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Graduation rates: Floyd County Schools at 93 percent, Rome at 90 percent

Floyd County Schools' system graduation rate averaged at 93 percent, all four high schools in the system were also above 90 percent in the state report. Pepperell High had the highest graduation rate in the system at 97.9 percent, Armuchee High wasn’t far behind with 93.3 percent, Model High had a r

NORTHWESTGEORGIANEWS.COM - 2018-09-19 18:14:00

3 teens charged with armed robbery

Three Rome teens were in jail without bond Tuesday night after being accused of forcing their way into a Cave Spring Road home and using a firearm to steal marijuana from the victim.According to Floyd County Jail report:The names of the three teens — ages 14, 15 and 16 — were redacted from the felon

NORTHWESTGEORGIANEWS.COM - 2018-09-18 23:52:00

Report: Man with gun jailed after high-speed chase

A Forsyth man accused of threatening a woman with a gun at the Studio 6 Skytop motel was in jail without bond Tuesday on an aggravated assault charge.According to Floyd County Jail records:Richard Morgan Hancock, 29, of 300 Patrol Road in Forsyth, also is facing felony charges of terroristic threats

NORTHWESTGEORGIANEWS.COM - 2018-09-18 23:59:00

Manhunt underway on Chattahoochee River trail area for man considered dangerous to police

MARIETTA, Ga. – Police are searching the area around the Sope Creek Trail in the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area for a man who has been panhandling in the area and is considered a threat to police.Officers identified the suspect as Kareem Freeman, who is described as a black man between

WXIA 11 ALIVE - 2018-09-18 21:30:43

Mobility scooter reported stolen from Knowles Court

A victim reported his Hoveround mobility scooter, valued at $6,500, had been stolen. Also taken were the scooter’s charger, valued at $180, and the victim’s Metro PCS smartphone, valued at $100.

NORTHWESTGEORGIANEWS.COM - 2018-09-19 19:30:00

3 Charged With Fraud Involving Home Depot Accounts

CARTERSVILLE, GA — Three people have been slapped with fraud charges in connection to suspicious activity reported on The Home Depot customer accounts, the Cartersville Police Department said.

PATCH - 2018-09-18 20:58:16

The biggest game for Georgia and every other Top 25 team

OK, we've had our fun with the non-conference schedule. Auburn-Washington, LSU-Miami, TCU-Ohio State. But now it's time to really dive into conference play, where postseason spots are won and lost. What's the most important game for each Top 25 team as they jockey for bowl and playoff positioning? L

ESPN - 2018-09-19 11:30:00

3D model of head released in hopes of identifying remains found in Georgia woods

Authorities said at the time the remains had been in the woods for several years, and that there were no obvious signs of trauma or foul play noted at the spot where the discovery was made, FOX5 reported at the time. No clothing or personal possessions were located at the scene.

FOX NEWS - 2018-09-19 13:55:16

Calhoun authorities arrest rape suspect

On Monday, September 17, Sheriff’s detectives received a report of a rape which had occurred the previous day. The victim is a minor. the event is reported to have happened at a private residence. Detectives initiated an investigation which led to the arrest of

NORTHWESTGEORGIANEWS.COM - 2018-09-19 17:48:00

Breaking News: Federal Judge Rules ‘No’ on Paper Ballots in Georgia - WhoWhatWhy

Witnesses and attorneys for the state responded to such claims by expressing confidence in security measures such as physically tying up the voting machines, and digital security added since researchers, several times in the last two years, exposed the system’s flaws. They also said it would be cost

WHOWHATWHY.ORG - 2018-09-18 05:07:11

Man dies after being crushed by machine at Georgia workplace

CARROLLTON, Ga. —A man was killed Monday when he wascrushed by a machineat his job in west Georgia, a fire department official said.The incidentoccurred between 5:30 and 6 a.m. at DieTech Industries in the 100 block of Automation Drive, Carrollton fire Chief Jimmy Bearden toldWSB-TV.

MYSTATESMAN.COM - 2018-09-18 03:01:00

Police: Katt Williams threatened with gun by Atlanta radio host's husband outside comedy club

NORCROSS, Ga. - Comedian Katt Williams and Atlanta radio host Wanda Smith allegedly got into a fight outside the Atlanta Comedy Theater in Norcross that ended with Smith’s husband pulling a gun on Williams, according to a report from the Gwinnett County Police Department.Smith and Williams reportedl


Police Arrest Cartersville Entering Auto Suspect

A sheriff's deputy with the Bartow County Sheriff's Office was dispatched around 7:06 a.m. Sept. 15 to the store at 879 Joe Frank Harris Parkway in Cartersville. He arrived and spoke with the owner of a 2017 gray Toyota Tundra, who said one of his employees told him that a "man entered his truck and

PATCH - 2018-09-18 15:00:08

Georgia vs. Tennessee kickoff announced by SEC

The UGA offense racked up 294 yards rushing and 5.3 yards per carry in the win. Nick Chubb, after suffering a gruesome knee injury in Knoxville in 2015, led the way with 16 carries for 109 yards. Jake Fromm, a freshman quarterback making his first SEC start on the road, had a pair of rushing scores.


How to put old NW Regional facility to good use

DEAR EDITOR:There has been a lot of talk about the situation in the Rome community about the mental health issue, and I know we need to address this problem because the jails are full and there are lots of people homeless, plus the drug problem we now have. This is a serious situation and I know som

NORTHWESTGEORGIANEWS.COM - 2018-09-19 05:00:00

Warehouse on North Avenue burglarized

Stolen were two motorcycle helmets, two gold knives, 20 Volvo die-cast cars, an East Rome High School number 66 jersey, two proof coin sets, a wooden bug model car, a fire truck pedal car, two Smokey and the Bandit die-cast cars, a Kiss belt buckle, Kiss radio and a Kiss mask.


There is a ‘T’ in tribe

Monica Sheppard is a freelance graphic designer, beekeeper, mother and community supporter living in Rome.

NORTHWESTGEORGIANEWS.COM - 2018-09-19 05:00:00

Report: Man charged in beating of 17-year-old

A Kingston man was arrested on a felony warrant Monday after being accused of beating up a 17-year-old boy, resulting in his hospitalization.According to Floyd County Jail reports:Jason Edwards, 31, of 252 Blarney Way, is charged with felony first-degree cruelty to children and misdemeanor battery.

NORTHWESTGEORGIANEWS.COM - 2018-09-17 23:15:00

SunTrust building in Rome to be auctioned in October

The SunTrust Bank building on Second Avenue in Rome has been quietly for sale for several years according to local real estate agents. It is now quite publicly up for sale at auction.The online auction is slated to take place October 15-17 at Ten-X Commercial.The real estate broker’s website indicat


All Roads Lead to Rome

Read the headline of the Rome News-Tribune on Sunday, Oct. 16, 1949. The Fair was coming back, after over a decade of nonexistence.