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Category Archives: Local News

Report: Woman accused of having stolen checks

Report: Woman accused of having stolen checks

June 30, 2022–10:00 p.m. FLOYD COUNTY JAIL RECORDS A 39-year-old Rome woman has been jailed on a felony count of 3rd-degree forgery after she was found with a check for $2,500 that was written without the owner’s permission. According to Floyd County Jail records, Jennifer Michelle Ford admitted to receiving numerous checks that she knew…read more

DOT suspending lane closures for holiday weekend

DOT suspending lane closures for holiday weekend

June 30, 2022–9:50 p.m. NEWS RELEASE To allow for an anticipated increase in Fourth of July weekend traffic congestion, the Georgia Department of Transportation (Georgia DOT) will suspend lane closures on Georgia interstates and state routes beginning Friday, July 1 at 12 p.m. until 10 p.m. Tuesday, July 5.  While construction-related lane closures will be…read more

First Friday, Cave Spring Liberty Day this weekend

First Friday, Cave Spring Liberty Day this weekend

June 30, 2022–9:40 p.m. STAFF REPORTS There’s plenty to do in Rome and Floyd County this weekend. Friday night, the First Friday Concert Series resumes on the town green with a performance by the Live Exchange Band. The Live Exchange Party Band is a seven-piece band that creates the ultimate entertainment experience incorporating a unique…read more

[VIDEO] Redmond Trail ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday

[VIDEO] Redmond Trail ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday

June 30th, 2022 – 7:15 PM Olivia West – WRGA News Reporter A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held on Thursday afternoon to celebrate the grand opening of the Redmond Trail. The Redmond Trail is a partnership between Floyd County, the City of Rome, and TRED of Rome and Floyd County. *Please see the video above for more information. Floyd County…read more

Two dead in fiery crash on I-75

Two dead in fiery crash on I-75

June 30th, 2022 – 2:20 PM Staff Reports – On Thursday, June 30, 2022, Troopers from GSP Post 3 Cartersville were dispatched to a multi-vehicle accident on Interstate 75 South near mile marker 293, in Bartow County. The investigation determined that an unknown color tractor-trailer, a blue tractor-trailer, and a white tractor-trailer were all traveling…read more

GSP cautions Motorists to travel safely this Independence Day Holiday

GSP cautions Motorists to travel safely this Independence Day Holiday

June 30th, 2022 – 2:05 PM Georgia State Patrol – The Georgia State Patrol (GSP) and Motor Carrier Compliance Division (MCCD) encourage everyone to celebrate the Independence Day holiday responsibly.  This year, the holiday travel period is 78 hours long, and begins Friday, July 1, at 6 p.m., and ends Monday, July 4, at 11:59…read more

Redmond Trail ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday

Redmond Trail ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday

June 29, 2022–6:10 p.m. STAFF REPORTS This reminder……A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held this afternoon to celebrate the grand opening of the Redmond Trail. The ceremony gets underway at 4:30 PM. Parking is available at the Greater Community Bank, 1490 Martha Berry Blvd; the Rome Post Office, 1420 Martha Berry Blvd. and at Buffalo Wild…read more

Floyd County Board of Education to hold called meeting Thursday

Floyd County Board of Education to hold called meeting Thursday

June 29, 2022–6:00 p.m. STAFF REPORTS The Floyd County Board of Education will have a called meeting Thursday at 10:00 am. The board is expected to approve any personnel changes that they may have at that time.  They will then go into Executive Session to discuss property, pending litigation, and personnel.  There is a possibility…read more

Cartersville Police seeks Public Aid in locating missing Woman

Cartersville Police seeks Public Aid in locating missing Woman

June 29th, 2022 – 2:55 PM Staff Reports – The Cartersville Police Department is asking the public to be on the lookout for a missing woman. Ms. Leah Penny was reported missing on June 22nd, 2022. She was last seen at the QuikTrip gas station at 1364 Joe Frank Harris Parkway in Cartersville. According to…read more

Floyd County Elder Abuse Task Force holds Award Ceremony

Floyd County Elder Abuse Task Force holds Award Ceremony

June 29th, 2022 – 1:45 PM Floyd County Police Department – The safety and welfare of our vulnerable populations depend on our community speaking out whenthere is evidence or suspicion of potential harm. Persons in critical need of help will often stay out of sight and hidden under a cloud of embarrassmentor fear, but not…read more