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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


Hepatitis A outbreak grows in Georgia

ATLANTA — The Georgia Department of Health is urging the public to get vaccinated against Hepatitis A as the infection continues to spread in the state. The state agency reports that it has identified hundreds - as many as 250 - of cases involving the highly-contagious liver infection since June 201


Reality show 'Wife Swap' looking for Georgia families

Have you ever wondered if the grass is greener in another home? Do you want to see what you can learn from a family that is far different from yours? Do you need to take a break from your spouse and kids?


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.


Prayer Event Scheduled for Local Hero

The Floyd County Police Department, in coordination with Floyd 911, is planning a prayer vigil for one of our family on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. outside the law enforcement center.


Aragon hires Allen as new clerk, new playground equipment purchased

The Aragon Council is back in action with a full staff thanks to Kim Allen taking over as the city clerk. After the resignation of Christie Langston earlier in March, Allen was sworn in and made responsible for the various duties of the position.


Couple charged with murdering infant nearly one year after her death

PAULDING COUNTY, Ga. — Deputies in Paulding County have charged a Hiram couple for the murder of a 3-month-old girl who died nearly a year ago, after autopsy results from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation indicated the child died from blunt force trauma to the head.


Miura Grows US Market Share

ROCKMART, Ga. — Celebrating its 60th year in the business, Miura continues to impress customers while attracting sales organizations who want to be a part of the company’s growing success.


Routine Traffic Stop Leads Police to Find Stolen Car

Davis Stephen Miller II, 39 of Rome, was arrested after police said they pulled him over for driving without a license plate and then found that the vehicle had been reported stolen in Alabama.


County's Finance Committee set to meet on Wednesday

The Polk County Finance Committee is meeting Wednesday, April 24 to discuss everything from jail repairs to their retirement policy, and those interested in sitting and listening in can visit 144 West Ave, Cedartown beginning at 2:30 p.m.


The mountain school: The old school buildings on Everett Springs Road live on as a residence

Terry and Suzanne Dobson have what some realtors would call a specialty property — not that they’re planning on selling anytime soon. But two people in a converted schoolhouse isn’t a run-of-the-mill living situation by most standards.


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


A Different Kind of Exclusivity

The book of Romans was written right after Jews returned to the church in Rome after being banished for five years by Emperor Claudius (Acts 18). Prior to their banishment, Jews had basically been in charge of the church because they had been the first Christians, and Gentiles had been added later.


Alabama firm is low-bidder for Cave Spring sewer rehab, contract expected in early May

An Alabama construction firm is the apparent low-bidder to repair part of Cave Spring's failing sewer system and a contract is expected to be awarded the first week in May. "We look forward to getting started on the project," said Mayor Pro Tem Tom Lindsey during the formal bid-opening Tuesday.


Suspect arrested in University of Georgia student's shooting

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Authorities arrested a suspect Tuesday in the shooting of a University of Georgia student during a robbery attempt at a bus stop near campus. Zarren Garner, 20, was taken into custody in Gwinnett County on suspicion of armed robbery and aggravated assault after a sketch of the sus


Rethink Rockmart cleanup rescheduled for May 11

The rain may have delayed it, but the Rethink Rockmart group is still planning to hit the streets and curb litter with a neighborhood clean-up day. While originally planned for Saturday, April 20, those looking to help beautify Rockmart can meet the group on May 11 at the city complex on College Str


Local students score big at SkillsUSA

Students at the Polk County College and Career Academy who participate in SkillsUSA are once again shining bright and several are headed onward to the national level after big wins in state.


Former Floyd County Jail Officer Arrested

STATEMENT ISSUED BY FLOYD COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE. In April 18, 2019, Kayra Edwards was terminated from her employment with the Floyd County Sheriff’s Office by Chief Deputy Tommy McGuire. Warrants were taken out for Ms. Edwards by the Rome City Police Department today, April 19, 2019, following an


FCPD to hold prayer vigil for one of their own

According to a release from the Floyd County Police Department, the department, in coordination with Floyd 911, are planning a prayer vigil for “one of our family” on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. outside the Rome-Floyd Law Enforcement center.


Rome man accused of illegal possession of a firearm

A Rome man, who was previously convicted of a felony, now faces charges after police found two rifles in his home in October. Eric Laquinn Daniel, 29, of 2 Springdale Drive, is alleged to have had a .22 caliber rifle and a .35 caliber rifle at his home last Oct. 31. He had been convicted of aggravat