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Walking in Red

Romans turned out Saturday for a walk to raise funds to help Roman Yvonne Brand defray medical expenses that are leading up to what her family hopes will be a heart transplant soon.

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Saturday 12/20/2014
Race to the top: Pinewood Derby teaches science skills
Posted: December 20, 2014

The secret of a fast Pinewood Derby car isn’t its weight.

Floyd County deputies start wearing body cameras
Updated: December 20, 2014 - 10:40 am

Some Floyd County deputies have started wearing the latest uniform accessories — body cameras.

Floyd County Jail report for December 20
Updated: December 20, 2014 - 8:24 am

The Floyd County jail issues intake reports twice daily, at 8 am.. and 8 p.m.

Griffin wins Downtown Development Authority Fricks award
Posted: December 20, 2014

Paul Griffin, a longtime leader of the Rome Little Theatre and Historic DeSoto Theatre Foundation was honored with the William E. Fricks Award for service to the downtown community Friday. DDA Executive Director Ann Arnold told the downtown merchants gathered at the DeSoto Theatre for the annual Christmas Coffee Break, “His love for downtown is forever evident.”

Planner wanted for former Northwest Georgia Regional Hospital property
Posted: December 20, 2014

The city of Rome is ready to get some outside help in coming up with a master plan for the redevelopment of the former Northwest Georgia Regional Hospital.

Partly Cloudy Saturday on tap
Posted: December 20, 2014

The forecast for Rome and Northwest Georgia today calls for clouds in the morning with periods of sun peaking through during the afternoon.

Joshua David Winterboer
Posted: December 20, 2014

Joshua David Winterboer, 34, of Rome, died Dec. 19, 2014. Daniel’s has charge of arrangements.

Willie Jefferson Carney
Posted: December 20, 2014

Willie Jefferson Carney, 92, of Rome, died Dec. 18, 2014. Henderson & Sons, South Chapel, has charge of arrangements.

Vernon Ardell Gaston
Posted: December 20, 2014

Vernon Ardell Gaston, 64, of Rome, died Dec. 18, 2014. Good Shepherd has charge of arrangements.

Kathy Gulene Pope Hovers
Posted: December 20, 2014

Kathy Gulene Pope Hovers, 69, of Silver Creek, died Dec. 15, 2014. Good Shepherd has charge of arrangements.

William Lewis Spivey
Posted: December 20, 2014

William Lewis Spivey, 72, of 213 Iron St., died Dec. 18, 2014. Wright Memorial has charge of arrangements.

Keith D. McClinic
Posted: December 20, 2014

Keith D. McClinic, 54, of 2740 Halligan Place, Riverdale, died Dec. 16, 2014. F.K. Jones has charge of arrangements.

Dr. Jerome V. Pearson
Posted: December 20, 2014

Dr. Jerome V. Pearson, 61, of Dublin, died Dec. 22, 2014. Dudley Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

Woman arrested in Friday night stabbing
Updated: December 20, 2014 - 10:41 am

A man was stabbed and a woman arrested late Friday night, Floyd County police reported.

Friday 12/19/2014
Floyd County Jail reports Dec. 19, 8 p.m.
Updated: December 19, 2014 - 8:08 pm

The Floyd County Jail releases arrest reports twice a day - 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.

Police say possible kidnapping was false alarm, everyone safe
Updated: December 20, 2014 - 1:45 am

Update: Rome police investigators have called off the search for a dark-colored Honda Civic after reports of a possible kidnapping turned out to be false. 

Tonight's Holiday Festival Basketball Tournament Schedule
Updated: December 19, 2014 - 4:59 pm

The final four game of the 2014 Holiday Festival Basketball Tournament are today, Dec. 19, at Berry College, starting at 4 p.m.

Calhoun home burns to ground
Updated: December 19, 2014 - 4:50 pm

A Calhoun home appears to be a total loss after a fire Friday afternoon.

Gas prices still slowly dropping
Posted: December 19, 2014

The price of crude shot up over $2 in late market trading today but as of 4 p.m. gas prices were still dropping around the northwest corner of Georgia.

Cedartown's Sam Hunt's 'Montevallo' album makes AP's top 10 albums of the year
Updated: December 19, 2014 - 4:01 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — Up for a good long listen? Check out the Associated Press' top albums of 2014 list:

1. "In the Lonely Hour," Sam Smith: Sam Smith's album was an emotional roller coaster — a ride you couldn't get off of even if you tried. The songs, anchored by his piercing voice, had the power to make you cry, smile, shiver and even dance. Tracks like the radio hit, "Stay With Me," and "Leave Your Lover" are intense and emotional, making for an honest, beautiful album that soothes the soul. There can only be only reply when he sings, "Oh, won't you stay with me?" That would be a resounding, "Yes."

2. "2014 Forest Hills Drive," J. Cole: J. Cole: Another honest man: J. Cole. The insanely talented rapper captures so much on his third album, tackling various topics from losing his virginity to growing up in Fayetteville, North Carolina to contemporary rappers, who should take note. His rhymes are smart, and he is a powerful storyteller that, at times, echoes rap king Nas.

3. "LP1," FKA twigs: FKA twigs' ethereal and eerie album is heavenly. The English singer's soft vocals layered over weird beats make this 10-track set a must listen, thanks to addictive tracks like "Two Weeks," ''Numbers" and "Lights On."

4. "Sucker," Charli XCX: Let's boom clap for Charli XCX and her top notch album, "Sucker." The mix of rock and pop songs are confident and catchy, and prove that although Charli XCX was the side chick on songs like Iggy Azalea's "Fancy" and Icona Pop's "I Love It," she's the real leading lady.

5. "Aquarius," Tinashe: Tinashe, who is also part of the alternative R&B movement, delivered an album that moved the needle this year. Though she had a huge hit with the addictive "2 On," the singer proves she's much more than a one-hit wonder on "Aquarius." Her whispery vocals glide over the songs' beats so nicely you'll constantly hit repeat. "Just Like Vegas" is only one of the many standouts.

6. "Evergreen," Broods: The parents of brother and sister duo Broods should be proud. The New Zealand group's album, "Evergreen," is a winner with instrumentalist Caleb Nott shining on the eclectic, alternative production, giving Georgia Nott a platform to showcase her calming vocals, especially on "Killing You" and "Mother & Father."

7. "My Everything," Ariana Grande: Ariana Grande has already launched four Top 10 hits from her second album, but there's so much more that bangs beyond "Bang Bang" on "My Everything." The powerful vocalist nails it with a cool blend of R&B and pop songs that's almost as good as her revering 2013 debut.

8. "Montevallo," Sam Hunt: Props to singer-songwriter Sam Hunt for blending country music with elements of R&B, electronica and hip-hop. It might sound wild, but it works on his debut album, mainly thanks to Hunt's swagger and sexy sing-talk vocal delivery. Sam Smith isn't the only Sam stealing hearts.

9. "Do It Again," Robyn and Royksopp: Swedish singer Robyn and Norwegian duo Royksopp 5-song dance EP is oh so good, and a tease. Full album please?

10. "1000 Forms of Fear," Sia: From "Chandelier" to "Elastic Heart" to "Eye of the Needle," Sia's latest album is just another laudable effort in her rich catalog, which is worth exploring if you've just discovered the gem this year.

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Tuesday 11/12/2013
1. UPDATE: Video released of Adairsville shootout
Updated: January 02, 2014 - 7:33 pm

Adairsville police have released video footage from a patrol car dashboard camera of a shootout at a Hardee's from last week.

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Wednesday 11/06/2013
2. Sinkhole found under Cave Spring quadruplex
Updated: November 07, 2013 - 12:52 pm

CAVE SPRING — A large sinkhole under a Park Street apartment forced one tenant to find somewhere else to stay Tuesday night, said Cave Spring fire officials.

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