Today’s updates from Floyd, Bartow and Polk County Jails.
Updated: 19 people, including students and drivers, suffer minor injuries in head-on crash involving Floyd County School bus and vehicle on Calhoun Road. Driver of vehicle charged with DUI of drugs. Bus crash
A 43-year-old Rome man dies after his motorcycle strikes a tree in the Pocket area of Gordon County. Fatality
GBI and Calhoun Police investigating suspicious death of 47-year-old man, however, foul play no longer suspected after autopsy points to heart attack. Calhoun
Education: Darlington’s Alexander Greene selected to represent state at journalism conference. Berry College student selected for medical school. Education
Business: Shaw Industries to close Chatsworth plant in June, affecting 260 workers, according to Atlanta Business Chronicle report. Business
Busy weekend ahead: “The Diary of Anne Frank” at DeSoto, Healthy Kids Day at Forum, Wolf Nation 5K, Davies Shelter Garden dinner, Rome Symphony concerts and more. Weekend
Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Partly cloudy, high near 80 today. Rain moves in this evening into Friday, up to half-inch or more possible. Forecast
Obituaries: Mr. John Andrew Beard, Mr. Floyd Franklin “Frank” Gentry, Sr. and Mr. Van Edward Spivey. Obituaries
Public Health restaurant inspection scores. Dining
Area arrest reports for Floyd, Bartow, Polk counties. Crimewatch
Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports Report: Sports.
Rome Braves edge Lakewood, 1-0. Host Kannapolis for four game series starting tonight at 7 p.m.
GHSA State Baseball Tournament: Model, Rockmart, Chattooga, Cartersville and Calhoun advance.
GHSA State Soccer Tournament: Coosa, Rome boys advance.
GHSA State Tennis Tournament updates.
Busy weekend for community events:
- Saturday: Rome High School hosts the Wolf Nation 5K and 1 Mile Race.
- Sunday: 11th Annual Tri for the Kids Youth Triathlon at Darlington School.
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