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Rome man dies from accident on Weiss

A Floyd County resident died Saturday, almost two weeks after a freak accident on Weiss Lake. Cherokee County, Alabama Coroner Jeremy Deaton identified the victim as Wendell Dean Crowe Jr., 66, of Rome.


Georgia Tech football player Brandon Adams dead at 21

ATLANTA (FOX 5 Atlanta) - An senior interior defensive lineman for the Georgia Tech football team has died at the age of 21. The school announced the death of Brandon Adams on Sunday, saying that he died the day before in Atlanta.


A Night To Remember: Adult Prom promises black and bling

One of Rome’s most popular charitable fundraisers also happens to be one of its biggest parties. The Adult Prom returns for its fifth year and promises a new venue and a new way of serving the local community.


Transgender Georgia Teen Denied Prom King Nom

HALL CO, Ga. – When a Georgia high school student named Dex Frier was nominated for prom king by his peers, he was ecstatic. “I was jumping up and down. Me and my best friend were losing our minds, we were so excited,” Frier told CBS affiliate WGCL. That excitement, however, was short-lived.


Woman accused of forging power of attorney documents

A Rome woman has been jailed after allegedly forging a victim's signature to power of attorney documents in order to obtain the person's paycheck while he was in jail. Meghin Grace McCary, 28, of 1803 Martha Berry Blvd., was arrested at her home and charged with felonies for two counts of forgery in


Economic development: Something is right in Rome

Rome and Floyd County leaders have changed the way new industry is to be recruited in the future, but something must have been going right over the course of the last several years. The Georgia Department of Community Affairs has upgraded Floyd County from a Tier 2 to a Tier 3 county for tax credit


Friday night death in Georgia restaurant ruled suicide

WARNER ROBINS, Ga. — Authorities are confirming that a death that happened at a Georgia restaurant Friday night was a suicide. The Warner Robins Police Department confirmed to WMAZ that a customer shot himself in the restroom of a Cheddar's restaurant in the 2900 block of Watson Boulevard.


Georgia man dies after being fatally shot testing ‘21-foot rule’

AUGUSTA, GA. — A Georgia man was fatally shot after debating the 21-foot rule, a self-defense tactic, investigators said. Richard Splichal, 34, and Spencer Warren, 29, were debating how close Splichal could get to Warren before Warren could fire his gun under conditions of the Tueller Drill, which s


Deputies in Iredell County thwart abduction of girl kidnapped from Georgia

IREDELL COUNTY, N.C. – Deputies in Iredell County thwarted the abduction of a girl who had been kidnapped from Georgia. The girl texted 911, saying she had been kidnapped and emergency communications used the cellphone’s GPS to track the suspect’s vehicle.


Alyssa Milano urges Hollywood to boycott Georgia over ‘heartbeat bill’

Alyssa Milano urged Hollywood film companies to boycott Georgia after the state Senate passed the bill that would ban abortions once a doctor detects a heartbeat in a fetus. The “Insatiable” star tweeted Friday that the new “heartbeat bill” would “strip women of their bodily autonomy.” The Georgia S


Rome Woman Found Distributing Meth at Former Kmart Location

Elizabeth Lynn Wilbur, 36 of Rome, was arrested at the site of the former Kmart after police found suspected meth, digital scales and small baggies used to distribute the drug.


UGA fraternity suspended after racist video spread online

ATHENS, Ga. (FOX 5 Atlanta) - Four students have been expelled from a UGA fraternity after a video was spread on social media showing them using racial slurs and mocking violence toward slaves during the Civil War.


T.I. honored by Georgia Senate for positive impact on community

ATLANTA - T.I. was recently honored by the Georgia Senate for his philanthropic work. The rapper, born Clifford Harris, was recognized at the Georgia State Capitol Friday for impacting the community positively.


Commissioner confirms Chick-fil-A land purchase

The cat — or rather, the chicken sandwich — appears to be out of the bag. News broke late Thursday evening that CFA D2 Services LLC, a subsidiary of Chick-fil-A, had purchased an approximately 50-acre site in Bartow County. At this point, however, the only hard numbers on the project made public is


Fifty & 100 Years Ago

Four Rome students have been named finalists in the Governor’s Honors program and will attend Wesleyan College for eight weeks this summer to study in their chosen fields. They are Sally Roberts, a 10th grade student at East Rome High School and Charles Wester, an 11th grade student at East Rome, wh


Centre Woman, Piedmont Man Among Those Arrested on Drug Charges in Rome

Three people were arrested at a location on Turner McCall Boulevard in Rome Thursday on drug charges. According to Floyd County Jail records – 24-year old Audrey May Fisher of Centre; 23-year old Tyler Mitchell Morgan from Piedmont and 34-year old Stephen Frank Herman, listed as having no permanent


A NIGHTMARE OFF ERWIN STREET ’Creepshow’ films in downtown Cartersville

The latest Hollywood project using Bartow as its backdrop looks to be a real spine-tingler. On Thursday, South Avenue was temporarily cordoned off between West Avenue and Leake Street to facilitate the filming of “Creepshow,” a new series set to debut on the AMC Networks-owned Shudder streaming serv


Rome Men Jailed for Street Fight

Kemetrius Jermaine Kennedy, 42 of Rome , and Richard Lynn Wright, 43 of Rome, were arrested this week in front of the GoGo at the Shoe Box on Martha Berry Blvd after the two become engaged in a fight.


Teen Arrested at Rome High After Making Threat

Zachariah Travion Williamson, 17 of Rome, was arrested at Rome High School after he allegedly threatened to shoot a woman on Instagram. Reports said that the threat occurred back on March 18th.


40 people displaced by Cobb County apartment fire

MARIETTA (CBS46) In Cobb County, dozens of people are out of their homes after a 20-unit apartment building went up in flames. “We just need to come together and definitely pray for the families, do whatever you can, that’s what we’re here in the world for, we have to help each other,” said a neighb

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