Category Archives: Crimewatch

Services set for Berry College Police Sgt. Jeff Smith: Funeral this morning. An honored officer, Smith lost a battle with coronavirus last Friday.

Services set for Berry College Police Sgt. Jeff Smith: Funeral this morning. An honored officer, Smith lost a battle with coronavirus last Friday.

  OBITUARY Jeffery Robert Smith, age 58, of Silver Creek, Georgia, passed away Friday, January 29th after a brief illness. Jeff was born January 11, 1963 in Fort Campbell, Kentucky to the late Robert Smith and Martha Williams. He was a member of DeSoto Park Baptist Church where he served as a deacon. Jeff attended… Read more

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Gordon sheriff: Fairmount man charged after woman dies from stabbing wounds late Sunday.

Gordon sheriff: Fairmount man charged after woman dies from stabbing wounds late Sunday.

  From Gordon County Sheriff Mitch Ralston: At approximately 9:50 p.m. Sunday, police were dispatched to a private residence on Scott Brown Road in Fairmount in response to a report of a violent domestic disturbance. Upon arrival, a Fairmount police officer found a woman outside who’d suffered multiple stab wounds. An ambulance was summoned and… Read more

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Bay County investigators: Suspect in murders of two Northwest Georgia men says he shot them as they discovered him burglarizing the home they were restoring.

Bay County investigators: Suspect in murders of two Northwest Georgia men says he shot them as they discovered him burglarizing the home they were restoring.

  From mypanhandle.com: Bay County investigators say a 19-year-old suspect has confessed to killing two Northwest Georgia men in Panama City Beach last week. Officers say Ruez P. Hicks, identified as a drifter from Albany, Ga., who has been charged with two counts of murder, told them: He stumbled across the home the men were… Read more

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Update: 53-year-old Rome man dies in single-vehicle crash on Alabama Highway near Old River Road. Cause of death under investigation.

Update: 53-year-old Rome man dies in single-vehicle crash on Alabama Highway near Old River Road. Cause of death under investigation.

  Floyd County Coroner Gene Proctor confirms a Rome man was found deceased in a single-vehicle crash along GA-20 near Old River Road in Coosa. Illya Dublin, age 53, of Rome was pronounced dead on the scene at 10:12 a.m. on Friday by Deputy Coroner John Hamilton. According to Proctor, the vehicle was found “a long… Read more

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GBI: Summerville man, a former Walker County deputy, charged with rape, incest.

GBI: Summerville man, a former Walker County deputy, charged with rape, incest.

The GBI has arrested a former Walker County Sheriff's Office deputy for rape and incest after a four-month long investigation. Zachary Williams, 39, was booked into the Chattooga County Jail. https://t.co/ky2da9uHHO pic.twitter.com/NuWlyxCijH — GA Bureau of Investigation (@GBI_GA) January 29, 2021 From the GBI: On Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021, the GBI arrested Zachary Williams, 39,… Read more

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Floyd Police Private Craig Stanfield named officer of the year; case involved subduing shooting suspect and providing life-saving medical help to the victim.

Floyd Police Private Craig Stanfield named officer of the year; case involved subduing shooting suspect and providing life-saving medical help to the victim.

  Media release: Private First Class Craig Stanfield was recognized as 2020 Officer of the Year for the Floyd County Police Department for his work in arresting a violent suspect and helping save the life of a shooting victim. The four-year veteran received the recognition from Chief Mark Wallace for his work answering a call within the… Read more

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Gordon County Sheriff’s Capt. Mike Garigan: Homegoing Service will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Phil Reeve Stadium at Calhoun High School.

Gordon County Sheriff’s Capt. Mike Garigan: Homegoing Service will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Phil Reeve Stadium at Calhoun High School.

  Michael D. Garigan, 56, of Calhoun, passed away Sunday, January 24, 2021. He was born June 2, 1964 to Lawrence “Pete” and Mary Ruth Garigan. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Jacksonville State University in 1988. He was a faithful member of First Corinth Christian Church where he served as… Read more

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Latest updates on the teens hurt in Sunday morning’s accident on Ga. 101.

Latest updates on the teens hurt in Sunday morning’s accident on Ga. 101.

We continue to check on the aftermath of Sunday morning’s horrible accident off Ga. 101. Friends who say they’re posting on behalf of one of the teen’s parents say he sustained multiple injuries after being ejected — neck, nose, internal, lungs. The latest report is that Chase is not on a ventilator. Monday evening, Trinity… Read more

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The Big Boom: Floyd 911 says ‘responding units have checked multiple areas and were unable to determine a cause, source or any signs of what was described.’

The Big Boom: Floyd 911 says ‘responding units have checked multiple areas and were unable to determine a cause, source or any signs of what was described.’

EARLIER: About that big boom: Tons of reports flooding us tonight (and 911 — they don’t know, either) about a very loud “explosion” around 6:08 p.m. We’re hearing reports of homes shaking off Cave Spring Road near Darlington. Calls are coming in to 911 from Lindale and across the county. As of 6:40 p.m., we… 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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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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