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Coroner: Body found in woods that of missing woman

Floyd County Coroner Barry Henderson released the following statement today in the case of the human remains found near Kingston Highway last month.

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12 submit resumes for Floyd County animal shelter design/build job
Posted: April 25, 2015

Twelve firms have submitted qualifications to local officials in their attempts to become the team to design and build the new Floyd County animal shelter.

Braves players, coaches pitch in at North Rome United Methodist Church
Posted: April 25, 2015

Rome Braves players traded in their baseball gloves for work gloves Friday morning as they helped spruce up a part of North Rome.

Krige Schabort lined up for run at Rio 2016; Clocktower Classic leading to worldwide tests for local paralympic athlete
Posted: April 25, 2015

If Krige Schabort has his way, Romans will be rooting for him on a much larger stage next summer.

Panel discusses points of new child advocacy group at Exchange Club meeting
Posted: April 25, 2015

The leading members of a new child advocacy organization say the best way to improve the lives of Floyd County’s children is to tap into the strength of the community.

Today's weather: Good chance of rain, storms
Posted: April 25, 2015

The National Weather Service is calling for showers and and possibly a thunderstorm today with a high near 77. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming south in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is around 90 percent. New rainfall amounts between three quarters and one inch possible.

Walking for a cause; Relay for Life draws over a thousand to Ridge Ferry Park
Posted: April 25, 2015

Penny Clifton remembers when the doctor told her she had leukemia.

Coffee Break: Downtown Rome to be busy next few weeks
Posted: April 25, 2015

A block party, a cruise on the Roman Holiday tour boat and free trolley tours will be part of the fun in Rome next month.

Floyd County Jail reports April 24, 8 p.m.
Updated: April 24, 2015 - 8:37 pm

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

Joe Minter named city’s new Public Works garage director; garage has more openings
Posted: April 24, 2015

Joe Minter, a 17-year veteran with the city of Rome, has been named the new director of the city’s Public Works garage.

Minimum age to rise for senior housing; Northwest Georgia Housing Authority moving Willingham Village residents for renovations
Posted: April 24, 2015

The Northwest Georgia Housing Authority is planning to raise the minimum age to 55 from 50 for residents of the three senior high-rise buildings in Rome.

Berry College unveils Towers' flag he gifted to Martha Berry at marker ceremony
Updated: April 25, 2015 - 1:21 am

ROME, Ga. –  Berry College will unveil the Admiral John Henry Towers flag at the historical marker dedication in Rome today.

Burn ban for Floyd, surrounding counties will start May 1, end Sept. 30
Updated: April 24, 2015 - 11:32 am

The Georgia Environmental Protection Division’s annual ban on outdoor burning will begin May 1 for Floyd and surrounding counties.

Record number of bald eagles this year, including 5 nests around NW Georgia
Posted: April 24, 2015

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources has identified a record number of bald eagle nests in Georgia this year.

Floyd County gets 1 proposal to run The Forum, from Safari Hospitality Management
Updated: April 24, 2015 - 4:03 pm

Despite several firms initially showing interest in taking over The Forum’s management, only one business submitted a proposal to become the overseer of the downtown civic center.

Sunny today with thunderstorms tonight, Saturday
Updated: April 24, 2015 - 2:13 pm

We may see more rain late tonight and tomorrow but today is going to be partly sunny with a high near 73, according to the National Weather Service.

Floyd County Jail reports April 24, 8 a.m.
Posted: April 24, 2015

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

Rome to take next step to redevelop Northwest Georgia Regional Hospital property; Atlanta firm working on plan
Posted: April 24, 2015

Leaders of key economic and community groups will be invited to attend meetings next week to provide thoughts on the redevelopment of the former Northwest Georgia Regional Hospital site.

Rome’s city manager answers questions on Facebook
Posted: April 24, 2015

Rome’s city manager made the most out of his lunch hour Thursday without leaving City Hall.

Mike Lester Cartoon
Posted: April 24, 2015

Mike Lester, Washington Post Writers Group

Ringgold woman defrauded Bec-Don Inc. of more than $500,000
Updated: April 24, 2015 - 12:59 am

Judy Elaine Henry has pleaded guilty to wire fraud charges arising out of her theft of more than $500,000 from her former employer, Bec-Don, Inc., a company that supplies concrete reinforcing steel and related products to the construction industry.

Rome High's ‘Beauty and the Beast’ to open today
Posted: April 23, 2015

Rome High’s production of the musical “Beauty and the Beast” is not just a family favorite, it is also celebrating an anniversary, according to the vice president of business, Morgan Terry.

Admiral John Henry Towers marker dedication on Friday
Posted: April 23, 2015

ROME, GA. — The Georgia Historical Society invites the community to the Admiral John Henry Towers historical marker dedication at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, April 24, 2015. The Georgia Historical Marker will be installed at 701 Broad Street recognizing the historical location of Towers’ childhood home where he was born and raised.

Clocktower Classic to roll through Rome today
Posted: April 23, 2015

The Paralyzed Veterans Racing Team will dominate the field this week during the Clocktower Classic Handcycling races, which begin tonight with an eight-mile sprint and conclude Saturday with a criterium in Rome.

Unhealthy trees at Ridge Ferry Park targeted for removal
Posted: April 23, 2015

Trees are being removed at Ridge Ferry Park and other public spaces as a safety measure, according to Rome and recreation authority officials .

Sunny and cooler today, rain on the way with possibility of severe weather on Saturday
Posted: April 23, 2015

It's going to be cooler and sunny today with a high near 68, according to the National Weather Service. Tonight it will cool off even more with temperatures dropping to around 45.

Floyd County Jail reports April 23, 8 a.m.
Posted: April 23, 2015

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

Area students named Georgia Scholars by Georgia Department of Education
Posted: April 23, 2015

Five local students were recognized as 2015 Georgia Scholars by the Georgia Department of Education.

Former Rome-Floyd building inspection employee arrested, accused of stealing over $121,000
Updated: April 23, 2015 - 11:28 am

Authorities accused a former Rome-Floyd County Building Inspection manager on Wednesday with the theft of more than $121,000, saying she pocketed money paid for building permits.

Rydal woman faces federal child porn charges
Posted: April 23, 2015

A federal grand jury indicted a Bartow County woman this week on accusations she made pornographic videos with a young boy, court records state.

Clay Bennett Cartoon
Posted: April 23, 2015

Clay Bennett, Chattanooga Times Free Press

Police: Tannerite the source of large booms near Midway School
Updated: April 23, 2015 - 12:15 am

Floyd County police were sent to the area near Midway School Wednesday night after the 911 center got several calls around 7:15 p.m. regarding large explosions and at least one home shaking in the wake of the big booms.

Floyd County Jail report April 22, 8 p.m.
Updated: April 22, 2015 - 8:10 pm

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

UPDATE: Cops for Kids tournament postponed
Updated: April 22, 2015 - 6:38 pm

The 25th Annual Cops for Kids Softball Tournament set for Saturday has been rescheduled for July 18.

Mobile Rapid tool helps police verify identification
Posted: April 22, 2015

Police say a portable fingerprint scanner that helps them verify a person’s identity was instrumental in getting information on a man found unconscious along a rural road.

James ‘Jimmy’ Crawford Selman carried to funeral by mule-drawn wagon
Posted: April 22, 2015

Jimmy Selman loved riding in a wagon drawn by mules.

SPLOST revenue is higher than estimates; North Rome sewer repairs expected to start this summer
Posted: April 22, 2015

Collections for the 2013 SPLOST have exceeded officials’ projections

Romp Around Rome events planned for National Tourism Week
Posted: April 22, 2015

The Greater Rome Convention & Visitors Bureau announces “Romp Around Rome” events and activities are planned for National Travel & Tourism Week celebration, May 2-10, 2015.

Retirements at Georgia School for the Deaf lead to job openings
Updated: April 22, 2015 - 10:26 am

Georgia School for the Deaf officials are hoping to fill more than a dozen open positions at the school in Cave Spring, according to human resources director Gail Blankenship.

Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms today
Updated: April 22, 2015 - 10:58 am

Today there is a A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2 p.m., with a high near 78, according to the National Weather Service. It will be a windy day with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Tonight there is a 30 percent chance of rain and a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. There will be mostly cloudy, with a low around 50. 
 
Thursday A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 70. North wind around 5 mph. Thursday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 46. North wind around 5 mph.
 
Friday A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 69. North wind around 5 mph becoming southeast in the afternoon. Friday Night A chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 8pm. Cloudy, with a low around 57. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
 
Saturday Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm. Cloudy, with a high near 75. Chance of precipitation is 70%. Saturday Night A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 56.
 
Sunday Mostly sunny, with a high near 73. Sunday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 52.
 
Monday A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 73. Monday Night A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 53.
 
Tuesday A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 70.

Floyd County Jail report April 22, 8 a.m.
Posted: April 22, 2015

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

South Rome Redevelopment Agency Hardy Avenue property cited for code violations
Updated: April 23, 2015 - 10:13 am

The South Rome Redevelopment Agency is not immune to code enforcement efforts. It was cited by the new code enforcement officer, Tony Wright, for a number of violations at an abandoned commercial property at 314 Hardy Ave.

Seven Hills Rotary Club honors student Laws of Life essay winners
Posted: April 22, 2015

The Seven Hills Rotary Club honored local essay winners during the club’s luncheon Tuesday.

Mike Lester Cartoon
Posted: April 22, 2015

Mike Lester, Washington Post Writers Group

2 horses and riders hit by pickup; Pleasant Valley Road reopened
Updated: April 22, 2015 - 12:28 am

A man and a woman sustained minor injuries when the horses they were riding along a country road were hit by a pickup truck Tuesday evening, according to Floyd County police.

Police precinct at Downtown Welcome Center officially opens
Updated: April 22, 2015 - 12:44 am

The police precinct at the Downtown Welcome Center officially opened Tuesday. The welcome center will serve as a satellite base for the Rome Police Department, Floyd County Police Department and Floyd County Sheriff’s Office.

Floyd County Jail reports April 21, 8 p.m.
Updated: April 21, 2015 - 8:10 pm

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

Cedartown native, novelist returning home for Studio Fit signing on Friday
Updated: April 24, 2015 - 12:51 pm

A native author is coming home on Friday to promote his new book and sign copies at an afternoon event at Studio Fit in Cedartown.

Rome city officials weigh raising industry sewer fees, say customers releasing more organic pollutants
Posted: April 21, 2015

An increase in organic pollutants released into Rome’s sewer system by local industries is making officials look at what they charge for treating the extra load.

Bills sponsored by Rep. Katie Dempsey awaiting governor's signature
Updated: April 21, 2015 - 11:29 am

Five bills sponsored by State Representative Katie Dempsey, House Bills 198, 288, 443, 567, and 568 ,are now being considered by Gov. Nathan Deal.

ACC issues 3 warning letters to La Parrilla Mexican Restaurant, Pizza Hut, Old Havana Cigar Co.
Posted: April 21, 2015

A city committee decided Monday to give a letter of warning to three local establishments after their first offense of selling alcohol to an underage person.