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Category Archives: Local News

Rome BOE approves virtual learning academy for 2021-2022

Rome BOE approves virtual learning academy for 2021-2022

April 13, 2021–9:10 p.m. STAFF REPORTS The Rome Board of Education voted last night to establish a virtual learning academy for the 2021-2022 school year. Superintendent Lou Byars said 8% of the 1,700 parents who responded to a survey indicated that they wanted their child to take virtual classes. Byars explained how the classes will…read more

Report: Man pulled gun on three people

Report: Man pulled gun on three people

April 13, 2021–9:05 p.m. FLOYD COUNTY JAIL RECORDS A 23-year old Rome man was arrested following an incident Monday evening on Ashland Park Boulevard. According to Floyd County Jail records, Haleem Jibril Robinson kicked in the door of the residence and then hit, threw shoes at and grabbed a woman by the hair, dragging her.…read more

11 apply for chief elections clerk job

11 apply for chief elections clerk job

April 13, 2021–9:00 p.m. STAFF REPORTS So far, 11 people have applied for the Floyd County chief elections clerk job. During Tuesday’s elections board meeting, chair Dr. Melanie Conrad gave a brief update. The deadline for applications is April 24. Meanwhile, qualifying for this fall’s municipal elections will be the week of August 16. Three…read more

Forrest statue to be moved to history center

Forrest statue to be moved to history center

April 13, 2021–8:41 p.m. STAFF REPORTS The Nathan Bedford Forrest statue that used to stand at Myrtle Hill Cemetery is going to be permanently relocated to the Rome Area History Center. Rome City Commissioner Jamie Doss said city staff and the history center are making the recommendation. A seven-member interpretation advisory committee is working on…read more

GHC virtual career fair to feature more than 20 employers

GHC virtual career fair to feature more than 20 employers

April 13th, 2021 – 5:25 PM Georgia Highlands College – Georgia Highlands College’s (GHC) upcoming Spring Virtual Career Fair will feature more than 20 local employers with career options in healthcare, finance and more. The event is free and open to the public and available via Zoom on April 15. While the event will be…read more

Two Right Lanes of I-75 Southbound Closed Wednesday

Two Right Lanes of I-75 Southbound Closed Wednesday

April 13th, 2021 – 2:20 PM Georgia Department of Transportation – Weather permitting, GDOT Maintenance crews will be resurfacing a portion of I-75 in Adairsville Wednesday. The work will close two right southbound lanes, and motorists should expect delays during that time. WHEN: Wednesday, April 14 from 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. WHERE: Two right lanes of…read more

Pedestrian struck and killed on Cassville Rd on Monday

Pedestrian struck and killed on Cassville Rd on Monday

April 13th, 2021 – 12:40 PM WBHF Radio – (Via WBHF Radio) A pedestrian was struck and killed by a vehicle on Cassville Road early Monday morning. According to Georgia State Patrol reports, the accident occurred Monday, April 12, at approximately 3:30 a.m.  Twenty-one-year-old, Markel Burise of Cartersville, was walking northbound on Georgia 293 in…read more

DPH Follows FDA and CDC Pausing J&J Vaccinations in Georgia 

DPH Follows FDA and CDC Pausing J&J Vaccinations in Georgia 

April 13th, 2021 – 12:30 pm GA DPH – Following the guidance and recommendations of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is pausing J&J (Janssen) vaccinations in Georgia until further notice The FDA and CDC are reviewing data involving…read more

Pop-up food market at Grizzard Park scheduled for Wednesday the 14th

Pop-up food market at Grizzard Park scheduled for Wednesday the 14th

April 13th, 2021 – 9:35 AM Floyd County Schools – A pop-up food market hosted by Floyd County Schools has been planned to take place at Grizzard Park tomorrow from 4:30pm until 6:30pm. Every family goes home with around 50 lbs of food. Fresh fruits and veggies, dry goods, bakery items, dairy, meats, etc. (items…read more