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Wednesday 07/30/2014
Driver cited for following too closely in wreck on Redmond Circle, 3 violations of child restraint law
Posted: July 30, 2014

The driver of a Toyota Camry was cited for following too closely and three violation of child restraint laws.

Propane tanks cause minor 'explosion' in Lindale shed fire
Updated: July 30, 2014 - 10:23 am

A neighbor noticed flames and heard loud popping and an "explosion" as a shed burst into flames on East Second Street in Lindale this morning.

GDOT seeking public input on state’s transportation needs and funding
Updated: July 30, 2014 - 9:39 am

ATLANTA – As state and national leaders consider alternatives for funding future transportation needs, the Georgia Department of Transportation wants to know what Georgians would like in their 21st Century transportation system and how they recommend paying for it.

Calhoun to get new new RaceTrac, Dunkin Donuts, industrial building
Updated: July 30, 2014 - 10:05 am

The Ga. 53 corridor in Calhoun is experiencing a building boom. A new Popeye’s has just opened. A new freestanding Subway is nearing completion and ground has been broken for a new RaceTrac fuel station and Dunkin’ Donuts.

Another nice day - high near 84 with a low around 62, rain likely Friday
Posted: July 30, 2014

It's going to be another nice day as cooler air lowers temperatures and humidity. Today's high is expected near 84 with the low around 62 tonight, according to the National Weather Service.

Floyd County Jail report July 30, 8 a.m.
Updated: July 30, 2014 - 8:39 am

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

Mike Buck asks for recount in Republican state school superintendent race
Posted: July 30, 2014

A statewide recount initiated by former Rome High principal Mike Buck will occur over the next 36 hours, a process that must be completed by noon Thursday.

Retailers preparing for sales tax holiday Friday and Saturday
Posted: July 30, 2014

Those looking for good bargains on clothes, computers and school supplies will get the chance to save 7 percent on selected items in Floyd County this weekend.

Clay Bennett Cartoon
Posted: July 30, 2014

By Clay Bennett, Chattanooga Times Free Press

Clay Bennett Cartoon
Posted: July 30, 2014

By Clay Bennett, Chattanooga Times Free Press

Tuesday 07/29/2014
Passengers injured in Highway 278 wreck taken to Atlanta, Rome hospitals
Updated: July 29, 2014 - 6:01 pm

A woman was airlifted to a Atlanta area hospital following a wreck on Highway 278 in front of the Department of Driver Services near the U.S. 27 bypass, according to Capt. Felix White of the Cedartown Fire Department.

Rome gasoline prices hover around state average
Posted: July 29, 2014

Gasoline is selling at the lowest price since March amid rising gasoline supplies and falling oil prices, according to auto club group AAA.

Landowner: Water park not going to be on my site
Updated: July 30, 2014 - 1:13 am

Etowah Grove developer Mark Brewster, who is also president of Garden Lakes Realty, said Tuesday that there would not be a water park anywhere on the 130-tract he’s planning to develop at U.S. 411 and the East By-pass.

City Commission blocks rezoning for beauty salon with 4-2 vote
Posted: July 29, 2014

A Rome woman’s second try to get a piece of property in the city rezoned from suburban residential to community commercial in hopes of establishing a beauty salon has once again been halted.

Floyd County Jail reports July 29, 8 a.m.
Posted: July 29, 2014

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

Slightly cooler temperatures today, rain possible later this week
Posted: July 29, 2014

It's going to be slightly cooler over the next few days with a high near 84 today and a low near 57 tonight, according to the National Weather Service.

Local employers recognize, provide domestic partner benefits to same-sex couples
Posted: July 29, 2014

While a federal lawsuit challenging Georgia’s ban on same-sex marriage winds its way through the court system, a number of national companies with a presence in Rome and Floyd County already offer employee benefits to same-sex partners.

Rome City Schools to hire interim superintendent
Posted: July 29, 2014

The Rome Board of Education is searching for an interim superintendent to take over after Jeff Bearden leaves for Forsyth County in August.

Mike Lester Cartoon
Posted: July 29, 2014

By Mike Lester, Washington Post Writers Group

Clay Bennett Cartoon
Posted: July 29, 2014

By Clay Bennett, Chattanooga Times Free Press

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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