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One Injured in Motorcycle Wreck in Rome, Georgia
A motorcyclist was transported to Atrium Health Floyd – following a two vehicle wreck in Rome, Georgia – at the intersection of Williamson Street and Shorter Avenue late, last week. According to Rome Police Department reports – the 2006 Toyota Sienna, driven by 41-year-old Daysy Morales of Rome was turning left to Shorter Avenue and hit a 2006 Yamaha motorcycle that was traveling eastbound.
Warrants Taken Out on Summerville, Georgia Man
A 26-year-old Chattooga County, Georgia man was recently arrested, just after a theft investigation by the Summerville Police Department. According to reports from the police department, Joseph Walton Parker of a Back Penn Road address stands accused of going into Marvin’s home improvement store – and purchasing more than $7,000 worth of tools on the account of his former employer. Those purchases took place over a period of several months – all the way back to August last year – when Parker was terminated.
One Hurt in Single Vehicle Crash on Sunday in Cherokee County
A single-vehicle accident in Cherokee County sent one to the hospital for treatment on Sunday. According to Alabama State Trooper reports, the vehicle – a 2005 Dodge 2500 – left the roadway, struck a culvert and went airborne. That driver, a male from Rome, Georgia was injured in the mishap – and he was taken to a Rome-area hospital for treatment of injuries sustained in the crash.
GBI Investigates Fatal Officer-Involved Shooting in Rome
Following a request from the Rome Police Department, agents from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) have launched an investigation into an officer-involved shooting in Rome, Georgia, resulting in the death of Kelvin Gerard Jackson, 34, of Augusta, GA. The incident occurred on Friday, February 23, 2024, at approximately 11:10 a.m.
Task Force Arrests Three in South Rome Drug Bust
Three people were arrested early Thursday morning at a Klassing Street residence in South Rome during the execution of a search warrant by the Rome-Floyd Metro Task Force, reports state. According to Floyd County police reports: Shuntavious Shermar Clark, 24, of Rome; Jordahni Rimpel, 25, of South Rome and Trinity Lamya James, 24, of Cartersville are charged with multiple drug offenses, including: possession of a schedule III, IV or V drug (promethazine) with intent to distribute, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, as well as possession of a schedule I and schedule 3 substances. Clark is further charged with felony possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of a firearm during certain crimes and possession of fentanyl pills. Clark remains in jail without bond as of Friday afternoon.
Polk Jail report – Monday, February 26, 2024
Officials from the Polk County Jail provide arrest reports on weekday mornings. Find the Monday, February 26, 2024 report below. The post Polk Jail report – Monday, February 26, 2024 appeared first on Polk Today.
Taste of Rome: The Top 3 Pizzas You Must Try
In this article, we explore three distinct pizzas that Rome has to offer. Have you had the chance to taste any of these delights yet? If you have, we'd love to hear your thoughts. Please share your experiences in the comments section below.
REPORT: RHS basketball star, teen jailed for racing on Hwy. 278
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Rome To Honor Local Black Trailblazers
Plans to build a townhome complex off Archer Street will go before the Rome City Commission on Monday night, along with several other proposed land use changes. But first the board will hold its annual Black History Month awards ceremony honoring local trailblazers. The presentations are scheduled to begin at 5:40 p.m. in City Hall, 601 Broad St., following the commissioners’ premeeting caucus at 5 p.m. The board’s regular meeting...
Ga. man arrested after being paid $3K for vehicle services never completed, deputies say
A Georgia man is facing charges after he allegedly received thousands of dollars for a vehicle service that never occurred.
Rome and Floyd County Officials Consider Getting Additional K9 Team for Task Force
Local officials are considering adding a dedicated K9 team to the Rome Floyd Metro Task Force. County Commission Chair Allison Watters said at a joint meeting of city and county officials last week that the idea emerged from a discussion with Task Force Commander Cathy Taylor and other members. “They feel a dedicated drug dog for the task force would be a good idea,” she said, adding that they’re seeing...
Rome woman arrested for punching $2,000 McDonald’s clock, deputies say
It’s normal for people to punch clocks when making sure they get paid for their time on the job, but at a Floyd County restaurant, a clock was broken instead.
Fun, Fancy and Function: Lulie's Riverside Gourmet Has Something for Every Home
Whether you’re hosting a dinner party, trying to outfit or decorate your kitchen space or simply planning to cook a delicious meal for your family, chances are there’s something at Lulie’s Riverside Gourmet you can use. Riverside Gourmet has been a Broad Street staple for a few years, and for a couple of those years, Lulie Ebaugh was an employee there. But since October, she’s taken over as its owner. The store at 250 Broad St. is now Lulie’s. And visitors to the store soon...
Humane Society Pets of the Week – February 25, 2024
Polk Today provides this weekly feature promoting dogs and cats up for adoption at the Cedartown Polk County Humane Society. Please consider providing these pets a loving home or tell those who might be interested about their availability. Three Paws Three Paws is a sweet male shepherd mix. He weighs 21 lbs and we estimate him to […] The post Humane Society Pets of the Week – February 25, 2024 appeared first on Polk Today.
Floyd BOE to hold called meeting and work session Monday
The Floyd County Board of Education will tackle a number of agenda items during a called work session on Monday. The meeting will begin at 11:30 a.m. in the superintendent’s office on Riverside Parkway. Discussion items include the Benchmark Advance adoption, the strategic plan, faculty dress code, the budget,...
Arrest reports for February 23
Report: Man fled from officers, found with stolen goods. A 44-year-old Rome man is facing multiple charges after allegedly fleeing from police on Wednesday. An officer attempted to stop a vehicle driven by Randy Wayne Cook for speeding on Alabama Highway. Cook failed to stop, traveling at speeds of more...
Floyd County Seeks To Dismiss Lawsuit Filed By Clerk Of Court
Floyd County is seeking to have a senior judge dismiss a lawsuit filed by Clerk of Superior Court Barbara Penson asking to recoup attorneys fees while taking legal action against the county. Penson’s lawsuit stems from, essentially, two complaints. She stated that the county has not adequately funded her department in order to fulfill its mandate. And she contends the county is beholden to pay for her attorneys fees in this matter — which, at the time of the filing, were clocked at $27,546.64. ...
Dog Park for Shannon Moving Ahead
The Floyd County Commission is poised to award a fencing contract for a dog park at Shag Williams Park in Shannon. It will be the county’s second public dog park, joining the one already in use at Ridge Ferry Park in Rome. Funding will come from excess collections of the 2017 special purpose, local option sales tax that is slated to end March 31. Commissioners are expect to approve on Tuesday a $15,000 earmark for the project. A contract award for fencing, at $11,820 to...
Rome Man Sentenced to 40 Years After Attacking Woman With a Boxcutter
A Rome man was sentenced on Thursday to 40 years in prison on charges stemming from an attack on a woman with a boxcutter that caused serious bodily harm. Vincent Stewart Whitaker, 55, was convicted Feb. 14 of multiple felonies stemming from the Nov. 2019 attack. He will have to serve at least 18 years before being eligible for parole. Before Floyd County Chief Superior Court Judge John E. “Jack”...
A Taste of Mexico in The Heart of Rome: Your Guide to the Top 5 Mexican Restaurants
Welcome to this article where we explore five exceptional Mexican restaurants in Rome. Have you had the pleasure of dining at any of these establishments? We would love to hear about your experiences, so please feel free to leave your comments below.