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Category Archives: Cherokee County, Alabama

Man shot Saturday in Cherokee County, Alabama

Man shot Saturday in Cherokee County, Alabama

Tuesday, February 13, 2024–10:50 a.m. -WEIS Radio- The Cherokee County, Alabama Sheriff’s Office is continuing its investigation into a weekend shooting that sent one man to the hospital. According to the incident report: Two men entered a home on County Road 71 in the Woods Bend community at around 9:30 p.m. Saturday. An altercation ensued…read more

Pet Patrol – February 9th, 2024

Pet Patrol – February 9th, 2024

Every week we will introduce you to some of the most adorable, adoptable pets available from our partner shelters including Etowah Valley Humane Society, Barkville Dog Rescue, Lifeline Animal Project, Rome-Floyd Humane Society, The Humane Society of Forsythe County, The Paw Project of Georgia, Inc, The Pawprint Pack, Inc, PAWS in Middle Georgia, Angels Among Us…read more

Rome City, Floyd County Schools operating on a two-hour delay Wednesday

Rome City, Floyd County Schools operating on a two-hour delay Wednesday

Tuesday, January 16, 2014–3:13 p.m. -Staff reports- Floyd County Schools will implement a two-hour delay on Wednesday, January 17. School will begin at 10 a.m. All FCS employees should report by 9 a.m. Please note, that this will be a two-hour delay with a two-hour shift in the normal schedule. If you normally drop your…read more

Multiple School Closings Announced in Northwest Georgia

Multiple School Closings Announced in Northwest Georgia

January 15th, 2024 – 4:20 PM WRGA Staff Reports – Due to the anticipation of severe weather, all campuses of Georgia Northwestern Technical College will be closed on Tuesday, January 16. All classes, activities, and events are canceled. Unity Christian, Darlington, Georgia Highlands College, and Bartow County Schools have also announced closures. Rome City Schools issued…read more

Prepare your home for a winter weather blast

Prepare your home for a winter weather blast

Sunday, January 14, 2023–6:53 p.m. -AAA South- With the season’s most frigid temperatures on the way, AAA reminds homeowners and renters that preparing for inclement weather is essential to avoiding wintertime repairs. Prolonged periods of below-freezing temperatures can wreak havoc on a home’s heating system, plumbing, and exterior features. “Maintaining your property is essential to…read more

Winter Weather Advisory from 1 a.m. Monday until 10 a.m. Tuesday

Winter Weather Advisory from 1 a.m. Monday until 10 a.m. Tuesday

Sunday, January 14, 2024–6:21 p.m -National Weather Service- The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Floyd, Gordon, Chattooga, Bartow, and Polk Counties from 1 a.m. Monday until 10 a.m. Tuesday. The advisory is also in effect for Cherokee County, Alabama. We could see a wintry mix of snow, sleet, and freezing…read more

Local schools operating on a two-hour delay Tuesday

Local schools operating on a two-hour delay Tuesday

Monday, January 8, 2024–9:54 a.m. -David Crowder, WRGA News- Due to the potential for flash flooding and gusty winds on Tuesday morning, Floyd County, Rome City, Gordon County, Calhoun City, Chattooga County, and Polk County Schools will all operate on a two-hour delay. In addition, Cherokee County and DeKalb County Schools in Alabama will also…read more

Blood donations sought as we near the end of the year

Blood donations sought as we near the end of the year

Wednesday, December 20, 2023–9:24 a.m. -David Crowder, WRGA News- You can give the gift of life this holiday season. Blood Assurance is looking for blood donors, especially O-positive, O-negative, A-negative, and B-negative. According to Dr. Liz Culler, Chief Medical Officer with Blood Assurance, recent severe weather in Middle Tennessee demonstrates how the need for blood…read more

Man sentenced to life without parole for murder of two Rome women

Man sentenced to life without parole for murder of two Rome women

Monday, November 27, 2023–8:00 p.m. -John Bailey, Rome News-Tribune- This story is possible because of a news-sharing agreement with the Rome News-Tribune. More information can be found at northwestgeorgianews.com. Desmond Lavonta Brown was sentenced to life without parole Monday for the murder of two Rome sisters in 2020.  A Cherokee County, Alabama, jury found Brown guilty…read more

Guilty verdict in the trial of a man in the murder of two Rome sisters

Guilty verdict in the trial of a man in the murder of two Rome sisters

Tuesday, November 21, 2023–5:45 p.m. -Adam Carey, Rome News-Tribune- This story is possible because of a news-sharing agreement with the Rome News-Tribune. More information can be found at northwestgeorgianews.com. The jury returned a guilty verdict Tuesday afternoon in the capital murder case against Desmond Brown for the killing of two Rome sisters in 2020. Brown faces…read more