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26-Year-Old Georgia Woman Dies in Skydiving Accident

A woman has died after a skydiving accident in Georgia, according to officials. A 26-year-old Roswell woman, whose name has not been released, was involved in a fatal incident during a skydiving session in Polk County Sunday, according to County Coroner Norman Smith. According to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the incident...
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CrimeWatch: Arrests in Northwest Georgia plus fire reports brought to you by Big Dan’s Car Wash. Honors for Rome Police Department’s K-9 Ash, handler Officer Josh Glover.

About this page: Updates from the Floyd County Jail three times a day: 4 and 8 a.m., and 8 p.m. The latest each day from the Bartow County Jail. Reports from the Polk County Jail (weekdays). Updates from Cartersville Police and Bartow County Fire and Emergency Services. Plus: Safety, crime-fighting tips.

Newsletter: Dunkin about ready on Shorter Avenue. Massive Kroger in Cartersville adding liquor sales. Politics: Exiting with class; 75% no shows. Peaks & Valleys.

Just add signs at Dunkin doughnuts in West Rome: They’ve done a quick and gorgeous job with the new Dunkin doughnuts and beverages shop at 2101 Shorter Ave. in West Rome. So far, the only official word on progress is “coming soon” but our guess is it is about a month away at the most.

Graduations: Video from Rome High’s graduation. Also: Coosa High’s class of 2022 from Friday night; Model High from this morning.

Watch Rome High’s graduation ceremony Saturday morning. We’ll add Model High images as they become available. It was a perfect Friday night for Coosa High’s graduation. Please click here for more than 80 photos. Armuchee High’s class of 2022 graduated Thursday night. For additional photos, please click...

Police searching for Hiram man missing for months

HIRAM, Ga. - Police in Hiram are searching for a man who has been missing for over three months. Randall Smith was reported missing to police on Feb. 28, the Hiram Police Department said. His family and friends haven't seen since Smith since Feb. 18 and have no idea where he could be.

Memorial Day: Full weekend commemorating Memorial Day at Coosa Valley Fairgrounds. Also: Service in Shannon on Monday.

The Exchange Club of Rome’s annual Memorial Day Tribute returns, “honoring the men and women of the Armed Services who have given their lives in defense of the United States of America.” The Memorial Day event will be at the Coosa Valley Fairgrounds starting on May 28 and 29 with military history displays, including vehicles and weaponry, and a vintage car show. The observance ceremony is on Monday, May 30, at 10 a.m. Keynote speaker will be LTC (Retired) Heath Williams, United States Army. Services will be held rain or shine.

Rome responds: In the heart of downtown’s ‘Amen Corner’ is a statement that can’t be ignored: Enough!! Nearby, a rally is planned to ‘Rise up against gun violence.’

The school year ended with extra police patrols in Rome, Cartersville, Floyd County and Polk County. At a faith leaders meeting called by One Community United on Wednesday morning to respond to other recent attacks, the carnage at Uvalde dominated comments from area religious leaders weary of inaction by lawmakers.

Hospital Employee Charged with Terroristic Threats & Acts

According to warrants a 39 year old Rome resident was jailed Tuesday, charged with Terroristic Threats & Acts. Michael Ray Garrison, an employee at Atrium Health Floyd in Rome, allegedly texted his supervisor telling her that she should leave the hospital because – he “planned to get gasoline and burn the place down,” He also reportedly threatened to “go postal” and “shoot the place up”

Carrollton Class of 2022 earns $14 million in scholarship awards

Carrollton High School graduates of the Class of 2022 received $14 million in scholarship offers from colleges and universities, not including the HOPE/Zell Miller scholarships, which awarded an additional $1.8 million to 268 CHS honor graduates this year. The majority of the awards were offered by educational institutions, but there...

Obituaries: Mr. John Colin Rogers, Darryl Bradley Youngblood.

Mr. John Colin Rogers, age 26 of Rome, Georgia on Monday, May 23, 2022 in Atlanta, Georgia. Services celebrating his life are incomplete, but will be announced later by Wright Memorial Mortuary, Inc. Darryl Bradley Youngblood, 53 of Cave Spring, died Friday morning, May 27, 2022 in a Rome hospital...

Saturday newsmakers: Chamber’s Pam Powers-Smith joining airport commission as well. Wheeler named chief financial officer at Atrium Health Floyd; Cable appointed assistant vice president/finance.

Pam Powers-Smith has been busy since moving to Rome in March 2021. She first joined the Rome-Floyd Chamber as Director of Business and Industry Services after leading the Opelika Chamber of Commerce in Alabama. In December, Powers-Smith was named president and chief executive office of the Rome Chamber. Come July...

Georgia man charged in arson death of his mother

A 51-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the death of his mother in a fire last month. Paulding Detectives arrested 51-year-old Bryan Dwayne Jones for the slaying of his mother in relation to a house fire that took place on Friday April 22. According to police multiple 911...

Lena Taylor joins Villa Rica as new HR Director

Lena Taylor has joined the Villa Rica City Government staff as the city’s new Human Resources Director. Taylor joins the staff with over 15 years of experience in the HR field, an industry that she says has evolved since the days when the human relations department was only involved in the hiring of employees.