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Protesters stand with teacher at Rome BOE; resignation OK'd despite her trying to call it off

Anna K. Davie Elementary School teacher Marilyn McCluskey speaks during the Rome Board of Education caucus at the Rome City Schools central office at 508 E. Second St. She was asking the board to not accept the release of her contract, despite her initially announcing her resignation and then rescin

NORTHWESTGEORGIANEWS.COM - 2017-09-20 08:53:00

Rome man accused of neglecting an 81-year-old

A Rome man was arrested Tuesday on a warrant charging him with felony neglect of a disabled adult. According to Floyd County Jail reports: Joseph Shane Witt, 42, of 104B Tyler St., was taken into custody after a home health nurse went to the victim's home three days after Witt last attended to the v

NORTHWESTGEORGIANEWS.COM - 2017-09-20 07:41:00

Dead man's sister pleads for help, Rome police are still investigating the fatal shooting of James Edward Parks

The family of a Rome man shot to death on Nixon Avenue is pleading for anyone with information about the incident to come forward. "I believe people saw it," Shalamar Parks said Wednesday. "I believe somebody knows what happened. But nobody wants to talk until it happens to their family members." Pa

NORTHWESTGEORGIANEWS.COM - 2017-09-20 23:05:00

Rome Man Arrested for False Report of a Crime

Michael Douglas Bailey, 21 of Rome, was arrested this week after police said he made a false report of a crime, Police stated that Bailey called 911 and said that a woman had been forcefully taken from her home. However, after investigating, it was determined that the woman left the home at her on f

COOSAVALLEYNEWS.COM - 2017-09-20 13:51:59

Mrs. Pauline Whelchel "Polly" Sitten, age 89, of Rome

Mrs. Pauline Whelchel "Polly" Sitten, age 89, of Rome, passed away Sunday morning, September 17, 2017, in a local health care facility. Mrs. Sitten was born in Floyd County on August 26, 1928, daughter of the late Joseph Oscar "J. O." Whelchel and the late Audrey Jackson Whelchel. She was also prece

COOSAVALLEYNEWS.COM - 2017-09-19 18:56:32

Rome-Floyd Parks & Rec offers half price Hero Hustle registration through Friday

Registration is half-price this week for the Harbin Hero Hustle 5K race and 2-mile health walk set for Oct. 14 in downtown Rome. "Wear a superhero costume, or just dress as yourself," Rome-Floyd Parks & Recreation Director Kevin Cowling told his board Tuesday. Registering by noon on Friday also guar

NORTHWESTGEORGIANEWS.COM - 2017-09-20 07:44:00

Rome seeking city court judge

Rome's Municipal Court Chief Judge Jason Lewis is stepping down after 11 years on the bench to take a position with the Social Security Administration. Lewis said Wednesday that his last day would be Oct. 13. "It's been an honor to serve as a city judge for over a decade. I've really enjoyed it and

NORTHWESTGEORGIANEWS.COM - 2017-09-20 22:21:00

Rome woman jailed on felony drug charge

A Rome woman was in jail Monday night on a felony drug charge, with her bond set at $3,500. According to Floyd County Jail records: Haeley Marie Waters, 20, of 303 Chateau Drive, Apt. G2, was arrested late Sunday on Clover Street and charged with felony possession of synthetic cannabinoid, marijuana

NORTHWESTGEORGIANEWS.COM - 2017-09-19 04:44:00

Rome City Schools to hear about literacy partnership

A developing partnership between Rome City Schools, the Ferst Foundation for Childhood Literacy and Floyd Medical Center is aiming to improve access to books and early educational opportunities for young kids. Ginger Rowston, the school system's family engagement coordinator, will present details on

NORTHWESTGEORGIANEWS.COM - 2017-09-19 04:56:00

After-school program focuses on project-based learning, social skills

A foam party takes over a grassy area at Restoration Rome, 1400 Crane St., on Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017, during a celebration for kids in an after-school program run through the YMCA and school and community partners. (Spencer Lahr / RN-T.com) It was quite the after-school celebration on Wednesday a

NORTHWESTGEORGIANEWS.COM - 2017-09-21 01:05:00

2 charged with meth possession

Two Rome men facing drug charges were in jail without bond Wednesday night. According to Floyd County Jail records: John Daniel Tillery, 43, of 515 E. 20th St., and Skylar Levi Wilson, 24, of 79 Roberts Road, were arrested Wednesday morning at an Oak Street address and charged with felony possession

NORTHWESTGEORGIANEWS.COM - 2017-09-21 01:02:00

Historic Preservation Commission okays demo of Hoyt House

A request to demolish the Hoyt House, 603 W. First St., was tabled by the Historic Preservation Commission on Wednesday. No one showed in support of the request for a public hearing and the commission needed more information before taking action. (Doug Walker, RN-T) The Rome Historic Preservation C

NORTHWESTGEORGIANEWS.COM - 2017-09-20 20:43:00

WATCH: Middle school teacher caught between fighting students

Floyd County Schools officials aren't releasing information about a fight between two middle school students caught on video. But a teacher was clearly caught in the middle of a brawl at Rome Middle School, Channel 2 Action News reported. Rome is about 80 miles northwest of Atlanta. Cellphone video


Contractor charged with scamming residents in Cobb, other counties

A Rome contractor was arrested Monday after homeowners in four counties told police they paid him thousands of dollars for home improvements that were never completed. Ronald Murphy, the 44-year-old owner of JDM Contracting Services, was arrested in Floyd County on two felony counts of conversion of

MARIETTA DAILY JOURNAL - 2017-09-21 01:16:00

Jury finds Dean Arce guilty in aggravated child molestation case

"I would call him a predator," Assistant District Attorney Emily Johnson told jurors in Floyd County Superior Court, referring to a Rome man who was found guilty of aggravated child molestation on Tuesday. After over two hours of deliberating, the jury returned to Judge Jack Niedrach's courtroom to

NORTHWESTGEORGIANEWS.COM - 2017-09-20 08:11:00

Local contractor facing allegations in several counties

A local contractor is in jail Monday, charged with taking money for construction work that was never completed in Rome is also the focus of similar investigations in Cherokee, Cobb and Bartow counties. Ronald Dean Murphy, 44, of 179 Boyd Valley Road, was arrested Monday night on two felony counts of

NORTHWESTGEORGIANEWS.COM - 2017-09-20 08:10:00

Three Arrested after Police Find Meth

Three people, Heather Headrick, 29 of Rome, and Christopher Lawrence Hutchins, 38, and John Hugh Perry, 53 both of Calhoun, were arrested at a home on Minshew Road after police said they found methamphetamine. Reports stated that police found a baggie of suspected crystal meth in a bag laying around

COOSAVALLEYNEWS.COM - 2017-09-20 13:44:38

Pam Tebow delivers message of faith and trust to Haven Clinic banquet

Kenneth (left) and Georgia Allen (right) flank Pam Tebow during a meet-and-greet prior to Tebow's anti-abortion speech on Tuesday night, Sept. 19, 2017, at the Forum River Center for to the Haven Health Clinic Friends of Life banquet. (Doug Walker, RN-T) Pam Tebow (from left) speaks at length with L

NORTHWESTGEORGIANEWS.COM - 2017-09-20 07:24:00

3 jailed on methamphetamine charges on Minshew Road

Floyd County police arrested three people with suspected methamphetamine on Minshew Road early Tuesday morning. According to Floyd County Jail reports: Christopher Lawrence Hutchens, 38, of 601 Peters St., Calhoun; Heather L. Headrick, 29, of 54 Glenwood School Road; and John Hugh Perry, 53, of 14 P

NORTHWESTGEORGIANEWS.COM - 2017-09-20 07:42:00

Silver Creek woman accused of shoplifting faces felony drug charges

Bond was set at $5,700 Tuesday for a Silver Creek woman jailed on felony drug charges. According to Floyd County Jail records: Elizabeth Lynn Palazzi, 34, of 95 Tom Bing Road in Silver Creek, was initially arrested Monday afternoon on misdemeanor charges of shoplifting $51.60 worth of cleaning produ

NORTHWESTGEORGIANEWS.COM - 2017-09-20 07:40:00