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Man arrested for burglary

Man arrested for burglary

Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2023–10:50 a.m. -Floyd County Jail records- A Rome man was jailed Tuesday on a felony count of 1st-degree burglary. According to Floyd County Jail records: 50-year-old Earl Ballew entered an unoccupied house on Maple Avenue with the intent to commit a felony or theft. Ballew is also charged with criminal trespass. Report:…Continue Reading

GNTC names 2023 GOAL, Rick Perkins Award winners

GNTC names 2023 GOAL, Rick Perkins Award winners

Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2023–10:07 a.m. -Georgia Northwestern Technical College- Cayla Pemberton, an Automotive Technology student from Walker County, was named Georgia Northwestern Technical College’s (GNTC) 2023 Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership (GOAL) winner, and Salvador Gonzalez, program director and instructor of Diesel Equipment Technology, has been named the college’s 2023 Rick Perkins Instructor of the Year.  The winners…Continue Reading

Ossoff pushing for Chattahoochee-Oconee Forest expansion

Ossoff pushing for Chattahoochee-Oconee Forest expansion

Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2023–10:03 a.m. -David Crowder, WRGA News- Georgia U.S. Senator Jon Ossoff is working with various conservation groups and the State of Georgia to expand the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest to protect forests for conservation, forestry, and recreational use. The bi-partisan effort would add new land across watersheds that provide drinking water to millions…Continue Reading

Rome General Administration Committee to discuss employee wellness clinic Thursday

Rome General Administration Committee to discuss employee wellness clinic Thursday

Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2023–10:00 a.m. -David Crowder, WRGA News- The City of Rome’s General Administration Committee will hold a called meeting Thursday morning to get an update regarding a new provider for the city’s employee wellness clinic. The City of Rome and Floyd County have been looking at other providers for the clinic after receiving…Continue Reading

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

Summerville Woman dies as a result of accident on Gore Subligna Road

Summerville Woman dies as a result of accident on Gore Subligna Road

January 31st, 2023 – 1:00 PM WRGA Staff Reports – A Summerville woman has died as a result of an accident that occurred on Gore Subligna Road. According to preliminary information provided by the Georgia State Patrol, 35-year-old Lauren Lewis of Summerville was traveling west on Gore Subligna Road in a 1999 GMC Sonoma pickup…Continue Reading