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2 former court clerks plead guilty to false statements charges, sentenced to probation

Someone else could have lost their job because of the criminal actions taken by Connie Nadine May and Carol Corbin, two former Floyd County Courthouse employees who pleaded guilty on Friday and were sentenced to probation and community service.

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Friday 10/24/2014
Calhoun after-prom party witness: Sex acts were consensual. Investigators say victim sustained serious wounds
Updated: October 24, 2014 - 7:28 pm

ELLIJAY — A recent high school graduate who stumbled upon the alleged sexual assault of a woman at an after-prom party for Calhoun High students testified Thursday that the contact was consensual — a corroboration one defense attorney needs if he’s to stay on the case.

Warming up some this weekend, high near 72 today
Posted: October 24, 2014

It's going to warm back up this weekend with highs near 80 and sunny skies but remain a little bit cooler today with the high near 72, according to the National Weather Service. Tonight lows will drop to near 45.

Emergency communication tower repairs could cost taxpayers
Posted: October 24, 2014

Floyd County officials are looking into whether repairs to equipment at three of the 10 towers in the countywide digital emergency communication system are covered under warranty.

Political traffic in Rome to grow as election day nears
Updated: October 24, 2014 - 11:14 am

Political traffic through Rome is increasing as the Nov. 4 election nears, and State School Superintendent John Barge made waves again Thursday as the Republican endorsed the Democrat in the race to succeed him. He also announced Friday that he has applied for the Rome City Schools superintendent position.

Fire won’t stop wedding of Alyshia Burris, Chris Collier at Belle Terra
Posted: October 24, 2014

Thirteen days before her wedding day, Alyshia Burris wasn’t sure what was going to happen.

COLUMN: Considering your final feast
Posted: October 24, 2014

What would your last meal be? Many people have joked about that question and others have contemplated the correct answer. To me, it’s not a death-row question. It’s a memory question.

Mike Lester Cartoon
Posted: October 24, 2014

By Mike Lester, Washington Post Writers Group

Floyd County’s unemployment rate falls to 7.5 percent in September
Updated: October 24, 2014 - 12:24 am

The Georgia Department of Labor said 307 more Floyd County residents were working in September than in August. Coupled with a drop in the workforce of 132 residents, it decreased Floyd County’s unemployment rate to 7.5 percent in September from 8.4 percent in August.

Thursday 10/23/2014
Darlington locked down after armed robbery at Rhonda’s
Updated: October 24, 2014 - 12:58 am

Darlington School was on a “Code Red” lockdown for nearly two and half hours Thursday evening after a man with a gun robbed a nearby Cave Spring Road convenience store.

Floyd County Jail report, Oct. 23, 8 p.m.
Updated: October 23, 2014 - 9:14 pm

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

N. America treated to partial solar eclipse today
Posted: October 23, 2014

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — North Americans, get set for the fourth and final eclipse of the year.

Sam Nunn coming to Rome on Monday; Jason Carter swinging through region this Saturday
Updated: October 24, 2014 - 3:25 pm

Sam Nunn, former U.S. senator from Georgia, will be in Rome on Monday at 2 p.m. ad the Floyd County Democratic Party headquarters, 5 Broad St. Nunn's daughter, Michelle Nunn, is running for the U.S. Senate against Republican David Perdue.

Publix purchases entire Charles Hight Square shopping center for $21 million
Updated: October 24, 2014 - 1:01 am

Publix has purchased the entire Charles Hight Square shopping center for $21 million from Madison Retail-Rome, LLC. The property is on Turner McCall Boulevard across from Floyd Medical Center.

Police: Warrants issued in Maple St. robbery; 2nd suspect remains at large
Updated: October 24, 2014 - 12:41 am

Rome police have issued arrest warrants for one of the men they say robbed the One Stop Shop on Maple Street early Sunday and was shot by the clerk.

Ebola: Gordon County prepares for ‘what ifs’
Posted: October 23, 2014

Gordon Hospital and the Calhoun-Gordon County Public Safety departments are actively preparing for a “what if” public health scenario should a threat like Ebola materialize in Calhoun and Gordon County.

80-year-old Pastor Ken Kulp and Pastor Rich Griffith to skydive for Murphy-Harpst
Posted: October 23, 2014

Two local pastors will be taking a literal leap of faith Sunday as they skydive to raise funds for Murphy-Harpst children’s centers.

Sunny and clear today with a high near 69 and low around 42
Posted: October 23, 2014

It's going to be sunny with a high near 69 and a low around 42, according to the National Weather Service.

Boat ramp into Etowah River taking shape, access off U.S. 411 in Bartow County
Posted: October 23, 2014

Construction of a new boat ramp into the Etowah River at the U.S. 411 bridge in Bartow County (map) is well underway. The Rome-based Coosa River Basin Initiative provided $20,000 in grant money to help finance the ramp.

Floyd County Jail reports Oct. 23, 8 a.m.
Posted: October 23, 2014

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

16-year-old killed in wreck; grief counselors will be at Model High School today
Updated: October 23, 2014 - 8:33 am

A Model High student killed in a single-vehicle wreck on Ward Mountain Road on Wednesday was remembered by school officials and his peers for his intelligence, love of bowling and lovable personality.

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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