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Dade Sheriff: Did you drop these bags of meth last night?

TRENTON, Georgia (WDEF) – The Dade County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the person who dropped some bags last night in Trenton to come reclaim it. The baggies have about two pounds of meth and fentaynl in it. Deputies says the “gentleman” who dropped it out the window...
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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...
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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...
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Wings Over North Georgia announces acts for 10th annual show

ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS46) - The Wings Over North Georgia air show announced some of the acts that will perform at Russell Regional Airport in Rome. The air show is scheduled to be Oct. 15-16. The newest act is the first Airshow Racing Series event. Competitors will fly three laps around a 5,000-foot slalom course. Multiple preliminary heats will determine the final competitors, with a winner determined at the end of the day.

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.

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...

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...

Movie starring Christopher Lloyd produced by Chair of Film Studies at GHC

The upcoming film “Spirit Halloween: The Movie” has a lot of ties to Rome, Georgia. In addition to featuring recognizable locations like the DeSoto Theatre, the former Toys R Us, and the landscape of Celanese, one of the film’s associate producers is the Chair of Film Studies at Georgia Highlands College (GHC).

EPA Action Boosts Grassroots Momentum to Reduce Toxic ‘Forever Chemicals’

ROME, Ga. — The intake pumps that once drew 6 million gallons of water a day from the Oostanaula River now sit mostly dormant in this northwestern Georgia city. Local officials contend that years of contamination miles upstream sent toxic perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances, known as PFAS, into Rome’s water supply, rendering it potentially dangerous for the city’s roughly 37,000 residents. A water source switch from the Oostanaula and added treatment have reduced the traces of the chemicals running through residents’ taps, but they have not eliminated PFAS from the community’s water supply.

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...

Superintendent: Proactive security measures added to Rome Middle School

Students at Rome Middle School will see an increase in security measures on Thursday akin to the ones that went in place this week at the high school. The new process is meant to be proactive, Interim Superintendent Dawn Williams said. There have been no incidents at the middle school, she said on Tuesday. The new measures follow the arrest of two students who are accused of having loaded pistols...

Former secretary of GA task force arrested for theft

ATLANTA – A former secretary for the Lookout Mountain Drug Task Force in Georgia has been arrested for financial card theft. The GBI has arrested Danielle Sprouse, age 38, of Lafayette, GA, for 10 counts of financial card theft and one count of theft by taking. Sprouse is a former secretary for the Lookout Mountain Drug Task Force (DTF). She was arrested on Friday, August 5, 2022.

Double play: The Rome Braves, including three other teams affiliated with Atlanta, moving to a different ownership group.

The Rome Braves are getting somewhat new owners for the second time this season. The Braves, currently in first place in the South Atlantic League’s southern division, and nine other minor league teams were sold to Endeavor Group Holdings last December. In addition to the Rome “high A” club, the Atlanta Braves organization also sold the Gwinnett Stripers and Mississippi Braves. Now comes word Diamond Baseball Holdings is being sold...