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Saturday 01/31/2015
Final robbery suspect pleads guilty in April 10 holdup
Posted: January 31, 2015

The last of four people accused of robbing a man with a BB pistol at a Rome motel pleaded guilty Friday and was sentenced to three years in prison.

Coffee Break previews next month's Confluence conference
Posted: January 31, 2015

Amazing developments in technology will take center stage at the DeSoto Theatre next month for the Greater Rome Chamber of Commerce Confluence conference.

Jail report for Saturday January 31, 8 a.m.
Updated: January 31, 2015 - 8:32 am

The Floyd County jail issues intake reports twice a day, at 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.  This is your report for Saturday morning January 31 at 8 a.m.

Indictments handed up for molestation, child cruelty
Posted: January 31, 2015

Floyd County grand jurors indicted three people Friday on unrelated molestation and child cruelty charges, Superior Court records state.

Travel trailer lost in fire on Fosters Mill Road
Posted: January 31, 2015

A loud boom alerted a homeowner and his family of a fire Friday afternoon that started in a travel trailer and caused heat and fire damage to a nearby garage.

Saturday will be best day of the weekend
Posted: January 31, 2015

Your forecast tells a tale of two days this weeked.  Saturday will easily be the best day of the two.

Charlotte Jean Locklear Pierce
Posted: January 31, 2015

Charlotte Jean Locklear Pierce, 72, of Rome, died Jan. 28, 2015. Good Shepherd Funeral Home has charge of the arrangements.

Florence Rita Gryczka Gearhart
Posted: January 31, 2015

Florence Rita Gryczka Gearhart, 84, of Rome, died Jan. 30, 2015. The Oaknoll Chapel of Miller & Richards Funeral Home has charge of the arrangements.

Harold Edward Waddell Sr.
Posted: January 31, 2015

Harold Edward Waddell Sr., 84, of Rome, died Jan. 29, 2015. Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel, has charge of the arrangements.

Report: Drugs, firearms found at man’s Maple Avenue home
Posted: January 31, 2015

A Rome man was released from jail on Friday after officers discovered suspected marijuana and prescription pills at his residence, according to Floyd County Jail reports.

Rome man charged with felony possession of methamphetamine
Posted: January 31, 2015

A Rome man is charged with felony possession of methamphetamine following the execution of a search warrant, according to Floyd County Jail reports.

Friday 01/30/2015
Floyd County Jail report, 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 30
Posted: January 30, 2015

The Floyd County Jail issues arrest reports twice daily, at 8 p.m. and 8 a.m.

Prospective Gordon County firefighter arrested on rape charge
Posted: January 30, 2015

Gordon County Sheriff Mitch Ralston said in a press release authorities have arrested a man who was in the process of becoming a paid-per-call firefighter on a rape charge.

Floyd Medical employee reaches historic milestone
Posted: January 30, 2015

Barbara Ortiz, a surgical services nurse who joined Floyd in 1959 was recognized for her 55 years of dedicated patient care at Floyd’s Celebration of Service January 29.

City clerk arrested in Ranger theft case
Updated: January 30, 2015 - 2:14 pm

Gordon County Sheriff Mitch Ralston says authorities have arrested the city clerk of Ranger in connection with the theft of Special Purpose Local Option Sales tax funds.

Gas prices remain steady in Northwest Georgia
Posted: January 30, 2015

Gas prices remained steady in Northwest Georgia and surrounding states on Friday. Here are the prices of the lowest regular unleaded for cities in our area according to Gasbuddy.com:

Fire officials may never know cause of fatal blaze
Posted: January 30, 2015

Fire officials say they may never know what caused a blaze earlier this month that claimed the life of an elderly woman on Abrams Road.

Model classmates and supporters rally around friend with cancer
Updated: January 30, 2015 - 11:03 am

The Model community has rallied in support of one of their classmates battling cancer.  Michael Adams, a senior at Model High School, is fighting Leukemia and his classmates and friends are stepping-up to stand with him and his family.  The Model/Johnson community and students are selling a t-shirt, holding fundraisers and even the basketball teams will get involved tonight to support the effort to assist the Adams family with medical costs and to show their support for Michael.
Angie Yancey, a teacher at Model Elementary teamed up with Billy Reynolds, Graphic Communications instructor at Floyd County Schools College and Career Academy, to produce a t-shirt as a fund raiser. The shirts feature Scooby Doo, one of Michael's favorite cartoon characters along with the words: "Hope, Courage, Strength, Faith and We Support Micheal."  The College and Career Academy students in the Graphic Communications class are printing the shirts to sell for $12.  The proceeds of the shirt sale are donated to the Adams family to help with the tremendous cost of medical treatment.
Even basketball opponents will come together before games tonight to unite in support for Micheal.  The Model Lady Blue Devils and the Coosa Lady Eagles will both wear the "We Support Micheal" t-shirts during warm-up activities before tonight's game at Model High.  "Coosa coach, Chad Cooper, contacted me about getting shirts to dress his entire girls team in for tonight's game," stated Ginger McClure, teacher at Model High School. "Other coaches also jumped at the idea so now both varsity girls teams, plus the Model varsity and JV boys, will all be sporting the shirts during warm-ups before games tonight." 
The community will get involved on Friday, February 6 as a fund raiser will be hosted at Dykes Creek Baptist Church for Micheal and his family.  The idea for the event came from another youngster from the community who knows about battling cancer.  Daniel Veillon, a third-grade student at Johnson Elementary, was to have a celebration for being cancer free but has instead turned the event into a fund raiser for Micheal as a way to give back to the community for supporting him.  The fund raiser will be from 7 to 8 p.m. at Dykes Creek Baptist.  Daniel has requested that those celebrating him being cancer free or wanting to show their support for the Adams family to bring gifts, gift cards and donations for his friend Michael. 

Rome mayor wants recreation agreement before April 1 deadline
Updated: January 31, 2015 - 1:28 am

Rome’s mayor on Wednesday called the county’s vote to stop recreation funding on April 1 “a line in the sand” — a line county commissioners hope will lead to a new recreation agreement within weeks.

'Charged as an adult' is explained as teen is processed in shooting death
Updated: January 30, 2015 - 11:34 am

A 16-year-old charged with most crimes in Georgia would move through a justice system separate from adults, typically facing not more than five years in prison if convicted.

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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