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Wednesday 10/01/2014
Man, woman sentenced to life in prison for Bartow murder
Posted: October 01, 2014

A man and woman convicted of murdering their roommate in Bartow County were sentenced Tuesday to life in prison with the chance of parole, officials said.

2 men arrested in connection with thefts
Posted: October 01, 2014

Two Rome men were being held without bond Tuesday night after they allegedly stole money and jewelry from two homes, according to Floyd County Jail reports.

Police: Woman assaulted, held by ex-boyfriend
Posted: October 01, 2014

A Rome woman told police she was beaten and held against her will by her ex-boyfriend, according to Rome police reports.

Tuesday 09/30/2014
Man involved in police chase dies in the hospital
Updated: October 01, 2014 - 5:55 am

A Rome man died in a local hospital Tuesday, more than a week after he led police on a car chase that resulted in him wrecking on South Broad Street.

Floyd County Jail reports Sept. 30, 8 p.m.
Posted: September 30, 2014

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

Sheriff: Beware of phone scam callers posing as deputy to collect fake fines
Updated: September 30, 2014 - 10:26 am

Gordon County Sheriff Mitch Ralston says his office has received a number of reports from citizens who have received scam telephone calls from a person claiming to be a deputy sheriff.

Man accused of having sex with 15-year-old
Updated: October 01, 2014 - 3:21 am

A man accused of having sex with a 15-year-old girl remained in jail Tuesday without bond, Floyd County Jail reports state.

18-year-old says he was robbed during drug deal
Updated: October 01, 2014 - 3:19 am

A teen told Rome police that he was robbed as he tried to sell marijuana to his assailants, reports state.

Rome police investigate dog theft on Division Street
Updated: October 01, 2014 - 3:17 am

Rome police are investigating the theft of German shepherd valued at $1,500 from a South Division Street home, reports state.

Floyd County Jail reports Sept. 30, 8 a.m.
Updated: September 30, 2014 - 8:23 am

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

Cyclist struck on Riverbend Drive
Posted: September 30, 2014

First responders treated a man who was hit by a truck Monday while riding a bicycle across Riverbend Drive near Turner McCall Boulevard. Rome police reported the man had minor injuries. The driver of the truck was not at fault.

Grease fire slows traffic on North Broad
Posted: September 30, 2014

A grease fire at 1029 N. Broad St. slowed traffic for some 45 minutes Monday night. Rome Fire Department Battalion Chief Greg Abbott said no one was injured in the 8 p.m. blaze. Firefighters stayed on the scene for almost an hour to ensure no fire was inside the walls. 

Men linked to drugs after 1 flees
Posted: September 30, 2014

Authorities say they linked drugs to two men after one of them fled officers and flushed a marijuana cigarette down the toilet.

Monday 09/29/2014
Floyd County Jail report, Sept. 29, 8 p.m.
Posted: September 29, 2014

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

Shorter responds to theft of records of former student athletes
Updated: September 30, 2014 - 8:34 am

Shorter University is reviewing security protocol after a group of files containing students’ personal information was removed from a campus building.

Report: Woman found with pot gave fake name
Updated: September 30, 2014 - 12:10 am

A Silver Creek Woman is being held without bond after she gave officers a fake name and carried drugs inside the Floyd County Jail, according to jail reports.

Parole violation arrest leads to drug charges for Silver Creek man
Updated: September 30, 2014 - 12:08 am

A Silver Creek man who was arrested on a parole violation now faces drug charges after he was found with marijuana while being booked into the Floyd County Jail.

Inmate faces felony charge after damaging cell door
Updated: September 30, 2014 - 12:10 am

A Rome man in the Floyd County Jail on probation violation charges allegedly damaged a cell door, according to jail reports.

Riverbend Drive back open after wreck between cyclist and vechicle
Updated: September 29, 2014 - 11:20 am

A cyclist was treated for minor injuries after a wreck between him and a vehicle on Riverbend Drive around 10:15 a.m. this morning, according to Rome Police Department Capt. Terry Autry.

60-year-old Rome woman indicted on murder charge after victim dies
Updated: September 30, 2014 - 9:55 am

A Rome woman already serving 20 years for shooting her husband has been indicted for his murder, Floyd County Superior Court records state.

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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