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Category Archives: Local News

Another arrest made as part of street gang investigaton

Another arrest made as part of street gang investigaton

Tuesday, Mar. 28, 2023–10:39 a.m. -Staff reports- One of two men being sought as a result of an investigation into criminal street gang activity is now in custody. 20-year-old Alexander Malachi Williams is the sixth suspect to be arrested. 18-year-old Justin Beckwith remains at large According to Floyd County Police: Williams and the others are…read more

Arrest reports for March 28

Arrest reports for March 28

Tuesday, Mar. 28, 2023–10:35 a.m. -Floyd County Jail records- Man accused of trying to abandon dogs A 26-year-old homeless man has been arrested on two counts of aggravated animal cruelty and four counts of abandonment of dogs. According to Floyd County Jail records: Jeramiah Zechrah Flot released four dogs on Mango Road near Wayside Road…read more

Floyd County Commission meets Tuesday

Floyd County Commission meets Tuesday

Tuesday, Mar. 28, 2023–9:56 a.m. -David Crowder, WRGA News- The Floyd County Commission is expected to consider a rezoning request for a lawn mower repair shop at 68 Burton Road. The applicant is seeking to rezone from Suburban Residential to Heavy Commercial to continue to operate the business. There have been neighbor complaints and subsequent…read more

Rome City Commission discusses Rome Middle School bonds Monday

Rome City Commission discusses Rome Middle School bonds Monday

Monday, Mar. 27, 2023–8:54 p.m. -David Crowder, WRGA News- More discussions took place during Monday’s Rome City Commission caucus regarding the backing of bonds for the new Rome Middle School project, but no action was taken. Commissioner Craig McDaniel made a motion during a finance committee meeting to have more discussions just to make sure…read more

Elderly driver crashes into Martha Berry Bojangles

Elderly driver crashes into Martha Berry Bojangles

Monday, Mar. 27, 2023–8:13 p.m. -David Crowder, WRGA News- The Bojangles on Martha Berry Boulevard had to be closed Monday after a vehicle driven by an 81-year-old woman crashed into the building. According to Rome Police: The woman was turning right off of Martha Berry into the parking lot. She said that she hit the…read more

SPLOST Project Applications due Friday

SPLOST Project Applications due Friday

March 27th, 2023 – 1:55 PM Press Release – Floyd County, the City of Rome, and the City of Cave Spring are soliciting applications for citizen Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) projects.  Past projects include the widening of Shorter Avenue, the Judicial Center, Walker Mountain Landfill, the joint Law Enforcement Center, Advent Health…read more

DJJ To Hold Career Fair in Floyd County

DJJ To Hold Career Fair in Floyd County

March 27th, 2023 – 12:30 PM Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice – The Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) will host a Career Fair tomorrow, March 28, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., in Rome, Ga., at the Bob Richards Regional Youth Detention Center. DJJ is looking to hire Juvenile Correctional Officers, Detention Counselors, Teachers, Mental…read more

Georgia gas prices unchanged from last week

Georgia gas prices unchanged from last week

Monday, Mar. 27, 2023–9:48 a.m. -David Crowder, WRGA News- Georgia gas prices were stuck in neutral last week. Georgia drivers continue to pay an average price of $3.22 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline, which was exactly the same as the week before. Monday’s average was also 7 cents more than a month ago, but 74 cents…read more

Rome-Floyd Development Authority gets update on Enterprise Corner

Rome-Floyd Development Authority gets update on Enterprise Corner

Sunday, Mar. 26, 2023–3:40 p.m. -David Crowder, WRGA News- In August of last year, Rome and Floyd County officials announced the purchase of 202 acres of land off Highway 411 for economic development. Since the purchase, plans for a huge electric vehicle plant at the Bartow Centre and other projects have been announced along the…read more