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Calhoun Teen Charged in Rome Burglary

Justin Ray Weldon, 19 of Calhoun, was arrested this week in Rome after reports said he used a 2×4 to break a window in order to steal car keys at University Jeep Chrysler Dodge in Rome.


Expect delays today on I-75 South in Gordon County

Travelers heading south on I-75 today through Gordon County should expect delays. The two left lanes and shoulder on I-75 South are closed between mile posts 312 and 313.4 to repair "deteriorating asphalt spots on this stretch of the interstate," according to the state Department of Transportation.


Police make arrest in shooting, robbery of UGA student

ATHENS, Ga. - Athens-Clarke County police have arrested a man accused of shooting and robbing a UGA student in Athens Monday. Police arrested Zarren Garner, 20, in Gwinnett County Tuesday morning. Garner is charged with two counts of armed robbery and two counts of aggravated assault.


Area Arrests for April 24

Editor's note: The Daily Citizen-News will upon request print a notice about anyone found not guilty of the charges listed in Area Arrests, or if the charges have been dropped. Call (706) 272-7723 and be prepared to provide documentation.


Report: Calhoun man caught breaking into Chrysler dealership

A Calhoun man was arrested late Sunday evening, accused of breaking a window at a car dealership. According to Floyd County Jail/ Rome Police Department reports:. Justin Ray Weldon, 19, of 111 Victory Drive, was in jail Monday on a $10,100 bond after police found him outside University Chrysler Dodg


Offset Facing Felony Charge in Georgia for Alleged Gun Possession

——— Migos rapper Offset has been arrested in Atlanta, Georgia for alleged gun possession, E! News can confirm. On Friday, the artist, who is currently on probation, was driving a vehicle that was pulled over for having tinted windows, TMZ reported. It was during a search of the car that authorities


Rome Man Brutally Attacks Mother, Man Attempting to Help

Jerome Dustin Knight, 36 of Rome, was arrested this week after reports said he allegedly attempted to straggle his mother during an altercation at a home on Lyons Drive. Reports added that after Knight placed his arms around his mother’s neck he allegedly broke her iPhone in an attempt to prevent he


Calhoun Baseball honors seniors, staff member and coach Henderson

Before the Yellow Jackets’ regular-season finale, the team honored seniors Ben King and Jeremy Register. The ceremony took place on the field prior to Calhoun’s game versus the North Murray Mountaineers.


Whitfield County Sheriff's Office investigating deadly accidental shooting

WHITFIELD COUNTY, Ga. — The Whitfield County Sheriff's Office says a man died following an accidental shooting Monday night. The sheriff's office says it happened at 315 Cobia Way.


Man dies after accidental shooting

A 44-year-old Dalton man died Monday night after accidentally shooting himself, according to the Whitfield County Sheriff’s Office. Edgar Lee Browning III, of 315 Cobia Way, died after being taken to Hamilton Medical Center. Browning suffered a single gunshot wound to the head shortly before 10 p.m.


Georgia bill to ease opioid access for dying patients awaits Kemp’s pen

More people could handle morphine under a bill that is awaiting Gov. Brian Kemp’s signature. Hospice patients are typically near the end of their lives, expecting to live six more months or less. That makes their care different. Hospice workers focus on making the patient comfortable, not on curing


7-year-old Georgia girl dies days after drive-by shooting

ATLANTA (AP) - A 7-year-old Georgia girl has died 10 days after being wounded in a drive-by shooting while she was sitting on a couch inside a house. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports Mariasia Thomas was staying with a foster family in DeKalb County when the shooting happened April 12. Three


Probation warrant yields additional felony drug charge

A Rome man picked up on a probation warrant faces a new felony drug charge after a quantity of methamphetamine was recovered at the time of his arrest. Tomas Cruz Valdez, 25, of 215 Paris Drive, was arrested Monday morning at a location on Calhoun Avenue by deputies armed. They found meth in the doo


Suspect arrested after University of Georgia student shot

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say they’ve made an arrest in the shooting of a 22-year-old University of Georgia student at a bus stop near the campus. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said early Tuesday that a news conference is planned later in the day to discuss the arrest of a suspect in Mond


FBI offers reward for information about armored robbery

ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS46) -- The FBI is seeking help to identify the suspect of an alleged armored robbery at an Atlanta area Wells Fargo Bank. The robbery occurred at the 1459 Moreland Ave. location around 12:48 p.m. on March 21, as Loomis Armored US was making a cash delivery.

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Georgia Teen Charged in Fatal Wreck

CAIRO, Ga. – In January, Anna McBride, 18, was following too closely to another vehicle on Highway 319 when she wrecked, WALB reported. In the process, she killed 18-year-old, Levi Knop, a Thomasville High School student.


Rome Man Steals Elderly Woman’s Jewelry, Pawns It

Joseph Bradley Ineichen II ,24 of Rome, was arrested this week after reports said he stole jewelry from a 70 year-old woman at a home on Old River Road. Reports said that Ineichen then sold the jewelry, which was valued at $1,650 and sold it for $35 to a pawn shop.


Multi-County Police Chase Leads to Arrest After Rome Theft

Summerville Police Department says that the four out of town suspects arrested in Alabama after a high-speed chase that started in Chattooga County and ended in Cherokee County, Alabama last Friday, were all suspects in a theft from a Rome department store.


Rome man facing federal drug charges in bust near school

A Rome man is facing federal drug charges on top of state cocaine trafficking charges from an incident on Jan 31, 2018 near North Heights Elementary School. According to Floyd County Jail reports and court records:


7-year-old shot by stray bullet has died, police say

ELLENWOOD, Ga. — Police say the 7-year-old girl shot by a stray bullet last Friday has died. Now, they're turning to the community for help to try and catch the person or people responsible.