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Category Archives: Local News

Georgia Gas Price Average Dropping ahead of Thanksgiving

Georgia Gas Price Average Dropping ahead of Thanksgiving

November 21st, 2022 – 4:10 PM AAA – The Auto Club Group – Georgia gas price average trends lower ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday. Georgia drivers are now paying an average price of $3.11 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline (subject to change overnight). Monday’s state average is 6 cents less than a week ago, 12 cents less than a month ago, and 13…read more

More Details released by GBI on Fatal Rockmart Shooting

More Details released by GBI on Fatal Rockmart Shooting

November 21st, 2022 – 4:07 PM Georgia Bureau of Investigation – The GBI has arrested Ashjuan Stocks, age 15, of Rockmart, and charged him with felony malice murder, aggravated assault, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, possession of a pistol by a person under 18, and possession of marijuana within a…read more

More details released by GBI on Fatal Rockmart Shooting

More details released by GBI on Fatal Rockmart Shooting

November 21st, 2022 – 4:07 PM Georgia Bureau of Investigation – The GBI has arrested Ashjuan Stocks, age 15, of Rockmart, and charged him with felony malice murder, aggravated assault, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, possession of a pistol by a person under 18, and possession of marijuana within a…read more

City Commission discusses Housing and also plans for the new Rome Middle School

City Commission discusses Housing and also plans for the new Rome Middle School

November 21st, 2022 – 4:00 PM City of Rome – The Rome City Commission participated in a day-long retreat where the new Unified Land Development Code, homeless/affordable housing, and plans for a new Rome Middle School dominated the discussions. – It seems likely that the commission will be asked to support the issuance of bonds…read more

 Speed camera warning period for MLK Blvd starts next week

 Speed camera warning period for MLK Blvd starts next week

November 21st, 2022 -12:30PM Rome Police Department Rome, GA – The City of Rome Police Department will commence a thirty-day Warning Period on November 28, 2022 to notify and help drivers adjust to Automated Enforcement of School Zones.  The second school zone cameras are installed at the school zone for Main Elementary on Martin Luther King JR Blvd.  During the Warning Period, the…read more

GA Unemployment Rate rises slightly, remains below National Jobless Rate

GA Unemployment Rate rises slightly, remains below National Jobless Rate

November 20th, 2022 – 9:12 PM Georgia Department of Labor Press Release – Georgia’s unemployment rate rose slightly last month but remained below the national jobless rate, the state Department of Labor reported Thursday, Nov. 17. Unemployment in Georgia stood at 2.9% in October, up from a record-low of 2.8% set during the previous month…read more

Paulding Deputies exchange Gunfire with Suspect on Sunday Morning

Paulding Deputies exchange Gunfire with Suspect on Sunday Morning

November 20th, 2022 – 9:05 PM Paulding County Sheriff’s Office – Paulding County Deputies were involved in a shooting Sunday morning at 9:54 AM. The shooting stemmed from a traffic stop that took place at the intersection of Macland Road and Bobo Road. When Deputies performed a traffic stop on the suspect vehicle, gunfire erupted…read more

Fatal Shooting reported in Rockmart Saturday

Fatal Shooting reported in Rockmart Saturday

November 20th, 2022 – 9:02 PM Polk Standard Journal – According to a report by the Polk County Standard Journal, a 38-year-old woman died of injuries following a shooting in a Rockmart neighborhood Saturday afternoon. The case has been turned over to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, according to Rockmart Police Chief Randy Turner. Rockmart…read more

GSP: Fatal Wreck reported in Gordon County

GSP: Fatal Wreck reported in Gordon County

November 20th, 2022 – 9:00 PM Gordon Gazette – First responders worked a single-vehicle accident that involved a fatality late Thursday night on the eastern side of Gordon County. The accident occurred just before 10 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 17, 2022. The Georgia State Patrol preliminary report stated that the vehicle was traveling east on…read more

Overturned 18-Wheeler on Highway 9

Overturned 18-Wheeler on Highway 9

November 18th, 2022 -5:22 PM WEIS Radio – This afternoon at approximately 2:30 PM, an 18-wheeler overturned on Highway 9, north of Cedar Bluff near The Country Store. Highway 9 was initially closed from Highway 68 to Highway 35 near the Lawrence community. The cleanup lasted for over an hour. Highway 9 is now open…read more