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Category Archives: Local News

Trion fire determined to be intentionally set

Trion fire determined to be intentionally set

Georgia Office of Commissioner of Insurance and Safety Fire – Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John F. King announced today that a Chattooga County fire was intentionally set. The fire occurred at approximately 7:21 a.m. on October 30th at Mount Vernon Mills in Trion. The fire caused several million dollars worth of damage to the…read more

DOT to suspended lane closures for holiday weekend

DOT to suspended lane closures for holiday weekend

November 23, 2021–12:05 p.m. GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION The Georgia Department of Transportation is suspending lane closures on Georgia interstates and state routes from Wednesday morning until Sunday evening. These statewide lane closure restrictions will help to reduce traffic congestion during the Thanksgiving holiday. While construction related lane closures will be suspended, the department reminds…read more

Man charged with the sale of meth and conspiracy

Man charged with the sale of meth and conspiracy

November 23, 2021–12:00 p.m. FLOYD COUNTY JAIL RECORDS A 31-year old Rome man was jailed Monday on felony warrants charging him with conspiracy to possess methamphetamine and the sale of methamphetamine. According to the warrants, Zachary Andrew Woods conspired with another person to arrange the purchase of meth back on March 6. Then on March…read more

City Commission backs projects for federal funding

City Commission backs projects for federal funding

November 23, 2021–11:55 a.m. STAFF REPORTS The Rome City Commission has backed a list of projects, totaling over $10 million to be funded with money from the American Rescue Plan. The list includes 15 projects including a new addition. “One thing I have added to this draft list is sewer improvements in the Chulio Hills…read more

Rome Middle School recognizes REACH Scholars with special signing ceremony

Rome Middle School recognizes REACH Scholars with special signing ceremony

November 23, 2021–11:44 a.m. NEWS RELEASE On Thursday, November 18, two Rome Middle School students were recognized and honored as 2021-2022 REACH Scholars during a special signing ceremony held in the media center. REACH Georgia is the State of Georgia’s first needs-based mentorship and college scholarship program. The mission is to ensure that Georgia’s academically…read more

Man charged with felony theft

Man charged with felony theft

November 23, 2021–11:40 a.m. FLOYD COUNTY JAIL RECORDS A Rome man has been arrested on felony warrants charging him with theft by taking. According to the warrants, 37-year old Christopher Dewayne Bailey stole various tools, a hydraulic rod driver, and rolls of copper wire, valued at more than $7,000 back in March. He then took…read more

Doug Walker named Rome Christmas Parade Grand Marshal

Doug Walker named Rome Christmas Parade Grand Marshal

November 23, 2021–8:50 a.m. STAFF REPORTS Doug Walker has been selected as the grand marshal for the 2021 Rome Christmas Parade. The announcement was made during a breakfast Tuesday morning at the Coosa Country Club. Walker is currently the public information officer for the City of Rome. After graduating from Auburn University in 1975, Walker…read more

Roads are expected to be busy this holiday weekend

Roads are expected to be busy this holiday weekend

November 22, 2021–7:10 p.m. GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Based on travel volume data following Labor Day Weekend 2021, it is predicted that Thanksgiving travel volumes will return to pre-pandemic levels this year. If you do need to travel this holiday, please keep in mind the following Thanksgiving travel forecast for metro Atlanta interstates:  Heavy congestion on…read more

Atrium Health Floyd looks to build freestanding emergency department in Chattooga County

Atrium Health Floyd looks to build freestanding emergency department in Chattooga County

November 22, 2021–6:36 p.m. NEWS RELEASE Atrium Health Floyd plans to establish northwest Georgia’s first freestanding emergency department in Chattooga County, bringing a new level of 24/7 emergency care to residents of Summerville, Trion, Lyerly, and surrounding communities. Working with the Chattooga County Commissioner’s office and through discussion with state elected officials, Atrium Health Floyd…read more

Man charged with aggravated assault

Man charged with aggravated assault

November 22, 2021–10:20 a.m. FLOYD COUNTY JAIL RECORDS A 52-year old Rome man was arrested Sunday after he pulled out a pistol and pointed it at another man on Maple Avenue at East 12th Street. According to Floyd County Jail records, David Patrick West was also found with two clear bags containing suspected methamphetamine and…read more