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Category Archives: Local News

Five arrested on Walnut Avenue for meth possession

Five arrested on Walnut Avenue for meth possession

Thursday, Feb. 2, 2023–1:13 p.m. -Floyd County Jail records- Rome-Floyd Metro task Force Officers executed a search warrant at a residence on Walnut Avenue early Thursday and arrested five people on charges of possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug-related objects. According to Floyd County Jail records: Officers found meth and a set of digital…read more

New Cave Spring City Charter being drafted to add city manager position

New Cave Spring City Charter being drafted to add city manager position

Thursday, Feb. 2, 2023–12:45 p.m. -David Crowder, WRGA News- The Cave Spring City Council is moving forward with an effort to change to a city manager form of government. During a called meeting Wednesday, the council asked City Attorney Frank Beacham to draft a new city charter, which will hopefully be ready for review during…read more

City committee taps Atrium Health Floyd for employee wellness clinic

City committee taps Atrium Health Floyd for employee wellness clinic

Thursday, Feb. 2, 2023–12:40 p.m. -David Crowder, WRGA News- The City of Rome’s General Administration Committee voted Thursday to go with Atrium Health Floyd as the new provider for an employee wellness clinic. The contract, with the city’s portion being roughly $200,000, is expected to go into effect by March 1, after it is examined…read more

Gordon: Commercial Burglary Interrupted, Officer Involved Shooting

Gordon: Commercial Burglary Interrupted, Officer Involved Shooting

February 2nd, 2023 – 7:05 AM Gordon County Sheriff’s Office – Gordon County Sheriff Mitch Ralston reports: “At about 2 a.m. this morning (February 2), Calhoun Police interrupted a burglary-in-progress at a local business. Police officers and deputy sheriffs entered the building and were confronted by a heavily armed gunman. The gunman was shot by…read more

Rome Police investigating Pedestrian Fatality

Rome Police investigating Pedestrian Fatality

February 1st, 2023 – 3:25 PM Rome News Tribune – The Rome Police Department has retrieved video footage detailing the circumstances of a fatal wreck involving a wheelchair-bound pedestrian Monday night on Second Avenue near the Shrimp Boat Restaurant, reports state. According to Rome Police Department reports, Randy Fay Floyd, 67, was struck by a…read more

[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

Man arrested for burglary

Man arrested for burglary

Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2023–10:50 a.m. -Floyd County Jail records- A Rome man was jailed Tuesday on a felony count of 1st-degree burglary. According to Floyd County Jail records: 50-year-old Earl Ballew entered an unoccupied house on Maple Avenue with the intent to commit a felony or theft. Ballew is also charged with criminal trespass. Report:…read more

GNTC names 2023 GOAL, Rick Perkins Award winners

GNTC names 2023 GOAL, Rick Perkins Award winners

Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2023–10:07 a.m. -Georgia Northwestern Technical College- Cayla Pemberton, an Automotive Technology student from Walker County, was named Georgia Northwestern Technical College’s (GNTC) 2023 Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership (GOAL) winner, and Salvador Gonzalez, program director and instructor of Diesel Equipment Technology, has been named the college’s 2023 Rick Perkins Instructor of the Year.  The winners…read more

Ossoff pushing for Chattahoochee-Oconee Forest expansion

Ossoff pushing for Chattahoochee-Oconee Forest expansion

Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2023–10:03 a.m. -David Crowder, WRGA News- Georgia U.S. Senator Jon Ossoff is working with various conservation groups and the State of Georgia to expand the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest to protect forests for conservation, forestry, and recreational use. The bi-partisan effort would add new land across watersheds that provide drinking water to millions…read more

Rome General Administration Committee to discuss employee wellness clinic Thursday

Rome General Administration Committee to discuss employee wellness clinic Thursday

Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2023–10:00 a.m. -David Crowder, WRGA News- The City of Rome’s General Administration Committee will hold a called meeting Thursday morning to get an update regarding a new provider for the city’s employee wellness clinic. The City of Rome and Floyd County have been looking at other providers for the clinic after receiving…read more