Category Archives: Crimewatch

Citing students ‘stealing teachers’ personal belongings to tearing urinals off of walls,’ Floyd Schools offering $100 rewards to help catch those taking part in social media ‘devious lick’ craze.

Citing students ‘stealing teachers’ personal belongings to tearing urinals off of walls,’ Floyd Schools offering $100 rewards to help catch those taking part in social media ‘devious lick’ craze.

Floyd County Schools’ security chief Rick Flanigen is warning parents and students about a “zero tolerance” policy regarding vandalism and thefts on campus associated with the TikTok social media craze known as the “Devious Lick Challenge.” A recent Washington Post article defines it as “an unusual phenomenon has rippled through schools across much of the… Read more

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Georgia State Patrol: Cartersville man, 22, dies in truck collision on U.S. 411; Ohio man, a passenger in an accident on I-75, sustains fatal injuries.

Georgia State Patrol: Cartersville man, 22, dies in truck collision on U.S. 411; Ohio man, a passenger in an accident on I-75, sustains fatal injuries.

  The Georgia State Patrol is investigating two fatal accidents in Bartow County. Both reports are preliminary. The latest: Accident claims 22-year-old Cartersville man: On Sept. 16, at 7 a.m., the Georgia State Patrol Post 3 Cartersville was requested to investigate a two-vehicle crash on U.S. 411 near mile marker 6. The preliminary investigation shows… Read more

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16-year-old injured in Chattooga 4-wheeler accident has died. Earlier: Three teens injured in separate four-wheel accidents.

16-year-old injured in Chattooga 4-wheeler accident has died. Earlier: Three teens injured in separate four-wheel accidents.

One of two Chattooga County teens seriously injured in a Saturday four-wheeler accident has died. Joshua Hernandez-Solis, 16, was listed as the driver of the vehicle in the report compiled by the Georgia State Patrol. A 16-year-old girl also was injured. Josh was a sophomore at Trion High School and his arrangements are under the… Read more

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Traffic slowed on U.S. 411 near the Floyd/Bartow line Thursday morning.

Traffic slowed on U.S. 411 near the Floyd/Bartow line Thursday morning.

These photos from before 10 a.m. Thursday of a traffic headache on U.S. 411 near mile marker six before the Floyd/Bartow County line. This and overall wet conditions on area roads are making our commute a little difficult today, A reminder also about the repaving of Shorter Avenue traveling west from Redmond, a situation that… Read more

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Tuesday was First Responders/Public Safety Night at the Rome Braves. Photos by Mills Fitzner.

Tuesday was First Responders/Public Safety Night at the Rome Braves. Photos by Mills Fitzner.

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Polk Police: Standoff with 20-year-old man with shotgun ends peacefully; he’s now receiving medical assistance.

Polk Police: Standoff with 20-year-old man with shotgun ends peacefully; he’s now receiving medical assistance.

Polk County Police media release: On Sept. 13, 2021, in the late afternoon hours, Patrol Officers with the Uniformed Patrol Division was dispatched to a Portland Road address in reference to a subject with a firearm. The Aragon Police Department responded as mutual aid assistance. Upon the arrival of the Patrol Officers, they made contact… Read more

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Services Sunday for second traffic fatality in Polk County this week. Georgia State Patrol still trying to learn the identity of the hit-and-run victim from earlier in the week.

Services Sunday for second traffic fatality in Polk County this week. Georgia State Patrol still trying to learn the identity of the hit-and-run victim from earlier in the week.

  Funeral services were held Sunday for an 84-year-old man killed in an accident on U.S. 27 south of the U.S. 278 interchange. He was the second person to die last week in a traffic accident in Polk County. The first victim had yet to be identified. According to the Georgia State Patrol: Just before… Read more

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Updated: Motorcyclist injured in accident on I-75 in Gordon County on Sunday; close call in Moped vs.  Kawasaki collision; Friday night collision kills three young Dalton-area women.

Updated: Motorcyclist injured in accident on I-75 in Gordon County on Sunday; close call in Moped vs. Kawasaki collision; Friday night collision kills three young Dalton-area women.

    It has been a rough Labor Day weekend on Northwest Georgia roads, from a serious motorcycle accident on I-75, another close call involving a motorcycle and Moped and an earlier collision that claimed three young lives — two at the scene and a third who died Saturday. They’re among the 15 people to… Read more

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State Patrol: One man dead, another critically burned in semi/car collision on U.S. 411.

State Patrol: One man dead, another critically burned in semi/car collision on U.S. 411.

One of the worst accidents in memory on U.S. 411 near Kingston Elementary has claimed one life and critically burned another. According to the Georgia State Patrol preliminary report: On Aug. 30, at 10:12 p.m., the Georgia State Patrol Post 3 Cartersville was requested to investigate a two-vehicle crash on U.S. 411 in Bartow County.… Read more

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‘Anti-Mandate’ rally gets permit for 3:30-7 p.m.  Friday near Heritage Park.

‘Anti-Mandate’ rally gets permit for 3:30-7 p.m. Friday near Heritage Park.

  An “anti-mandate” rally is set for Friday along the footpath of the Levy wall at Heritage Park in Rome. The assembly permit filed with the Rome Police Department shows the assembly will be from 3:30 until 7 p.m. The assembly type is listed as “peaceful assembly.” The application shows the assembly “designees” as Britney… Read more

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Friday’s ribbon cutting ceremony at Rome-Floyd Fire Department’s new burn building. Eight photos.

Friday’s ribbon cutting ceremony at Rome-Floyd Fire Department’s new burn building. Eight photos.

Images courtesy of the Rome-Floyd Fire Department. The ribbon was cut on the new Burn Building training center for the Rome-Floyd Fire Department Friday morning at 168A North Ave. Joining firefighters on site were city and county leaders. The building was made possible thanks to the voter-approved special penny sales tax in the November 2017 election. Read more

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

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

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.   8 p.m. Cartersville Police reports for… Read more

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Model High freshman charged with bringing a loaded 9mm pistol and a hunting knife on campus Wednesday morning.

Model High freshman charged with bringing a loaded 9mm pistol and a hunting knife on campus Wednesday morning.

A Model High student is in custody after administrators received reports of a student possibly having a weapon on campus, says Sgt. Chris Fincher of the Floyd County Police Department. Parents shared an update they received Wednesday morning: Statement from Floyd County Police: A Model High School freshman has been charged with weapon violations after administrators… Read more

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Floyd County Police: 20th traffic death so far this year as a Gaylesville woman dies after vehicle collides with a tree. That’s the most fatalities for a year since 24 in 2018.

Floyd County Police: 20th traffic death so far this year as a Gaylesville woman dies after vehicle collides with a tree. That’s the most fatalities for a year since 24 in 2018.

  A one-vehicle accident in South Floyd has killed a Gaylesville woman and injured the driver — who police say also is facing charges. Shawna Kelly, 60, was a passenger in a vehicle driven by Kenneth Tudor, 62, also of Gaylesville when it left the south shoulder of Livingston Road and struck a tree (driver’s… Read more

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Accident claims the life of Armuchee resident Brandy Amanda Stansell. Georgia State Patrol investigating.

Accident claims the life of Armuchee resident Brandy Amanda Stansell. Georgia State Patrol investigating.

  Officers are on the scene of a crash with serious injuries on Ga 140 at Floyd Springs Rd. Please find alternate routes. Roadway will be closed for an extended period. (posted 11 pm) pic.twitter.com/rxe9ZaXcV0 — Floyd County Police Dept (@FloydPolice) August 21, 2021 The Georgia State Patrol reports an accident Friday night has claimed… Read more

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