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66th annual Coosa Valley Fair opens today at 5 p.m.

The fairgrounds were bustling Monday morning as workers assembled rides and vendors readied their booths for the crowds expected this evening.

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Tuesday 09/30/2014
Eula Belle Scoggins
Posted: September 30, 2014

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
Posted: September 30, 2014

Jennifer Gaye West, 58, of Rome, died Sept. 28, 2014. Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel, has charge of the arrangements.

Cyclist struck on Riverbend Drive
Posted: September 30, 2014

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.

Grease fire slows traffic on North Broad
Posted: September 30, 2014

A grease fire at 1029 N. Broad St. slowed traffic for some 45 minutes Monday night. Rome Fire Department Battalion Chief Greg Abbott said no one was injured in the 8 p.m. blaze. Firefighters stayed on the scene for almost an hour to ensure no fire was inside the walls. 

Men linked to drugs after 1 flees
Posted: September 30, 2014

Authorities say they linked drugs to two men after one of them fled officers and flushed a marijuana cigarette down the toilet.

Monday 09/29/2014
Floyd County Jail report, Sept. 29, 8 p.m.
Posted: September 29, 2014

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

60-year-old Rome woman indicted on murder charge after victim dies
Updated: September 30, 2014 - 12:30 am

A Rome woman already serving 20 years for shooting her husband has been indicted for his murder, Floyd County Superior Court records state.

Shorter responds to theft of records of former student athletes
Updated: September 30, 2014 - 12:21 am

Shorter University is reviewing security protocol after a group of files containing students’ personal information was removed from a campus building.

Report: Woman found with pot gave fake name
Updated: September 30, 2014 - 12:10 am

A Silver Creek Woman is being held without bond after she gave officers a fake name and carried drugs inside the Floyd County Jail, according to jail reports.

Parole violation arrest leads to drug charges for Silver Creek man
Updated: September 30, 2014 - 12:08 am

A Silver Creek man who was arrested on a parole violation now faces drug charges after he was found with marijuana while being booked into the Floyd County Jail.

Inmate faces felony charge after damaging cell door
Updated: September 30, 2014 - 12:10 am

A Rome man in the Floyd County Jail on probation violation charges allegedly damaged a cell door, according to jail reports.

Vann Cherokee Cabin dedication ceermony this Saturday
Posted: September 29, 2014

Saturday, October 4 at 11:00 a.m. the Historical Society of Cave Spring will dedicate the Vann Cherokee Cabin and unveil signage sent by the National Park Service naming it as a site on the National Historic Trail of Tears.

Family of 3-year-old Addison Compton with brain tumor being helped by Summit Quest
Updated: September 29, 2014 - 12:16 pm

It’s been 13 months since 3-year-old Addison Jayde Compton of Rome started an experimental chemotherapy to treat a cancerous, inoperable tumor on her brain.

Riverbend Drive back open after wreck between cyclist and vechicle
Updated: September 29, 2014 - 11:20 am

A cyclist was treated for minor injuries after a wreck between him and a vehicle on Riverbend Drive around 10:15 a.m. this morning, according to Rome Police Department Capt. Terry Autry.

Assistant County Manager Noah Simon announces resignation
Updated: September 30, 2014 - 12:42 am

Outgoing Assistant County Manager Noah Simon has no plans to hang a picture of Floyd County or keep a bauble from his old job at his new digs in Lexington, Virginia.

New bridge over U.S. 27 south of Rome and part of Rockmart Highway to be named for fallen GSP troopers
Posted: September 29, 2014

Local law enforcement, state legislators and leaders from the Department of Public Safety are set to gather next week to honor a Northwest Georgia native who gave his life in the line of duty.

Public works to begin regular leaf pick up on Wednesday
Posted: September 29, 2014

Floyd County, Georgia – Floyd County Public Works will begin running regular leaf pick up routes with the vacuum trucks in curb and gutter subdivisions on Wedensday, Oct. 1. Leaves can be placed on the street right-of-way for pick up.

Rain likely this morning, with a slight chance of showers this afternoon
Posted: September 29, 2014

There's a 60 percent chance of rain today with early morning showers likely then the chance tapering off after 11 a.m., according to the National Weather Service. Today's high will be near 78 with a low near 60.

Floyd County Jail reports Sept. 29, 8 a.m.
Posted: September 29, 2014

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

2006 Nobel Peace Prize winner speaks at City Auditorium; offers advice to next generation of workers
Posted: September 29, 2014

As economist Muhammad Yunus stood on the stage of the City Auditorium, he urged the next generation of workers to rethink how they look for employment.

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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