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Category Archives: Local News

Rome School Board meets Tuesday

Rome School Board meets Tuesday

Monday, April 15, 2024–4:58 p.m. -Staff reports- The Rome Board of Education meeting will be held on Tuesday at the Rome City Schools College and Career Academy located at 990 Veterans Memorial Highway. The caucus will be held at 4:00 p.m. in Room A201 and the regular meeting will start at 5:45 p.m. in Room…read more

Atrium Health Floyd and Harbin Clinic Announce Combination

Atrium Health Floyd and Harbin Clinic Announce Combination

April 15th, 2024 – 3:35 PM Atrium Health Floyd Press Release – Atrium Health Floyd and Harbin Clinic, the region’s two longest-serving healthcare providers, finalized along-anticipated strategic combination today, creating an integrated healthcare system. Harbin Clinic is Georgia’s largest, privately-owned, multi-specialty physician group. Atrium Health Floyd is one of the largest providers of health care…read more

Blacks Bluff Road repair restricts travel to 1-lane

Blacks Bluff Road repair restricts travel to 1-lane

April 15th, 2024 – 2:55 PM WRGA Staff Reports – According to an update from Floyd County Emergency Management, work has begun on the bridge near Brushy Branch on Blacks Bluff Road. Immediate travel will be down to one lane to allow crews and equipment room to work in the 7100 block of Blacks Bluff…read more

Arrest reports for April 15

Arrest reports for April 15

Monday, April 15, 204–1:57 p.m. -Floyd County Jail records- Report: Man pointed a gun at another, pulled the trigger A Silver Creek man was arrested over the weekend at his Wax Road home on a felony aggravated assault charge. According to Floyd County Jail records: 66-year-old John Timothy Dobson pointed a firearm at another man…read more

Gas prices continue to rise

Gas prices continue to rise

Monday, April 15, 2024–11:30 a.m. -AAA South- Georgia’s gas price average increased at the pump compared to a week ago. Georgians are paying an average price of $3.43 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline.  Monday’s state average is 10 cents more than a week ago, 17 cents more than a month ago, and 4 cents more than this time…read more

ACC to conduct license hearing for North Broad Food Mart Monday

ACC to conduct license hearing for North Broad Food Mart Monday

Saturday, April 13, 2024–7:30 p.m. -David Crowder, WRGA News- For the third time in as many months, the Rome Alcohol Control Commission will conduct a license hearing for a business following a report of people drinking inside the store. Assistant Rome Police Chief Rodney Bailey told the ACC during their March meeting that officers were…read more

GNTC to host Open House events on all six campuses

GNTC to host Open House events on all six campuses

Saturday, April 13, 2024–7:25 p.m. -News Release- Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) is hosting an Open House at all six campuses to provide an opportunity to learn more about the programs offered at GNTC, tour the facilities and meet faculty and staff. The event on Tuesday, April 23, will take place from 10 a.m. to…read more

DDA gets downtown security update

DDA gets downtown security update

Saturday, April 13, 2024–7:21 p.m. -David Crowder, WRGA News- An increased public safety presence in Downtown Rome, specifically on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, is making a difference and more measures are being looked at. According to Rome Downtown Development Authority Director Aundi Lesley, there have been challenges with vagrancy, large groups of juveniles, and loud…read more

NWGHA cites diversity issues with proposed appointments

NWGHA cites diversity issues with proposed appointments

Friday, April 12, 2024–12:00 p.m. -John Bailey, Rome News-Tribune- This story is possible because of a news-sharing agreement with the Rome News-Tribune. More information can be found at northwestgeorgianews.com Citing what they characterized as a breakdown in communication and a lack of diversity, members of the Northwest Georgia Housing Authority Board questioned proposed appointments by the…read more

Arrest reports for April 12

Arrest reports for April 12

Friday, April 12, 2024–11:52 a.m. -Floyd County Jail records- Two charged with aggravated animal cruelty Two homeless people have been arrested on felony warrants charging them with aggravated cruelty to animals. According to the warrants: 50-year-old Kimberly Faye Smith and 36-year-old Stephen Matthew Smith subjected their two dogs to prolonged physical pain. The dogs suffered…read more