Category Archives: Floyd County

GSP reports fatal motorcycle wreck in Bartow County

GSP reports fatal motorcycle wreck in Bartow County

May 22nd, 2024 – 1:30 PM WRGA Staff Reports – Georgia State Patrol has reported that a fatal accident occurred this morning in Bartow County. According to GSP reports, at 6:09 AM, troopers responded to a vehicle accident on Georgia 61 at Funkhouser Road. An investigation revealed that a yellow motorcycle was traveling south on…Continue Reading

Primary runoffs set for April 9

Primary runoffs set for April 9

Wednesday, May 22, 2024–12:30 p.m. -David Crowder, WRGA News- Although Election Day was Tuesday, the campaign continues in some Northwest Georgia Counties as runoff elections are set for April 9. A runoff In the Democrat Primary for Congress between Shawn Harris and Clarence Blalock will decide who takes on Marjorie Taylor Greene in November. In…Continue Reading

Arrest reports for May 22

Arrest reports for May 22

Wednesday, May 22, 2024–12:18 p.m. -Floyd County Jail records- Resaca teen accused of stealing GMC Sierra A Gordon County teen is facing a felony theft charge in Floyd County. According to an arrest warrant: 18-year-old Dalton Kal-El Scuderi of Resaca refused to return a 1996 GMC Sierra to a home on Sally Davis Road in…Continue Reading

Cedartown teen wanted for armed robbery in Alabama shot in North Rome

Cedartown teen wanted for armed robbery in Alabama shot in North Rome

Wednesday, May 22, 2024–12:00 p.m. -Rome Police Department report- Rome Police are investigating a shooting early Wednesday morning in the 400 block of Calhoun Avenue in North Rome. According to the incident report: An officer was dispatched to the emergency room at AdventHealth Redmond in reference to a gunshot victim. 17-year-old Tyrel Deshun Spencer Jr.…Continue Reading

Election results: Dave Roberson re-elected sheriff, Mary Hardin Thornton wins court clerk race

Election results: Dave Roberson re-elected sheriff, Mary Hardin Thornton wins court clerk race

Tuesday, May 21, 2024–9:21 p.m. -Staff reports- Floyd County Sheriff Dave Roberson has been re-elected while Mary Hardin Thornton will be the new clerk of court. Roberson won with 5,218 votes to challenger Robbie Whitfield’s 1,342 votes in the Republican Primary. Thornton received 4,077 votes to become the new Floyd County Clerk of Superior Court.…Continue Reading

One in custody after shooting incident Tuesday

One in custody after shooting incident Tuesday

Tuesday, May 21, 2024–4:55 p.m. -John Bailey, Rome News-Tribune- This story is possible because of a news-sharing agreement with the Rome News-Tribune. More information can be found at northwestgeorgianews.com A man has been arrested after a shooting in East Rome near the intersection of Evergreen Street at Cedar Avenue. According to Rome Police Department Assistant Chief…Continue Reading

Arrest reports for May 21

Arrest reports for May 21

Tuesday, May 21, 2024–4:45 p.m. -Floyd County Jail records- Report: Man threatened woman with a box cutter A Rome man has been arrested in connection with an assault on Watson Drive off Cave Spring Road. According to Floyd County Jail records: Charles Nathan Ingram slashed a box cutter at the victim and threatened to kill…Continue Reading

Assembly permit ordinance headed back to city commission, with changes

Assembly permit ordinance headed back to city commission, with changes

Tuesday, May 21, 2024–4:37 p.m. -David Crowder, WRGA News- An assembly permit ordinance is headed back to the Rome City Commission but with a major change. In April, the original proposed ordinance requiring a permit for gatherings of 25 or more people was tabled after Commissioner Bill Collins expressed concerns about the impact on gatherings at…Continue Reading

Desoto Theatre awarded grants from GA Trust for Historic Preservation, Fox Theatre in ATL

Desoto Theatre awarded grants from GA Trust for Historic Preservation, Fox Theatre in ATL

May 21st, 2024 – 3:10 PM WRGA Staff Reports – The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation awarded $110,000 in matching grants for historic preservation projects in Georgia through its Callahan Incentive Grant and the 1772 Foundation Grant programs. The Callahan Incentive Grant is made possible by funding from Barbara and Les Callahan, longtime supporters of…Continue Reading