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Category Archives: Local News

[VIDEO] “Give-A-Kid-A-Chance” Community Event

[VIDEO] “Give-A-Kid-A-Chance” Community Event

July 24th, 2021 – 2:30 PM Ethan Garrett – WRGA Digital News Editor & Video Reporter – On Saturday morning the Floyd County Sheriff’s Office partnered with the BLESS Coalition and Crosspoint Community Church to present the “Give A Kid A Chance” event. Hosted at the Floyd County Jail on New Calhoun Highway, the “Give…read more

[VIDEO] Easy Auto in West Rome holds ribbon-cutting ceremony

[VIDEO] Easy Auto in West Rome holds ribbon-cutting ceremony

July 23rd, 2021 Ethan Garrett – WRGA Digital News Editor & Video Reporter – On Friday morning Easy Auto located in West Rome at 1954 Shorter Ave NW held its official ribbon-cutting ceremony. Easy Auto was founded in Cleveland, TN in 1991, and has served East and Middle Tennessee, as well as Northwest Georgia. This…read more

Rome CCA open house on Saturday

Rome CCA open house on Saturday

July 23, 2021–5:55 a.m. ROME CITY SCHOOLS The Rome City Schools’ College and Career Academy will be open for public tours on Saturday. Superintendent Louis Byars says not only are these tours meant to let RCS students see what lies ahead for them but an invitation for the entire community to be a part of…read more

Give Kids a Chance event Saturday

Give Kids a Chance event Saturday

July 23, 2021–5:50 a.m. STAFF REPORTS The Floyd County Sheriff’s Office will partner with the BLESS Coalition and Crosspoint Community Church to present “Give A Kid A Chance” this Saturday. The Give A Kid A Chance program provides book bags, school supplies, boxes of canned foods, and more to kids in need within the community.…read more

[VIDEO] Wreck disrupts traffic at intersection of Hwy 53 & Veterans Memorial

[VIDEO] Wreck disrupts traffic at intersection of Hwy 53 & Veterans Memorial

July 22nd, 2021 – 2:45 PM Ethan Garrett – WRGA Digital News Editor & Video Reporter – On Thursday afternoon a wreck at the intersection of Highway 53 and Veterans Memorial Highway disrupted traffic for an hour.  The Rome Police Department at the intersection directed traffic around the vehicles for investigators to look further into…read more

Floyd Board of Elections meets Friday

Floyd Board of Elections meets Friday

July 22, 2021–11:45 a.m. NEWS RELEASE The Floyd County Board of Elections will hold a Special Session on Friday, July 23, 2021, at 4:00 p.m. in the Commissioner’s Caucus Room located in the County Administration Building at 12 East 4th Avenue in Rome. The purpose of this meeting is to go into an executive session to discuss pending…read more

Two deaths reported in Floyd County this week as COVID-19 cases rise

Two deaths reported in Floyd County this week as COVID-19 cases rise

July 22, 2021–11:14 a.m. STAFF REPORTS Floyd County has reported two COVID-19-related deaths this week as the number of confirmed cases continues to rise. According to the Georgia Department of Public Health, Floyd County saw seven positive tests the week of July 3. That rose to 49 last week. This week we have seen 70…read more

Man arrested In Chattooga County after damaging several farm fields

Man arrested In Chattooga County after damaging several farm fields

July 22nd, 2021 – 10:00 AM WEIS Radio – (Via WEIS Radio) One Gaylesville Alabama man’s intoxicated joy ride ended in handcuffs after he damaged crops in several different farmers’ fields this past weekend. On July 17th, Officers on patrol were dispatched to Price Bridge Road due to someone trespassing in some agricultural fields. When…read more

Two arrested on drug charges at Heritage Park

Two arrested on drug charges at Heritage Park

July 21, 2021–5:30 p.m. FLOYD COUNTY JAIL RECORDS Two people were arrested at Heritage Park Tuesday on drug charges. According to Floyd County Jail records, Rome Police were dispatched to the park in reference to a man and a woman, abusing two dogs and smoking drugs. The responding officer asked 38-year old Gail Patricia Bennett…read more