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Category Archives: Local News

Rome Police seeking information on hit-and-run fatal accident

Rome Police seeking information on hit-and-run fatal accident

January 15th, 2021 – 3:55 PM The Rome Police Department – The Rome Police Department Selective Enforcement Unit is seeking information in reference to a fatal hit and run traffic crash that occurred on January 13th on South McLin Street in early the early morning. They are seeking information from the driver of a white…read more

This weekend King Celebration will be all virtual

This weekend King Celebration will be all virtual

January 15, 2021–2:35 p.m. STAFF REPORTS Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this weekend’s Martin Luther King Jr. celebration will be an all-virtual event with area residents being able to participate from the comfort of their own homes. The Family Prayer Breakfast is Saturday at 9 a.m. Pastor Steve Caldwell will bring a message via Facebook…read more

GA DPH: Volunteer for COVID-19 Vaccination Response

GA DPH: Volunteer for COVID-19 Vaccination Response

January 15th, 2021 – 2:30 PM Georgia Department of Public Health –  The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is receiving offers from medical professionals and other individuals looking for ways to help with the COVID-19 vaccination response. An effective response relies on volunteers who are pre-credentialed and organized. Georgia Responds is Georgia’s health and medical…read more

Redmond Regional Medical Center Names Rick Stevenson to Board of Trustees

January 15th, 2021 – 12:30 PM Redmond Regional Medical Center – Redmond Regional Medical Center announces the appointment of Rick Stevenson to its Board of Trustees. Stevenson will serve a two-year term on Redmond’s Board. “I am proud to welcome Rick Stevenson to our Board of Trustees and appreciate his willingness to lend his expertise,”…read more

Longtime Rockmart City Manager passes away

Longtime Rockmart City Manager passes away

January 15th, 2021 – 10:00 AM Polk Today – According to Polk Today, The City of Rockmart has lost their longtime leader this morning. Jeff Ellis, died this morning due to complications caused by COVID-19. Ellis, who was City Manager for the past 25 years, was hospitalized for COVID-19 in recent days and had been…read more

Man charged with burglary

Man charged with burglary

January 14, 2021–4:20 p.m. FLOYD COUNTY JAIL RECORDS A 52-year old Rome man has been arrested in connection with a burglary that occurred back in October. According to the arrest warrant, Michael Todd Ingram entered a residence on Canard Road. On one occasion, Ingram was observed on camera incident the residence. When he noticed the…read more

Fatal I-75 Gordon County chase being investigated by GSP

Fatal I-75 Gordon County chase being investigated by GSP

January 14th, 2021 – 4:25 PM GEORGIA STATE PATROL One person is dead following a pursuit that began on I-75 in Gordon County Wednesday night. According to the Georgia State Patrol, a trooper attempted to stop a Toyota sedan for speeding at mile marker 315. The driver failed to stop and the vehicle exited the…read more

Georgia plans to provide bonuses to public school teachers & staff

Georgia plans to provide bonuses to public school teachers & staff

January 14th, 2021 – 2:12 PM Georgia Department of Education – Georgia plans to provide bonus payment to every public school teacher, school staff member: Governor Brian Kemp and State School Superintendent Richard Woods plan to pro​​vide a  one-time, $1,000 bonus payment to every K-12 public-school teacher and school-level staff member in the state. The bonus…read more

Cedartown & Rockmart municipal lobbies closing to the public Friday

Cedartown & Rockmart municipal lobbies closing to the public Friday

January 14th, 2021 – 10:05 AM WGAA Radio –  (Via WGAA Radio) Cedartown and Rockmart officials jointly announced the closing of their municipal lobbies today. The closure affects public access to Cedartown City Hall, the Cedartown Police Department, Rockmart City Hall and the Rockmart Police Department. The closure, effective Friday, Jan. 15, is due to…read more

Jan. 15th to be Flexible Learning Day for Rome City Schools

Jan. 15th to be Flexible Learning Day for Rome City Schools

January 14th, 2021 – 10:00 AM Rome City Schools – Rome City Schools released the following statement on Thursday morning: “With the increase in COVID-19 cases within our system, Friday will be a Flexible Learning Day for all schools. There will be no in-person or virtual classes. Students will receive assignments on Thursday for Friday’s…read more