Category Archives: Floyd County

Rome City Commission to tour new police headquarters Monday

Rome City Commission to tour new police headquarters Monday

Sunday, June 16, 2024–12:30 p.m. -David Crowder, WRGA News- The Rome City Commission will meet a week early due to the annual Georgia Municipal Association Conference next week. During the caucus, which will start early at 3:45 pm Monday, the commission will tour the new police headquarters and municipal courtroom on Technology Parkway. During the…Continue Reading

Arresr reports for June 16

Arresr reports for June 16

Sunday, June 16, 2024–12:23 a.m. -Floyd County Jail records- Woman charged with child, animal cruelty A 32-year-old Rome woman was jailed last week at her Skyline Drive home on charges of 2nd and 3rd-degree cruelty to children. According to Floyd County Jail records: Rebeccah Jane Rivera Duke allowed three children to live in unsafe and…Continue Reading

Use caution as sizzling temperatures enter Northwest Georgia

Use caution as sizzling temperatures enter Northwest Georgia

Friday, June 14, 2024–8:06 a.m. -Atrium Health Floyd News Release- With the daily highs going from delightful to detestable in northwest Georgia, it’s time for people who play or work outdoors – especially seniors and young children– to take some steps to keep from being beaten by the heat. Children under 2 and adults 65…Continue Reading

DDA backs downtown overlay district

DDA backs downtown overlay district

Thursday, June 13, 2024–6:32 p.m. -David Crowder, WRGA News- As the City of Rome gets ready to implement its coin-operated amusement machine ordinance, a downtown overlay district is being considered that could prohibit gaming machines within its boundaries. On Thursday, Rome City Clerk Joe Smith updated members of the Rome Downtown Development Authority on the…Continue Reading

Purported “Ghost face gangster” charged in crimes dating back to 2022

Purported “Ghost face gangster” charged in crimes dating back to 2022

Thursday, June 13, 2024–11:40 a.m. -Floyd County Jail records- A 31-year-old Shannon man is facing multiple charges in connection with robberies and assaults that occurred two years ago. According to the arrest warrants and Floyd County Jail records: Joshua Nathaniel Danforth shot a 73-year-old woman in the shoulder and took her purse containing $1,200. The…Continue Reading

Arrest reports for June 13

Arrest reports for June 13

Thursday, June 13, 2024–11:33 a.m. -Floyd County Jail records: Woman accused of breaking into storage unit twice A 65-year-old Summerville woman was booked into the Floyd County Jail Wednesday on felony warrants charging her with two counts of 2nd-degree burglary and theft by taking. According to the warrants: On May 9, Rita Carol Ledbetter entered…Continue Reading

Arrest reports for June 12

Arrest reports for June 12

Wednesday, June 12, 2024–12:07 p.m. -Floyd County Jail records- Calhoun man arrested during traffic stop A Calhoun man is facing charges following a traffic stop on Martha Berry Boulevard at McDonald Street in Rome Tuesday. According to Floyd County jail records: 27-year-old Ishmael Nicholas Guevara was holding his cell phone while driving and a 2-year-old…Continue Reading

Woman arrested again for allegedly filing fraudulent insurance claims

Woman arrested again for allegedly filing fraudulent insurance claims

Wednesday, June 12, 2024–10:53 a.m. -Floyd County Jail records- A Rome woman has been arrested on felony warrants charging her with four counts each of insurance fraud and 1st-degree forgery. According to the warrants: In April of 2021, 54-year-old Denna Rochelle Conaway filed an injury claim and fake medical document to receive nearly $26,000, stating…Continue Reading

Care for indigent, investments in healthcare equity exceeds $137 million at Atrium Health Floyd

Care for indigent, investments in healthcare equity exceeds $137 million at Atrium Health Floyd

Wednesday, June 12, 2024–9:17 a.m. -Atrium Health Floyd News Release- Atrium Health’s reinvestment in the communities it serves continues to grow. In its first year as part of Charlotte-based Advocate Health, Atrium Health Floyd gave back more than $137 million in community benefit in 2023. In addition, Atrium Health Floyd-Polk Foundation invested $420,000 in the…Continue Reading