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CrimeWatch: Arrests in Northwest Georgia brought to you by Big Dan’s Car Wash. RPD warns of phone scam. Floyd Police seek your help in solving business burglary.

CrimeWatch: Arrests in Northwest Georgia brought to you by Big Dan’s Car Wash. RPD warns of phone scam. Floyd Police seek your help in solving business burglary.

  About this page:  Updates from the Floyd County Jail three times a day: 4 and 8 a.m., and 8 p.m 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. The Rome Police Department has been notified that phone calls are being… Read more

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CrimeWatch: Arrests in Northwest Georgia brought to you by Big Dan’s Car Wash.

CrimeWatch: Arrests in Northwest Georgia brought to you by Big Dan’s Car Wash.

THIS PAGE HAS BEEN RETIRED. About this page:  Updates from the Floyd County Jail three times a day: 4 and 8 a.m., and 8 p.m 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. No… Read more

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Rome Police: ‘There is no evidence of an attempted abduction’ outside a Rome medical office — or other locations — this week.

Rome Police: ‘There is no evidence of an attempted abduction’ outside a Rome medical office — or other locations — this week.

For the past 36 hours, area Facebook posts have shared “reports” spawned by a situation outside a medical office The initial report has been embelished to include other locations, similar events, the overall appearance of the victim, etc. All are false, based on Rome Police reports and statements. At 1:10 Thursday afternoon, following two days… Read more

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U.S. Attorney: Two Rome residents sentenced in deadly drug cases.

U.S. Attorney: Two Rome residents sentenced in deadly drug cases.

Media release:  Shane Terhune has been sentenced for selling heroin to a young couple in July 2018, having admitted that his act of distribution resulted in the overdose death of the woman. This sentence follows the August 2021 sentencing of Cornelius Brown, who received a five-year term of imprisonment for distributing $150 worth of heroin.… Read more

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Floyd Police: Aragon man charged with homicide by vehicle/second degree in Oct. 7 accident on Ga. 101 that killed Rockmart man.

Floyd Police: Aragon man charged with homicide by vehicle/second degree in Oct. 7 accident on Ga. 101 that killed Rockmart man.

An Aragon man faces homicide by vehicle (second degree/misdemeanor) and failure to maintain a lane following an Oct. 7 collision on Ga. 101 near Wax Road that killed a Rockmart man, Floyd County Jail records show. Kerrion C. Woolfork, 22, surrendered at the county jail, reports show. He has bonded out of jail. The accident… Read more

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Floyd County Police: Updates on accident that ended with logs scattered across U.S.  411 near state line.

Floyd County Police: Updates on accident that ended with logs scattered across U.S. 411 near state line.

Preliminary reports from Floyd County Police show an SUV crossed the center line, triggering the accident; the truck lost the load of logs, scattering them across the highway. EARLIER At 4:30 p.m., traffic is backing up in both directions. Your best detour appears to be Buttermilk Road. Also, Floyd E-911 is reporting injuries in the… Read more

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State Patrol: Cedartown man dies following accident on Ga. 113/Covered Bridge Road in Bartow County.

State Patrol: Cedartown man dies following accident on Ga. 113/Covered Bridge Road in Bartow County.

  A Cedartown man has died following a collision in Bartow County on Saturday afternoon. According to the Georgia State Patrol: Walter Reynoso-Aquilar, 37, was driving a 2000 Toyota 4Runner and was attempting to turn left from Ga.  113 northbound onto Covered Bridge Road westbound.  A white 2020 Ford F-450 was traveling in the right lane… Read more

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Polk County Drug Task Force: Middle, high school students treated after apparently ingesting THC-laced gummy candy and vapes; 11 people arrested.

Polk County Drug Task Force: Middle, high school students treated after apparently ingesting THC-laced gummy candy and vapes; 11 people arrested.

  Developing: A bizarre case out of Polk County today as some children from middle and high school were sent to the hospital apparently intoxicated by what law enforcement is calling THC-laced gummy candy. Eleven people have been charged, including a Silver Creek woman and five Cedartown residents. The sales occurred at three Cedartown convenience… Read more

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Insurance/fire commissioner: Calhoun woman faces arson, other charges in blaze has one person in stable condition.

Insurance/fire commissioner: Calhoun woman faces arson, other charges in blaze has one person in stable condition.

Media release: Jessica Delli, 25, of Calhoun, is being charged with Arson in the 1st Degree, Possession of Tools for the Commission of a Crime, Criminal Damage to Property, and Reckless Conduct in connection with a Whitfield County fire, according to Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John F. King. The fire occurred on Wednesday, Oct.… Read more

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Gordon sheriff: Calhoun couple held on multiple charges following child abuse investigation; 2-year-old listed in stable condition.

Gordon sheriff: Calhoun couple held on multiple charges following child abuse investigation; 2-year-old listed in stable condition.

From Gordon County Sheriff Mitch Ralston: On Friday, Oct. 1, deputy sheriffs were dispatched to the local hospital in response to a report of a critically injured toddler in suspicious circumstances. The child, age 2, was subsequently flown to Erlanger Medical Center in Chattanooga. The investigation quickly became focused on a married couple who were… Read more

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Repairs complete, service restored on Turner McCall, downtown Rome. Maple Avenue issues resolved, too. 84 still out near the Alabama border.

Repairs complete, service restored on Turner McCall, downtown Rome. Maple Avenue issues resolved, too. 84 still out near the Alabama border.

  10:20 a.m. update: Repairs made and most are back on line.   From Floyd E-911: “There is a power outage in the downtown, east Rome area due to a blown transformer. This ranges from Broad St all the way down Turner McCall Blvd past E 8th St. Please use caution and treat all intersections… Read more

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1 dead, 1 critical following residential fire in Garden Lakes early Monday.

1 dead, 1 critical following residential fire in Garden Lakes early Monday.

  A 89-year-old woman is dead and her husband, 94, is in critical condition at the Augusta burn center following a residential fire Monday morning, Floyd County Coroner Gene Proctor says. Sung Iee Park was pronounced dead at 10:14 a.m. Monday from smoke inhalation and other causes attributed to the blaze, Proctor says. Samsung Chun… Read more

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