Category Archives: Crimewatch

Updated: Gordon County Sheriff’s Office mourns the passing of Capt. Mike Garigan following his battle with COVID-19.

Updated: Gordon County Sheriff’s Office mourns the passing of Capt. Mike Garigan following his battle with COVID-19.

  The Gordon County Sheriff’s Office is mourning the passing of Capt. Mike Garigan who lost his battle with coronavirus on Sunday. “I am heartbroken today to inform the people of Calhoun and Gordon County that we have lost a great man and a wonderful public servant,” Sheriff Mitch Ralston said in a media release.… Read more

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CrimeWatch: Updates on arrests across Northwest Georgia.

CrimeWatch: Updates on arrests across Northwest Georgia.

. About this page:  Updates from the Floyd County Jail three times a day. The latest each day from the Bartow County Jail.  Reports from the Polk County Jail (weekdays). Updates from Cartersville Police. Plus: Safety, crime-fighting tips. Floyd County Jail:  4 a.m. 8 a.m. 8 p.m. Name Race Sex Age Cell Block Arrest Date GONZALES, JASMINE… Read more

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Funeral services set for Tuesday for Gracie and Ava Reed/Paulin, two sisters killed in the truck-car collision in Cedartown on Thursday.

Funeral services set for Tuesday for Gracie and Ava Reed/Paulin, two sisters killed in the truck-car collision in Cedartown on Thursday.

Miss Gracie Marie Reed/Paulin, age, 16, of Cedartown, GA, passed away on Thursday, January 21, 2021. She was born on July 10, 2004 in Starkville, MS. Gracie was a student at Cedartown High School and a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church. Miss Reed enjoyed reading, music, spending quality time having fun with her loving family… Read more

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One person injured in single-vehicle crash on Kingston Highway near Sequoia Drive. Car struck power pole causing power outage to 328 Georgia Power customers, restoration expected by 11:45 p.m.

One person injured in single-vehicle crash on Kingston Highway near Sequoia Drive. Car struck power pole causing power outage to 328 Georgia Power customers, restoration expected by 11:45 p.m.

  Georgia Power crews are working to restore power to some 328 customers off Kingston Highway (Hwy. 293) near Wilshire Road after a single-vehicle crashed into a power pole near Sequoia Drive. Sgt. Dustin Wade with Floyd County Police says a vehicle was traveling northbound on 293 toward GA Loop-1 (Rome Bypass) when his car… Read more

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Local law enforcement on alert for potential extremist threats but are ‘not expecting any problems’ ahead of Joe Biden’s inauguration. Kemp says Georgia Capitol ‘fully prepared to deal with anything and everything.’

Local law enforcement on alert for potential extremist threats but are ‘not expecting any problems’ ahead of Joe Biden’s inauguration. Kemp says Georgia Capitol ‘fully prepared to deal with anything and everything.’

By Natalie Simms nsimmshh@att.net As America prepares for the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden this Wednesday, the nation is on “high alert” for possible extremist activity and attacks on state capitols, federal buildings and more in the wake of the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol. Local law enforcement agencies are on watch but… Read more

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Updated: Rome woman, 38, dies after being struck by a vehicle on Cave Spring Road.

Updated: Rome woman, 38, dies after being struck by a vehicle on Cave Spring Road.

    A 38-year-old Rome woman died Frfiday night after being struck by an SUV on Cave Spring Road just off Walker Mountain Road and U.S. 27. Amanda “Mandy” Lyn Hulsey was hit after she left the parking lot of Walker Mountain Store and walked along the two-lane intersecting road, says Floyd County Deputy Coroner… Read more

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Rome Police seek white Nissan Frontier following fatal hit-and-run accident on Wednesday. Victim’s body sent to GBI Crime Lab for ID.

Rome Police seek white Nissan Frontier following fatal hit-and-run accident on Wednesday. Victim’s body sent to GBI Crime Lab for ID.

Update: Floyd County Deputy Coroner John Hamilton says the victim was a male, but no ID yet. His body has been sent to the GBI Crime Lab for identification. Media release: The Rome Police Department Selective Enforcement Unit is seeking information in reference to a fatal hit-and-run traffic crash that occurred on Wednesday on South… Read more

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State patrol: Chase ends off I-75 and Ga. 53 in Calhoun with motorist dead; two others escape injury.

State patrol: Chase ends off I-75 and Ga. 53 in Calhoun with motorist dead; two others escape injury.

From the Georgia State Patrol: On Wednesday at 11:25 p.m., a Georgia State trooper attempted to stop a Toyota sedan for speeding on Interstate 75 South at mile marker 315.  The Toyota failed to stop and initiated a pursuit. The Toyota exited Interstate 75 at Exit 312 (Ga. 53) and then attempted to enter Interstate… Read more

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$11,480 raised so far for Pizza Farm staff thanks to T-shirt sale; first check cut for $7,561.50. Donations account also at Century Bank in Rockmart.

$11,480 raised so far for Pizza Farm staff thanks to T-shirt sale; first check cut for $7,561.50. Donations account also at Century Bank in Rockmart.

      Cedarstream Co. is helping raise money for Pizza Farm employees. The company is selling special T-shirts and hoodies, $18 to $25, with all proceeds going toward the employee fund. At least $10,260 has been raised through Wednesday evening. For more. Employees’ account for donations established at Century Bank in Rockmart: The account… Read more

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Kingston mother of two and Bartow teacher dies in three-vehicle collision on Euharlee Road; Cartersville driver faces vehicular homicide and other charges.

Kingston mother of two and Bartow teacher dies in three-vehicle collision on Euharlee Road; Cartersville driver faces vehicular homicide and other charges.

  Updated: “With heavy hearts, we announce the sudden passing of Shauna D’Agostino, our beloved history teacher at the Bartow County College and Career Academy.Bartow County.” Details below A Kingston mother of two is dead following a three-vehicle collision on Euharlee Road Saturday morning just before the intersection of West Avenue, according to the Georgia… Read more

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Floyd Police: Twickenham resident discovers burglary in progress; suspect flees.

Floyd Police: Twickenham resident discovers burglary in progress; suspect flees.

From Floyd County Police: A Twickenham resident is safe after discovering a burglar creeping through his house Friday afternoon. Police are now looking for a suspect in that incident and are requesting surveillance footage from residents in the surrounding neighborhoods. The incident occurred around noon on Margo Trail, which is in the Twickenham subdivision off of Chulio Road.… Read more

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Despite pandemic, September grand jurors returns 147 cases, presents recommendations on jail, coroner’s office, other areas.

Despite pandemic, September grand jurors returns 147 cases, presents recommendations on jail, coroner’s office, other areas.

You can view the 12-page document here: Grand jury report Read more

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Cartersville man faces federal charges of filing false tax returns, health care fraud. Second man charged with making a false statement.

Cartersville man faces federal charges of filing false tax returns, health care fraud. Second man charged with making a false statement.

Media release: Mohammed Ajmal was arraigned Friday, charged with three counts of making and subscribing a false tax return, two counts of health care fraud, and two counts of false statements related to health care matters.  Co-defendant Faisal Shahzad, who was arraigned in December 2020, was charged with making a false statement to a federal… Read more

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First promotions, and a retirement, announced by Floyd County Sheriff Dave Roberson.

First promotions, and a retirement, announced by Floyd County Sheriff Dave Roberson.

Floyd County Sheriff Dave Roberson announces the first promotions under his watch. Among them: Justin Oliver was promoted from Staff Sergeant to Lieutenant. Robbie Whitfield was promoted from Corporal to Captain. Allen Pledger was promoted from Captain to Major. Roberson also presented Retired Major Bob Sapp with his retirement badge. Expanded information in the above… Read more

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10:08 a.m. Friday: All clear from DOT at I-75 south at Cass-White Road.

10:08 a.m. Friday: All clear from DOT at I-75 south at Cass-White Road.

From Georgia DOT, 10:08 a.m.: CLEARED: Crash. I-75 Southbound, Cassville-White Rd Southbound traffic remains slow following the morning accident at I-75 and Cass-White Road. Photo from 9:50 a.m. Friday, DOT The cold drizzle this Friday morning was making the commute bad enough. Now comes word from Georgia DOT of a major accident on I-75 south at… Read more

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