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Category Archives: Floyd County

Rome Police identify Victim of Reservoir Street Shooting

Rome Police identify Victim of Reservoir Street Shooting

February 6th, 2023 – 12:30 PM Staff Reports – A 56-year-old man is dead following a shooting on Reservoir Street in Rome Saturday. Rome police have identified the victim as Sam Franklin JR of Aragon. Previously reported: At around 7:36 p.m., a “shots fired” call was reported outside an apartment complex located at Park Homes.…read more

Georgia Gas Price Average Declines

Georgia Gas Price Average Declines

February 6th, 2023 – 12:25 PM AAA – The Auto Club Group – Georgia gas price average declined at the pump compared to a week ago. Georgia drivers are now paying an average price of $3.34 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline (subject to change overnight). Monday’s state average is 5 cents less than a week ago, 52 cents more than a month ago,…read more

Educators worry about impact once federal covid grants run out

Educators worry about impact once federal covid grants run out

Sunday, Feb. 5, 2023–4:51 p.m. -Adam Carey, Rome News-Tribune- Rome and Floyd County school systems are scheduled to lose approximately $65 million in federal covid funds once those grants expire in 2024, according to a story in the Rome News-Tribune. These funds — typically used for learning coaches, councilors, and other paraprofessionals — are set…read more

Iva Lowery becomes first female president of the Rome Homebuilders Association

Iva Lowery becomes first female president of the Rome Homebuilders Association

Sunday, Feb. 5, 2023–4:43 p.m. -news release- Home builder Ivy Lowrey, licensed REALTOR at Toles, Temple & Wright, Inc., was recently named the president of the Rome Home Builders Association (RHBA). As such, she became the association’s first-ever female board president. Formed in 1956, the RHBA is a membership-based organization of professionals dedicated to promoting, educating, and…read more

Man dead following shooting on Reservoir Street

Man dead following shooting on Reservoir Street

Sunday, Feb. 5, 2023–9:16 a.m. -Rome Police Department- A 56-year-old Aragon man is dead following a shooting on Reservoir Street in Rome Saturday. According to the Rome Police Department: At around 7:36 p.m., a “shots fired” call was reported outside an apartment complex located at Park Homes. The victim was found outside the building and…read more

Student charged with pepper-spraying classmates

Student charged with pepper-spraying classmates

Friday, Feb. 3, 2023–10:38 a.m. -Floyd County Jail records- A student at Pepperell High School was arrested Thursday morning and charged with felony possession of a weapon on school grounds on accusations that she sprayed two students during an altercation, which affected other staff members, and then continued to spray as she walked around the…read more

Guilty verdict returned in 2021 murder

Guilty verdict returned in 2021 murder

Friday, Feb. 3, 2023–7:17 a.m. -John Bailey, Rome News-Tribune- A jury found a Rome man guilty of malice murder and other related charges Thursday concerning the 2021 killing of Scott Dennis Hayes. Jeffrey Alfred Shedrick shot Hayes three times, once in the back of the head and twice in the back, in the woods between…read more

Five arrested on Walnut Avenue for meth possession

Five arrested on Walnut Avenue for meth possession

Thursday, Feb. 2, 2023–1:13 p.m. -Floyd County Jail records- Rome-Floyd Metro task Force Officers executed a search warrant at a residence on Walnut Avenue early Thursday and arrested five people on charges of possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug-related objects. According to Floyd County Jail records: Officers found meth and a set of digital…read more

New Cave Spring City Charter being drafted to add city manager position

New Cave Spring City Charter being drafted to add city manager position

Thursday, Feb. 2, 2023–12:45 p.m. -David Crowder, WRGA News- The Cave Spring City Council is moving forward with an effort to change to a city manager form of government. During a called meeting Wednesday, the council asked City Attorney Frank Beacham to draft a new city charter, which will hopefully be ready for review during…read more

City committee taps Atrium Health Floyd for employee wellness clinic

City committee taps Atrium Health Floyd for employee wellness clinic

Thursday, Feb. 2, 2023–12:40 p.m. -David Crowder, WRGA News- The City of Rome’s General Administration Committee voted Thursday to go with Atrium Health Floyd as the new provider for an employee wellness clinic. The contract, with the city’s portion being roughly $200,000, is expected to go into effect by March 1, after it is examined…read more