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Cedartown Woman Charged with Shoplifting, Found with Drugs in Body Cavity

Evin Danielle Hannon, 28 of Cedartown, was jailed over the weekend after she was found to be allegedly shoplifting clothing and jewelry from Belk in Mount Berry Square Mall. Reports stated that Hannon attempted to leave the store with $186 worth of items without paying for them. She was also alleged

COOSAVALLEYNEWS.COM - 2017-09-18 18:06:35

COLUMN: Don't judge a pregnant book by its cover

Here's why you don't judge a book by its cover. A couple years ago I was at a friend's birthday party in Acworth. I only knew a few people at the party so as we were milling about and making small talk, I realized that most of the people I know are outside while I'm inside with all these strangers.

NORTHWESTGEORGIANEWS.COM - 2017-09-19 05:17:00

Aggravated child molestation trial continues today

The attorney for a Rome man accused of aggravated child molestation worked to discredit the victim's testimony by showing what he characterized as a suggestive photo taken from the girl's Facebook page. Dean Arce, 28, is also charged with felony enticing a child for indecent purposes, two counts of

NORTHWESTGEORGIANEWS.COM - 2017-09-19 05:09:00

AAA: 'Gas prices poised to plummet'

Gas prices around Rome are starting to decline following a spike in the wake of hurricanes Harvey and Irma that affected the southeast. Hurricane Harvey hit refineries along the Gulf Coast and, as they recovered, Hurricane Irma caused a surge in demand, according to AAA spokesman Mark Jenkins. "Gas

NORTHWESTGEORGIANEWS.COM - 2017-09-19 05:04:00

Report: Man defrauds 2 by not finishing construction projects he was paid for

A Rome man was in jail Monday night, charged with two felony counts of conversion of payments for real property improvements and one count of exploitation and intimidation of disabled adults, elder persons and residents. According to Floyd County Jail reports: Ronald Dean Murphy, 44, of 179 Boyd Val

NORTHWESTGEORGIANEWS.COM - 2017-09-19 04:45:00

Mr. Terry Gene Tow, 73, of Calhoun

Mr. Terry Gene Tow, 73 of Calhoun, died Monday, September 18, 2017 at Gordon Health Care. He was born in Bartow County on October 5, 1943, son of the late Sidney and Gladys Goodnight Tow. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his step-mother, Estelle Seabolt Tow; sisters, Louise Ma

COOSAVALLEYNEWS.COM - 2017-09-19 15:48:02

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

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

Mrs. Marjorie Casteel Willis, age 84, of Rome

Mrs. Marjorie Casteel Willis, age 84, of Rome, passed away on Wednesday, September 13, 2017, at a local hospital following an extended illness. Mrs. Willis was born in Cedartown, Georgia on October 5, 1932, daughter of the late Joe Thomas Evans and the late Fannie Mae Cambron Evans. She was also pre

COOSAVALLEYNEWS.COM - 2017-09-18 18:49:41

FOOTBALL: Battles mark 1st week of 7-AA schedule

The fight in a team playing in a game for the fourth straight week was put to the test twice Friday night in highly-contested Region 7-AA contests featuring Floyd County teams. While the final outcome differed for each, Model and Coosa came away with strong resolves to start region play. Coosa survi

NORTHWESTGEORGIANEWS.COM - 2017-09-17 06:31:00

2 accused in Maple Street armed robbery behind bars

A 17-year-old Roman was in jail without bond Sunday, ac-cused of trying to rob a Maple Avenue grocery store with a revolver. According to Rome Police Department and Floyd County Jail records: Cequan H. McAllister, 17, of 80 Wilma Drive, is charged with felony armed robbery, possession of a firearm d

NORTHWESTGEORGIANEWS.COM - 2017-09-18 13:42:00

Jobs up, new claims for unemployment aid down in August

First time claims for unemployment benefits dropped significantly from July to August. The Georgia Department of Labor reports 325 Floyd County resident filed a claim for benefits in August, down from 732 in July. A first time claim is one that is filed by a worker who has not sought unemployment be

NORTHWESTGEORGIANEWS.COM - 2017-09-18 13:20:00

Hoyt asking to demolish family home

Wade Hoyt III will take a request to the Historic Preservation Commission Wednesday for the demolition of his family's home at 603 W. First St. which has been in his family since it was built a century and a half ago. Hoyt was unsuccessful earlier this year in an attempt to get the home and three ad

NORTHWESTGEORGIANEWS.COM - 2017-09-17 05:41:00

DDA accepts state loan for Cotton Block project

The Downtown Development Authority agreed Thursday to act as a conduit for a $170,000 Georgia Cities Foundation loan for work to convert the second floor of the Tim and Molly Vicchrilli's building at 100 Broad St. into a 10,000 square foot residential space. Downtown Development Director Amanda Cart

NORTHWESTGEORGIANEWS.COM - 2017-09-17 05:12:00

Sam W. Doss Jr.

Former State Senator, local civic and business leader Sam W. Doss, Jr. passed away Friday, Sept. 15, 2017, at the age of 89 in a Rome hospital following an extended illness. He is survived by two children, Freda Rountree of Eatonton, Georgia and David Doss of Rome, Georgia; five grandchildren and si

NORTHWESTGEORGIANEWS.COM - 2017-09-17 06:03:00

History reveals paths past Civil War

As protests for and against the removal of Confederate monuments pop up across the United States, three Berry College history professors offered scholarly thoughts on what to consider when deciding the question. "Monuments have multiple meanings," said Department Chair Matthew Stanard. "The trick is

NORTHWESTGEORGIANEWS.COM - 2017-09-17 05:29:00

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Thank you, Mayor Doss and Rome

I would very much like to thank all of the kind, gracious and generous people in the city of Rome. I am one of 14 family members who evacuated to Rome from the southwest coast of Florida in advance of Hurricane Irma. We boarded up three homes then drove for 17 hours with all our pets to get to Rome.

NORTHWESTGEORGIANEWS.COM - 2017-09-17 04:58:00

Appeal slows Shannon recall effort

The Pat Shannon recall effort continues its slow-motion pace. Bellevue's at-large councilman on Thursday filed a notice of intent to appeal a Sarpy County district court judge's ruling that permitted a recall attempt to proceed. The appeal, if accepted, will be heard before the Nebraska Court of App

MARIETTA DAILY JOURNAL - 2017-09-19 15:00:00

Report: Woman facing felony fraud charge

An Alabama woman arrested on a warrant Monday is accused of using a Silver Creek woman's credit card to buy cigarettes at a local gas station. According to Floyd County Jail records: Amanda Louise Kelly, 37, of 355 County Road 199, Cedar Bluff, Alabama, is charged with felony financial transaction c

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

UPDATE: Police release contents of package left at National Guard Armory on Friday

UPDATE: According to investigators with the Calhoun Police Department, the contents of the package left for President Donald Trump on Friday, Sept. 15 included three blank notebooks, several picture frames with stock photographs and other papers, described as trash by an officer. ORIGINAL STORY: A R

NORTHWESTGEORGIANEWS.COM - 2017-09-18 12:30:00