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ELOST-funded paving at Pepperell Primary School

Work on the expansion of the car line at Pepperell Primary (map) continues. The car line is expected to be finished within two to three weeks, according to Sam Sprewell, chief of operations at Floyd County Schools. “Paving started Wednesday, and we still have sod and striping to do,” he said. The car line will wrap around a parking area for the adjacent softball field. “This expansion should handle the problems we’ve had for years with the overflow of the car line,” Sprewell said. “We’ve had to use the church parking lot across the street, and this new line will be safer and work far more smoothly.” The project cost is $120,000 and the money is coming out of the education local option sales tax fund.

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Wednesday 01/28/2015
Body of man found under South Broad Street bridge
Updated: January 28, 2015 - 2:24 pm

Police have located the body of  man near the base of the South Broad Street Bridge.

Arrest in Ranger theft case expected in few weeks
Posted: January 28, 2015

Gordon County law enforcement officials are still gathering and processing evidence in the theft of a significant amount of money from the city of Ranger.

Floyd County commissioners tie recreation funding to agreement
Posted: January 28, 2015

Floyd County commissioners set a deadline for a new recreation agreement when they approved their $45.6 million budget Tuesday, stating that funds for the Rome-Floyd Parks & Recreation Authority will stop on April 1 if no agreement is reached.

5 applicants to vie for vacant Cave Spring Council post
Posted: January 28, 2015

The Cave Spring City Council is expected to meet at 4 p.m. Feb. 4 with five applicants hoping to fill a vacancy on the council.

Update: Report states friend of homicide victims found couple in their home
Updated: January 28, 2015 - 12:24 pm

A friend of double homicide victims James Steven Reeves and Myra Wilson Reeves found the couple dead in their Terhune Road home after he arrived for a visit, recently released Floyd County police reports state.

Fairview School in Cave Spring seeking workday volunteers
Posted: January 28, 2015

Organizers seeking to preserve a historic black school in Floyd County that dates back to 1924 are asking for community help Saturday at the site.

UPDATE: 67-year-old man killed in wreck west of Cedartown
Updated: January 28, 2015 - 1:28 pm

CEDARTOWN — A 67-year-old Cedartown man was killed Tuesday afternoon when the late-model pickup truck he was driving collided with a box truck.

Report: Woman attacked police officer after property dispute
Updated: January 28, 2015 - 11:53 am

A Rome woman accused of putting a Rome police officer in a chokehold remained in jail Wednesday, according to Floyd County Jail and Rome police reports.

Groups involved with Anna K. shocked that Phil Wood will not be at new school
Posted: January 28, 2015

Shock seems to be a consistent reaction to the news that Phil Wood will not be at the helm of the new Anna K. Davie Elementary School this fall.

Sunny today with a high near 52 and low around 30, possiblity of rain tomorrow
Updated: January 28, 2015 - 8:53 am

It's going to be sunny and warmer today with the possibility of rain showers coming tomorrow, according to the National Weather Service.

Floyd County Jail reports Jan. 28, 8 a.m.
Posted: January 28, 2015

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

Gene Boatfield
Posted: January 28, 2015

Gene Boatfield, 78, of Rome, died Jan. 25, 2015. Good Shepherd Funeral Home has charge of the arrangements.

Herschel M. Harbin
Posted: January 28, 2015

Herschel M. Harbin, 90, of 311 Branham Ave., died Jan. 21, 2015. Wright Memorial Mortuary has charge of the arrangements.

Clarence A. Morgan
Posted: January 28, 2015

Clarence A. Morgan, 88, died Jan. 25, 2015. Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel, has charge of the arrangements.

Nolan D. Duck
Posted: January 28, 2015

Nolan D. Duck, 84, died Jan. 25, 2015. Daniel’s Funeral Home has charge of the arrangements.

James Gordon Brewster
Posted: January 28, 2015

James Gordon Brewster, 77, of Adairsville, died Jan. 26, 2015. Good Shepherd Funeral Home has charge of the arrangements.

Wanda Faye Hall
Posted: January 28, 2015

Wanda Faye Hall, 80, of Rome, died Jan. 25, 2015. Good Shepherd Funeral Home has charge of the arrangements.

Lynn Davis Sullivan
Posted: January 28, 2015

Lynn Davis Sullivan, 93, died Jan. 21, 2015. Chadwick Funeral Service of New London, New Hampshire has charge of the arrangements.

William Fred Scoggins
Posted: January 28, 2015

William Fred Scoggins, 86, of Summerville died Jan. 27, 2015. Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, North Chapel, has charge of the arrangements.

Calvin Strickland
Posted: January 28, 2015

Calvin Strickland, 68, of 306 E. 15 th St. died Jan. 24, 2015. F.K. Jones Funeral Home has charge of the arrangements.

Tuesday 11/12/2013
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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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