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Category Archives: Local News

DDA awards facade grants

DDA awards facade grants

Thursday, April 11, 2024–11:40 a.m. -David Crowder, WRGA News- The Rome Downtown Development Authority has approved three façade grants, but one of those is contingent on attorney review. Rome City Commissioner Bill Collins has purchased the former Wright building at 254 North Fifth Avenue and has plans to renovate it. “He closed on it back…read more

Cave Spring considering sign ordinance

Cave Spring considering sign ordinance

Wednesday, April 10, 2024–5:54 p.m. -David Crowder, WRGA News- The Cave Spring City Council has placed a proposed sign ordinance onto First Reading but there are expected to be more changes made before final adoption. The city first visited the issue back in 2007. Cave Spring City Manager Nick McLemore said there have been some…read more

Floyd Commission recognizes National Telecommunicators Week

Floyd Commission recognizes National Telecommunicators Week

Wednesday, April 10, 2024–5:51 p.m. -David Crowder, WRGA News- The Floyd County Commission has declared April 10-20 as National Telecommunicators Week, a time to recognize the work done by E-911 dispatchers. Commissioner Rhonda Wallace read from a proclamation during Tuesday’s commission meeting. “Public safety telecommunicators are the first and most critical contact our citizens with…read more

County Commission votes to close a portion of Herring Road

County Commission votes to close a portion of Herring Road

Wednesday, April 10, 2024–5:48 p.m. -David Crowder, WRGA News- The Floyd County Commission has approved a resolution to close a portion of Herring Road off Highway 156 in the Armuchee area. According to Floyd County Manager Jamie McCord, the action taken Tuesday is just the first step in the process. “We’ve had a request from…read more

Bartow SWAT team arrests woman for arson, obstruction, and terroristic threats

Bartow SWAT team arrests woman for arson, obstruction, and terroristic threats

April 10th, 2024 – 11:20 AM WBHF Radio – WBHF Radio reported that the Bartow County SWAT team removed 37-year-old Yihua Wiseman from her residence on Wilson Street in Acworth early Saturday morning after a five-hour incident that began on Friday night. According to the report, Wiseman allegedly threatened two people at the Lake Forest…read more

Arrest reports for April 10

Arrest reports for April 10

Wednesday, April 10, 2024–11:08 a.m. -Floyd County Jail records- Man arrested for possession of meth A 43-year-old Lindale man was jailed Tuesday on a felony warrant charging him with possession of methamphetamine. According to the warrant:                               Gary Dawayne Ingram was found with suspected methamphetamine back on April 3 at an undisclosed location in Floyd County.…read more

GDOT awards bid for resufacing bypass

GDOT awards bid for resufacing bypass

Wednesday, April 10, 2024–11:00 a.m. -Staff reports- The Georgia Department of Transportation has awarded a contract for the resurfacing of Georgia Loop 1 (the Rome Bypass) from Martha Berry all the way out to Highway 411. The low bidder was C.W. Matthews Contracting of Marietta in the amount of $5,494,934.77. The work will include milling,…read more

Showers, thunderstorms will linger into Thursday

Showers, thunderstorms will linger into Thursday

Wednesday, April 10, 2024–10:20 a.m. -National Weather Service- Thunderstorms and rain showers should push back into the region this evening and linger into Thursday. The core of the heaviest rainfall and peak severe weather threat should occur tonight and Thursday morning. There is currently a Slight Risk (Level 2 of 5) for severe weather in central…read more

Water, sewer projects moving forward in Cave Spring

Water, sewer projects moving forward in Cave Spring

Wednesday, April 10, 2024–10:08 a.m. -David Crowder, WRGA News- The Cave Spring City Council voted Tuesday to authorize the chairman to sign documents related to a $12 million loan from the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority. The money will go toward a $15 million water project. The other $3 million is being provided by 2023 special…read more

Sheriff: Scammers preying on grieving Chattooga County families

Sheriff: Scammers preying on grieving Chattooga County families

Tuesday, April 9, 2024–7:10 p.m. -WZQZ Radio- Chattooga County Sheriff Mark Schrader is warning the public of scam artists, who are preying on families who have recently lost loved ones.  Sheriff Schrader said that scammers are calling families in Chattooga County who have had loved ones who have recently passed away.  The scammer says they…read more