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Category Archives: Floyd County

Man charged with vehicular homicide

Man charged with vehicular homicide

August 11, 2022–9:09 p.m. FLOYD COUNTY JAIL RECORDS Charges have been filed in a fatal wreck that occurred in the 700 block of Wax Road back on May 1. According to the arrest warrants, 45-year-old James Kevin McDonald was driving his employer’s vehicle without permission when he lost control, at one point driving perpendicular to…read more

Rome School Board to hold called meeting Friday and Saturday

Rome School Board to hold called meeting Friday and Saturday

August 11, 2022–9:01 p.m. STAFF REPORTS The Rome City Schools Board of Education will hold a called board meeting on Friday, August 12, 2022, at 5:30 p.m. for the purposes of reviewing weapons detection systems, Rome Middle School construction updates, and an executive session to discuss personnel. The meeting will be held at the Rome…read more

 RomeGACares collecting Donations to assist with Disaster Relief in Kentucky

 RomeGACares collecting Donations to assist with Disaster Relief in Kentucky

August 11th, 2022 – 3:20 PM Floyd County Sheriff’s Office – The Floyd County Sheriff’s Office is activating RomeGACares to assist with disaster relief in Kentucky. After researching all of the affected areas in Kentucky and which towns are in the most need of additional relief efforts we decided to aid Whitesburg, KY. They will…read more

 RomeGACares collecting Donations to assist with Disaster Relief in Kentucky

 RomeGACares collecting Donations to assist with Disaster Relief in Kentucky

August 11th, 2022 – 3:20 PM Floyd County Sheriff’s Office – The Floyd County Sheriff’s Office is activating RomeGACares to assist with disaster relief in Kentucky. After researching all of the affected areas in Kentucky and which towns are in the most need of additional relief efforts we decided to aid Whitesburg, KY. They will…read more

Jim Alred named WRGA Voice for Rome Wolves Football

Jim Alred named WRGA Voice for Rome Wolves Football

August 11th, 2022 – 1:25 PM Press Release – Rome Wolves fans can once again catch all the exciting gridiron action on the air by listening to the radio broadcast each Friday game night on WRGA 98.7 FM and AM 1470 each Friday game night with the pre-game show starting at 7 p.m. This season…read more

Man charged with aggravated animal cruelty

Man charged with aggravated animal cruelty

August 11, 2022–11:44 a.m. FLOYD COUNTY JAIL RECORDS A 41-year-old Rome man has been arrested on a felony warrant charging him with aggravated cruelty to animals. According to the warrant, Franklin Tyrone Darby deprived his dog of food and water, leaving the animal tethered in the yard without proper shelter in temperatures exceeding 90 degrees.…read more

Three men charged with exploitation of the elderly

Three men charged with exploitation of the elderly

August 11, 2022–11:40 a.m. FLOYD COUNTY POLICE NEWS RELEASE Three men have been arrested for defrauding an elderly Armuchee woman of $118,000 from her life savings. Investigators say the victim wrote numerous checks to the men for tree work, and in some cases, the suspects would follow her to the bank to collect their cash.…read more

AdventHealth Redmond holds community prayer for local schools

AdventHealth Redmond holds community prayer for local schools

August 11, 2022–8:18 a.m. NEWS RELEASE On Wednesday, Aug. 3, AdventHealth Redmond team members and leaders gathered with local clergy members to pray for Floyd County Schools to start the school year. Standing outside of AdventHealth Redmond’s main hospital entrance, three team members led a group in prayer for God’s protection and safety for students,…read more

RCS Football Hosts 8th Annual Soap Game at Barron Stadium

RCS Football Hosts 8th Annual Soap Game at Barron Stadium

August 10, 2022–5:00 p.m. NEWS RELEASE Rome City Schools’ football program will host fans at Barron Stadium for the eighth annual Soap Game on Thursday, August 11. The system’s middle school, junior varsity and varsity teams will suit up and face each other in a series of scrimmage games. Admission to Historic Barron Stadium will…read more

Movie starring Christopher Lloyd produced by Chair of Film Studies at GHC

Movie starring Christopher Lloyd produced by Chair of Film Studies at GHC

August 10th, 2022 – 1:55 PM Georgia Highlands College – The upcoming film “Spirit Halloween: The Movie” has a lot of ties to Rome, Georgia. In addition to featuring recognizable locations like the DeSoto Theatre, the former Toys R Us, and the landscape of Celanese, one of the film’s associate producers is the Chair of Film Studies at…read more