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Category Archives: Local News

Arrest reports for June 12

Arrest reports for June 12

Wednesday, June 12, 2024–12:07 p.m. -Floyd County Jail records- Calhoun man arrested during traffic stop A Calhoun man is facing charges following a traffic stop on Martha Berry Boulevard at McDonald Street in Rome Tuesday. According to Floyd County jail records: 27-year-old Ishmael Nicholas Guevara was holding his cell phone while driving and a 2-year-old…read more

Woman arrested again for allegedly filing fraudulent insurance claims

Woman arrested again for allegedly filing fraudulent insurance claims

Wednesday, June 12, 2024–10:53 a.m. -Floyd County Jail records- A Rome woman has been arrested on felony warrants charging her with four counts each of insurance fraud and 1st-degree forgery. According to the warrants: In April of 2021, 54-year-old Denna Rochelle Conaway filed an injury claim and fake medical document to receive nearly $26,000, stating…read more

New assistant principals named for Rome High, West Central Elementary

New assistant principals named for Rome High, West Central Elementary

Wednesday, June 12, 2024–8:30 a.m. -News Release- Rome City Schools is pleased to announce the hiring of Stan Flanders as an Assistant Principal at Rome High School. Flanders brings close to two decades of educational experience to the role. Flanders has served as a graduation coach for Tift County Schools as well as a Special…read more

Three plead guilty in 2022 shooting death

Three plead guilty in 2022 shooting death

Wednesday, June 12, 2024–8:06 a.m. -Adam Carey, Rome News-Tribune- This story is possible because of a news-sharing agreement with the Rome News-Tribune. More information can be found at northwestgeorgianews.com Three people pleaded guilty to manslaughter charges Tuesday for the May 2022 shooting of Derricus Smith on Perkins Street in North Rome. “My brother is gone because…read more

Elevation House and LivingProof Recovery joining forces

Elevation House and LivingProof Recovery joining forces

Tuesday, June 11, 2024–10:47 a.m. -News Release- Two local nonprofits, Elevation House and LivingProof Recovery, plan to join forces to maximize support and increase the likelihood of long-term recovery in Rome and Floyd County.  The two organizations have recognized the extreme need for synergy of support to serve those living with a dual diagnosis (substance…read more

DPH closing all remaining COVID-19 test sites in Georgia

DPH closing all remaining COVID-19 test sites in Georgia

Tuesday, June 11, 2024–10:41 a.m. -Georgia Department of Public Health- The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is closing all remaining COVID-19 community testing sites at the end of June. The only one currently remaining open in Northwest Georgia is in Rome, Floyd County, at the Coosa Valley Fairgrounds, and it will close June 30. …read more

GHC named a finalist for $1 million 2025 Aspen Prize

GHC named a finalist for $1 million 2025 Aspen Prize

Tuesday, June 11, 2024–10:35 a.m. -News Release- The Aspen Institute has named Georgia Highlands College as a finalist for the 2025 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence. The $1 million award is the nation’s signature recognition of strong performance among community colleges. The institutions selected for this honor stand out among more than 1,000 community…read more

NWGA Housing Authority picks Sandra Hudson’s replacement

NWGA Housing Authority picks Sandra Hudson’s replacement

Tuesday, June 11, 2024–10:12 a.m. -John Bailey, Rome News-Tribune- This story is possible because of a news-sharing agreement with the Rome News-Tribune. More information can be found at northwestgeorgianews.com The Northwest Georgia Housing Authority met Monday and extended an offer to Ripley Housing Authority CEO Justin Jones to replace the retiring executive director, Sandra Hudson. Ripley…read more

Arrest reports for June 10

Arrest reports for June 10

Monday, June 10, 2024–11:50 a.m. -Floyd County Jail records- Report: Gunfire in South Rome may have been sparked by social media post Two Rome women have been arrested in connection with a reported shooting incident on Hardy Avenue Friday evening. According to Floyd County Jail records and a Rome Police report: 22-year-old Chelsey Nicole Shaw…read more