Category Archives: Crimewatch

Insurance commissioner: July 25 mobile home fire in Trion was an arson case; reward of up to $10,000 offered for suspect’s arrest, conviction.

Insurance commissioner: July 25 mobile home fire in Trion was an arson case; reward of up to $10,000 offered for suspect’s arrest, conviction.

Media release: Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens said an arson investigator with his office has ruled a Wednesday, July 25 mobile home fire in Chattooga County arson. The fire, which occurred around 1:45 p.m. at 1311 Airport Road in Trion, originated in a bedroom of the home. Investigators determined that a flammable object… Read more

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Two believed injured in collision between dump truck, car at Garden Lakes and Huffaker in West Rome Monday afternoon.

Two believed injured in collision between dump truck, car at Garden Lakes and Huffaker in West Rome Monday afternoon.

  WRGA News reports a two-vehicle wreck at Garden Lakes Boulevard and Huffaker Road. A dump truck has overturned, and there were reports of at least two injuries. Click WRGA A check of the Google Traffic Map at 5:14 p.m. show the intersection backed up in all directions. Map below. Click here for an updated… Read more

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GBI arrests mother, another suspect in connection with murder of 3-year-old Calhoun boy in May.

GBI arrests mother, another suspect in connection with murder of 3-year-old Calhoun boy in May.

Media release: On Friday, July 27, 2018, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation arrested Robert Elder, age 32, and Olivia Groomes, age 26, of Calhoun, Georgia, for one count of Cruelty to Children in the Second Degree and one count of Murder in the Second Degree. On Tuesday, May 22, 2018, the Calhoun Police Department and… Read more

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Update: Four killed including two females, one male and one child; three others injured in major accident on Ga. 140 in Adairsville

Update: Four killed including two females, one male and one child; three others injured in major accident on Ga. 140 in Adairsville

Four people killed and three injured in a two vehicle crash on GA 140 at Towe Chapel Road in Adairsville on Friday afternoon. According to the Georgia State Patrol, Vehicle #1, a beige 1996 Toyota Avalon, failed to stop at a posted stop sign on Towe Chapel Road at GA SR 140 in Bartow County. Vehicle… Read more

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Floyd County Police: Rome man charged in shooting on Cave Spring Road.

Floyd County Police: Rome man charged in shooting on Cave Spring Road.

Media release: On July 25 at 7:31 a.m., Floyd County Police Department criminal investigation and patrol units responded to a reported shooting at 1343 Cave Spring Rd SW. On arrival, it was discovered that a male victim, Andrew Miller, had been shot by a male suspect, Kelvin O’Daniel. A Rome resident, O’Daniel, 56, was found… Read more

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The Millers, owners of Callier Springs Country Club, recovering from injuries sustained in Wednesday’s collision on U.S. 411. Second driver now at Grady.

The Millers, owners of Callier Springs Country Club, recovering from injuries sustained in Wednesday’s collision on U.S. 411. Second driver now at Grady.

Latest headlines: This update the morning on two of the people injured in Wednesday’s collision that shut down U.S. 411 at Macedonia Road near the Etowah River bridge. Arthur and Lynn Miller, known for the Callier Springs Country Club, were injured in the accident. This update from son Grant Miller to his Facebook friends: “We… Read more

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One dead, one injured, one sought following that accident on Old Dalton Road on Monday: WRGA.

One dead, one injured, one sought following that accident on Old Dalton Road on Monday: WRGA.

THE LATEST WRGA News reports one person was killed in that Monday afternoon accident that also involved a search for someone who fled the scene. The two-vehicle crash occurred Old Dalton Road between Buck Trail and Lowery Road. Deputy Floyd County Coroner Eric Johnston has identified the fatal victim as 30-year-old Martha Lowman. Lowman was… Read more

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 Updated with video: Rome/Floyd Firefighters Memorial Plaza growing by the day. Latest photos.

 Updated with video: Rome/Floyd Firefighters Memorial Plaza growing by the day. Latest photos.

Video from the Rom/ Floyd Fire Department’s Facebook page.   The Rome/Floyd Firefighters Memorial Plaza is coming together rapidly at East Six Avenue and West First Street behind City Hall in downtown Rome.  Construction is expected to be completed later this summer. Brooks Building Group are the project managers and Cevian Design Lab designed the memorial. The plaza design incorporates the… Read more

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Acworth man jailed after sheriff’s office says woman was found shot multiple times.

Acworth man jailed after sheriff’s office says woman was found shot multiple times.

    Media release: The Bartow County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a 52-year-old man in connection with a shooting which occurred on Sunday, July 22, 2018. According to Sheriff Clark Millsap, the Bartow County 911 Center received a call at about 3:20 p.m. from a person in the area of Highway 20 SPUR and Sukkau… Read more

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District attorney’s office reviewing GBI’s investigation into officer-involved shooting that ended with the death of a Cedartown woman in May.

District attorney’s office reviewing GBI’s investigation into officer-involved shooting that ended with the death of a Cedartown woman in May.

  Background: Please click this link to see our previous coverage. The investigation into the May 7 officer-involved shooting of a Cedartown woman who led officers on a wild chase from Cave Spring to the intersection of U.S. 411 and the Bypass, ending with her death, is now in the hands of the district attorney’s… Read more

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(Updated) Emergency officials: Verizon customers having problems calling 911.

(Updated) Emergency officials: Verizon customers having problems calling 911.

  New: Some options just in case: From Floyd E-911: The  text to 911 function still works for Verizon in Floyd County. We also have the CLQ (Caller Location Query) ability. This is where we send a text message to the callers phone. Once they accept the text and follow the instructions it sends their… Read more

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WRGA: Convicted felon, 25, charged in last week’s case were two children, 13 and 7, accidentally were shot.

WRGA: Convicted felon, 25, charged in last week’s case were two children, 13 and 7, accidentally were shot.

  From WRGA: Charges have been filed in connection with an accidental shooting on Doyle Road last week. According to Floyd County Jail records, 25-year-old Jeffrey Lee Akins is charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, use of a firearm by a convicted felon, furnishing a pistol to a person under the… Read more

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Additional photos from Tuesday’s mass casualty drill at State Mutual Stadium from Floyd Medical Center (Ryan Smith). Round two.

Additional photos from Tuesday’s mass casualty drill at State Mutual Stadium from Floyd Medical Center (Ryan Smith). Round two.

  Please click or double click on each image for a larger view. Background (from Tuesday): Media release: Floyd Medical Center will take part in an emergency response drill at State Mutual Stadium today conducted by Floyd Emergency Management Agency. Other participating agencies include Rome Police Department, Floyd County Police Department, Floyd County E-911, Redmond Regional Medical Center and the Rome Braves, among… Read more

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Photos from Tuesday’s mass casualty drill at State Mutual Stadium from Floyd Medical Center (Ryan Smith). Round one.

Photos from Tuesday’s mass casualty drill at State Mutual Stadium from Floyd Medical Center (Ryan Smith). Round one.

Please click or double click on each image for a larger view. Background (from Tuesday): Media release: Floyd Medical Center will take part in an emergency response drill at State Mutual Stadium today conducted by Floyd Emergency Management Agency. Other participating agencies include Rome Police Department, Floyd County Police Department, Floyd County E-911, Redmond Regional Medical Center and the Rome Braves, among others.… Read more

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