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Polk County man arrested in 31 county child pornography sting

A 20-year-old Polk County man was arrested today and has been charged under the computer pornography and child exploitation prevention act. Dwight Davis of Polk County was arrested as part of a 31 county multi-agency sting.

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Wednesday 10/22/2014
Stabbing call leads to marijuana grow bust in Gordon County
Updated: October 22, 2014 - 3:18 pm

A stabbing call led Gordon County authorities Tuesday night to discover an alleged marijuana growing operation.

Rome police officer resiigns after allegations of faulty arrest
Updated: October 22, 2014 - 4:44 pm

Rome police officer Jon Sisson resigns this week during an internal investigation into a potentially faulty arrest that kept a man behind bars for six months, officials said.

Construction worker injured in fall from I-75 overpass
Updated: October 22, 2014 - 2:39 pm

A construction worker Wednesday was seriously injured when he fell 60 feet from a bridge overpass. He was inside an excavator during the fall, according to police scanner traffic

World-renowned soprano Indra Thomas performs at Shorter University
Posted: October 22, 2014

Rome, Ga. — Internationally acclaimed soprano Indra Thomas will be joined by pianist Sandra Lutters, whose opera career spans more than 30 years, as they present a concert at Shorter University on Monday, Oct. 27 at 7:30 p.m. in Brookes Chapel. The concert is part of Shorter’s faculty recital series; Thomas teaches voice performance at the university.

Police: Rome man kept Mercedes after he knew it was stolen
Posted: October 22, 2014

A Rome man remained in jail Wednesday after allegedly accepting a car from a man who told him it was stolen.

Report: Tunnell Hill man found using meth at Johns Mountain, also accused of littering
Updated: October 22, 2014 - 11:17 am

A Tunnel Hill man remained in jail Wednesday after being charged with multiple offenses at Johns Mountain Wildlife Management Area.

Report: Woman stole and sold $33K worth of carpet from Hacks Carpet
Updated: October 22, 2014 - 11:17 am

A Cedar Bluff woman allegedly sold carpet from a local company and kept the money.

Rome school board zeroes in on superintendent finalists
Posted: October 22, 2014

The Rome Board of Education narrowed their list of superintendent candidates down to three finalists to interview but would not release their names Tuesday.

2 arrested for murder of Billy Ingram in Cherokee County, Ala.
Updated: October 22, 2014 - 2:06 pm

On Monday, October 20, at approximately 2:30 a.m., Cherokee County E-911 received a call reporting a shooting at a residence in the Farill community. Cherokee County Sheriff Jeff Shaver, deputies, and Cedar Bluff police officers responded to the scene.

BooFest, Scary Berry set for this weekend with Halloween coming soon
Posted: October 22, 2014

With Halloween just over a week away, the haunts and happenings of the season will expand to include two more events this weekend.

Sunny today lows drop into the high 30s tonight - high near 67
Posted: October 22, 2014

It's going to be sunny today, with a high near 67 and a low around 37, according to the National Weather Service. 

Floyd County Jail reports Oct. 22, 8 a.m.
Posted: October 22, 2014

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

Food lovers flock to Forum for Taste of Home Cooking School
Posted: October 22, 2014

It wasn’t long after Michelle Roberts took the stage that she was already talking up the dishes she was about to create.

Trail plan would link Rome's four colleges
Posted: October 22, 2014

Connectivity to all four local colleges is a highlight of an updated bike and pedestrian transportation plan presented to Rome and Floyd County residents Tuesday night.

GUEST COLUMN: Water conservation makes financial sense
Posted: October 22, 2014

Last month, the Coosa River Basin Initiative presented a report to the Rome City Commission detailing how the city could reduce water use by 28 percent by implementing a handful of common sense water efficiency measures.

Warrants: Kingston Man who set victim on fire arrested
Posted: October 22, 2014

A Kingston man is being held without bond after he allegedly set a man on fire and threatened to do more harm to him, according to Floyd County Jail reports.

Report: Man tried to grab officer’s gun while trying to leave hospital
Posted: October 22, 2014

An Adairsville man was arrested Tuesday evening after he tried to leave a local hospital against staff orders and then tried to get an officer’s gun, according to Floyd County Jail reports.

Houston Walter Touchstone
Posted: October 22, 2014

Houston Walter Touchstone, 89, of Armuchee, died Oct. 19, 2014. Good Shepherd Funeral Home has charge of the funeral arrangements.

James Millard White Jr.
Posted: October 22, 2014

James Millard White Jr., 82, of Rome, died Oct. 19, 2014. Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel, has charge of the funeral arrangements.

John Avery White
Posted: October 22, 2014

John Avery White, 75, of Rome, died Oct. 19, 2014. Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel, has charge of the funeral arrangements.

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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