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Rome Man Found with Meth While Shoplifting at Walmart
Christopher Jay Clonts ,50 of Rome, was arrested after police said he attempted to return a stolen TV to Walmart. Reports stated that Clonts attempted to return a TV after the security tags were removed.
Floyd County Police Needs Help in Identifying Lindale Vandals
Floyd County Police has asked for the community’s assistance in identifying a pair of men who drew penis’s and testicles on other people’s property around Lindale. Reports said that the vandals committed the acts in the early hours of January 14th.
Georgia judge orders new trial in 1976 case that sent man to death row
In a searing decision, a judge in Columbus has granted a new trial to a man convicted of rape and murder 43 years ago based on new DNA evidence, at the same time condemning “undeniable” race discrimination during jury selection by the prosecution.
Rome City Schools Pre K registration begins Jan. 28
Rome City Schools Pre K program registration begins Jan. 28 and goes through Feb. 8 from 8:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. each day. Anna K. Davie Elementary has 44 enrollment slots, Elm Street Elementary has 22 enrollment slots, North Heights has 44 enrollment slots, West Central Elementary has 44 enrollme
Commission on Children and Youth honors Willis, Paul, Ingram
Retiring Rome-Floyd County Commission on Children and Youth Executive Director Carol Willis was honored Thursday when the Board of Directors revealed that the largest of annual mini-grants given by the commission will be named the Carol O. Willis Youth in the Community Grant. The Commission also hon
Rome Man Arrested After Stealing Gun
Jonathan Edward Brault, 36 of Rome, was arrested this week after reports said he stole a .38 special from a home on Sunny Heights Drive. Reports said that Brault then allegedly took the gun to Cash America and pawned it.
Man turns in envelope full of cash
A 71-year-old Rome man turned in a bank envelope containing $500 cash to Floyd County police. The man found the envelope beside his truck Tuesday when he stopped to get gas at a station in the unincorporated area.
Recidivist sentenced to 10 year prison term
A Floyd County man who had three prior felony convictions was sentenced to 10 years in prison for a June 2018 incident where he attacked several people with a screwdriver. According to jail reports and information presented in court:
Georgia man arrested last night planned to attack White House today, FBI says
ATLANTA - In a last-minute news conference, federal investigators announced that a joint terrorism task force, led by the FBI arrested Hasher Jallal Taheb, 21, of Cumming, after an investigation showed he wanted to attack several federal buildings in Washington, D.C.
Man Jailed on Drug Charges After Wreck
Darrell Wayne Strickland, 54 of Marietta, was jailed in Rome after a wreck on Shorter Avenue led police to find numerous drugs. Reports stated that officers found Strickland in possession of both meth and marijuana while investigating the accident.
Krueger named as interim director of Rome Floyd Chamber
Rome Floyd Chamber Board of Directors names Jeanne Krueger as interim Director. Krueger will officially assume her responsibilities from Al Hodge at the 2019 Annual Meeting on Thursday January 24th. In the wake of Hodge’s recent announcement to retire, The Annual Meeting will be a celebration of his
Cartersville Boy Killed In Shooting
CARTERSVILLE, GA — A juvenile male died Wednesday in a shooting at a home in Cartersville, police have confirmed to Patch. Officers were dispatched to the residence on Aubrey Street to investigate the incident. Cartersville police spokesperson Lt. Mike Bettikofer said an adolescent male was found de
Rome Woman Charged with Battery
Melissa Dawn Gaddis, 36 of Rome, was jailed after reports said she grabbed a 53 year-old woman by the arm. Reports said that the victim suffered a minor injury in the attack. Gaddis is charged with battery.
Ban on Smoking in Cars with Kids 13 & Under Resurfaces in Georgia
State representative Sandra Scott has dropped legislation to prohibit anyone from smoking in a vehicle, in motion or in park, if a minor is present. Any person found to be smoking in a vehicle with a person aged 13 and under would be guilty of a misdemeanor and fined $100. The bill does not apply to
Elderly Cedartown Man Leads Police on Chase
A Cedartown, Georgia man is behind bars after attempting to eluding Centre Police on Wednesday afternoon. According to Corporal Matt Peek, at approximately 12:50 Centre Police received a 911 call stating a woman was chasing a guy down Industrial Park Drive who she caught stealing from her property.
Housing Market Down in Floyd County
The Floyd County Board of Realtors said this week that home sales were down in December compared to a year ago. Reports said that 70 homes were sold last December. That number was 20.5 percent lower than 2017.
Man Found Dead In Bartow House Fire Identified
CARTERSVILLE, GA — Bartow County Coroner Joel Guyton has released the identity of the man who died Tuesday morning in a house fire. Residents of the house and firefighters were unable to rescue 64-year-old William Cochran, whose body was found inside the blaze on Barnsley Gardens Road at Rock Fence
14-year-old Georgia boy has first-ever surgery to implant diaphragm pacemaker
ATLANTA - Local doctors are making history. They implanted a diaphragm pacemaker into a 14-year-old boy. This is the first time this surgery has been done in Georgia. Now with the new mechanism implanted, even though his body will forget to breathe when he falls asleep, the pacemaker now takes over.
Youth suspected in Lindale graffiti spree
Floyd County police are reviewing security camera footage that shows what appears to be two juveniles spray-painting the Pizza Hut on North Fourth Street in Lindale. A resident on Avenue C called police early Monday to report two vehicles had been spray-painted with the letters SSL, for South Side L
Berlusconi's back, runs for Euro parliament after ban lifted
ROME (AP) - Silvio Berlusconi is back. Again. The three-time Italian premier, who has made a career out of rebounding from legal woes, personal scandal, heart trouble and political setbacks, is running for the European Parliament in May elections.