Category Archives: Floyd County

Rome man indicted in murder of recent BYU graduate

Rome man indicted in murder of recent BYU graduate

Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2023–10:35 p.m. -John Bailey, Rome News-Tribune-  21-year-old East Rome man has been indicted on accusations that he brutally stabbed and dismembered a Cumming man, who was at one point his friend, at a home on Collinwood Road in November. The indictment filed in Floyd County Superior Court against Brandon Christopher Risner this…Continue Reading

Future of former Cave Spring Elementary property discussed during a town hall

Future of former Cave Spring Elementary property discussed during a town hall

Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2023–9:31 p.m. -David Crowder, WRGA News A cultural arts center, a convention center, activities for seniors and kids, a law enforcement training center, and a new home for the library were just some of the ideas for the former Cave Spring Elementary School that were proposed during a town hall meeting Tuesday.…Continue Reading

Isaac Sendros Named President and CEO for AdventHealth Redmond

Isaac Sendros Named President and CEO for AdventHealth Redmond

January 31st, 2023 – 4:43 PM AdventHealth Press Release – AdventHealth has named Isaac Sendros president and CEO for AdventHealth Redmond, a 230-bed hospital with more than 50 years of service to the Rome, Georgia, community. He will assume leadership on Feb. 27 and will report to Mike Thompson who was recently named president/CEO for…Continue Reading

[VIDEO] RTD dedicates new fleet of buses with ribbon cutting ceremony

[VIDEO] RTD dedicates new fleet of buses with ribbon cutting ceremony

January 31st, 2023 – 4:20 PM Ethan Garrett – WRGA Digital News Editor & Video Reporter – The public was invited to attend a ribbon-cutting ceremony hosted by the Rome Transit Department on Tuesday afternoon to dedicate five new buses during a ceremony at the Midtown Transit Station. The five new Gillig buses include many…Continue Reading

Thomas “Tab” Brown named director of bands for Rome City Schools

Thomas “Tab” Brown named director of bands for Rome City Schools

Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2023–7:33 a.m. -Rome City Schools- The Rome City School Board has approved the hiring of Thomas “Tab” Brown to become the new Director of Bands at Rome City Schools. “Mr. Brown has dedicated his life to music and the sharing of that passion with the next generation,” said Rome City Schools Superintendent,…Continue Reading

Distinctive clothing links man to burglaries

Distinctive clothing links man to burglaries

Monday, Jan. 30, 2023–11:55 a.m. -Floyd County Jail records- A man already in the Floyd County Jail has now been linked to burglaries by a distinctive jacket he was wearing. According to Floyd County Jail records: 41-year-old Patrick Rodricas Smith entered West Central Elementary School by throwing a brick at a window back at around…Continue Reading

Atrium Health Floyd provides ‘Stop the Bleed’ kits to area schools

Atrium Health Floyd provides ‘Stop the Bleed’ kits to area schools

Monday, Jan. 30, 2023–10:09 a.m. -Atrium Health Floyd- Atrium Health Floyd has donated almost 1,000 trauma kits to area schools through its partnership with them as an official health care provider. Chattooga County schools, Floyd County Schools, Rome City Schools, Polk County schools, Trion schools, and Darlington School recently requested hundreds of the Stop the…Continue Reading

Chubb Chapel United Methodist Church honored with preservation grant

Chubb Chapel United Methodist Church honored with preservation grant

Monday, Jan. 30, 2023–10:05 a.m. -news release- Chubb Chapel United Methodist Church in Cave Spring is the recipient of a $50,000 capital project grant from The African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund’s Preserving Black Churches program awards. The initiative is funded by Lilly Endowment Inc. to help historic Black churches and congregations reimagine, redesign, and…Continue Reading

Georgia gas price average continues to rise

Georgia gas price average continues to rise

Monday, Jan. 30, 2023–10:01 a.m. -AAA South- Georgia gas price average rose at the pump compared to a week ago. Georgia drivers are now paying an average price of $3.39 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline. Monday’s state average is 14 cents more than a week ago, 67 cents more than a month ago, and 20 cents more than this time last…Continue Reading