Tuesday 05/27/2014
50 cows reported stolen in the New Harmony community, two found shot
Posted: May 27, 2014

Fifty cows have been stolen from the New Harmony community in DeKalb County, Alabama, according to a news release.

Friday 05/23/2014
GSP says elderly woman struck by vehicle has died
Updated: May 24, 2014 - 11:18 am

According to reports from Georgia State Patrol, Joanna Hickman,65, who was hit by an alleged drunk drive around 11:30 a.m. Friday, May 23, has died at Erlanger Hospital.

Tuesday 05/20/2014
Gadsden, Ala. man found with drugs, guns during traffic stop in Rome
Posted: May 20, 2014

Police recovered two firearms and more than an ounce of marijuana after stopping an Alabama man near Maple Street and East Sixth Street, according to Floyd County Jail reports.

Friday 05/16/2014
Calhoun woman dies after vehicle accident in Dalton
Updated: May 16, 2014 - 11:22 am

The Georgia State Patrol is reporting that Nancy Elizabeth Paris, 53, from Calhoun died in a wreck around noon Thursday, May 16, in Dalton.

Tuesday 05/13/2014
Cedar Bluff, Alabama, man accused of stealing boat, Jeep
Updated: May 14, 2014 - 4:01 am

A Cedar Bluff, Alabama, man accused of breaking into a home and stealing several items including a boat and a Jeep, remained in jail Tuesday, Floyd County Jail reports state.

Thursday 04/24/2014
Escaped convicted rapist caught after chase through Cave Spring into Polk County
Updated: April 24, 2014 - 8:59 am

The pursuit of an escaped Floyd County rapist — headed up by federal marshals and involving several local law enforcement agencies — ended with the man’s arrest in Polk County on Wednesday afternoon.

Wednesday 04/23/2014
Anniston Ala. police release 911 call transcript from Tuesday fatal shooting
Posted: April 23, 2014

ANNISTON, Alabama -- Anniston Police released new details today from its investigation of a fatal shooting Tuesday involving police officers firing on a man with a pellet gun.

Monday 04/21/2014
Man charged with killing mother and sister sentenced to life in prison without parole
Posted: April 21, 2014

Nearly two years after Douglas Glenn Parker was charged with the murder of his mother and sister, he pleaded guilty.

Wednesday 04/16/2014
Cedar Bluff, Ala., man dies in 2-vehicle wreck
Updated: April 17, 2014 - 2:15 am

A Cedar Bluff, Ala., man died early Wednesday in a Cherokee County wreck involving an 18-wheeler carrying chickens, officials said.

Sunday 03/23/2014
Man fatally struck by train in Cartersville
Updated: March 24, 2014 - 7:33 am

CARTERSVILLE, Ga. — Sheriff's officials in northwest Georgia say a man has died after being struck by a train.

Bartow County Sheriff Clark Millsap tells the Atlanta Journal-Constitution 44-year-old Donald Eugene Brock was walking his dog along a set of train tracks when he was hit Saturday afternoon.

Millsap says the train sounded its horn several times but Brock didn't move.

Authorities say the man's body was taken to the Cartersville Medical Center and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation will conduct an autopsy.

Monday 12/30/2013
Police: Alabama man arrested after he assaulted woman and damaged TV, entertainment center, wall
Updated: December 30, 2013 - 3:31 pm

An Alabama man was behind bars Sunday night after he allegedly knocked over an entertainment center and put a hole in the wall of a Woods Road apartment.

Sunday 07/14/2013
Cherokee County Arrest Report Monday, July 15
Updated: July 15, 2013 - 10:29 am

Local law enforcement agents have made the following arrests in recent days:

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