Floyd County police responded to a report of a male being kidnapped from the residence at 74 Preacher Smith Road. The male was forced into a vehicle at the residence after an altercation with another male. The victim was then taken to Chattooga County, where the vehicle and the occupants were located by Chattooga County Sheriff’s deputies. The victim, a 58 year old male, was transported from the scene to Floyd Medical Center for treatment. The male who assaulted him and forced him into the vehicle was identified as Stacey Gardner, 48, of Cedar Bluff, Alabama. The female who was in the vehicle was questioned , but not charged in the incident. This is a great example of multiple agencies working hand in hand to resolve a very dangerous situation safely and quickly. The outstanding work of the Chattooga County Sheriff’s Department led to the victim being located and rescued from an extremely hazardous situation. Agencies from Floyd County , Rome, Georgia State Patrol, Chattooga County and Cherokee County, Alabama were actively searching for the victim within minutes of the call to 911. Gardener is charged with Kidnapping, , Terroristic Threats and Acts, Aggravated Assault, and Battery. The investigation is ongoing at this time.
Coming in Wednesday’s Young Romans, Darlington Middle School’s DarBots class begins work on their robots in preparation for a competition in December.
The Belk Mobile Mammography Center will be at our store on Oct. 14 and 15 to provide no cost screening exams to women 40 and older in need of a mammogram.
An ambitious goal of visiting schools in every district in the state is close to being completed as State School Superintendent visited Van Wert Elementary School in Rockmart.
A Rome woman is scheduled to report to federal prison next month for her role in the theft of more than $200,000 from a program that provides housing funds for the poor, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said.
In accordance with the University System of Georgia’s new policy regarding the use of tobacco products on its campuses, Georgia Highlands College broadened its existing prohibitive policy. The new Tobacco and Smoke Free Campus Policy begins Oct. 1.
A man accused of having sex with a 15-year-old girl remained in jail Tuesday without bond, Floyd County Jail reports state.
Gordon County Sheriff Mitch Ralston says his office has received a number of reports from citizens who have received scam telephone calls from a person claiming to be a deputy sheriff.
A teen told Rome police that he was robbed as he tried to sell marijuana to his assailants, reports state.
Those looking for a chance to take in the crisp morning air and get some fresh vegetables at the same time will have a grand opportunity Wednesday.
Rome police are investigating the theft of German shepherd valued at $1,500 from a South Division Street home, reports state.
It's going to be a beautiful day on the opening day of the Coosa Valley Fair. We're going to have sunny skies with a high near 82 and a low around 58, according to the National Weather Service. There will be patchy fog tonight around 1 a.m.
The Floyd County Jail releases arrest reports twice a day - 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.
The fairgrounds were bustling Monday morning as workers assembled rides and vendors readied their booths for the crowds expected this evening.
I’ve had several stories in the paper about ghosts. I met people who had read them and one of the questions I asked was “Do you believe in ghosts?” I had some who said they did, and some who said they didn’t. I find more people that believe in them than those who don’t.
What has caused our great state to lose more jobs than all other states to the result we now trail all other states in jobgrowth?
By Clay Bennett, Chattanooga Times Free Press
Janie Hill, 88, of 105 Wilson Ave., died Sept. 28, 2014. Wright Memorial Mortuary has charge of the arrangements.
Eula Belle Scoggins, 70, of Ramey Street, Summerville, died Sept. 27, 2014. Earle Rainwater Funeral Home of Summerville has charge of the arrangements.
Jennifer Gaye West, 58, of Rome, died Sept. 28, 2014. Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel, has charge of the arrangements.
First responders treated a man who was hit by a truck Monday while riding a bicycle across Riverbend Drive near Turner McCall Boulevard. Rome police reported the man had minor injuries. The driver of the truck was not at fault.
Adairsville police have released video footage from a patrol car dashboard camera of a shootout at a Hardee's from last week.