Cherokee County,

Person killed, person injured in shooting in Cherokee County

CHEROKEE CO., Ala. (WBRC) - Cherokee County deputies, other law enforcement officers are investigating a deadly shooting. According to Sheriff Jeff Shaver, Cherokee County deputies, Leesburg Police, Centre Police and Cedar Bluff Police, responded to a house on County Road 662 near Round Mountain, on Saturday afternoon July 24, after a 911 call reporting a shooting.
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Man Arrested After hit and Run Leaves Woman injured

James Brent Cash, 31 of Douglasville, was arrested in Rome after reports said he left the scene of an accident in which he injured another person. Reports said that Cash wrecked his black Chevrolet truck and injured his passenger before leaving the scene. The incident occurred at the intersection of...
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Rome City Commissioners Vote to Allow Open Containers in Downtown area

In a highly debated vote, the Rome City Commissioners voted “yes” for a trial to allow open containers of alcohol in the downtown area. The 5-3 vote will now allow for the consumption of alcoholic beverages in the open streets Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 11 am until 11 pm. The trial will run from August 5 to October 30th.

3 In Your Town: Grumpy Ole Goat

On the family farm in Henagar, Alabama, Alisa Lemley, her mother, and father spend their days creating beautiful soaps, lotions and balms to sell around the Tri-State area, under the name Grumpy Ole Goat. "They've come a long way,” she explains. “They were ugly little bars that were kind of...
Rome, GAMarietta Daily Journal

Rome approves trial period for open container/public consumption of alcohol

Downtown Rome will become an open container district three days a week, starting Aug. 5. The third time around was the charm for supporters of an ordinance allowing public consumption of alcohol. City commissioners approved a 90-day trial period on a 5-3 vote Monday night. Previous efforts failed in 2017 and 2020.
Chattooga County,

Chattooga County Called Board Meeting

The Chattooga County Board of Education will have a Called Board Meeting on Tuesday, July 27, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. The purpose of this meeting is for the following:. The meeting will be held at the Chattooga County Education Center, located at 206 Penn Street in Summerville.
Floyd County,

Hospital Authority names appointees to new merged foundation

The Hospital Authority of Floyd County named four appointees Monday to the board of the new Floyd-Polk Healthcare Foundation. Berry College President Stephen Briggs, financial advisor Roger Goss, banker David Johnson and Rome Police Chief Denise Downer-McKinney will serve. The foundation is being created as part of the merger between...

Weaver dominant for Rome Southern Nationals win

ROME, Ga. - Randy Weaver made his first appearance of the year with the Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals Series pay off big on Sunday night. The Crossville, Tennessee native led all 40 laps en route to the win at Georgia’s Rome Speedway, pocketing a $4,053 windfall for the victory at the half-mile clay track.
Chattooga County,

Meet the Applicant for BOE: Bonnie Fletcher

Chattooga County Schools Superintendent Jared Hosmer has shared the question and answer email exchange between the BOE Chairman Eddie Elsberry and the six applicants for consideration to fill the unexpired term of Seat 4, Lyerly district. The term will expire December 31, 2022 and the election process of 2022 will decide who will hold the seat starting in January 2023.