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Healthcare career camp offered at GHC this summer

Jobs in healthcare are forever evolving and the demand has never been greater. In an effort to educate students about available health professional careers and to cultivate their interests with hands-on experience in related healthcare areas, Blue Ridge Area Health Education Center of Rome in partnership with Georgia Highlands College, will host a summer camp called “Career Quest...A Journey Through Healthcare”.

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Thursday 04/24/2014
Floyd County Jail reports April 24, 8 a.m.
Posted: April 24, 2014

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

Chance of thunderstorms late tonight
Updated: April 24, 2014 - 10:51 am

It's supposed to stay sunny today but be windy with gusts as high as 20 mph with a chance of showers and thunderstorms rolling in early Friday. Today's high is expected around 80 and tonight's low around 60, according to the National Weather Service.

O’Charley’s work to start in May, on track for August or September opening
Posted: April 24, 2014

O’Charley’s developer Wayne Robinson is already hiring for his Rome restaurant, while still awaiting final approval from corporate headquarters on remodeling plans for the building at 707 Turner McCall Blvd.

New restaurant planned at Bridgepoint Plaza
Posted: April 24, 2014

Plans for a new restaurant in the Cotton Block at Bridgepoint Plaza — to be called The Gibson — were approved Wednesday by the Rome Redevelopment Committee.

Floyd County’s unemployment rate drops to 7.2 percent in March
Posted: April 24, 2014

ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that Metro Rome’s unemployment rate decreased to 7.2 percent in March, down three-tenths of a percentage point from 7.5 percent in February. The rate was 9.0 percent in March a year ago.

DA looking for more evidence in death of Euharlee teen after grand jury says deadly force not authorized
Updated: April 24, 2014 - 8:22 am

A Bartow County grand jury found that a Euharlee police officer shouldn’t have used deadly force in the fatal shooting of a local teen, and has directed the district attorney to take further 

GUEST COLUMN: Iran’s choice for U.N. ambassador highlights old wounds
Posted: April 24, 2014

Hamid Aboutalebi looked like the ideal candidate to become Tehran’s ambassador to the United Nations. He speaks fluent English and French, has served as ambassador to Italy, Australia, Belgium, and the European Union, and — in an ecumenical twist — got his Ph.D. from a Catholic university.

Clay Bennett Cartoon
Posted: April 24, 2014

By Clay Bennett, Chattanooga Times Free Press

Ricky Dean Cordle
Posted: April 24, 2014

Ricky Dean Cordle, 59, of Armuchee, died April 22, 2014. Good Shepherd Funeral Home has charge of the arrangements.

Hugh Lee Ashley
Posted: April 24, 2014

Hugh Lee Ashley, 86, of 4868 Cedartown Highway, Lindale, died April 19, 2014. Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel, has charge of the arrangements.

Mary Melissa Doster
Posted: April 24, 2014

Mary Melissa Doster, 90, of Loganville, died April 23, 2014. Daniel’s Funeral Home has charge of the arrangements.

Robert W. Spivey
Posted: April 24, 2014

Robert W. Spivey has died. Wright Memorial Mortuary has charge of the arrangements.

John Larry Huckaby
Posted: April 24, 2014

John Larry Huckaby, 69, of Silver Creek, died April 20, 2014. Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel, has charge of the arrangements.

EDITORIAL: See something special
Posted: April 24, 2014

MUCH TIME is spent by Greater Romans and other Northwest Georgians watching sports events of world and national stature on TV, even traveling to faraway places (like Atlanta and Athens) to see them in person. Not too many realize that, starting today and continuing through Sunday, such a big-deal sporting event is coming to them.

2 more charged in connection with March 27 kidnapping, assault
Updated: April 24, 2014 - 8:52 am

Two more people were charged Wednesday in connection with the March 27 kidnapping and assault of a Rome woman, and a man already jailed on the offense received additional charges.

Police: Duo had $3,000 in stolen tools, $8,000 stolen 4-wheeler
Posted: April 24, 2014

An Alabama man and a woman from Rome who allegedly had $11,000 worth of stolen items were behind bars at Floyd County Jail on Wednesday.

Escaped convicted rapist caught after chase through Cave Spring into Polk County
Updated: April 24, 2014 - 8:59 am

The pursuit of an escaped Floyd County rapist — headed up by federal marshals and involving several local law enforcement agencies — ended with the man’s arrest in Polk County on Wednesday afternoon.

Northwest Georgia Housing Authority closes waiting list for public housing
Updated: April 24, 2014 - 7:14 am

The Northwest Georgia Housing Authority will shut down the waiting list for public housing at the end of June.

Floyd County Jail report, April 23, 8 p.m.
Posted: April 24, 2014

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

Wednesday 04/23/2014
No injuires in house fire on Brown Street
Updated: April 24, 2014 - 1:33 am

Rome-Floyd firefighters put out a fire at 407 Brown St. late Wednesday.

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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