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Category Archives: Local News

Redevelopment committee briefly discusses annexation

Redevelopment committee briefly discusses annexation

February 24, 2021–7:44 p.m. STAFF REPORTS The Rome Redevelopment Committee briefly discussed the issue of annexation and the Riverside/Celanese neighborhood on Wednesday with two of the three commissioners on the committee indicating a desire to table the issue. Commissioner Randy Quick was the first to speak. “I think it’s very adamant that the majority of…read more

All Four Floyd County High Schools Earn State AP Honors

All Four Floyd County High Schools Earn State AP Honors

February 24th, 2021 – 4:40 PM Floyd County Schools – All four Floyd County high schools were among a select group of high schools across the state honored by State School Superintendent Richard Woods as he announced the 2021 Advanced Placement (AP) Honor Schools. Armuchee High, Model High, and Pepperell High were all honored as…read more

Dalton man arrested on warrants for Cedartown-area armed robbery

Dalton man arrested on warrants for Cedartown-area armed robbery

February 24th, 2021 – 4:40 PM POLK TODAY – (Via POLK TODAY) A Dalton man was taken into custody in Whitfield County and brought back to Polk County stemming from an April 2020 armed robbery, according to Polk County Police Detective B. Brady. Det. Brady reported that he took out warrants last year on Tyjah…read more

Couple sentenced for importing/distributing counterfeit drug products

Couple sentenced for importing/distributing counterfeit drug products

February 24th, 2021 – 4:30 PM United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Georgia – ROME, Ga. – Irfanali Momin and Shiba I. Momin a/k/a Saguftabanu Momin, husband and wife, have been sentenced to prison for naturalization fraud and conspiring to illegally import and distribute misbranded drug products from China and traffic counterfeit goods.…read more

Floyd County honors citizens who have made a difference

Floyd County honors citizens who have made a difference

February 24, 2021–12:20 p.m. STAFF REPORTS February is African American History Month and on Tuesday the Floyd County Commission recognized members of our community who have made an impact. The county invited the community to nominate Floyd County citizens who continue to serve the greater good. The honorees were Bishop Norris K. Allen Sr. of…read more

Ambassadors Educating Community About Heart Health

Ambassadors Educating Community About Heart Health

February 24th, 2021 – 11:50 AM Floyd Medical Center – Eleven community leaders are training to become More Heart Ambassadors for Floyd, volunteering to raise awareness about cardiovascular health through community programs and outreach. These trained ambassadors will help Floyd address health care disparities surrounding cardiovascular care that exist in northwest Georgia, particularly in the…read more

Purported gang members charged in assault at jail

Purported gang members charged in assault at jail

February 24, 2021–11:19 a.m. FLOYD COUNTY JAIL RECORDS Seven inmates at the Floyd County Jail who are purported members of the “Ghost Face Gangsters” criminal street gang are facing charges in connection with a violent incident that occurred back on December 18. According to jail records, an inmate was severely beaten, stabbed, and burned during…read more

Rome Redevelopment Committee meets Wednesday

Rome Redevelopment Committee meets Wednesday

February 23, 2021–8:26 p.m. STAFF REPORTS The Rome Redevelopment Committee will get an update on city-owned property on West 3rd Street and annexations when they meet Wednesday. The meeting will begin at 2 p.m. in the Sam King Room at Rome City Hall. It will also be on Zoom. Other agenda items include an annexation…read more

Public health to end free COVID testing in Northwest Georgia

Public health to end free COVID testing in Northwest Georgia

February 23, 2021–8:19 p.m. NEWS RELEASE The Georgia Department of Public Health Northwest Health District is ending its nearly yearlong operation of free COVID-19 testing sites effective Thursday, February 25, with the closing of that day’s site in Walker County. “Over the last two months, we’ve been shifting more and more of our limited public…read more

Inmate accused of punching jail officer

Inmate accused of punching jail officer

February 23, 2021–8:17 p.m. FLOYD COUNTY JAIL RECORDS An inmate at the Floyd County Jail is facing charges of simple battery against a law enforcement officer, unlawful acts of violence in a penal institution, and obstruction. According to jail records, 36-year old Hosea Mac Henderson Jr. punched a deputy in the face, leaving a bruise…read more