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Pair arrested on felony drug charges in Celanese community

A Rome man and Cedartown woman have been jailed on drug related felonies in the Celanese community late Thursday night.According to Floyd County Jail reports:Barbara Jean Chastain, 30, of 601 Mountain Home Loop, was jailed Thursday near the intersection of Elmwood and Dogwood where she had a quantit

NORTHWESTGEORGIANEWS.COM - 2018-07-20 20:10:00

Report: Minors accidentally shoot themselves with gun of convicted felon

Jeffary Lee Akins, 25, of 128 Doyle Road, is charged with felony use of a firearm by a convicted felon during the commission of a crime, two counts of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and two counts of second-degree cruelty to children, criminal negligence. He is also charged with misdem

NORTHWESTGEORGIANEWS.COM - 2018-07-20 23:08:00

Floyd County Jail reports July 20, 8 a.m.

State and National News18-year-old found shot to death outside home in ColumbusIs the drinking water at your child’s school safe?Authorities: Three arrested for staging slip-and-fall accidents in South GeorgiaMost PopularArticlesLedbetter Properties has Kmart site under contractFormer Rome detective

NORTHWESTGEORGIANEWS.COM - 2018-07-20 12:53:00

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


One injured in five-vehicle wreck near Floyd Medical Center Thursday

Misty Perdue, 36, from Cartersville, was cited for failing to obey a traffic control device causing the wreck.

NORTHWESTGEORGIANEWS.COM - 2018-07-20 00:00:00

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


Tips for returning to school with Rome High Principal Eric Holland

Finishing the school year can feel like a wonderful accomplishment. Preparing for a summer vacation is a well-deserved reward for a year of hard work. Maintaining the mentality of learning and continuing education during the summer can be difficult. Eric Holland, Principal for Rome High School, has

NORTHWESTGEORGIANEWS.COM - 2018-07-20 20:16:00

Rome Crime to Be Featured on TV Show Monday

A murder in Rome will be featured on the Oxygen Network Monday in an episode the crime show series “The Price of Duty”.The episode will feature former Rome police detective Joe Costolnick who worked a brutal murder in 2005.The murdered black female was found bound in on a hill between Mayfield Dairy


Rome Man Repeatedly Beats Woman

Thomas Michael Haney, 60, of Rome was accused by police of striking a 58-year-old female with a closed fist. When officers arrived, the victim was lying on the ground while Haney continued to strike her and cause physical harm.


Back-to-back homers by Encarnacion, Lugbauer fuel Rome win

ROME, Ga. (AP) -- Jean Carlos Encarnacion and Drew Lugbauer connected on back-to-back homers in the first inning to help lead the Rome Braves to an 8-1 victory over Charleston RiverDogs in the second game of a doubleheader on Friday.Encarnacion hit a three-run shot before Lugbauer hit a solo shot th

TIMES-HERALD - 2018-07-21 01:35:10

Stormy weather causes havoc in Rome

A storm that sat on top of Rome Thursday afternoon, drenching the city in heavy rain and frequent lightning strikes, caused power outages affecting over 2,000 customers along the Turner-McCall corridor and downtown. Some traffic lights were affected, and 911 received calls of trees down on power lin

NORTHWESTGEORGIANEWS.COM - 2018-07-19 22:40:00

Rome Man Found with Loaded Firearm and Meth

Nathan Wayne Morris, 39, of Rome allegedly violated his parole when he was found with a loaded firearm and methamphetamine.


Rome native retires as GDOT district chief

The State Transportation Board recognized Rome native DeWayne Comer Thursday on his retirement after 28 years of service and appointed Grant Waldrop of Temple to replace Comer as the Northwest Georgia district engineer.Rome Public Services Manager Kirk Milam has worked with both men over the years o

NORTHWESTGEORGIANEWS.COM - 2018-07-20 00:15:00

Southern Wing Showdown hitting taste buds Aug. 5

There were many showdowns or gunfights in the Old West, with the most notable being the Gunfight at the OK Corral.However, on Aug. 5 there will be another type of showdown with the “weapons” of choice being chicken wings rather than guns. But like those gunfights of yesteryear, this event will defin


Silver Creek Hooes Stabs Man

Terina Marie Hooes, 29, of Silver Creek allegedly attacked a Lindale man with a knife. Hooes was stabbing at the man when she caused a deep laceration to the victim’s left hand.


Rain Postpones Road Trip Opener on Thursday between RiverDogs and Braves

ROME, GA - The RiverDogs' road trip opener against the Rome Braves was postponed on Thursday evening due to heavy rain at State Mutual Stadium. The game will be made up as part of a Friday night double-header starting at 5 p.m., both 7-inning contests.Charleston (46-46, 13-11) is 4-2 against the Bra

MILB.COM - 2018-07-19 16:50:00

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.


Ledbetter Properties has Kmart site under contract

Chuck Branch, managing partner with NextSite retail consultants which has been hired to help bring new companies to Rome, told city commissioners in April that he was aware of a number of people who want to be in the old Kmart location, but that the existing owners, Romekim LP, had placed a very hig


Rome City Schools Change Start Times for Students

Director of Communications and Public Engagement in Central Office, Tashia Twyman, offered some answers to questions parents may have about the time changes.


Acworth police make arrest in pizza delivery driver robbery

Acworth police have arrested a man they say was involved in the robbery of a pizza delivery driver at a motel earlier this week.Yahaakob Estes-Robinson, 19, of Chicago, was taken into custody on Wednesday related to Monday’s robbery, according to authorities.The delivery driver arrived at the Super

MARIETTA DAILY JOURNAL - 2018-07-19 16:18:00