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Category Archives: Local News

Georgia’s Rome Office of Tourism Releases 2021 Visitor Spending Numbers

Georgia’s Rome Office of Tourism Releases 2021 Visitor Spending Numbers

October 4th, 2022 – 4:35 PM Press Release – Georgia’s Rome Office of Tourism received the official economic impact data from the state reporting that tourists spent $136.4 million in Floyd County in 2021, the most recent year that data is available. This spending is a 24.8% year-over-year increase surpassing pre-pandemic numbers. Additionally, the tourism industry supported 1,505…read more

Rome Man arrested after leading Police on high-speed Chase

Rome Man arrested after leading Police on high-speed Chase

October 4th, 2022 – 3:15 PM Floyd County Jail Records – On Monday the Floyd County Police Department arrested a Rome man after he fled from police in a high-speed chase. According to Floyd County Jail Records, when police pulled over 23-year-old Chance Dalton Beam for running a stop sign, he allegedly fled in his…read more

59-year-old Rome man arrested for Rape and  Child Molestation

59-year-old Rome man arrested for Rape and Child Molestation

October 4th, 2022 – 3:00 PM Floyd County Jail Records – A 59-year-old Rome man was arrested by the Floyd County Police Department on Monday for multiple charges including Child Molestation and Strong-arm Rape. According to Floyd County Jail Records, Russell Todd Turner of a Lady Marian Drive address was arrested for the alleged rape…read more

RCS Board of Education Names Christian A. Barnes Principal of RMS 

RCS Board of Education Names Christian A. Barnes Principal of RMS 

October 4th, 2022 – 2:55 PM RCS Press Release –  The Rome City Schools Board of Education met during a called Board meeting to name a principal at Rome Middle School. The Board voted to approve the hiring of Christian A. Barnes who has served as the assistant principal, AP coordinator, and discipline coordinator at…read more

GA Power reports Large Power Outage in Cave Spring

GA Power reports Large Power Outage in Cave Spring

October 4th, 2022 – 2:00 PM Staff Reports – UPDATED: A large power outage has been reported by Georgia Power in the Cave Spring area affecting 1,747 customers. The City of Cave Spring has released a public statement saying that until power is up and going they are asking citizens to conserve water usage. Georgia…read more

Rome Police Department dons Pink Badges for October

Rome Police Department dons Pink Badges for October

October 3rd, 2022 – 2:05 PM Rome Police Department – Rome Police Department will once again be pinning on pink badges during the month of October for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The Rome Police issued the following statement: “These special badges are a symbol of our solidarity with those in our community and within our…read more

24-year-old Rome man arrested for Battery, Obstruction, & Meth

24-year-old Rome man arrested for Battery, Obstruction, & Meth

October 3rd, 2022 – 12:45 PM Floyd County Jail Records – A 24-year-old Rome man was arrested by the Floyd County Police Department for battery, obstruction, and drug charges. According to Floyd County Jail Records, Brandon Hunter Settlemoir was arrested at a Sylvan Road Address on Sunday after he allegedly attacked a person causing visible…read more

Georgia Gas Price Average Up 6 Cents

Georgia Gas Price Average Up 6 Cents

October 3rd, 2022 – 12:20 PM AAA – The Auto Club Group Georgia gas prices increased at the pump compared to a week ago. Georgia drivers are now paying an average price of $3.17 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline (subject to change overnight). Monday’s state average is 6 cents more than a week ago, 17 cents less than a month ago, and 19…read more

Coosa Valley Fair starts Tuesday

Coosa Valley Fair starts Tuesday

October 2nd, 2022 – 8:45 PM WRGA Staff Reports – The 73rd annual Coosa Valley Fair will kick off Tuesday its grand opening starting at 5:00 PM. The scheduled events will start at 5:00 PM when the Flower Show, Homemaking Arts & Crafts, and Photography open up for public viewing.  Other events like the Circus…read more

Rome City school’s board meeting is scheduled for Monday

Rome City school’s board meeting is scheduled for Monday

September 30th, 2022 -5:44 pm Rome City Schools- The Rome board of education will have a called meeting on Monday, October 3, 2022, at 5:00 pm. The meeting will be held at the Rome City Schools central office board room, 508 East Second Street, Rome Georgia 30161. The purpose of the meeting is to consider…read more