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Category Archives: Local News

Man dead following shooting on Reservoir Street

Man dead following shooting on Reservoir Street

Sunday, Feb. 5, 2023–9:16 a.m. -Rome Police Department- A 56-year-old Aragon man is dead following a shooting on Reservoir Street in Rome Saturday. According to the Rome Police Department: At around 7:36 p.m., a “shots fired” call was reported outside an apartment complex located at Park Homes. The victim was found outside the building and…read more

Student charged with pepper-spraying classmates

Student charged with pepper-spraying classmates

Friday, Feb. 3, 2023–10:38 a.m. -Floyd County Jail records- A student at Pepperell High School was arrested Thursday morning and charged with felony possession of a weapon on school grounds on accusations that she sprayed two students during an altercation, which affected other staff members, and then continued to spray as she walked around the…read more

Guilty verdict returned in 2021 murder

Guilty verdict returned in 2021 murder

Friday, Feb. 3, 2023–7:17 a.m. -John Bailey, Rome News-Tribune- A jury found a Rome man guilty of malice murder and other related charges Thursday concerning the 2021 killing of Scott Dennis Hayes. Jeffrey Alfred Shedrick shot Hayes three times, once in the back of the head and twice in the back, in the woods between…read more

Five arrested on Walnut Avenue for meth possession

Five arrested on Walnut Avenue for meth possession

Thursday, Feb. 2, 2023–1:13 p.m. -Floyd County Jail records- Rome-Floyd Metro task Force Officers executed a search warrant at a residence on Walnut Avenue early Thursday and arrested five people on charges of possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug-related objects. According to Floyd County Jail records: Officers found meth and a set of digital…read more

New Cave Spring City Charter being drafted to add city manager position

New Cave Spring City Charter being drafted to add city manager position

Thursday, Feb. 2, 2023–12:45 p.m. -David Crowder, WRGA News- The Cave Spring City Council is moving forward with an effort to change to a city manager form of government. During a called meeting Wednesday, the council asked City Attorney Frank Beacham to draft a new city charter, which will hopefully be ready for review during…read more

City committee taps Atrium Health Floyd for employee wellness clinic

City committee taps Atrium Health Floyd for employee wellness clinic

Thursday, Feb. 2, 2023–12:40 p.m. -David Crowder, WRGA News- The City of Rome’s General Administration Committee voted Thursday to go with Atrium Health Floyd as the new provider for an employee wellness clinic. The contract, with the city’s portion being roughly $200,000, is expected to go into effect by March 1, after it is examined…read more

Gordon: Commercial Burglary Interrupted, Officer Involved Shooting

Gordon: Commercial Burglary Interrupted, Officer Involved Shooting

February 2nd, 2023 – 7:05 AM Gordon County Sheriff’s Office – Gordon County Sheriff Mitch Ralston reports: “At about 2 a.m. this morning (February 2), Calhoun Police interrupted a burglary-in-progress at a local business. Police officers and deputy sheriffs entered the building and were confronted by a heavily armed gunman. The gunman was shot by…read more

Rome Police investigating Pedestrian Fatality

Rome Police investigating Pedestrian Fatality

February 1st, 2023 – 3:25 PM Rome News Tribune – The Rome Police Department has retrieved video footage detailing the circumstances of a fatal wreck involving a wheelchair-bound pedestrian Monday night on Second Avenue near the Shrimp Boat Restaurant, reports state. According to Rome Police Department reports, Randy Fay Floyd, 67, was struck by a…read more

[VIDEO] House Fire extinguished on Crosscreek Drive

[VIDEO] House Fire extinguished on Crosscreek Drive

February 1st, 2023 – 1:30 PM Ethan Garrett – WRGA Digital News Editor & Video Reporter On Wednesday morning a structure fire was reported to 911 in the Garden Lakes area. First responders arriving in the area noted a large column of smoke. Upon arrival at the scene, the Rome Floyd Fire Department confirmed a…read more

Man arrested for burglary

Man arrested for burglary

Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2023–10:50 a.m. -Floyd County Jail records- A Rome man was jailed Tuesday on a felony count of 1st-degree burglary. According to Floyd County Jail records: 50-year-old Earl Ballew entered an unoccupied house on Maple Avenue with the intent to commit a felony or theft. Ballew is also charged with criminal trespass. Report:…read more