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Cedartown man indicted, jailed on cemetery murder charges

A man who was arrested and later released last year on gun charges during the investigation of a 2017 murder is now in jail and indicted by the grand jury. Roe Dale Bowman, who last May was jailed and later released on a felony gun charge, is almost a year later facing malice murder, felony murder,

NORTHWESTGEORGIANEWS.COM - 2018-03-23 23:00:00

Traffic stop leads to arrest of two with oxycodone

A traffic stop for a seat belt violation has resulted in the arrest of two local women on felony drug charges. According to Floyd County Jail reports: April Christine Duncan, 43, of 11 Dixie Park Road, was stopped near the intersection of U.S. 27 North and Walenda Drive for not wearing a seat belt.

NORTHWESTGEORGIANEWS.COM - 2018-03-23 19:13:00

Floyd County School Teacher Charged with Assaulting Woman

A teacher with Floyd County Schools ,Ronnie Joe Waddell, 36 of Rome, was arrested this week after police said he hit his girlfriend in the back of the head in an effort to "commit a violent injury". Reports stated that a 10 year-old child witnessed the incident Waddell is charged with simple assault

COOSAVALLEYNEWS.COM - 2018-03-23 16:24:44

Rome man facing charges of making terroristic threats

Threats to kill everyone in a home and burn it down have landed a Rome man in jail on felony terroristic threat charges. According to Floyd County Jail reports: Jauan Rashaun Porter, 22, of 16 Green Acre Road, made the threats against occupants at the home on Sunday. Porter was also charged with mis

NORTHWESTGEORGIANEWS.COM - 2018-03-23 19:13:00

Man charged with child molestation

A Cedartown man arrested earlier this month on felony charges of aggravated child molestation and aggravated sexual battery is now facing an additional felony charge. According to Floyd County Jail reports: Chandler Eugene Reece, 60, of 2717 Reeceburg Road, was arrested March 9 on warrants charging

NORTHWESTGEORGIANEWS.COM - 2018-03-23 23:18:00

NE Georgia man charged with possession of hallucinogen

A teenager from Flowery Branch has been jailed in Rome on charges of possession of MDMA and suspected hash. According to Floyd County Jail reports: Cody Duane Blystone, 19, of 4617 Quail Pointe Drive, Flowery Branch, was arrested for possession of a quantity of MDMA powder in the 2200 block of Marth

NORTHWESTGEORGIANEWS.COM - 2018-03-23 19:11:00

Man loses $1,600 in scam

Rome police are investigating a reported scam which left one man at a loss of $1,600. According to Rome police reports: The man was contacted Tuesday by a "Kevin Brown" claiming to be associated with Hask Media, which the man had previously spent $400 with for computer antivirus software. He was tol

NORTHWESTGEORGIANEWS.COM - 2018-03-23 23:19:00

Rome police investigating string of thefts from vehicles

Multiple residents in the area of Vineland Drive and Charlton Street reported to Rome police their vehicles had been "ransacked" early Thursday morning, along with one vehicle being stolen. According to Rome police reports: The first report came in around 7 a.m. Thursday regarding a vehicle being st

NORTHWESTGEORGIANEWS.COM - 2018-03-23 23:20:00

Former Georgia Governor Zell Miller dies at 86

ATLANTA - FOX 5 News has learned former Georgia Governor and U.S. Senator Zell Miller has died. The Miller Institute Foundation announced Friday morning that Miller passed away after being treated for Parkinson's Disease. He was 86-years-old. "He passed away peacefully at his home with family by h

FOX5ATLANTA.COM - 2018-03-23 17:50:00

Woman Accused Of Beating Disabled Child: Report

TAYLORSVILLE, GA - A Bartow County woman was arrested late Sunday and charged with assaulting her disabled daughter, according to an incident report released by the Sheriff's Office. A deputy was dispatched to a home on Gordon Road SW in Taylorsville and was met by the woman, later identified as Jul


Rome woman fights back against burglar

ROME, Ga. - A Floyd County woman made a burglar regret targeting her home. She sprayed him in the face with mace and then shot him, according to police, but it didn't stop there. As the two struggled at the home on Asbury Lane, Saturday, her friend grabbed the burglar, and wrestled him to the ground


Rome Man Charged with Numerous Burglaries

James General Johnson, 33 of Rome, was arrested this week after police said he broke into numerous storage buildings at Dykes Creek Storage Buildings. Reports added that Johnson caused close to $500 in damages. Police said that the incident occurred back on January 23rd. Johnson is charged with two

COOSAVALLEYNEWS.COM - 2018-03-23 16:22:24

Rome Man Arrested for Raping Woman in Front of Child

Daniel Jacory Williams, 26 of Rome, was arrested this week after forcibly raping a woman while allowing the woman's child to witness the attack. Reports said Williams went to a home he had been told by police to stay away from and forced his way inside. While in the home police said that Williams to


Woman charged with possession of meth

A Rome woman has been arrested after being caught with meth and drug relat-ed items, reports stated. According to Floyd County Jail reports: Audrey Lynn Cochran, 47, of 215 Hasty Road, was arrested at her home Tuesday night where police found a glass pipe with meth residue, bags used to package drug


Man failed to register as a sex offender

A Rome man who was jailed on other charges earlier in the month now faces an additional felony violation after failure to register his address as a sex offend-er, reports stated. According to Floyd County Jail reports: Trenton Tyrice Williamson, 27, of 18 North Fourth Street, who was arrested on cri


Rome Women Charged with Drug Possession

Ginger Annette Allen, 50 of Rome, was arrested and charged with drug possession this week after police said they were executing a probation arrest warrant. Police said that a search of Allen led them to find a grinder containing suspected marijuana, scales and a glass smoking device in her vehicle.


Man gets life in prison for sexually assaulting, force-feeding children

A man has been sentenced to life in prison after being convicted of beating, sexually assaulting and force-feeding children, according to The Rome News-Tribune. Mark David Wagner, 41, physically and sexually abused two children for years and even had his friends torture them as if it were a game, of


Restaurant Inspections: Black Mold, Slime, Expired Food

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Government spending bill would fully fund Chickamauga Lock

WASHINGTON D.C. (WDEF) - Sen. Lamar Alexander says the government funding bill will fully fund construction of the Chickamauga Lock for the fourth year in a row. The $78 million in this year's budget is double the amount of last year. - Advertisement - "This bill provides $6.8 billion - a new recor


Fake Facebook page sends Georgia city into tizzy over snakes

When most of northwest Georgia was preparing for severe storms, one city had to contend with the idea that snakes are lurking in sewers - or so they thought. Calhoun mayor Jimmy Palmer said -the "City of Calhoun, Gordon County GA" Facebook page - where a post about a snakes originated - is fake. "