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Category Archives: Local News

Catalytic converters stolen from government vehicles

Catalytic converters stolen from government vehicles

July 21, 2021–5:24 p.m. ROME POLICE REPORT Rome Police are investigating the theft of catalytic converters from two government vehicles on Avenue B. According to the incident report, someone went onto the Rome Housing Authority property sometime between 5 p.m. on Friday and 9 a.m. on Monday and took the catalytic converters. The complainant said…read more

Calhoun Police arrest armed robbery suspects

Calhoun Police arrest armed robbery suspects

July 21, 2021–5:20 p.m. CALHOUN POLICE REPORT Two Acworth men were arrested Tuesday following an armed robbery at Ginger’s Grocery on Dews Pond Road in Calhoun. According to the police report, 22-year old Cameron David Mulligan entered the store wearing all black and a mask just after 1 p.m. He pointed a gun at the…read more

[VIDEO] Two-Vehicle Accident on Hwy 293 at Moran Lake Road NE

[VIDEO] Two-Vehicle Accident on Hwy 293 at Moran Lake Road NE

July 21st, 2021 – 4:00 PM Ethan Garrett – WRGA Digital News Editor & Video Reporter – On Wednesday afternoon a two-vehicle accident occurred at the intersection of Highway 293 and Moran Lake Road Northeast.  911 dispatch received a call stating that one of the drivers was possibly entrapped.  When the first responders arrived at…read more

Georgia Film Records Blockbuster Year

Georgia Film Records Blockbuster Year

July 21st, 2021 – 12:10 PM Staff Reports – The Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) announced that the film industry recorded a blockbuster year in Georgia.  During the fiscal year 2021, the film and television industry set a new record with $4 billion in direct spending on productions in the state.  Even locally in…read more

Rome seeking proposals for downtown signage

Rome seeking proposals for downtown signage

July 21, 2021–11:36 a.m. CITY OF ROME The City of Rome is requesting proposals from qualified firms for the planning, design, and phased installation of gateway signage in the downtown community. All specifications, exhibits, and required forms are posted Rome-Floyd County website. The signage should present a consistent image and sense of place to local…read more

Man charged with aggravated child molestation

Man charged with aggravated child molestation

July 21, 2021–6:43 a.m. FLOYD COUNTY JAIL RECORDS A Kingston man was jailed Tuesday on two counts of aggravated child molestation. According to the arrest warrant, Christopher Matthew Codding forcibly performed an act of sodomy on the victim, who was under the age of 12 at the time. The incident dates back to between 2014…read more

New Berry theatre director awarded Fulbright grant

New Berry theatre director awarded Fulbright grant

July 20, 2021–8:36 p.m. NEWS RELEASE A new Berry College faculty member is one of three U.S. scholars who have been awarded the Fulbright Finland Foundation’s new strategic grant. The inaugural recipients of the Seeking Solutions for Global Challenges Award are Berry College Associate Professor and Theatre Director Peter Friedrich, University of Maryland Associate Professor…read more

Elm Street, Pepperell Primary named “Reward Schools”

Elm Street, Pepperell Primary named “Reward Schools”

July 20, 2021–8:30 p.m. GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION The Georgia Department of Education is releasing the 2020-21 list of Reward Schools and Rome and Floyd County Schools made the grade. A Reward School is among the 5 percent of Title I schools in the state that is making the most progress in improving the performance…read more

[VIDEO] FCPD investigating theft of firearm from vehicle

[VIDEO] FCPD investigating theft of firearm from vehicle

July 20, 2021–8:22 p.m. FLOYD COUNTY POLICE Investigators with the Floyd County Police Department are seeking information about suspects who entered an automobile on Avenue D in Lindale Monday morning. A woman went outside to find someone in her vehicle. The victim pursued the suspects but lost them. She later found that a pistol was…read more

Polk School District to offer COVID-19 vaccine clinic on July 29th

Polk School District to offer COVID-19 vaccine clinic on July 29th

July 20th, 2021 – 11:45 AM Polk School District – The following is a press release from the Polk School District: As we welcome our students and staff back to school, Polk School District, in partnership with Floyd Medical Center, will hold a Vaccine Clinic on Thursday, July 29th, from 4 to 6 p.m. at…read more