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Fire won’t stop wedding of Alyshia Burris, Chris Collier at Belle Terra

Thirteen days before her wedding day, Alyshia Burris wasn’t sure what was going to happen.

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Friday 10/24/2014
Report: woman steals from Walmart twice
Posted: October 24, 2014

A Rome woman was jailed Thursday on felony shoplifting charges, according to Floyd County Jail records.

Hearing dealt with Calhoun High School after prom party sexual assault
Updated: October 24, 2014 - 1:23 am

ELLIJAY — A recent high school graduate who stumbled upon the alleged sexual assault of a woman at an after-prom party for Calhoun High students testified Thursday that the contact was consensual — a corroboration one defense attorney needs if he’s to stay on the case.

1 suspect in Maple Street robbery in custody, 2nd man still at large
Updated: October 24, 2014 - 12:44 am

One of the two men Rome police say entered a Maple Street convenience store this past weekend in an armed robbery attempt is in Floyd County Jail.

1 person injured in 2-vehicle wreck on Turner McCall
Updated: October 24, 2014 - 12:44 am

A woman was taken to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries Thursday after she was involved in a head-on collision, according to Rome police.

Floyd County’s unemployment rate falls to 7.5 percent in September
Updated: October 24, 2014 - 12:24 am

The Georgia Department of Labor said 307 more Floyd County residents were working in September than in August. Coupled with a drop in the workforce of 132 residents, it decreased Floyd County’s unemployment rate to 7.5 percent in September from 8.4 percent in August.

Alexander Brayden Crumbley
Posted: October 24, 2014

Alexander Brayden Crumbley, 16, of Kingston, died Oct. 22, 2014. Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel, has charge of the funeral arrangements.

Thursday 10/23/2014
Darlington locked down after armed robbery at Rhonda’s
Updated: October 24, 2014 - 12:58 am

Darlington School was on a “Code Red” lockdown for nearly two and half hours Thursday evening after a man with a gun robbed a nearby Cave Spring Road convenience store.

Floyd County Jail report, Oct. 23, 8 p.m.
Updated: October 23, 2014 - 9:14 pm

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

GNTC’s Machine Tool Technology Program Sees Increase in Veteran Enrollment
Posted: October 23, 2014

Military experience provides individuals with in-depth technical experience and an aptitude for detail and consequently the Machine Tool Technology program at Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) is seeing more veterans enroll into the program.

N. America treated to partial solar eclipse today
Posted: October 23, 2014

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — North Americans, get set for the fourth and final eclipse of the year.

Ga. School Superintendent to be at Rome Middle School Friday
Posted: October 23, 2014

State School Superintendent John Barge will be at Rome Middle School Friday at 8:30 a.m. Barge will tour the school and speak with the students, according to Rome City School central office staff.

Sam Nunn coming to Rome on Monday; Jason Carter swinging through region later next week
Updated: October 23, 2014 - 4:25 pm

Sam Nunn, former U.S. senator from Georgia, will be in Rome on Monday at 2 p.m. ad the Floyd County Democratic Party headquarters, 5 Broad St. Nunn's daughter, Michelle Nunn, is running for the U.S. Senate against Republican David Perdue.

Community expresses mixed opinions on Ringgold youth softball coach arrested for alleged child molestation
Posted: October 23, 2014

A Ringgold man has been in Catoosa County jail the past four days on charges he allegedly molested a young girl. But the community seems divided on whether they believe the youth softball coach is capable of such acts.

Publix purchases entire Charles Hight Square shopping center for $21 million
Updated: October 24, 2014 - 1:01 am

Publix has purchased the entire Charles Hight Square shopping center for $21 million from Madison Retail-Rome, LLC. The property is on Turner McCall Boulevard across from Floyd Medical Center.

Police: Warrants issued in Maple St. robbery; 2nd suspect remains at large
Updated: October 24, 2014 - 12:41 am

Rome police have issued arrest warrants for one of the men they say robbed the One Stop Shop on Maple Street early Sunday and was shot by the clerk.

Ebola: Gordon County prepares for ‘what ifs’
Posted: October 23, 2014

Gordon Hospital and the Calhoun-Gordon County Public Safety departments are actively preparing for a “what if” public health scenario should a threat like Ebola materialize in Calhoun and Gordon County.

80-year-old Pastor Ken Kulp and Pastor Rich Griffith to skydive for Murphy-Harpst
Posted: October 23, 2014

Two local pastors will be taking a literal leap of faith Sunday as they skydive to raise funds for Murphy-Harpst children’s centers.

Sunny and clear today with a high near 69 and low around 42
Posted: October 23, 2014

It's going to be sunny with a high near 69 and a low around 42, according to the National Weather Service.

Boat ramp into Etowah River taking shape, access off U.S. 411 in Bartow County
Posted: October 23, 2014

Construction of a new boat ramp into the Etowah River at the U.S. 411 bridge in Bartow County (map) is well underway. The Rome-based Coosa River Basin Initiative provided $20,000 in grant money to help finance the ramp.

Floyd County Jail reports Oct. 23, 8 a.m.
Posted: October 23, 2014

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

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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