Category Archives: Crimewatch

Georgia Northwestern to remain closed for the rest of Thursday following power outage.

Georgia Northwestern to remain closed for the rest of Thursday following power outage.

1:45 p.m. update: Update: Due to the extended power outage, Georgia Northwestern Technical College’s Floyd County Campus will be closed for the remainder of the day. Power restoration completed to 50 customers in the area. EARLIER A Thursday moning traffic accident with injuries is being investigated at 6:45 a.m. per Floyd E-911. The accident involves a… Read more

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Georgia DOT: All southbound lanes of I-75 are open; Old Grassdale Road overpass due next week — but only one lane.

Georgia DOT: All southbound lanes of I-75 are open; Old Grassdale Road overpass due next week — but only one lane.

Big news in Bartow County! The Old Grassdale Road bridge will be reopening soon. @WBHFSports @dailytribnews @hometown @ajcwsbtraffic @FOX5Atlanta @cbs46 @11AliveTraffic pic.twitter.com/K6OyX4FrAj — Georgia DOT NW (@GDOTNW) December 8, 2021   Midday Tuesday, from DOT:  “We removed the damaged section of the overpass over the southbound lanes of I-75. While traffic on 75 is open… Read more

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Smile Report: More than $14,000 raised by the Floyd County Police Department/Rome Braves charity golf tournament; funds to help Restoration Rome.

Smile Report: More than $14,000 raised by the Floyd County Police Department/Rome Braves charity golf tournament; funds to help Restoration Rome.

  Media release: The Floyd County Police Department’s 2021 golf tournament — which this year benefits Restoration Rome — once again exceed previous year totals and will promote the work being done with foster care and rebuilding families in our community. The charity tournament raised $14,029 from donations, tournament fees and golf contests for the 26 teams. Hole sponsors… Read more

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Bartow sheriff’s office charges Mableton man with murder, other counts after 26-year-old woman found dead in home off Old Allatoona Road.

Bartow sheriff’s office charges Mableton man with murder, other counts after 26-year-old woman found dead in home off Old Allatoona Road.

Sunday update: The victim has been identified as 26-year-old Ashley Dunn, according to WBHF AM 1450 and FM 100.3. Media release: The Bartow County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a man after a domestic violence death investigation. According to Sheriff Clark Millsap, at about 4:07 p.m. on Dec. 2, Bartow County E911 was called to respond to a… Read more

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Updated: Gordon sheriff’s Detective Kenneth Hollaran cited for launching investigation into inmate’s prison-based, $2.8 million fraud scheme.serving a 20-year prison sentence.

Updated: Gordon sheriff’s Detective Kenneth Hollaran cited for launching investigation into inmate’s prison-based, $2.8 million fraud scheme.serving a 20-year prison sentence.

  Gordon sheriff’s media release: A two-year investigation into a multimillion-dollar wire fraud case orchestrated by a former Gordon County resident serving a sentence in the Georgia State Penitentiary in Reedsville was brought to a successful conclusion recently with a guilty plea in Federal Court by Damon Thomas Young. The scheme involved the fraudulent acquisition… Read more

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Services set for Rome man who died in a Monday evening accident on Ga. 101 near Dean Road in Polk County.

Services set for Rome man who died in a Monday evening accident on Ga. 101 near Dean Road in Polk County.

  A Rome man has died following an accident Monday evening on Ga. 101 near Dean Road in Polk County, according to the Georgia State Patrol. Killed was the lone driver, Jordan Dwight Conaway, 40, of Rome. The accident occurred at 7:19 p.m. and shut down the highway for several hours based on earlier police… Read more

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Bartow sheriff: Suspect in child’s abduction (she’s now home safe) sought on kidnapping, assault, stalking and weapon charges.

Bartow sheriff: Suspect in child’s abduction (she’s now home safe) sought on kidnapping, assault, stalking and weapon charges.

An abduction that triggered an Amber alert for a 2-year-old girl has turned into a manhunt now that the child is safely back with her mother, according to the Bartow County Sheriff’s Office. A Thursday morning media release (below) states that Ricky Lee Buttrom, 25, is sought on numerous charges includingL Kidnapping Aggravated assault Aggravated… Read more

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Norfolk Southern update: Neighbors report those stalled rail cars are finally gone along Glenn Milner.

Norfolk Southern update: Neighbors report those stalled rail cars are finally gone along Glenn Milner.

THE LATEST Unofficial but we’re reading in the Between the Rivers Facebook page that those stalled Norfolk Southern cars along Glenn Milner Boulevard have finally departed. They’d been sitting there for nearly two weeks. We’ll have updates soon.     Those rail car clogging the crossings at Glenn Milner Boulevard, between First and Sixth avenues,… Read more

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Rome Police seek community’s help in finding 41-year-old Rome man missing since Sept. 10.

Rome Police seek community’s help in finding 41-year-old Rome man missing since Sept. 10.

Rome Police, family and friends continue a nearly three-month search for a missing Rome man identified as James Kevin Bradshaw. The latest update follows: Media release: The Rome Police Department continues to investigate the disappearance of James Kevin Bradshaw, 41, of Rome. Police are asking for the assistance of Floyd County residents, businesses, and/or visitors for… Read more

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Two-vehicle accident on Ga. 101 at Pleasant Valley kills 50-year-old Silver Creek man, injures two others Saturday afternoon.

Two-vehicle accident on Ga. 101 at Pleasant Valley kills 50-year-old Silver Creek man, injures two others Saturday afternoon.

A Silver Creek man has died following a two-vehicle collision on Ga. 101 and Pleasant Valley Road SE. Scotty Anthony Garner, who turned 50 in September, died from injuries sustained in the crash, says Assistant County Coroner Brent Whatley. Floyd County Police Officer Benji Newport says the accident was called in around 12:50 p.m. Saturday.… Read more

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Rome Police, Floyd County Sheriff’s Office earn reaccreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies.

Rome Police, Floyd County Sheriff’s Office earn reaccreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies.

Media release: On Nov. 18, 2021 the Rome Police Department and the Floyd County Sheriff’s Office once again rose to that high standard that the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) expects. CALEA is an International Accreditation Commission that certifies Law Enforcement Agencies all over the world by promoting and ensuring that best… Read more

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Insurance commissioner: Mount Vernon Mills fire was an arson case, causing several million dollars in damage. $10,000 reward offered.

Insurance commissioner: Mount Vernon Mills fire was an arson case, causing several million dollars in damage. $10,000 reward offered.

Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John F. King announced today that a Chattooga County fire was intentionally set. The fire occurred at approximately 7:21 a.m. on Oct. 30 at Mount Vernon Mills in Trion. The fire caused several million dollars worth of damage to the 181-year-old, 1,000,000-square-foot plant. “Investigators determined that the fire originated on the… Read more

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Truck fire at I-75 and Red Top Mountain has both north, sound traffic jammed; rescue under way — Bartow sheriff’s office.

Truck fire at I-75 and Red Top Mountain has both north, sound traffic jammed; rescue under way — Bartow sheriff’s office.

From the Bartow County Sheriff’s Office: “Avoid I-75 at Red Top Mountain Road (Exit 285) both northbound and southbound for the next several hours if possible. The Bartow County Sheriff’s Office is assisting emergency rescue efforts for several crashes including a tractor trailer fire southbound under Red Top. Expect delays, lane and possibly closures in… Read more

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Fire heavily damages building/warehouse off Dean Avenue early Sunday. Cause under investigation; extensive damage, structural collapse reported. Photos and video.

Fire heavily damages building/warehouse off Dean Avenue early Sunday. Cause under investigation; extensive damage, structural collapse reported. Photos and video.

THE LATEST Fire Marshal Mary Catherine Chewning says the fire was reported at 2:06 a.m. Sunday and that Floyd 911 received multiple calls. Firefighters arrived at 1511 Dean Ave. to find flames shooting through the roof. As of midday Sunday, the cause of the blaze remained under investigation in part because crews can’t get into… Read more

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