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Category Archives: Local News

Report: Inmate assaulted jail nurse

Report: Inmate assaulted jail nurse

January 17, 2022–10:38 a.m. FLOYD COUNTY JAIL RECORDS An inmate is facing felony charges after he reportedly assaulted a nurse at the Floyd County Jail on Sunday. According to jail records, 50-year old Joe Matthew Nix struck the nurse several times in the head and neck, knocking her to the ground. He then continued to…read more

The Rome Alcohol Control Commission meets Tuesday

The Rome Alcohol Control Commission meets Tuesday

January 17, 2022–10:36 a.m. STAFF REPORTS The Rome Alcohol Control Commission is expected to discuss an ordinance amendment regarding allowed hours for wine pouring when they meet Tuesday night. The ACC meeting begins at 5 p.m. at Rome City Hall. Other agenda items include a new beer and wine package license at Little Garden on…read more

Floyd Board of Elections meets Tuesday

Floyd Board of Elections meets Tuesday

January 17, 2022–10:33 a.m. STAFF REPORTS The Floyd County Board of Elections will hold its first meeting as a five-member board on Tuesday. The meeting will begin at 10 a.m. in the Community Room of the County Administration Building on East 4th Avenue. The meeting is open to the public. The board is expected to discuss…read more

Georgia gas prices unchanged

Georgia gas prices unchanged

January 17, 2022–10:31 a.m. AAA SOUTH Georgia gas prices remain unchanged this week. Georgia motorists are now paying an average price of $3.11 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline. Monday’s state average is 2 cents less than a month ago, and 88 cents more than this time last year. According to AAA, as crude prices continue to climb,…read more

Texas woman charged with auto theft, fleeing

Texas woman charged with auto theft, fleeing

January 17, 2022–10:30 a.m. FLOYD COUNTY JAIL RECORDS A woman from Burnett, Texas was arrested after she fled from Floyd County Police while in a stolen vehicle Sunday. According to jail records, 29-year old Mariah Shelby Jones was stopped after a brief pursuit on Highway 27 South. She screamed “You aren’t real” at police before…read more

Wind Advisory in effect

Wind Advisory in effect

January 17, 2022–6:04 a.m. NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE A Wind Advisory is in effect for much of the state until 7 p.m. Monday. According to the National Weather Service, west to northwest winds 15 to 20 mph and gusts 30 to 35 mph are expected. Possible higher winds in the mountains. The advisory area includes north-central,…read more

Power restored to more than 110,000 in Georgia Sunday

Power restored to more than 110,000 in Georgia Sunday

January 16, 2022–7:03 p.m. GEORGIA POWER Managing through waves of high winds, snow and freezing rain, thousands of Georgia Power workers are restoring power for customers Sunday as Winter Storm Izzy continues through the state. Crews are repairing downed power lines and damaged poles caused by high winds, fallen trees and ice accumulations. The majority…read more

Report: Woman participated in armed robbery

Report: Woman participated in armed robbery

January 16, 2022–7:00 p.m. FLOYD COUNTY JAIL RECORDS A 19-year old from Plainville has been arrested on a felony warrant charging her with being a party to a crime. According to the warrant, Tatiana Cynthia Clifton aided and abetted in an armed robbery back on November 1 at a location on Maple Avenue. Clifton and…read more

[VIDEO] Snow in Northwest Georgia Sunday

[VIDEO] Snow in Northwest Georgia Sunday

January 16, 2022–5:54 p.m. STAFF REPORTS While most of the heaviest snow was in Northeast Georgia Sunday, Northwest Georgia did get various amounts. The snow in the video below is from West Rome Sunday afternoon. Areas of Chattooga County got even more snow. Cherokee County, Alabama also received substantial snowfall, especially in the higher elevations.…read more

Two accused of traveling to Floyd County for sex with a minor

Two accused of traveling to Floyd County for sex with a minor

January 16, 2022–3:40 p.m. FLOYD COUNTY JAIL RECORDS Floyd County Police have arrested a Marietta man on charges of aggravated child molestation and other felonies. According to jail records, 29-year old Taylor Morgan Buchanan made online contact with someone he believed to be under the age of 16, requested nude photos, and asked that person…read more