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Thursday 01/29/2015
Man accused of stealing gun, TV from Lee Avenue home
Posted: January 29, 2015

A Rome man accused of breaking into a Lee Avenue home earlier this month remained in jail Thursday under $7,900 in bond, Floyd County Jail reports state.

Housing authority seeks to become housing developer
Posted: January 29, 2015

The Northwest Georgia Housing Authority is taking slow but steady steps to transform itself from a caretaker of aging public housing to a developer of quality, affordable housing for residents of Rome and Rockmart.

Motorcyclist sent to hospital after Hicks Drive wreck
Updated: January 29, 2015 - 11:11 am

An ambulance took a motorcyclist to the hospital Thursday morning with serious but non-life threatening injuries after a two-vehicle wreck on Hicks Drive, Rome police said.

Coosa River Basin Initiative recognizes supporters
Posted: January 29, 2015

Coosa River Basin Initiative members celebrated accomplishments in 2014 and discussed priorities for 2015 during their annual meeting.

Latest design shows no pool for Courtyard by Marriott
Posted: January 29, 2015

Duke Hospitality officials are now hoping to have the Courtyard by Marriott hotel on West Third Street built by the end of the year.

Warmer today with a chance of rain today, tonight
Posted: January 29, 2015

It's going to warm up today with a high near 59 but we may see some rain. There is a 30 percent chance of showers, mainly between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., according to the National Weather Service.

Floyd County Jail reports Jan. 29, 8 a.m.
Posted: January 29, 2015

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

Rome-Floyd Tennis Center to get facelift
Posted: January 29, 2015

The Rome-Floyd Tennis Center on West Third Street will be refurbished to match the look of the planned Tennis Center of Georgia.

16-year-old charged in street shooting death of Cornelius Driver Jr.; police seeking witnesses
Posted: January 29, 2015

A 16-year-old was charged with murder Wednesday in the death of a Rome man gunned down in South Rome earlier this week, according to Rome police officials.

COLUMN: Impending babysitting appointment a disaster waiting to happen
Posted: January 29, 2015

I’m a little nervous. On Thursday night, a friend of mine has this fancy-schmancy banquet to attend at The Forum and I’m supposed to babysit her two little girls.

Clay Bennett's cartoon
Posted: January 29, 2015

Clay Bennett, Chattanooga Times Free Press

Body of 24-year-old found under South Broad Street bridge
Updated: January 29, 2015 - 1:31 am

Authorities have identified a 24-year-old man whose body was found Wednesday near the base of the South Broad Street Bridge.

Parke Wilkinson named principal of Anna K. Davie Elementary School
Updated: January 29, 2015 - 1:15 am

East Central Elementary School’s principal, Parke Wilkinson, will be leading Anna K. Davie Elementary at the start of the 2015-2016 school year.

ELOST-funded paving at Pepperell Primary School
Updated: January 29, 2015 - 1:06 am

Work on the expansion of the car line at Pepperell Primary (map) continues. The car line is expected to be finished within two to three weeks, according to Sam Sprewell, chief of operations at Floyd County Schools. “Paving started Wednesday, and we still have sod and striping to do,” he said. The car line will wrap around a parking area for the adjacent softball field. “This expansion should handle the problems we’ve had for years with the overflow of the car line,” Sprewell said. “We’ve had to use the church parking lot across the street, and this new line will be safer and work far more smoothly.” The project cost is $120,000 and the money is coming out of the education local option sales tax fund.

Judge approves sale of Rome News-Tribune; transfer effective Sunday
Updated: January 29, 2015 - 1:09 am

News Publishing Co., the owner of the Rome News-Tribune, will be sold to Times-Journal Inc. after the Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015, approval of the deal by a U.S. Bankruptcy Court judge.

Wednesday 01/28/2015
Report: Woman attacked police officer after property dispute
Updated: January 29, 2015 - 2:07 am

A Rome woman accused of putting a Rome police officer in a chokehold was released from the Floyd County Jail on $11,200 bail Wednesday, according to jail records.

Police arrest 16-year-old in South Rome shooting
Updated: January 29, 2015 - 1:20 am

Rome police arrested Niazua "Nigel" Brown, 16, near a Cartersville motel today and charged him with murder in the Tuesday shooting death of Cornelius Driver in South Rome.

Floyd County commissioners tie recreation funding to agreement
Posted: January 28, 2015

Floyd County commissioners set a deadline for a new recreation agreement when they approved their $45.6 million budget Tuesday, stating that funds for the Rome-Floyd Parks & Recreation Authority will stop on April 1 if no agreement is reached.

5 applicants to vie for vacant Cave Spring Council post
Posted: January 28, 2015

The Cave Spring City Council is expected to meet at 4 p.m. Feb. 4 with five applicants hoping to fill a vacancy on the council.

Fairview School in Cave Spring seeking workday volunteers
Posted: January 28, 2015

Organizers seeking to preserve a historic black school in Floyd County that dates back to 1924 are asking for community help Saturday at the site.

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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