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City commission approves pay raise by a 5-4 vote

City commission approves pay raise by a 5-4 vote

August 8, 2022–7:51 p.m. STAFF REPORTS The Rome City Commission has approved an amendment to the city charter that will raise the salary of city commissioners and members of the Rome City School Board. The vote was not unanimous. Commissioners Jim Bojo, Jamie Doss, Randy Quick, and Randy Quick voted “no,” Commissioners Bonny Askew, Elaina…

Man charged with terroristic threats, public indecency

Man charged with terroristic threats, public indecency

August 8, 2022–7:35 p.m. FLOYD COUNTY JAIL RECORDS. A 47-year-old Atlanta man is facing multiple charges following his arrest at a park on Jewell Frost Drive in Rome. According to Floyd County Jail records, Bobby D. Gray threatened to kill the victim with a knife. Gray then took off his clothes in front of several…

Rome-area methamphetamine distributor, money launderer, sentenced after trial

Rome-area methamphetamine distributor, money launderer, sentenced after trial

August 8th, 2022 – 5:10 PM U.S. Attorney’s Office Northern District of Georgia – Juan Cain Valencia-Ramirez has been sentenced for conspiring to distribute large quantities of methamphetamine and to launder drug money. “This defendant was responsible for importing, processing, and distributing hundreds of kilograms of methamphetamine in the metro-Atlanta and Northwest Georgia areas,” said…

UGA researchers pull 24 pound Sturgeon from Coosa River

UGA researchers pull 24 pound Sturgeon from Coosa River

August 8th, 2022 – 1:45 PM Georgia Department of Natural Resources – Researchers with the University of Georgia captured a 52-inch, 24-pound lake sturgeon from the Coosa River, the largest reported since the Georgia Department of Natural Resources stocking program of this native species began in 2001. The fish was implanted with a radio tag…

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