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In Monday's Roman Record: Real estate market strong at year’s end

Last week was another good one for local real estate agents who appear to be closing 2014 with a bang. At least 15 single-family residential properties were sold in excess of $100,000 according the deeds recorded in the Floyd County Superior Court for the week.

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Sunday 12/21/2014
Floyd County Jail reports, Dec. 21, 8 a.m.
Updated: December 21, 2014 - 8:58 am

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

Sunday's forecast: Cloudy, high near 52
Updated: December 21, 2014 - 8:54 am

Today, the National Weather Service is forecasting a 20 percent chance of rain after 3 p.m. Cloudy, with a high near 52. Northeast wind around 5 mph.

Shop with a Cop reaches out to record number of children
Posted: December 21, 2014

The initial bashfulness of a child being introduced to a law enforcement officer quickly gave way to joy Saturday.

Official start of winter set for 6:03 p.m. today
Updated: December 21, 2014 - 10:51 am

Today marks the first official day of winter, even though it has been chilly since November.

Clay Bennett Cartoon
Posted: December 21, 2014

By Clay Bennett, Chattanooga Times Free Press

Mike Lester Cartoon
Posted: December 21, 2014

By Mike Lester, Washington Post Writers Group

Woman arrested in Friday night stabbing
Updated: December 21, 2014 - 12:57 am

A Florida woman accused of stabbing a man during an altercation at a Silver Creek home late Friday remained behind bars at the Floyd County Jail late Saturday.

Saturday 12/20/2014
Fire damages duplex on Heritage Way
Updated: December 20, 2014 - 11:59 pm

A fire late Saturday night damaged a duplex at 67 Heritage Way and left 5 adults homeless. The Red Cross was being called to the scene shortly before midnight, according to 911.

Floyd County Jail report, 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 20
Posted: December 20, 2014

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

Bratton: Cop killer made anti-police online posts and shot his girlfriend in Baltimore
Updated: December 20, 2014 - 8:33 pm

Update: NEW YORK — New York City's police commissioner says the gunman who ambushed and killed two police officers had made online posts that were "very anti-police."

Police Commissioner William Bratton choked up at a news conference Saturday afternoon as he talked about the fatal shootings of two officers in Brooklyn's Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood.

Bratton says gunman Ismaaiyl (IHSH'-mayl) Brinsley shot and wounded his former girlfriend in Baltimore earlier Saturday and made posts from her Instagram account.

Authorities didn't get into the specifics of the contents of the posts, but two officials told The Associated Press that he posted about shooting two "pigs" in retaliation for the death of Eric Garner. They spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly.

Authorities say the gunman fatally shot himself after killing the officers.

Man kills self in police chase, injuring couple
Updated: December 20, 2014 - 3:57 pm

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — Police in northwest Louisiana say a man wanted in Oklahoma killed himself during a chase, causing his truck to hit a car and seriously injure a couple.

Walking in Red raises funds to help Roman
Updated: December 21, 2014 - 12:52 am

Romans turned out Saturday for a walk to raise funds to help Roman Yvonne Brand defray medical expenses that are leading up to what her family hopes will be a heart transplant soon.

Shop with a Cop benefits more than 150 kids
Updated: December 20, 2014 - 11:55 am

The Coosa Valley Fraternal Order of Police chapter had more than 50 law enforcement officers out shopping for Christmas with children in Rome Saturday.

Floyd County Schools College and Career Academy teams place in robotics competition
Posted: December 20, 2014

The Floyd County Schools College and Career Academy robotics teams finished in 3rd and 5th place recently during a competition at North Floyd High School. A field of 41 teams competed.

Long distance hiker enjoys unplanned stop in Cave Spring
Posted: December 20, 2014

A fall on the Pinhoti Trial has given Robert Torbert, 68, some time to relax in Cave Spring some 11 weeks into an expected 10-month hike from Florida to Maine.

Gas prices remain on decline in Northwest Georgia to start weekend
Posted: December 20, 2014

Gas prices continue their slow decline downward toward the under $2 range in most of Northwest Georgia and in surrounding states, or stayed the same overnight as the cost of a regular gallon of gas continues a downward trend ahead of holiday travel.

Race to the top: Pinewood Derby teaches science skills
Posted: December 20, 2014

The secret of a fast Pinewood Derby car isn’t its weight.

Floyd County deputies start wearing body cameras
Updated: December 20, 2014 - 10:40 am

Some Floyd County deputies have started wearing the latest uniform accessories — body cameras.

Floyd County Jail report for December 20
Updated: December 20, 2014 - 8:24 am

The Floyd County jail issues intake reports twice daily, at 8 am.. and 8 p.m.

Griffin wins Downtown Development Authority Fricks award
Posted: December 20, 2014

Paul Griffin, a longtime leader of the Rome Little Theatre and Historic DeSoto Theatre Foundation was honored with the William E. Fricks Award for service to the downtown community Friday. DDA Executive Director Ann Arnold told the downtown merchants gathered at the DeSoto Theatre for the annual Christmas Coffee Break, “His love for downtown is forever evident.”

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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