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Thursday 12/18/2014
Lottery officials identify local winner
Updated: December 19, 2014 - 1:17 am

Fay Holden of Lindale is in holiday bliss, having won a Fantasy 5 jackpot prize from the Georgia Lottery. Holden, 75, is one of two players each to win a $65,651 jackpot prize from matching all five numbers from the Dec. 16 Fantasy 5 drawing.

Report: Man threatened to rob Krystal on Shorter Avenue
Updated: December 19, 2014 - 12:46 am

A man used a glove in an attempt to rob the Krystal on Shorter Avenue late Wednesday night, according to Rome police reports.

Jury finds Jamarrcus Sullivan guilty on all counts for robbery, murder of Kevin Daniel
Updated: December 18, 2014 - 3:25 pm

A jury found a Rome man guilty of the June 2013 murder and robbery that left a man dying outside of his Wheeler Street home.

No leads on how stolen Mustang convertible ended up in Oostanaula River
Updated: December 18, 2014 - 2:52 pm

Floyd County police investigators said Wednesday they are still looking into how a stolen vehicle ended up submerged in the Oostanaula River.

Warrant: Cartersville woman exploited disabled person
Updated: December 18, 2014 - 9:31 am

A Cartersville woman accused of exploiting a disabled Rome woman was behind bars at the Floyd County Jail on Wednesday evening.

Calhoun woman accused of giving inmates drugs at Floyd County Prison
Updated: December 18, 2014 - 9:32 am

A Calhoun woman accused of giving marijuana to Floyd County Prison inmates was jailed Wednesday.

Wednesday 12/17/2014
FMC, Polk Medical to conduct Ebola drill on Friday
Updated: December 17, 2014 - 6:03 pm

Floyd Medical Center will test its readiness to care for a potential Ebola patient by conducting a wide-ranging drill beginning early Friday morning.

Court proceedings on hold in murder, sexual battery cases
Updated: December 17, 2014 - 3:59 pm

There are no major developments in four criminal cases that have rocked Gordon County in 2014.

Euharlee police investigating drive by shooting
Updated: December 17, 2014 - 4:01 pm

Euharlee police are investigating a drive-by shooting in a middle-class neighborhood that occurred last weekend.

Witness claims he committed murder during 2013 robbery turned murder, prosecutors say he's trying to take the rap for prison buddy
Updated: December 18, 2014 - 1:40 am

A convicted murderer testified Tuesday in Floyd County Superior Court that it was he, not Jamarrcus Sullivan, who fatally shot Kevin Daniel during a 2013 robbery gone bad.

Tuesday 12/16/2014
City attorney not representing Fort Oglethorpe elections chief in lawsuit; council gives her $5,000 for an attorney
Updated: December 16, 2014 - 1:43 pm

Fort Oglethorpe council members have approved $5,000 in attorney fees for the city’s elections chief, who is embroiled in a lawsuit.

Rome Braves: Randy Ingle returns as field manager
Posted: December 16, 2014

The 2014 Rome Braves field staff has been announced and Randy Ingle returns as the team’s manager. Ingle, in his 24th season as a manager, was in Danville last season after skippering the Rome club for five seasons from 2006 – 2010 and again in 2012 and 2013.

Opening statements expected in Jamarrcus Sullivan murder trial
Updated: December 18, 2014 - 1:40 am

Opening statements in the murder trial of Jamarrcus R. Sullivan are scheduled to begin this morning.

Man accused of stabbing brother
Updated: December 16, 2014 - 12:05 pm

A man accused of stabbing his brother remained in jail Monday without bond, Floyd County Jail reports state.

Monday 12/15/2014
Ringgold man dies in crash after LaFayette woman runs stop sign, police say
Posted: December 15, 2014

A 66-year-old Ringgold man died Saturday night, Dec. 13, in a collision in Walker County after a LaFayette woman ran a stop sign and broadsided his vehicle, police say.

Rome, Floyd police report 20 attacks with weapons at businesses this year
Updated: December 15, 2014 - 3:14 pm

There has been an increase in the number of armed robberies at Rome businesses this year, to 16 from 11 in 2013, although the total number of robberies reported within the city limits has dropped.

Trial to start today for murder-robbery suspect Jamarrcus Sullivan
Updated: December 18, 2014 - 1:40 am

One of three men facing murder charges in connection with a 2013 robbery is scheduled for trial today.

Compassionate Friends mourn at 18th annual candle lighting for lost loved ones
Updated: December 15, 2014 - 4:00 pm

Sally Maddox of Rome quietly wiped away tears as the light of more than 100 candles filled the worship hall where she sat in Life Church in Armuchee on Sunday evening.

Sunday 12/14/2014
Building Bridges: Rome native’s online campaign to help his sick friend could have him swimming across the Etowah on Christmas day
Updated: December 15, 2014 - 8:03 am

An unlikely friendship between a Rome man and a mother of four living in Atlanta has led to a crusade of sorts and the result could be an icy swim across the Etowah River.

Ringgold man dies in crash in Walker County
Updated: December 14, 2014 - 9:50 am

A 66-year-old Ringgold man died Saturday night in a collision in Walker County.