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New school hours for all Rome City Schools
“Central Office took a look at the times all of our students and created this schedule to make the work time equitable between the elementary schools, the middle school and the high school,” said Tashia Twyman, director of communications and public engagement. “Because of the different bus routes an
Former Rome detective recounts brutal murder case for television show
The unidentified body, later determined to be 44-year-old Susan Deloris Underwood Christian, was discovered by a man driving his truck through the area. The body appeared to have suffered severe head trauma. Gary Shane Abernathy, then 35, later pleaded guilty to separate counts of voluntary manslaug
Villa Rica's Got Talent! Comedian Rod â€¨Man to host first talent competition this Saturday
BY KEN DENNEYTHE VILLA RICANSinging, dancing and little stand-up comedy will be on the program this weekend, when the first-ever Main Street Live talent competition takes place in Villa Rica.
Over $1,300 in items shoplifted from Walmart
A Trion man is believed to have taken a laptop, fishing equipment, clothing, bed sheets and a vacuum from the West Rome Walmart on Tuesday evening.According to Rome police reports:A loss prevention officer at Walmart told police she saw the man take the items, with a total value of $1,308, from the
Lip Sync Challenge Reaches Bartow County
"It became clear very quickly that we are better clappers than syncers, but at least we're HAPPY," the agency said, with a pun intended for the song by Pharrell Williams it chose to use.
Single-vehicle wreck leaves 1 dead, 2 injured
The driver of a Toyota truck died Tuesday in a single-vehicle wreck on Kingston Highway that also resulted in serious injuries to two passengers.According to the Floyd County Police Department:The investigation into the wreck continued Tuesday night, hours after the wreck happened around noon on Kin
Acworth Police make arrest in connection to pizza delivery driver robbery
Yahaakob M. Estes-Robinson, 19, was arrested Wednesday in connection to the armed robbery at the Super 8 Motel on Cowan Road, according to police.
Report: Cave Spring man damaged another’s property
A Cave Spring man was in jail Tuesday evening, accused of causing damage to a victim’s property.According to Floyd County Jail reports:Spin Jamaahl Green, 38, of 7252 Cave Spring Road SW, was arrested at 7:25 p.m. Tuesday a few minutes after the incident took place.
Man Shatters Pump Screen After Not Knowing Pin Number: Police
PAULDING COUNTY, GA — A man kicking the digital screen on a gas station pump causing the screen to shatter and resulting in several hundred dollars of damage, according to the Paulding Sheriff's Office.
Shoplifting arrest leads to drug charge
A woman who was stopped for taking items from Walmart on Cartersville Highway also had methamphetamine in her purse, reports stated.According to Floyd County Jail reports:Mary Elizabeth Pointer, 34, of 121 Grove Avenue, Lindale, left the store with items in her bags that had not been paid for. When
Adairsville Man Charged With Rape
ADAIRSVILLE, GA — An Adairsville man has been charged with sexually assaulting over the weekend in the city, according to police.
Woman accused of damaging man’s property
A Rome woman was in jail without bond Tuesday night after being accused of damaging the property of a man she was living with at the Ashland Park Apartments.According to Floyd County Jail reports:Tiffani Latrice Scott, 34, of 234 Ashland Park Blvd., was arrested around 2:45 p.m. Tuesday, shortly aft
More than $3,500 in tools taken from Syntec Industries
Tools valued at $3,548 were taken from a building owned by Syntec Industries, with surveillance cameras capturing footage of a man breaking in through a gate to get on the property and then forcing his way into the building by breaking in through a side door.According to Rome police reports:The burg
Rome Woman Arrested After Destroying Man’s Property
Tiffani Latrice Scott, 34 of Rome, was arrested this week after she allegedly caused more than $500 in damages to a home on Ashland Park Blvd.
Police: pizza driver robbed at gunpoint at Acworth Super 8
Acworth police are searching for two men they say held a pizza delivery driver at gunpoint before making off with the pie, a cellphone, $18 in cash and his 2015 Hyundai Santa Fe.The robbery took place about 11:20 p.m. Monday at the Super 8 Motel along Cowan Road, according to Cpl. Youlanda Leverette
Man who stabbed his mother to death sentenced to life plus five years in prison
160 times.That’s how many times George Headen stabbed his mother after she invited him into her home for a fresh start.He’d been in some trouble up in Ohio, Assistant Floyd County District Attorney Luke Martin said, and on Dec. 3, 2016, Sheila Williams was excited to give him a second chance here in
Woman Found with Drugs in Body Cavilty, Rome Man Also Arrested
Kelsey Kianna Brown, 22 of Rockmart, was arrested in Rome after police said they found her in possession of a large quantity of marijuana and a gun.
Rome man faces felony for bringing marijuana into jail
A Rome man who was initially arrested on another charge has also been charged with a felony for bringing marijuana into the Floyd County Jail, reports stated.According to Floyd County Jail reports:Todd Jeramie Breaux, 35, of 303 East 18th St., had marijuana and a pipe in his backpack when he was bro
2 charged with having gun, Mason jar filled with marijuana buds
A couple accused of having marijuana packaged for sale and a gun with the serial number filed down was released from jail Monday on bond.According to Floyd County Jail records and Rome Police Department reports:Jonathan Jerrod Heath, 28, of 122 Linden St., was the driver and Kelsey Kianna Brown, 22,
Man gets 10 years for promising $10K, Hawks tickets in murder-for-hire plot of ex-wife
ROME, Ga. – An Acworth man was sentenced to a decade in prison for attempting to hire someone to kill his ex-wife and promising to pay $10,000 in cash and two tickets to an Atlanta Hawks basketball game for the murder