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Category Archives: Local News

Floyd County Commission meets Tuesday

Floyd County Commission meets Tuesday

April 12, 2021–8:32 p.m. STAFF REPORTS The Floyd County Commission is expected to approve the purchase of a mini-caliber bomb response robot when they Tuesday night. The purchase in the amount of $67,590 was budgeted in the 2017 Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax. Commissioners will also consider an excess application through the Georgia Department…read more

GHC President Don accepts new position in Pennsylvania

GHC President Don accepts new position in Pennsylvania

April 12th, 2021 – 3:15 PM Georgia Highlands College – Georgia Highlands College President Don Green has accepted a new position as president of Point Park University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. “President Green’s outstanding work has emphasized student success both in the classroom and in the workforce, helping GHC expand its degree programs and carry out…read more

Floyd Virtual Academy Applications Deadline Extended

Floyd Virtual Academy Applications Deadline Extended

April 12th, 2021 – 2:50 PM Floyd County Schools – Floyd County Schools (FCS) will offer an online learning choice for high school students for the 2021-2022 school year through Floyd Virtual Academy (FVA). Students are not automatically enrolled in FVA from year-to-year. This includes students currently enrolled in the OASIS program. All FCS PreK-7th…read more

Gas prices decrease slightly

Gas prices decrease slightly

April 12, 2021–10:47 a.m. AAA SOUTH Georgia gas prices decreased slightly at the pump compared to a week ago. Georgia motorists are now paying an average price of $2.70 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline. Monday’s state average is 1 cent less than a week ago, but 5 cents more than last month, and 99 cents more than this time last…read more

Vaccinations now outnumber COVID-19 cases in Floyd County

Vaccinations now outnumber COVID-19 cases in Floyd County

April 11, 2021–7:14 p.m. STAFF REPORTS Floyd County has had more COVID-19 vaccinations than confirmed COVID-19 cases. As of Sunday, 39,194 vaccines had been administered and 17,334 Floyd County residents have been fully vaccinated. Floyd County has reported 9,867 confirmed COVID-19 cases over the last year with 106 being reported in the last two weeks.…read more

Rome City Commission meets Monday

Rome City Commission meets Monday

April 11, 2021–6:52 p.m. STAFF REPORTS The Rome City Commission is set to vote on an alcohol ordinance amendment pertaining to the hours of package sales on Sundays when they meet Monday night. The amendment would allow packages sales of beer, wine, and liquor starting at 11 a.m. on Sundays instead of the current time…read more

Report: Woman backed into three people with her vehicle

Report: Woman backed into three people with her vehicle

April 11, 2021–6:19 p.m. FLOYD COUNTY JAIL RECORDS A 31-year old Rome woman was arrested late last week on charges of aggravated assault, simple battery, disorderly conduct, and 3rd-degree cruelty to children. According to Floyd County Jail records, Sierra Lynn Alamia used her vehicle to intentionally back into three people at a residence on Elizabeth…read more

Former inmate accused of trying to smuggle drugs into Floyd County Prison

Former inmate accused of trying to smuggle drugs into Floyd County Prison

April 11, 2021–6:15 p.m. FLOYD COUNTY JAIL RECORDS A former inmate has been charged in a conspiracy to smuggle drugs into the Floyd County Prison. According to the arrest warrants, 34-year old Brandon Gregory Mullis-Vonbehren plotted with his wife to drop off 13.2 grams of suspected marijuana, and two packs of tobacco in a trash…read more

Man accused of selling drugs to a confidential informant

Man accused of selling drugs to a confidential informant

April 11, 2021–6:04 p.m. FLOYD COUNTY JAIL RECORDS A 35-year old Rome man is accused of selling drugs to an undercover informant back in November of last year. According to Floyd County Jail records, Charles Edward Pollard III sold the methamphetamine to the confidential informant at a location on Maple Street on November 6 and…read more

Chattooga: Lane closures continue on Taylor Ridge this week

Chattooga: Lane closures continue on Taylor Ridge this week

April 10th, 2021 Georgia Department of Transportation – Weather permitting, crews will continue to repair the roadway at Taylor Ridge on Highway 27. The work will require a lane closure with traffic being led by a pilot car. WHEN: Monday, April 12 through Friday, April 16, from 9 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. each day. WHERE: The southbound lane of…read more