Category Archives: Local News

COVID-19 status report for January 20

COVID-19 status report for January 20

January 20, 2022–6:20 p.m. GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH 262 more COVID-19 cases were reported in Floyd County, according to Thursday’s status report from the Georgia Department of Public Health. The new cases bring the total to 20,727 since the start of the pandemic. We are now at 2,784 cases in the last two weeks.…Continue Reading

Initial jobless claims rose slightly in December

Initial jobless claims rose slightly in December

January 21, 2022–6:16 p.m. GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF LABOR First-time claims for unemployment insurance were up slightly last month, but they are still down dramatically from what we saw in December of 2020. According to the Georgia Department of Labor, Floyd County reported 160 claims in December, up from 117 in November.  There were 1,749 in…Continue Reading

Two accused of stealing items from a storage unit

Two accused of stealing items from a storage unit

January 20, 2022–10:10 a.m. FLOYD COUNTY JAIL RECORDS Two people have been arrested in connection with the theft of various items from a storage unit on Martha Berry Highway back on December 28. According to Floyd County Jail records, 32-year old Connie Leann Garlin of Silver Creek, and 40-year old Stevie Lamar Corcle of Cedartown…Continue Reading

Operation Gift Card returns in February

Operation Gift Card returns in February

January 20, 2022–9:45 a.m. NEWS RELEASE The Rome Floyd Chamber announced today, January 20, 2022, the return of Operation Gift Card. Operation Gift Card is a gift card matching program the Rome Floyd Chamber began in 2020 to respond to the COVID-19 Pandemic. The Operation Gift Card event will be held on Friday, February 4,…Continue Reading

Man charged with child molestation, solicitation of sodomy

Man charged with child molestation, solicitation of sodomy

January 19, 2022–8:39 p.m. FLOYD COUNTY JAIL RECORDS A 41-year old Rome man has been jailed on felony warrants charging him with child molestation and solicitation of sodomy. According to the warrants, the incidents involved a female under the age of 16 that occurred at the West 13th Street apartment of Jessie Lavell Zolicoffer. The…Continue Reading

City of Rome joins the Georgia Purchasing Group

City of Rome joins the Georgia Purchasing Group

January 19, 2022–11:43 a.m. NEWS RELEASE The City of Rome has officially joined the Georgia Purchasing Group, one of bidnet direct’s regional e-procurement solutions, providing vendors throughout Georgia easy online access to its upcoming solicitations. The City of Rome invites all vendors to register online at https://romega.us/552/Bids-RFPs. The regional purchasing group connects local governments with vendors…Continue Reading

Free at-home COVID-19 tests now available for order

Free at-home COVID-19 tests now available for order

January 19, 2022–10:25 a.m. STAFF REPORTS Every home in the U.S. is eligible to order 4 free at-⁠home COVID-⁠19 tests. The tests are completely free. Orders will usually ship in 7-12 days. Visit https://www.covidtests.gov/ to place your order.Continue Reading

Teacher from Tunnel Hill arrested in Floyd County

Teacher from Tunnel Hill arrested in Floyd County

January 19, 2022–10:04 a.m. FLOYD COUNTY JAIL RECORDS A 36-year old man is accused of engaging in a graphic sexual conversation with someone he thought was under the age of 16 online. According to Floyd County Jail records, Michael David Powers also sent four pictures, exposing himself, and threatened to tell others about their conversation…Continue Reading