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Friday 08/22/2014
4 men charged with breaking into vehicles parked near Applebee's
Updated: August 22, 2014 - 11:23 am

Four men accused of breaking into vehicles at Applebee’s and then fleeing the area remained in jail Friday without bond, Floyd County Jail reports state.

Box truck driver cited in 2-vehicle wreck on Floyd Springs Road
Updated: August 22, 2014 - 3:35 pm

Floyd County police cited a box truck driver after a two-vehicle wreck Friday morning at Ga. 140 and Floyd Springs Road, officials said.

Former Cave Spring teacher turns 111
Updated: August 22, 2014 - 2:14 pm

Ila Sewell-Jones smiled gleefully from her wheelchair Thursday as Roman Court’s Marian Lecroy placed an over-sized birthday hat on her head.

Rome man faces charges of identity theft, fleeing police
Posted: August 22, 2014

A Rome man facing charges ranging from speeding to identity fraud was held Friday without bond, Floyd County Jail reports state.

Rome-Floyd County Commission on Children and Youth readies for 25th anniversary
Posted: August 22, 2014

Rome-Floyd County Commission on Children and Youth members are gearing up for the 20th annual Swing for Kids Golf Classic on Sept. 5 at Stonebridge Golf Club.

Big names to speak at Floyd County Republican Rally/fundraiser at airport
Posted: August 22, 2014

Republicans will descend this Saturday on Richard B. Russell Regional Airport for the 10th annual Floyd County Republican Rally at the Tillman Hangar.

St. Peter’s undergoing renovations
Posted: August 22, 2014

Crews have been working on the first phase of the church’s renovation since May and hope to have it completed in October. The congregation has been meeting in the adjacent Daniel Hall during the construction. (Jeremy Stewart/

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

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

Heat index near 100 today, chance of showers and thunderstorms this afternoon
Posted: August 22, 2014

It's going to be another hot one today with heat index values as high as 100 and an actual high around 94, according to the National Weather Service. There is a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2 p.m.

Youth tennis players will double up in Rome this weekend
Posted: August 22, 2014

As the temperature rises in Rome this weekend, so will the population of top youth tennis players.

COLUMN: Dad’s words of wisdom
Posted: August 22, 2014

“Getting old is not for sissies,” my dad muttered one day as he labored to get out of a lawn chair in his driveway.

Mike Lester Cartoon
Posted: August 22, 2014

By Mike Lester, Washington Post Writers Group

Thursday 08/21/2014
Local youth to be part of the 200th anniversary celebration of The Star-Spangled Banner
Posted: August 21, 2014

The following press release was sent out by The Exchange Club of Rome.

Sam Hunt makes debut on Grand Ole Opry
Updated: August 21, 2014 - 3:37 pm

Cedartown's own Sam Hunt has reached another country music milestone.  

Berry College welcomes new students for 2014-15 academic year
Posted: August 21, 2014

ROME, Ga. – More than 600 new students arrived at Berry College this week in preparation for the new semester that starts Monday.

New Rome library chiller expected to be installed by mid-November
Posted: August 21, 2014

Officials anticipate the Rome-Floyd County Library will get a new chiller installed by mid-November.

Brewhouse Music & Grill gets in on ice bucket challenge
Updated: August 21, 2014 - 9:33 am

The crew from downtown Rome restaurant and nightspot The Brewhouse Music & Grill has participated in the ice bucket challenge fundraising effort for ALS.

Hackett to give it another go as sole owner of butcher shop
Posted: August 21, 2014

Rome businessman Tommy Hackett is going to give it another go as the sole proprietor at his freshly re-named Butcher Shop of Rome, 1409 Kingston Highway.

Floyd County's unemployment rate increase matches trend across region
Updated: August 21, 2014 - 11:15 pm

An increase in the labor force coupled with a decline in the number of people drawing regular paychecks pushed Floyd County’s unemployment rate to 9 percent in July.

Huge tree falls in parking lot of Advertising Dynamics, takes out power pole
Posted: August 21, 2014

Firefighters and Georgia Power linemen were on the scene of Advertising Dynamics, at the intersection of East Sixth Avenue and East First Street this morning where a huge tree fell this morning.

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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