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Saturday 11/01/2014
Clay Bennett Cartoon
Posted: November 01, 2014

By Clay Bennett, Chattanooga Times Free Press

Freeze warning overnight with strong winds bring in a colder weekend
Updated: November 01, 2014 - 12:59 am

This weekend’s cold weather is expected to give way to more seasonable temperatures by the middle of the week, although it won’t exactly be sunbathing weather, according to the National Weather Service.

Tennesee man charged with killing 2 people in I-75 wreck near Adairsville exit
Updated: November 01, 2014 - 12:41 am

Two people died in a two-vehicle wreck on Interstate 75 near Adairsville Thursday night.

Friday 10/31/2014
Floyd County Jail report, 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31
Posted: October 31, 2014

The Floyd County Jail issues arrest reports twice daily, at 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.

Almost 6,000 voted early in Floyd County
Updated: October 31, 2014 - 9:36 pm

Local elections officials say 5,892 people cast ballots during the three weeks of early voting.

Rome police don't believe Facebook user in Colorado presents serious threat
Updated: October 31, 2014 - 3:59 pm

Rome police say they don’t want people to feel threatened by a social media post that appears to target downtown.

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
Updated: November 01, 2014 - 12:51 am

In the aftermath of a natural disaster or other large-scale event, local emergency resources can become overwhelmed.

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.

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.

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

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
Report: Man on parole for cocaine possession caught with more cocaine
Updated: October 31, 2014 - 12:24 am

A Rome man remained in jail Thursday after being accused of having cocaine.

Police: Man crashes car, ate most of Valium pills when pulled over
Updated: October 31, 2014 - 12:25 am

A Rome man was accused of driving under the influence of alcohol and having narcotics after he crashed his car.

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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