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Category Archives: Local News

Man arrested in fatal wreck also charged with burglary and theft

Man arrested in fatal wreck also charged with burglary and theft

January 13, 2021–7:05 p.m. STAFF REPORTS A man arrested in connection with a fatal wreck Saturday has also been implicated in the theft of a vehicle from a nearby residence. According to the Georgia State Patrol, 34-year old Trevus Jamaahl Baugh of Cartersville was driving on the wrong side of the road when his Hyundai Elantra…read more

Inmates accused of damaging sprinklers at Floyd County Jail

Inmates accused of damaging sprinklers at Floyd County Jail

January 13, 2021–7:00 p.m. FLOYD COUNTY JAIL RECORDS Five inmates at the Floyd County Jail have been charged with interference with government property, criminal damage to property, unlawful acts in a penal institution and reckless conduct. According to jail records, 26-year old Michael John Helterbrand of Dalton and 25-year old Toby Keith Johnson of Silver…read more

GNTC Foundation raises approximately $250,000 in support of students during 2020

GNTC Foundation raises approximately $250,000 in support of students during 2020

January 13th, 2021 – 3:30 PM Georgia Northwestern Technical College –  By the end of December 2020, the Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) Foundation raised approximately $250,000 in support of students from private donations, corporate gifts, grants, planned giving and establishment of an endowed fund.  At the conclusion of GNTC’s Annual and Year-End Giving Campaign: “A Gift of Impact,” the GNTC Foundation raised $90,464 in scholarship funds, surpassing the original…read more

Gordon County Jail Inmate death reported

Gordon County Jail Inmate death reported

January 13th, 2021 – 3:20 PM The Gordon County Sheriff’s Office – At approximately 6:30 a.m. this morning (January 13), jail staff discovered a female jail inmate in an unresponsive condition in her cell. Emergency medical personnel were quickly summoned to the jail and arrived within minutes. They administered aid and transported her to the…read more

Upcoming Red Cross Blood Drives in Rome for January

Upcoming Red Cross Blood Drives in Rome for January

January 13th, 2021 – 2:50 PM American Red Cross of Northwest Georgia – Red Cross Blood Drives in January (Rome, GA): All Blood Donors will be tested for Covid-19 antibodies FREE of charge. Plus, all blood and platelet donors in January will be automatically entered to win two tickets to next year’s Super Bowl LVI…read more

Major Disaster Declaration for Tropical Storm Zeta for 21 GA Counties

Major Disaster Declaration for Tropical Storm Zeta for 21 GA Counties

January 13th, 2021 – 2:30 PM Georgia Emergency Management  & Homeland Security Agency – Governor Brian Kemp requested a Major Disaster Declaration for Tropical Storm Zeta based on joint federal, state and local preliminary damage assessments totaling more than $22 million. The disaster declaration approved by President Donald Trump makes public assistance available for 21 counties…read more

Paulding & Haralson Sheriffs seeking shooting suspect

Paulding & Haralson Sheriffs seeking shooting suspect

January 13th, 2021 – 11:45 AM Paulding & Haralson County Sheriff Offices –  The following press release was shared by the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office: “Christian Taylor Davis is wanted in connection with a shooting that occurred on 01/08/2021. He is known to frequent the Draketown and Corinth communities. BOLO for a white early-mid 90s…read more

Rome Women’s USTA Pro Circuit 60K Event Jan. 25-31

Rome Women’s USTA Pro Circuit 60K Event Jan. 25-31

January 13th, 2021 -10:15 PM Rome Tennis Center at Berry College – There will be no shortage of top-150 players in Rome, Georgia as professional women’s tennis kicks off in the United States in Rome with Georgia’s Rome Tennis Open. Georgia’s Rome Tennis Open will be the first USTA Pro Circuit event held in the…read more

Harbin Clinic announces expansion in Calhoun

Harbin Clinic announces expansion in Calhoun

January 12, 2021–9:19 p.m. NEWS RELEASE Harbin Clinic has announced an expansion of its Calhoun medical office space on Curtis Parkway. According to a new release, the office, which currently offers Family Medicine, Nephrology and Cardiology services will see the addition of Ear, Nose & Throat in early 2021. The 11,600-square-foot project will feature an…read more

Local school boards approve extended COVID sick leave for employees

Local school boards approve extended COVID sick leave for employees

January 12, 2021–9:06 p.m. STAFF REPORTS The Rome City School Board has voted to extended COVID sick leave benefits for employees. The Families First Coronavirus Response Act allowed employees up to 10 days of paid sick leave related to COVID-19 before having to use personal sick leave. Rome City School Superintendent Lou Byars said the…read more