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Category Archives: Local News

Mobile Home Fire claims the life of Centre Man

Mobile Home Fire claims the life of Centre Man

February 6th, 2023 – 3:10 PM WEIS Radio – According to a report by WEIS Radio, A mobile home fire on Highway 9 in Cherokee County AL claimed a life last Friday. The blaze was reported just south of Centre and occurred around midnight.  Firefighters responded with units from Centre, Spring Creek, and Ellisville and…read more

Rockmart Woman arrested after Fatal Accident

Rockmart Woman arrested after Fatal Accident

February 6th, 2023 – 3:05 PM Georgia State Patrol – A Rockmart woman has been jailed on vehicular homicide charges. According to Georgia State Patrol Reports, on Saturday troopers were dispatched to a single-vehicle rollover accident on Hwy. 113 near Gordon McCormick Road in Taylorsville. The investigation revealed that a Hyundai Sonata was traveling south on…read more

Rome Police identify Victim of Reservoir Street Shooting

Rome Police identify Victim of Reservoir Street Shooting

February 6th, 2023 – 12:30 PM Staff Reports – A 56-year-old man is dead following a shooting on Reservoir Street in Rome Saturday. Rome police have identified the victim as Sam Franklin JR of Aragon. Previously reported: At around 7:36 p.m., a “shots fired” call was reported outside an apartment complex located at Park Homes.…read more

Georgia Gas Price Average Declines

Georgia Gas Price Average Declines

February 6th, 2023 – 12:25 PM AAA – The Auto Club Group – Georgia gas price average declined at the pump compared to a week ago. Georgia drivers are now paying an average price of $3.34 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline (subject to change overnight). Monday’s state average is 5 cents less than a week ago, 52 cents more than a month ago,…read more

Man killed in officer-involved shooting in Calhoun identified

Man killed in officer-involved shooting in Calhoun identified

Sunday, Feb. 5, 2023–5:00 p.m. -David Crowder, WRGA News- The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has released the name of a man killed in an officer-involved shooting last week in Calhoun. He is identified as 21-year-old Daniel Tang of River Edge, New Jersey. According to the GBI: At around 2:00 a.m. on Thursday, a Calhoun Police…read more

Educators worry about impact once federal covid grants run out

Educators worry about impact once federal covid grants run out

Sunday, Feb. 5, 2023–4:51 p.m. -Adam Carey, Rome News-Tribune- Rome and Floyd County school systems are scheduled to lose approximately $65 million in federal covid funds once those grants expire in 2024, according to a story in the Rome News-Tribune. These funds — typically used for learning coaches, councilors, and other paraprofessionals — are set…read more

Iva Lowery becomes first female president of the Rome Homebuilders Association

Iva Lowery becomes first female president of the Rome Homebuilders Association

Sunday, Feb. 5, 2023–4:43 p.m. -news release- Home builder Ivy Lowrey, licensed REALTOR at Toles, Temple & Wright, Inc., was recently named the president of the Rome Home Builders Association (RHBA). As such, she became the association’s first-ever female board president. Formed in 1956, the RHBA is a membership-based organization of professionals dedicated to promoting, educating, and…read more

Adairsville Police respond to Shooting outside of Restaurant

Adairsville Police respond to Shooting outside of Restaurant

February 5th, 2023 – 3:45 PM Adairsville Police Department – The Adairsville Police Department is currently investigating a shooting. On 02-04-2023 at about 8:15 p.m. an incident occurred in the parking lot of the Blue Agave restaurant located at 15 Legacy Way in Adairsville.      Initial details emerged that a father and son had…read more

Man dead following shooting on Reservoir Street

Man dead following shooting on Reservoir Street

Sunday, Feb. 5, 2023–9:16 a.m. -Rome Police Department- A 56-year-old Aragon man is dead following a shooting on Reservoir Street in Rome Saturday. According to the Rome Police Department: At around 7:36 p.m., a “shots fired” call was reported outside an apartment complex located at Park Homes. The victim was found outside the building and…read more

Student charged with pepper-spraying classmates

Student charged with pepper-spraying classmates

Friday, Feb. 3, 2023–10:38 a.m. -Floyd County Jail records- A student at Pepperell High School was arrested Thursday morning and charged with felony possession of a weapon on school grounds on accusations that she sprayed two students during an altercation, which affected other staff members, and then continued to spray as she walked around the…read more