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Friday 10/31/2014
GNTC awarded a Keep Georgia Beautiful Foundation Community Orchard grant
Posted: October 31, 2014

Georgia Northwestern Technical College has received a $2,000 grant to plant an orchard as part of the Keep Georgia Beautiful Foundation’s Community Orchard Project. The project’s dual purpose is to plant trees for environmental benefit while providing a source of free, local food.

Gas prices continue slow decline in Northwest Ga.
Updated: October 31, 2014 - 1:11 pm

Gas prices are well below the national average of $3.01 this week with prices in our area as low as $2.53, according to

Region 1 EMS to roll out Disaster Assistance Response Taskforce plan on Tuesday
Posted: October 31, 2014

NORTHWEST GEORGIA – Northwest Georgia Region 1 Emergency Medical Services will roll out the Northwest Georgia EMS Disaster Assistance Response Taskforce plan to stakeholders on Tuesday, November 4, 2014.

State takes action on Blue Cross contracts
Posted: October 31, 2014

Georgia’s insurance commissioner, in a rare regulatory action, has told the state’s largest health insurer to rescind newly added amendments to contracts with thousands of physicians.

Streets to close in Calhoun as parking deck construction begins
Updated: October 31, 2014 - 10:53 am

Construction on a new three-level parking deck in downtown Calhoun began Friday with utilities relocation.

Tennesee man charged with killing 2 people in I-75 wreck near Adairsville exit
Updated: October 31, 2014 - 12:16 pm

Two people were killed last night on I-75 near the Adairsville exit according to the Georgia State Patrol

Traffic may be an issue near new Autozone, Hardee's locations on Turner McCall
Updated: October 31, 2014 - 10:46 am

As construction of the new AutoZone and Hardee’s nears completion, it’s unclear how much the big-rig delivery trucks will affect traffic flow around the intersection of Turner McCall Boulevard and East First Street.

Cave Spring festival and craft fair planned this weekend
Posted: October 31, 2014

Rolater Park will host the Cave Spring Fall Festival and Craft Fair this Saturday, a free event featuring food, performances and activities for kids.

Almost time to set your clocks back
Posted: October 31, 2014

It’s time to reset those clocks and get an extra hour of sleep as daylight saving time ends Sunday.

Warrants: Habitual violator sped through school zone
Posted: October 31, 2014

A Rome man accused of having no license as he sped through a school zone remained in jail Thursday without bond, Floyd County Jail records state.

Schools to add door buzzers, cameras to beef up security
Posted: October 31, 2014

When Floyd County elementary students return to school after Christmas break, they will be in more secure buildings.

COLUMN: Too old to beg for candy
Posted: October 31, 2014

Part of me misses Halloween, at least those I remember as a kid.

Clay Bennett Cartoon
Posted: October 31, 2014

By Clay Bennett, Chattanooga Times Free Press

No bond for man accused of making threats with pistol
Posted: October 31, 2014

A Rome man accused of threatening his victim with a pistol if they called police remained in jail Thursday without bond, Floyd County Jail reports state.

Vincent J. Donadio
Posted: October 31, 2014

Vincent J. Donadio, 87, of Woodrow Wilson Way, died Oct. 29, 2014. Daniel’s Funeral Home has charge of the funeral arrangements.

Phyllis Jean Godfrey Spears
Posted: October 31, 2014

Phyllis Jean Godfrey Spears, 73, of Rome, died Oct. 29, 2014. Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel, has charge of the funeral arrangements.

Elizabeth Kennard Neal
Posted: October 31, 2014

Elizabeth Kennard Neal, 86, of Rome, died Oct. 30, 2014. Daniel’s Funeral Home has charge of the funeral arrangements.

Rome man possessed Schedule IV controlled substance
Posted: October 31, 2014

Authorities arrested a Rome man at his home Thursday on accusations he had a controlled substance, Floyd County Jail reports state.

School officials positive about graduation rate figures; Floyd County Schools issues statement
Updated: October 31, 2014 - 1:02 am

Rome and Floyd County graduation rates both beat the state average, according to numbers released by the Georgia Department of Education, although Rome’s rate leveled out as Floyd County’s rose.

Thursday 10/30/2014
Floyd County Jail report, Oct. 30, 8 p.m.
Posted: October 30, 2014

The Floyd County Jail releases arrest reports twice a day, at 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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