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Category Archives: Video

[VIDEO] House Fire extinguished on Crosscreek Drive

[VIDEO] House Fire extinguished on Crosscreek Drive

February 1st, 2023 – 1:30 PM Ethan Garrett – WRGA Digital News Editor & Video Reporter On Wednesday morning a structure fire was reported to 911 in the Garden Lakes area. First responders arriving in the area noted a large column of smoke. Upon arrival at the scene, the Rome Floyd Fire Department confirmed a…read more

[VIDEO] RTD dedicates new fleet of buses with ribbon cutting ceremony

[VIDEO] RTD dedicates new fleet of buses with ribbon cutting ceremony

January 31st, 2023 – 4:20 PM Ethan Garrett – WRGA Digital News Editor & Video Reporter – The public was invited to attend a ribbon-cutting ceremony hosted by the Rome Transit Department on Tuesday afternoon to dedicate five new buses during a ceremony at the Midtown Transit Station. The five new Gillig buses include many…read more

[VIDEO]  Conference Carolinas unveils addition of Shorter University

[VIDEO]  Conference Carolinas unveils addition of Shorter University

January 26th, 2023 – 4:15 PM Ethan Garrett – WRGA Digital News Editor & Video Reporter – “We are extremely excited about this historic announcement for Conference Carolinas,” Commissioner Chris Colvin said. “The addition of Shorter University allows us the opportunity to add another institution that aligns tremendously with our conference beliefs and values, while…read more

[VIDEO] Vehicle strikes pedestrian on Second Avenue Bridge

[VIDEO] Vehicle strikes pedestrian on Second Avenue Bridge

January 19th, 2023 – 4:00 PM Ethan Garrett – WRGA Digital News Editor & Video Reporter – This preliminary report is subject to change as more information becomes available: On Thursday afternoon Floyd 911 dispatch reported that a vehicle versus pedestrian accident occurred on Second Avenue in the area near the levee. When first responders…read more

[VIDEO] Turner McCall bridge replacement could begin as early as next year

[VIDEO] Turner McCall bridge replacement could begin as early as next year

Thursday, Jan. 19, 2023–2:22 p.m. -David Crowder, WRGA News (Video by Ethan Garrett – WRGA) Work on the replacement of the Turner McCall Boulevard bridge over the Etowah River and Norfolk Southern Railroad is set to get underway next year, but it’s still unclear if that work will coincide with the widening of Second Avenue.…read more

[VIDEO] Ribbon-Cutting Event held for Parks Hoke Park Improvements

[VIDEO] Ribbon-Cutting Event held for Parks Hoke Park Improvements

January 18th, 2023 – 3:30 PM Ethan Garrett – WRGA Digital News Editor & Video Reporter – Wednesday afternoon the community was invited to a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Parks Hoke Park on Hardy Avenue to celebrate recent improvements to the park. The new improvements to the park include a new basketball pavilion with a restroom…read more

[VIDEO] 2023 Downtown Rome Freedom March & MLK Day Event

[VIDEO] 2023 Downtown Rome Freedom March & MLK Day Event

January 16th, 2023 – 3:30 PM Ethan Garrett – WRGA Digital News Editor & Video Reporter – Rome’s Martin Luther King Commission hosted its annual community Freedom March in downtown Rome on Monday in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Participants met at the corner of First Avenue and marched down Broad Street together…read more

Video: Man arrested at county commission meeting Tuesday

Video: Man arrested at county commission meeting Tuesday

Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023–12:08 p.m. -John Bailey, Rome News-Tribune A former local bank president was arrested and charged with preventing or disrupting a lawful meeting or gathering when he refused to leave the podium after his time expired at a Floyd County Commission meeting. Mark Kenneth Swanson, 56, of Rome requested additional time to speak…read more

[VIDEO] Texas Fugitive Indicted in Gordon County

[VIDEO] Texas Fugitive Indicted in Gordon County

January 10th, 2023 – 11:55 AM WRGA Staff Reports – 29-year-old fugitive Dalton Lee Potter of Leakey Texas has been indicted in Gordon County.  Back on September 7th of 2020, Potter was pulled over on I-75 near the Whitfield-Gordon County line after a license plate scanner detected a trailer that had been stolen from Chattanooga.…read more

[VIDEO] “Bring One for the Chipper” 2023

[VIDEO] “Bring One for the Chipper” 2023

January 7th, 2023 – 4:00 PM Staff Reports – Saturday morning the Keep Rome Floyd Beautiful organization hosted the 2023 “Bring one for the Chipper” event at the Rome Home Depot. With the holiday season now over, locals brought out their natural Christmas trees and unloaded them with the help of volunteers. Keep Rome Floyd…read more