Category Archives: Crimewatch

Services pending for Rome man killed while crossing U.S. 41 south of Adairsville.

Services pending for Rome man killed while crossing U.S. 41 south of Adairsville.

A preliminary report by the Georgia State Patrol shows: On April 19, at approximately 10:35 p.m.,  a white Ford F-150 was traveling north on U.S. 41.  A pedestrian, Shirbert Stubbs, 34, was attempting to cross the highway outside of a crosswalk area and stepped into the path of the truck. It struck Stubbs near the… Read more

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A concerned resident, Cedartown Police, Polk sheriff’s office and local motorists ensure this family got home safe.

A concerned resident, Cedartown Police, Polk sheriff’s office and local motorists ensure this family got home safe.

You see these videos pop up all the time on social media — but how often in Northwest Georgia? Rome’s Courtney Cash captured this bit of heroics on Monday involving a feathered family of geese, a concerned resident, Cedartown Police Officer Bryce Momon, Polk sheriff’s Deputy Kerry Eason helped do the right thing when it came to getting this… Read more

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Rome traffic reports for January-March show 4 fatalities vs. none during the same period in 2020. Overall accidents were up 10.8%; DUI arrests almost doubled year over year; DUI accidents rose from 5 to 19.

Rome traffic reports for January-March show 4 fatalities vs. none during the same period in 2020. Overall accidents were up 10.8%; DUI arrests almost doubled year over year; DUI accidents rose from 5 to 19.

First-quarter accident reports were up 10.8% in 2021 vs. last year but the bigger number was fatalies on city roads — four between Jan. 1 and March 31 vs. none during the same months in 2020, Rome Police reports show. Data included in the agenda package for Wednesday’s Public Works Committee/Traffic Commission/Transit Committee meeting set… Read more

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Now cleared. Earlier: U.S. 27 slowed by major accident near the Lindale split Tuesday morning. Detour: Doyle Road.

Now cleared. Earlier: U.S. 27 slowed by major accident near the Lindale split Tuesday morning. Detour: Doyle Road.

  There’s a major accident on U.S. 27 that is slowing the commute into and out of Rome this morning, coming from Cedartown. The two southbound lanes are the most impeded; northbound traffic is flowing but at a much slower rate. The accident is near the Lindale split off to the east of the highway.… Read more

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Services set for Spenser Parnell Sumner, 23, who died Wednesday from injuries sustained in an ATV accident.

Services set for Spenser Parnell Sumner, 23, who died Wednesday from injuries sustained in an ATV accident.

Mr. Spenser Parnell Sumner, 23, of Cave Spring, died Wednesday, April 7, 2021 in a Chattanooga hospital from injuries sustained in an ATV accident a few days earlier. Mr. Sumner was born in Krasnodor, Russia, on July 7, 1997, and came to live in America with his parents, Dr. Randolph Sumner and Dr. Susan Butler… Read more

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State Patrol: U.S. 411 accident near Etowah bridge kills Gadsden man.

State Patrol: U.S. 411 accident near Etowah bridge kills Gadsden man.

According to the Georgia State Patrol: On April 7, 2021,  at approximately 5:21 p.m., a black Hyundai Veloster was traveling west on U.S. 411in the left lane at a high rate of speed approaching Macedonia Road. The driver of a vehicle ahead observed the Hyundai approaching at a high rate of speed. The driver of… Read more

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Attorney General: Rome among areas where counterfeit pills containing fentanyl reported; coroner’s office has seen five suspected cases since Jan. 1.

Attorney General: Rome among areas where counterfeit pills containing fentanyl reported; coroner’s office has seen five suspected cases since Jan. 1.

THREAD: @GaDPH has alerted our office to a suspected cluster of overdoses related to counterfeit pills which may contain fentanyl. The primary areas that appear to be affected so far are Richmond County, Chatham County, and the Rome area. pic.twitter.com/l8fVyq9igH — GA AG Chris Carr (@Georgia_AG) April 7, 2021 An alert has gone out from Georgia… Read more

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Samir Patel named District Attorney for Bartow, Gordon counties.

Samir Patel named District Attorney for Bartow, Gordon counties.

Samir Patel has been appointed to fill the District Attorney vacancy in the Cherokee Circuit Court (Bartow and Gordon counties) by Gov. Brian Kemp. Patel will fill the vacancy created by the appointment of the Honorable Rosemary Greene as Superior Court Judge of the Cherokee Judicial Circuit. Samir Patel holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Information Sciences… Read more

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The two Bartow residents who died in an Easter Sunday blaze have been identified; state joins the investigation.

The two Bartow residents who died in an Easter Sunday blaze have been identified; state joins the investigation.

The names of the victims from the Easter Sunday house fire have been released per Georgia Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John F. King. “Two residents, Cynthia Beard, 72, and Johnathan Cleck, 20, were home at the time of the fire and tragically passed as a result,” said King. “The origin and cause of this event are… Read more

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Aerial salute, airport gathering pay tribute to Centre aviation legend Bobby Allred.

Aerial salute, airport gathering pay tribute to Centre aviation legend Bobby Allred.

  >>Video, photographs from Saturday’s memorial for Centre aviation legend Bobby Alvin Allred are courtesy of Brittany Littlefield. In context: For five decades, Bobby Allred served agricultural interests in Northeast Alabama and Northwest Georgia from the air. A dedicated ag pilot, he had been repeatedly honored for his work — and his passion. Mr. Allred… Read more

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With nearly 20 positions available, Floyd County’s Public Safety divisions are looking to recruit much needed help with first ever Job Expo next Saturday.

With nearly 20 positions available, Floyd County’s Public Safety divisions are looking to recruit much needed help with first ever Job Expo next Saturday.

By Natalie Simms nsimmshh@att.net With increasing difficulty in hiring and retaining quality personnel within the public safety profession, Floyd County divisions are teaming up to reach potential job applicants. With nearly 20 open positions, representatives from the Floyd County Police, Sheriff’s Office, E-911, Prison and Animal Control offices are hosting the first ever Public Safety… Read more

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A fiery collision on Ga. 53 in early March demanded quick action. Meet another hero from that chaotic scene, Floyd EMT Desiree Hartmann.

A fiery collision on Ga. 53 in early March demanded quick action. Meet another hero from that chaotic scene, Floyd EMT Desiree Hartmann.

​​ In context: You’ve heard a lot about a brutal collision on Ga. 53 in Shannon on March 6 where several heroes risked their lives to rescue accident victims. Among those honored was Floyd County Police Officer Blake Puckett, passerby Harrison Booker (an apprentice at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home) and several others. You’ll find… Read more

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Services set for Monday, April 5, for Abrianna High, the Rockmart Middle School student who died in an ATV accident.

Services set for Monday, April 5, for Abrianna High, the Rockmart Middle School student who died in an ATV accident.

OBITUARY Miss Abrianna High, age 13, of Rockmart Georgia, passed away on March 27, 2021. There will be a public viewing on Monday, April 5, 2021, from noon until 6 p.m. at Wright Memorial Mortuary in Rome.   Yet another Polk County youth has died, this time following an ATV accident at Tolbert Town Road… Read more

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Five suspects, including three Hays State Prison inmates, indicted on narcotics smuggling charges.

Five suspects, including three Hays State Prison inmates, indicted on narcotics smuggling charges.

Media release: Jeffery Deroy Lewis, an inmate at Valdosta State Prison, along with Octavius Henry, Alexis Jay Stokley, and Khalid Eugene Mouton, inmates at Hays State Prison, and an accomplice, Jessica Corley Stokley, have been indicted and arraigned on federal drug trafficking and bribery charges stemming from a scheme to smuggle narcotics into Hay State… Read more

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