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Category Archives: Local News

Use caution as sizzling temperatures enter Northwest Georgia

Use caution as sizzling temperatures enter Northwest Georgia

Friday, June 14, 2024–8:06 a.m. -Atrium Health Floyd News Release- With the daily highs going from delightful to detestable in northwest Georgia, it’s time for people who play or work outdoors – especially seniors and young children– to take some steps to keep from being beaten by the heat. Children under 2 and adults 65…read more

DDA backs downtown overlay district

DDA backs downtown overlay district

Thursday, June 13, 2024–6:32 p.m. -David Crowder, WRGA News- As the City of Rome gets ready to implement its coin-operated amusement machine ordinance, a downtown overlay district is being considered that could prohibit gaming machines within its boundaries. On Thursday, Rome City Clerk Joe Smith updated members of the Rome Downtown Development Authority on the…read more

Purported “Ghost face gangster” charged in crimes dating back to 2022

Purported “Ghost face gangster” charged in crimes dating back to 2022

Thursday, June 13, 2024–11:40 a.m. -Floyd County Jail records- A 31-year-old Shannon man is facing multiple charges in connection with robberies and assaults that occurred two years ago. According to the arrest warrants and Floyd County Jail records: Joshua Nathaniel Danforth shot a 73-year-old woman in the shoulder and took her purse containing $1,200. The…read more

Arrest reports for June 13

Arrest reports for June 13

Thursday, June 13, 2024–11:33 a.m. -Floyd County Jail records: Woman accused of breaking into storage unit twice A 65-year-old Summerville woman was booked into the Floyd County Jail Wednesday on felony warrants charging her with two counts of 2nd-degree burglary and theft by taking. According to the warrants: On May 9, Rita Carol Ledbetter entered…read more

Arrest reports for June 12

Arrest reports for June 12

Wednesday, June 12, 2024–12:07 p.m. -Floyd County Jail records- Calhoun man arrested during traffic stop A Calhoun man is facing charges following a traffic stop on Martha Berry Boulevard at McDonald Street in Rome Tuesday. According to Floyd County jail records: 27-year-old Ishmael Nicholas Guevara was holding his cell phone while driving and a 2-year-old…read more

Woman arrested again for allegedly filing fraudulent insurance claims

Woman arrested again for allegedly filing fraudulent insurance claims

Wednesday, June 12, 2024–10:53 a.m. -Floyd County Jail records- A Rome woman has been arrested on felony warrants charging her with four counts each of insurance fraud and 1st-degree forgery. According to the warrants: In April of 2021, 54-year-old Denna Rochelle Conaway filed an injury claim and fake medical document to receive nearly $26,000, stating…read more

New assistant principals named for Rome High, West Central Elementary

New assistant principals named for Rome High, West Central Elementary

Wednesday, June 12, 2024–8:30 a.m. -News Release- Rome City Schools is pleased to announce the hiring of Stan Flanders as an Assistant Principal at Rome High School. Flanders brings close to two decades of educational experience to the role. Flanders has served as a graduation coach for Tift County Schools as well as a Special…read more

Three plead guilty in 2022 shooting death

Three plead guilty in 2022 shooting death

Wednesday, June 12, 2024–8:06 a.m. -Adam Carey, Rome News-Tribune- This story is possible because of a news-sharing agreement with the Rome News-Tribune. More information can be found at northwestgeorgianews.com Three people pleaded guilty to manslaughter charges Tuesday for the May 2022 shooting of Derricus Smith on Perkins Street in North Rome. “My brother is gone because…read more

Elevation House and LivingProof Recovery joining forces

Elevation House and LivingProof Recovery joining forces

Tuesday, June 11, 2024–10:47 a.m. -News Release- Two local nonprofits, Elevation House and LivingProof Recovery, plan to join forces to maximize support and increase the likelihood of long-term recovery in Rome and Floyd County.  The two organizations have recognized the extreme need for synergy of support to serve those living with a dual diagnosis (substance…read more