Category Archives: Floyd County

City commission makes appointment to housing authority, holds tax rate public hearing, and approves boat ramp agreement

City commission makes appointment to housing authority, holds tax rate public hearing, and approves boat ramp agreement

Tuesday, July 9, 2024–10:30 a.m. -David Crowder, WRGA News- The Rome City Commission voted Monday to approve a recommendation from the committee on committees to appoint Jamie Palmer to the Northwest Georgia Housing Authority Board. Palmer will replace Hilda Curtis, who is retiring. The Housing Authority Board consists of eight members. The Rome City Commission…Continue Reading

Floyd County Commission meets Tuesday

Floyd County Commission meets Tuesday

Monday, July 8, 2024–12:19 p.m. -David Crowder, WRGA News- The Floyd County Commission will conduct the first public hearing regarding the proposed millage rate when they meet Monday night. The proposed rate for maintenance and operations, fire, and solid waste is advertised at 9.414 mills, which would be an increase of 0.75 mills, although the…Continue Reading

Rome BoE to consider speed cameras at West Central

Rome BoE to consider speed cameras at West Central

Monday, July 8, 2024–12:13 p.m. -David Crowder, WRGA News- The Rome City School Board will consider the installation of speed detection cameras in the West Central Elementary School zone on Lavender Drive when they meet on Tuesday evening. This would be the third city school zone with cameras. The others are in the Rome High/Rome…Continue Reading

Arrest reports for July 8

Arrest reports for July 8

Monday, July 8, 2024–12:08 p.m. -Floyd County Jail record- Man accused of hitting, biting pregnant woman A Rosemont Park man was arrested over the weekend after allegedly assaulting a pregnant woman. According to Floyd County Jail records: 23-year-old Dale Jackson Early Jr. grabbed the victim around her neck, leaving visible marks. He also struck and…Continue Reading

Gas prices up slightly

Gas prices up slightly

Monday, July 8, 2024–8:32 a.m. -AAA South- Georgia gas prices increased slightly compared to a week ago. The statewide average is now $3.32 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline, which is a penny more than a week ago. That is also 1 cent more than a month ago, and 8 cents more than this time last year.  It costs drivers…Continue Reading

Mt. Berry Trail ribbon cutting set for Tuesday

Mt. Berry Trail ribbon cutting set for Tuesday

Sunday, July 7, 2024–4:15 p.m. -David Crowder, WRGA News- Rome and Floyd County will celebrate the completion of a major section of the trail system on Tuesday. A ribbon cutting for the Mt. Berry Trail and AdventHealth Redmond ECO Greenway signage will be held at 9:00 a.m. at the AdventHealth Stadium eastside parking lot trailhead.…Continue Reading

Registration for “Supplies for Success” underway

Registration for “Supplies for Success” underway

Sunday, July 7, 2024–3:05 p.m. -Floyd County Sheriff’s Office- Later this month, the Bless Coalition will be giving away free backpacks and school supplies to school-aged children in Rome and Floyd County. “Supplies for Success” is a partnership between the Floyd County Sheriff’s Office and the Crosspoint City Church. They currently have around 90 openings…Continue Reading

Arrest reports for July 7

Arrest reports for July 7

Sunday, July 7, 2024–2:41 p.m. -Floyd County Jail records- Woman accused of injuring man’s eye A Rome woman was arrested late last week on a felony aggravated battery charge. According to Floyd County Jail records: 56-year-old Mary Lou White threw a weighted object which it a man in the face around his left eye causing…Continue Reading

Rome City Commission meets Monday

Rome City Commission meets Monday

Sunday, July 7, 2024–2:30 p.m. -David Crowder, WRGA News- The Rome City Commission will conduct the first of three public hearings regarding the millage rate when they meet Monday. A tax rate of 26.45 mills, the same as in 2023, has been advertised. However, the city’s finance committee is recommending a reduction of 0.25 mills…Continue Reading

Teen loses both legs in train incident

Teen loses both legs in train incident

Sunday, July 7, 2024–2:05 p.m. -Adam Carey, 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 North Rome teen who lost both his legs after being run over by a train early Thursday morning in North Rome remained in critical condition Friday.…Continue Reading