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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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Officials discuss possible new fire station on U.S. 411

As Rome and Floyd County continue to grow, especially along U.S. 411 toward Bartow County, officials are discussing how emergency services will need to grow accordingly. With the expectation of thousands of new structures in the area surrounding U.S. 411, Rome-Floyd Fire Chief Troy Brock said in order for the county to maintain its fire insurance rating, new homes need to be within 5 miles of a fire station. The...
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Knights of Columbus BBQ returns Labor Day with drive-through/take-out service. The menu: Pulled pork, beef, Brunswick stew, beans.

The Knights of Columbus Labor Day Barbecue returns Sept. 5 to the Rome Civic Center, with expanded advance ordering as well as drive-through and take-out options. This is the Knights’ 54th barbecue and all proceeds are returned to the community. The group donates to dozens of nonprofits in Rome and Floyd County and so far more than $270,000 has been returned to the community. “We greatly appreciate the community’s support...
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Man charged in second armed robbery

A man arrested earlier this week in connection with an armed robbery at the Big H store on East 12th Street has now also been charged in a robbery that occurred Saturday at the Hi-Tech on South Broad Street. According to Floyd County Jail records, 46-year-old Lamar Cantrell Hunter entered...
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Floyd County Schools returning to school on Wednesday, additional security measures in place

Floyd County Schools students returning to their classrooms on Wednesday may see some changes, including updated facilities, new school names and increased security. Armuchee High School students will be returning to the same building on U.S. 27, but the interior will look completely different after Carroll Daniel Construction crews finished the modernization project this summer. The school has new lighting, ceilings, paint, bathrooms and a renovated auditorium. ...
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Judge considering arguments in request for retrial of 1985 Floyd County death penalty case

Floyd County Superior Court Judge Bryan Johnson will consider arguments presented in the final retrial hearing for James Randall Rogers, who was convicted of the 1980 rape and murder of his 75-year-old neighbor Grace Perry. Rogers has been sentenced to death. But his attorneys are asserting that the 1985 trial focused primarily on the “now debunked” science of bite mark evidence and the testimony of Dr. Richard Souviron. In the...
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County Commissioners voting on new purchases for E-911 center, DA's office and Lock & Dam Park

Floyd County Commissioners will be voting Tuesday on several special purchases for the E-911 Center, district attorney’s office and Lock & Dam Park. Money for the lower floating dock and gangway at Lock & Dam Park was earmarked in the 2017 special purpose, local option sales tax fund at around $170,000. However, the commissioners will have to approve an increase of $54,500 to cover the purchase and installation from Marine Specialties. ...
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Floyd County High Schools Launch GoFan for Online Ticket Sales

All Floyd County high school athletic event tickets will be sold as general admission and PURCHASED ONLINE ONLY through their ticket provider, GoFan. Fans can access the tickets via the GoFan app, or via the GoFan website. Fans can access the tickets for Armuchee High, Coosa High, Model High, and...
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[VIDEO] Knights of Columbus Labor Day Barbeque to be held next month

In less than a month, the Knights of Colombus will be hosting their 54th annual Labor Day Barbeque, an event where all proceeds are given back to the community. The barbeque will be held at the Rome Civic Center on Monday, September 5th. The event will be to-go and take-out only this year, with two drive-through lanes and crew members and signs to direct traffic.
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Man charged with terroristic threats, public indecency

FLOYD COUNTY JAIL RECORDS. A 47-year-old Atlanta man is facing multiple charges following his arrest at a park on Jewell Frost Drive in Rome. According to Floyd County Jail records, Bobby D. Gray threatened to kill the victim with a knife. Gray then took off his clothes in front of...
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Floyd County High Schools launch GoFan for online ticket sales

August 9, 2022–7:36 p.m. All Floyd County high school athletic event tickets will be sold as general admission and PURCHASED ONLINE ONLY through our ticket provider, GoFan. Fans can access the tickets via the GoFan app, or via the GoFan website. Fans can access the tickets for Armuchee High,...
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Rome Board of Education hears about safety concerns, goes into closed session during called meeting Friday following RHS gun cases

Parents and community leaders spoke during a midday Friday meeting of the Rome Board of Education called to review safety steps following a rough start to the new year. On Wednesday and again Thursday, two students — one 15, the other 16 — were charged with bringing loaded, stolen Glocks on campus at Rome High. A decision was made to cancel in-person classes on Friday, first at RHS and then...
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Floyd County court system relies on Forum space, for now

With space at a premium and covid still a threat, the Forum River Center is expected to continue as a key element of the Floyd County court system for at least the near future. "We're thankful we have the Forum," County Commissioner Rhonda Wallace said Friday at a meeting of local elected officials. Wallace chairs the meetings, which are a way for constitutional officers and agency heads to update county...
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Floyd County Commission meets Tuesday

August 8, 2022–10:34 a.m. The Floyd County Commission is expected to award contracts for a number of purchases when they meet Tuesday. Agenda items include $77,870 for the purchase and installation of recording equipment for the 911 Center Upgrade and $225,000 for a lower floating dock and gangway at the Lock and Dam.
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Rome City Schools Mourns the Loss of Former Educator Gregory Shropshire

Rome City Schools would like to send our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Gregory Shropshire who lost his life in a tragic accident involving an automobile. Greg served Rome City Schools as an educator at the Rome Transitional Academy from July 2006 until April 2019 where he was instrumental in providing not only education but also mentorships for students. He was a leader in the Rome and Floyd County community. His passion for serving young people was apparent through his work with the 100 Black Men of Northwest Georgia and the Foundation Camp at Georgia Highlands.
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LOST Committee taking sales tax discussion to commissioners as deadline approaches

As the Aug. 26 deadline for local option sales tax allocation nears, the Rome-Floyd LOST Committee will be bringing the different arguments to the Floyd County and Rome City commissions for input. Georgia counties and their respective municipalities must renegotiate their sales tax allocation every decade. In a worst case scenario, if no agreement can be reached by the deadline, the sales tax funds stay with the state. Currently, through...
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