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Category Archives: Local News

City commission approves industrial rezoning

City commission approves industrial rezoning

Monday, February 26, 2024–9:09 p.m. -David Crowder, WRGA News- The Rome City Commission has approved a zoning change from Light Industrial to Heavy Industrial for 29 Westside Industrial Boulevard. The existing 110,000-square-foot facility is the future home of Swami Compounding, which manufactures semi-finished natural and synthetic rubber compounds in strips and slab forms. “We came here…read more

Woman arrested following stabbing incident

Woman arrested following stabbing incident

Monday, February 26, 2024–12:00 p.m. -Staff reports- A Rome woman has been arrested in connection with a stabbing incident Friday at a residence on Highland Circle. According to Floyd County Jail records and a Rome Police Department report: 22-year-old Carla Victoria Perez got upset after being kicked out of the residence and stabbed the female…read more

Floyd County Commission meets Tuesday

Floyd County Commission meets Tuesday

Monday, February 26, 2024–11:52 a.m. -David Crowder, WRGA News- Floyd County Commissioners will conduct public hearings on a number of rezoning applications when they meet Tuesday. One of the applications is seeking a zoning change from community commercial to heavy commercial, as well as a special use permit for a funeral home to provide cremation…read more

Gas prices take downward turn

Gas prices take downward turn

Monday, February 26, 2024–11:48 a.m. -AAA South- Georgia’s gas price average finally takes a turn at the pump. Georgia drivers are paying an average price of $3.13 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline which is 3 cents less than a week ago. Monday’s state average is 12 cents more than a month ago and 3 cents less than this time…read more

Early voting in Presidentia Primaries continues

Early voting in Presidentia Primaries continues

Sunday, February 25, 2024–11:30 p.m. -David Crowder, WRGA News- The second week of advance voting for the 2024 Presidential Primaries begins Monday. Floyd County residents can vote this week at the Floyd County Elections Center on East 12th Street between 7:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. each day. Early voting is also taking place this week…read more

Floyd BOE to hold called meeting and work session Monday

Floyd BOE to hold called meeting and work session Monday

Sunday, February 25, 2024–11:18 p.m. -David Crowder, WRGA News- The Floyd County Board of Education will tackle a number of agenda items during a called work session on Monday. The meeting will begin at 11:30 a.m. in the superintendent’s office on Riverside Parkway. Discussion items include the Benchmark Advance adoption, the strategic plan, faculty dress…read more

Rome City Commission meets Monday

Rome City Commission meets Monday

Sunday, February 25, 2024–11:13 p.m. -David Crowder, WRGA News- The Rome City Commission will conduct public hearings regarding several rezoning requests when they meet Monday. One application is for a zoning change from Light Industrial to Heavy Industrial for 29 Westside Industrial Boulevard. The existing 110,000-square-foot facility is the future home of Swami Compounding, which manufactures…read more

Team from St. Mary’s School wins math competition

Team from St. Mary’s School wins math competition

Saturday, February 24, 2024–3:16 p.m. -News Release- A team of “Mathletes” from St. Mary’s Catholic School won the regional finals of the MATHCOUNTS competition, which was sponsored by the Northwest Chapter of the Georgia Society of Professional Engineers. The winning team members include eighth graders Sarah Beth Bushnell, Abby Kate Jackson, Andrew Parsa, and Gray…read more

Human remains found in truck submerged in Weiss Lake

Human remains found in truck submerged in Weiss Lake

Saturday, February 24, 2024–2:52 p.m. -WEIS Radio- According to Cherokee County Sheriff Jeff Shaver, a truck was recovered Friday morning from Weiss Lake at Chesnut Bay. Law enforcement began to look for the truck after a fisherman reported what he thought was a vehicle. The truck was registered to Oscar Lewis King who was reported…read more

Motorcyclist seriously injured in Thursday crash

Motorcyclist seriously injured in Thursday crash

Friday, February 23, 2024–2:35 p.m. -Rome Police Department report- A motorcyclist was transported to Atrium Health Floyd Thursday evening following a two-vehicle wreck at the intersection of Williamson Street and  Shorter Avenue. According to a Rome Police Department report:  A 2006 Toyota Sienna, driven by 41-year-old Daysy Morales of Rome was turning left onto Shorter Avenue…read more