Cartersville, GA

Security, school culture discussed at contentious Rome school board meeting

Parents and school staff addressed the Rome Board of Education, pleading for changes to the school system’s culture on top of new security measures after two loaded pistols were found on high school students. “I’m infuriated by the incidents that occurred last week,” school counselor Miriam Loveless told the board Tuesday. “The students who walked into Rome High School last week with loaded guns were students who have a history of discipline issues. In fact, one of the students attended my school and I dealt...

NEWS BRIEF: Staff shortage forces closure of Scalini’s restaurant

Scalini’s Italian Restaurant, a mainstay in Smyrna for 40 years, is shutting down due to difficulties in finding staff, owners have announced. “It’s such a sad time,” founder Joe Bogino told CBS46. “I guess I didn’t realize until recently how much it meant to everyone.”

104 new covid cases a day in Northwest Georgia last week as three more residents die. Rome hospitals treating 36 virus patients, most since Feb. 25.

The surge of new covid cases from the latest variant continued at roughly the same pace across Northwest Georgia for the seven days ending Wednesday afternoon. The increase was being felt at Rome's two hospitals as well as 36 virus patients were being treated Wednesday, the most on any day since Feb. 25. Another 727 local cases were reported to the state Department of Public Health, up from 708 the...

Police investigate shooting at Canton car dealership

CANTON, Ga. - One person was injured in a shooting at a Canton car dealership on Wednesday afternoon, police said. Canton Police arrested a 30-year-old Covington man, Kevon Phillip Duffus, for two counts aggravated assault. The shooting happened just after 1 p.m. at a Hyundai dealership along Liberty Boulevard. Canton...

'I just can't wait': KSU move-in day sees thousands of students arrive

KENNESAW — About 5,900 Kennesaw State University students are arriving this week to live on campus, with incoming freshmen saying how excited they are to begin college. Lines stretched from the elevator inside the new 508-bed freshman dormitory, The Summit, all the way to the back side of the building Wednesday. Booths surrounded the front entrance, with areas for families to check in and a space to rent moving containers. Families waited to be guided to the rooms next to scattered suitcases and bins filled...

Georgia man sentenced to 25 years for conspiracy to distribute meth in TN, VA

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. (WJHL) — A Georgia man has been sentenced to 25 years in prison after pleading guilty to conspiring to distribute methamphetamine in East Tennessee and Southwest Virginia. The 300-month sentence against William Roger Woodie, 33 of Calhoun, Georgia, came after a plea agreement in which he pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute 4.5 […]

Kennesaw police searching for suspect in destruction of property case

The Kennesaw Police Department is asking for the public's help as it works to identify a suspect in a destruction of property case. The department is looking for an individual it says damaged property at the Lullwater Pool in Legacy Park. Security footage taken from the pool shows the suspect in all black clothing wearing gloves, a backpack and a black face covering, standing near the pool's entrance from inside the complex. Anyone with information about this individual is asked to reach out to Detective Amica at 770-429-4533.

Board eyes $6.1M renovations for Hickory Hills Elementary

MARIETTA — Marietta City Schools will soon begin adding to its already extensive construction projects. This week, the Marietta school board indicated it intends to move forward with approval of a contract for R.K. Redding Construction, Inc. of Bremen to start pre-construction planning for updates to Hickory Hills Elementary and the Marietta Center for Advanced Academics. The estimated cost for the Hickory Hills renovations is $6.1 million and the cost...

Sentencing for man behind Mexico to Georgia Meth ring

ROME, Georgia (WDEF) – The man convicted of setting up a Mexico to Northwest Georgia meth pipeline has been sentenced in Federal Court in Rome. Prosecutors say Juan Cain Valencia-Ramirez has been in the drug business for a long time. They say he had set up a meth processing...

Not Just Another Day in the Park…

A 47 year old Atlanta man was arrested in Floyd County, Georgia after he shall we say “attracted attention” – by taking off his clothing in front of several people and just for good measure, put on a bra. He then reportedly threatened a 44 year old man with a knife. Bobby D. Gray was taken into custody at Heritage Park in Rome, after police said that he failed to comply with commands. Luckily, no one was actually hurt during the bizarre incident.
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Fulton County school seeks help with dangerous situation

ROSWELL Ga. (CBS46) - Families at a small school that sits on the border of two north Fulton County cities are growing frustrated that neither city government has addressed a dangerous traffic situation at the school’s entrance. Porter Academy, a private school for children with varying developmental needs, opened...

Police: Woman robs man at gunpoint at Cobb shopping center

A Marietta woman was arrested Friday and charged with robbing a man at gunpoint at the Brookwood Square shopping center in south Cobb. According to a warrant, Alana Watson approached Walkesie Butts at 3999 Austell Road, near Piedmont Urgent Care of Austell, Thursday at around 11:15 p.m. Watson, 35, reportedly pulled out a gun, showing it to Butts and demanding his money. When Butts was discovered to have no money, Watson snatched his Apple AirPod headphones, fleeing the scene once officers arrived, according to the warrant. Watson is charged with one count of armed robbery, one count of aggravated assault with intent to rob, and one count of possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime. She is being held at the Cobb County Jail on a $9,000 bond.

OSHA proposes $110K fine against Canton Pilgrim's Pride after ammonia leak

Pilgrim's Pride in Canton could be fined over $110,000 by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration after an ammonia leak in January hospitalized workers there. Jan. 19, an ammonia leak at the poultry processing plant on Univeter Road resulted in the hospitalization of two workers and the evacuation of about 50. A federal workplace safety investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor into the leak found their employer might have prevented the incident by ensuring required safety standards were followed, according...

Sandy Springs residents split over cultural center for Holocaust exhibits

More than 25 people offered opinions on a proposal to build a roughly $6 million cultural center in Sandy Springs that would house the Georgia Commission on the Holocaust and the Anne Frank in the World exhibit.  At an Aug. 9 Sandy Springs town hall meeting, some speakers supported the idea of the exhibits planned […] The post Sandy Springs residents split over cultural center for Holocaust exhibits appeared first on Reporter Newspapers & Atlanta Intown.