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Report: Cedartown woman shoplifted, hid drugs on way to jail
A Cedartown woman initially arrested on a misdemeanor shoplifting charge was in jail without bond Sunday night after police found she also had drugs with her. According to Rome Police Department and Floyd County Jail records: Evin Danielle Hannon, 28, of 946 Cut Log Road in Cedartown, was arrested o
Cedartown Woman Charged with Shoplifting, Found with Drugs in Body Cavity
Evin Danielle Hannon, 28 of Cedartown, was jailed over the weekend after she was found to be allegedly shoplifting clothing and jewelry from Belk in Mount Berry Square Mall. Reports stated that Hannon attempted to leave the store with $186 worth of items without paying for them. She was also alleged
Woman arrested on meth charge
A Floyd County woman is being held in the Floyd County Jail with a $10,100 bond on a felony drug charge, but no bond on a hold for Bartow County. According to Floyd County Jail reports: Jennifer Michelle Pauley, 36, of 17 Fannin St., Cave Spring, was charged with felony possession of methamphetamine
FOOTBALL: Battles mark 1st week of 7-AA schedule
The fight in a team playing in a game for the fourth straight week was put to the test twice Friday night in highly-contested Region 7-AA contests featuring Floyd County teams. While the final outcome differed for each, Model and Coosa came away with strong resolves to start region play. Coosa survi
COLUMN: Don't judge a pregnant book by its cover
Here's why you don't judge a book by its cover. A couple years ago I was at a friend's birthday party in Acworth. I only knew a few people at the party so as we were milling about and making small talk, I realized that most of the people I know are outside while I'm inside with all these strangers.
Aggravated child molestation trial continues today
The attorney for a Rome man accused of aggravated child molestation worked to discredit the victim's testimony by showing what he characterized as a suggestive photo taken from the girl's Facebook page. Dean Arce, 28, is also charged with felony enticing a child for indecent purposes, two counts of
AAA: 'Gas prices poised to plummet'
Gas prices around Rome are starting to decline following a spike in the wake of hurricanes Harvey and Irma that affected the southeast. Hurricane Harvey hit refineries along the Gulf Coast and, as they recovered, Hurricane Irma caused a surge in demand, according to AAA spokesman Mark Jenkins. "Gas
Report: Man defrauds 2 by not finishing construction projects he was paid for
A Rome man was in jail Monday night, charged with two felony counts of conversion of payments for real property improvements and one count of exploitation and intimidation of disabled adults, elder persons and residents. According to Floyd County Jail reports: Ronald Dean Murphy, 44, of 179 Boyd Val
Mr. Terry Gene Tow, 73, of Calhoun
Mr. Terry Gene Tow, 73 of Calhoun, died Monday, September 18, 2017 at Gordon Health Care. He was born in Bartow County on October 5, 1943, son of the late Sidney and Gladys Goodnight Tow. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his step-mother, Estelle Seabolt Tow; sisters, Louise Ma
Jobs up, new claims for unemployment aid down in August
First time claims for unemployment benefits dropped significantly from July to August. The Georgia Department of Labor reports 325 Floyd County resident filed a claim for benefits in August, down from 732 in July. A first time claim is one that is filed by a worker who has not sought unemployment be
Hoyt asking to demolish family home
Wade Hoyt III will take a request to the Historic Preservation Commission Wednesday for the demolition of his family's home at 603 W. First St. which has been in his family since it was built a century and a half ago. Hoyt was unsuccessful earlier this year in an attempt to get the home and three ad
DDA accepts state loan for Cotton Block project
The Downtown Development Authority agreed Thursday to act as a conduit for a $170,000 Georgia Cities Foundation loan for work to convert the second floor of the Tim and Molly Vicchrilli's building at 100 Broad St. into a 10,000 square foot residential space. Downtown Development Director Amanda Cart
Sam W. Doss Jr.
Former State Senator, local civic and business leader Sam W. Doss, Jr. passed away Friday, Sept. 15, 2017, at the age of 89 in a Rome hospital following an extended illness. He is survived by two children, Freda Rountree of Eatonton, Georgia and David Doss of Rome, Georgia; five grandchildren and si
History reveals paths past Civil War
As protests for and against the removal of Confederate monuments pop up across the United States, three Berry College history professors offered scholarly thoughts on what to consider when deciding the question. "Monuments have multiple meanings," said Department Chair Matthew Stanard. "The trick is
Rome City Schools to hear about literacy partnership
A developing partnership between Rome City Schools, the Ferst Foundation for Childhood Literacy and Floyd Medical Center is aiming to improve access to books and early educational opportunities for young kids. Ginger Rowston, the school system's family engagement coordinator, will present details on
Rome woman jailed on felony drug charge
A Rome woman was in jail Monday night on a felony drug charge, with her bond set at $3,500. According to Floyd County Jail records: Haeley Marie Waters, 20, of 303 Chateau Drive, Apt. G2, was arrested late Sunday on Clover Street and charged with felony possession of synthetic cannabinoid, marijuana
Mrs. Marjorie Casteel Willis, age 84, of Rome
Mrs. Marjorie Casteel Willis, age 84, of Rome, passed away on Wednesday, September 13, 2017, at a local hospital following an extended illness. Mrs. Willis was born in Cedartown, Georgia on October 5, 1932, daughter of the late Joe Thomas Evans and the late Fannie Mae Cambron Evans. She was also pre
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Thank you, Mayor Doss and Rome
I would very much like to thank all of the kind, gracious and generous people in the city of Rome. I am one of 14 family members who evacuated to Rome from the southwest coast of Florida in advance of Hurricane Irma. We boarded up three homes then drove for 17 hours with all our pets to get to Rome.
Newton Nurse Presented National Nursing Award
COVINGTON, Ga. - This week, Rebecca Keel, RN, a Piedmont Newton Hospital nurse, was awarded the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses. The recognition is part of a national program honoring nurses for their clinical skills and compassionate care for patient and their families. Keel was nominated by t
Judge Kravitch remembered as 'national treasure'
Phyllis Kravitch and Clarence Thomas may have been on the opposite ends of the ideological spectrum, but there were common threads that led them to become close friends, not to mention high-ranking members of the federal judiciary. Kravitch, the trailblazing jurist, died in June at the age of 96 af