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Category Archives: Local News

Flash Flood Watch in effect tonight through Tuesday evening

Flash Flood Watch in effect tonight through Tuesday evening

June 21, 2021–8:53 a.m. NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE A Flash Flood Watch has been issued for much of Northwest Georgia including Floyd, Bartow, Chattooga, Gordon, and Polk Counties. It will be in effect from late tonight through Tuesday evening. A cold front will bring periods of moderate to heavy rainfall across portions of north Georgia late…read more

GHC President’s and Dean’s list for spring 2021

GHC President’s and Dean’s list for spring 2021

June 21, 2021–8:25 a.m. NEWS RELEASE Georgia Highlands College has announced students named to the spring 2021 President’s List and Dean’s List. To achieve President’s List status, students must earn a 4.0-grade point average and attain a minimum of nine semester hours of credit. To make Dean’s List students, must complete a minimum of nine…read more

Fisherman spots vehicle in Weiss Lake

Fisherman spots vehicle in Weiss Lake

June 21, 2021–8:18 a.m. WEIS RADIO Rescue Squad personnel, EMA personnel, Tuckers Chapel Firefighters, ALEA Marine Patrol officers, and Cherokee County Sheriff’s deputies were called to the scene after a fisherman spotted a vehicle in the lake on County Road 165 in Cedar Bluff on Saturday morning. Firefighters located the SUV, rescue squad personnel and…read more

Rome Alcohol Control Commission meets Monday

Rome Alcohol Control Commission meets Monday

June 21, 2021–8:13 a.m. STAFF REPORTS The Rome Alcohol Control Commission will consider an application for the public consumption of alcohol for the River District Arts Fest when they meet this afternoon. The public consumption area would include Broad Street from the Cotton Block to 6th Avenue and West 3rd Street from 2nd Avenue to…read more

Children injured in Friday fire in critical but stable condition

Children injured in Friday fire in critical but stable condition

June 20, 2021–11:15 a.m. STAFF REPORTS Two children injured in a Friday morning fire in North Rome remain in critical but stable condition. According to Rome Fire Marshal Mary Catherine Chewning, firefighters got a call regarding a structure fire at 52 Washington Street off Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. There were two children, ages 5…read more

Two Floyd County road closed due to heavy rain

Two Floyd County road closed due to heavy rain

June 20, 2021–10:49 a.m. FLOYD COUNTY PUBLIC WORKS There are two roads closed due to storms this weekend, both due to trees and utilities. Old River Road in Coosa is currently closed, but we should be open later today. Lindsey Road in Armuchee is closed due to a downed tree in utility lines. Pubic works…read more

Tropical Storm Claudette expected to impact North Georgia

Tropical Storm Claudette expected to impact North Georgia

June 19th, 2021 National Weather Service in Peachtree City – Chattooga, Bartow, Floyd, Gordon, Polk, and Paulding: Periods of heavy rainfall are expected today and tonight as showers and thunderstorms from Tropical Storm Claudette spread across north and central Georgia. A Flash Flood Watch is in effect starting at 2 PM this afternoon for portions…read more

Sale of West 3rd Street property delayed

Sale of West 3rd Street property delayed

June 18, 2021–3:13 p.m. STAFF REPORTS The Rome City Commission has delayed a vote on approving the sale of just over two acres of city-owned property adjacent to the Courtyard by Marriott on West 3rd Street. Rome City Manager Sammy Rich told the commission that the extra time would give the city and the buyer,…read more

First National Community Bank Welcomes New Chief With Merger

First National Community Bank Welcomes New Chief With Merger

June 18th, 2021 – 1:20 PM Staff Reports – First National Community Bank will welcome Ryan P. Earnest as the organization’s new President and Chief Executive Officer, effective July 1, 2021, upon completion of the merger between First Chatsworth Bankshares Inc. (“FCBI”), parent of First National Community Bank (“FNCB”), and Heritage First Bancshares, Inc. (“HFBI”),…read more

Two children injured in early morning fire

Two children injured in early morning fire

June 18, 2021–12:52 p.m. STAFF REPORTS Two children were injured in an early morning fire Friday morning. According to Rome Fire Marshal Mary Catherine Chewning, firefighters got a call regarding a structure fire at 52 Washington Street off Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. There were two children, ages 5 and 10, trapped in the home.…read more