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Friday 11/21/2014
Collision on interstate in Gordon County leads to drug, counterfeiting charges for Atlanta man
Updated: November 21, 2014 - 3:59 pm

Gordon County Sheriff Mitch Ralston Reports:

County wants recreation meeting with city commissioners
Posted: November 21, 2014

Floyd County Commission Chairman Irwin Bagwell penned a letter Thursday inviting Rome commissioners to meet with his board early next week and work toward writing a new recreation agreement.

State infrastructure panel visits Rome to discuss transportation funding issues
Posted: November 21, 2014

Georgia needs billions of dollars, not millions, to maintain and expand its transportation infrastructure.

Gordon Henderson named executive director of Georgia Firefighter Standards and Training
Posted: November 21, 2014

Longtime Rome Fire Chief and former Chairman for the Georgia Firefighter Standards and Training Council Gordon Henderson, was named Executive Director of GFSTC on November 19, 2014.

Donations needed for Toys for Tots, Sheriff Santa
Posted: November 21, 2014

Want to help a child in need for the holidays?

School waivers, Common Core a focus for GAE president
Posted: November 21, 2014

One of the top priorities for the new Georgia Association of Educators president, Sid Chapman, is keeping an eye on the upcoming legislative session to see what’s in store for education this year.

Helicopter seen downtown taking photos for Georgia Power
Posted: November 21, 2014

A helicopter seen downtown Friday morning was hired by Georgia Power to take photos of buildings and power lines, said Floyd County EMA Deputy Director Tim Herrington.

Report: Man attempted to swallow drugs as task force raided home
Posted: November 21, 2014

Officers arrested a man at his home early Friday after they say he tried to conceal evidence by swallowing suspected drugs, Floyd County Jail reports state.

No deal on former Miller & Richards Funeral Home Heritage Chapel
Posted: November 21, 2014

Negotiations are still underway for the sale of the former Miller & Richards Funeral Home Heritage Chapel.

Canton man accused of fleeing trooper, reaching 153 mph
Updated: November 21, 2014 - 9:41 am

A Canton man accused of fleeing state troopers last month remained in jail Friday without bond, Floyd County Jail reports state.

Group continuing work toward Silver Comet Trail spur between Cave Spring, Cedartown
Posted: November 21, 2014

Economic impact and other benefits of the Silver Comet Trail in Polk and adjoining counties continues to draw interest of local and area groups.

DeSoto Theatre to host free Belle’s Royal Tea Party
Updated: November 21, 2014 - 4:51 pm

This Saturday, young princes and princesses in Floyd County will experience a magical treat that only comes around once upon a time. 

Georgia's First Lady gets flu shot in Rome
Updated: November 21, 2014 - 10:03 am

Georgia’s First Lady Sandra Deal gets her flu shot Thursday at the Floyd County Health Department from registered nurse Tracy Raymond. Deal was in Rome to visit her grandson. “I think immunizations are very important for protecting our children and protecting our elderly, in particular,” Deal said. “I think it’s important we take advantage of the shots when we can.” The health department is at 16 E. 12th St.

Warmer today, rain likely Saturday night and Sunday
Posted: November 21, 2014

It's going to be sunny with a high near 58 and a low around 34, according to the National Weather Service. We're going to see some rain this weekend beginning Saturday night and lasting into Sunday.

Floyd County Jail reports Nov. 21, 8 a.m.
Posted: November 21, 2014

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

Accused Walmart shoplifter allegedly had meth
Posted: November 21, 2014

A Rome woman accused of shoplifting at the West Rome Walmart is also facing drug charges, according to Floyd County Jail records.

Foreign trade delegation visits Suzuki, schools
Posted: November 21, 2014

Trade representatives from five countries toured Rome on Thursday with stops at Berry College, Suzuki and Darlington. “We’re all about seeing what’s going on in Rome,” said Louise Fortin, director of economic affairs for the provincial government of Quebec, Canada. “It’s a fact-finding mission.”

Bekaert plant plans soft restart; officials monitoring area say no chemical contamination so far
Updated: November 21, 2014 - 10:04 am

Bekaert Corp. Plant Manager Gary Downey said Thursday he expects some manufacturing to resume soon in the wake of Wednesday’s fire.

Report: Electronics stolen from West Rome home
Posted: November 21, 2014

A West Rome resident returning to her house after a short absence discovered someone had broken in while she was gone, according to Rome police reports.

Railroad work causes frustration for neighborhood off Alabama Highway
Posted: November 21, 2014

As Norfolk Southern continues maintenance on a rail line through Rome, drivers have to take road closures into consideration, even in the case of a unique inconvenience.

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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