Category Archives: Floyd County

Two charged with aggravated animal cruelty

Two charged with aggravated animal cruelty

June 25, 2022–4:13 p.m. FLOYD COUNTY JAIL RECORDS Two Lindale residents were jailed over the weekend on felony warrants charging with aggravated cruelty to animals. According to the warrants, 23-year-old Bridgette Leann Warren and 32-year-old Kurt Lee Branton failed to provide two dogs with adequate food, water, sanitary conditions, or ventilation. They also left the…Continue Reading

[VIDEO] Rainbow march on Broad Street

[VIDEO] Rainbow march on Broad Street

June 25, 2022–4:10 p.m. STAFF REPORTS June is Pride Month, and on Saturday several hundred people gathered at Rome City Hall for the first-ever Rainbow March on Broad Street. The colorful parade showing support for the LGBTQ+ community was one of many events associated with the 2022 Rome Georgia Pride weekend hosted by PFLAG Rome.Continue Reading

Filming in Cave Spring Monday

Filming in Cave Spring Monday

June 25, 2022–4:04 p.m. CAVE SPRING DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY Residents in Cave Spring are being reminded that if they see ambulances and hear sirens at Rolater Park Monday, don’t be alarmed. A movie scene is being filmed at the park and the sirens and ambulances will be a part of the filming.Continue Reading

[VIDEO] Dr. Gary Voccio gives COVID-19 update

[VIDEO] Dr. Gary Voccio gives COVID-19 update

June 25, 2022–3:57 p.m. GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH All counties in the Georgia Department of Public Health’s 10-County Northwest District are seeing low community transmission rates for COVID-19. However, public health officials are keeping a close eye on new variants of the virus. The BA.4 and BA.5 variants seem to be taking the place…Continue Reading

[VIDEO] Seven Hill Rubicon raises money for FCPD’s Santa Bike Patrol

[VIDEO] Seven Hill Rubicon raises money for FCPD’s Santa Bike Patrol

June 25, 2022–3:47 p.m. STAFF REPORTS The Floyd County Police Department held its first-ever Seven Hills Rubicon, a Jeep vehicle show and ride to support the Santa Bike Patrol on Saturday at the Richard B. Russell Regional Airport. The program has been in existence for about three years and provides bicycles for children in need…Continue Reading

[VIDEO] Seven Hill Rubicon raised money for FCPD’s Santa Bike Patrol

[VIDEO] Seven Hill Rubicon raised money for FCPD’s Santa Bike Patrol

June 25, 2022–3:47 p.m. STAFF REPORTS The Floyd County Police Department held its first-ever Seven Hills Rubicon, a Jeep vehicle show and ride to support the Santa Bike Patrol on Saturday at the Richard B. Russell Regional Airport. The program has been in existence for about three years and provides bicycles for children in need…Continue Reading

What Roe v. Wade ruling means for Georgia

What Roe v. Wade ruling means for Georgia

June 24, 2022–8:40 a.m. STAFF REPORTS On Friday, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the 1972 Roe v. Wade decision, essentially giving the states the power to make their own laws regarding abortion. In the short term, in Georgia, that will likely mean the return of the so-called “Heartbeat Bill.” The bill was signed into law…Continue Reading

Rome Water and Sewer Division EPA update regarding PFOA/PFOS

Rome Water and Sewer Division EPA update regarding PFOA/PFOS

June 24, 2022–8:25 p.m. CITY OF ROME On June 15, 2022, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”), issued Interim Updated Drinking Water Health Advisories for perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctane sulfonic acid (PFOS) replacing the Health Advisories the EPA issued in 2016. PFOA and PFOS are members of chemical groups called per- and polyfluoroalkyl…Continue Reading

Four honored Thursday for their efforts to fight elder abuse

Four honored Thursday for their efforts to fight elder abuse

June 24, 2022–6:16 a.m. STAFF REPORTS June is Elder Abuse Awareness Month and on Thursday night members of the community who are deeply committed to fighting the abuse and neglect of Rome and Floyd County’s elderly citizens were recognized. Recipients of the Pat King Award were Miriam Little with Harbin Medical Oncology, Sandy Kunneman with…Continue Reading

GNTC Foundation awards summer scholarships

GNTC Foundation awards summer scholarships

June 23, 2022–8:14 p.m. NEWS RELEASE The Foundation at Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) awarded $16,500 in scholarships–including the Vernon and Gaynelle Grizzard Scholarship, Patrick D. Doyle Law Enforcement Scholarship, and Gene Haas Scholarship–for the summer semester of 2022 to 31 students. Each scholarship included an award between $500 and $1,000 to assist in paying for the summer…Continue Reading