• GBI Investigates Officer Involved Shooting in Rome

    FLOYD COUNTY, Ga. – At the request of the Rome Police Department, GBI agents are investigating an officer involved shooting in Rome, Georgia. Kelvin Gerard Jackson, age 34, of Augusta, GA, died in the incident. No officers were injured. The preliminary information indicates on Friday, February 23, 2024, at about 11:10 a.m., Rome Police Department officers […]

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  • Rome Woman Arrested After Fraudulent Claims Reach $1.5 Million

    FLOYD COUNTY, Ga. – Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John F. King announced today that Denna Rochelle Conaway, 54, of Rome, has been charged with insurance fraud and forgery. Between October 2022 and January 2023, Ms. Conaway initiated three separate accident claims with Guardian Insurance Company. In each of the incidents, the suspect submitted medical […]

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  • Man wanted in Floyd County for murder

    Be on the lookout! (BOLO) Wanted for Murder Marquivias Nicholson If anyone has information on the whereabouts of this individual they are encouraged to call our warrants clerk (mon-fri 8-5) at 706-236-2466 or anytime you can call 911. Additionally, you can anonymously submit a tip about his whereabouts through the Floyd County Sheriff’s Office app!

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  • Major Insurer Reverses Course After Commissioner King’s Involvement

    PRESS RELEASE – Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John F. King announced today that Farmers Insurance has rescinded tens of thousands of nonrenewal notices to Georgia consumers initially scheduled to go into effect in August. “It was brought to our attention this week that Farmers Insurance had alerted their customers that they would be non-renewing […]

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  • Floyd County man threatened fellow resident with a sword

    FLOYD COUNTY, Ga. – A Floyd County man was arrested after he threatened another man with a sword. According to the Police report, On Monday April 17, 2023 at approximately 9:05pm, a Floyd County Sheriff’s Office Deputy was dispatched to a residential house in reference to an altercation involving a sword. When the deputy arrived, […]

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  • Police chase into Floyd County

    BREAKING NEWS – A reported police chase took place in Highway 27 southbound passing Highway 140 toward Rome. A Georgia State Patrol trooper was in a high-speed pursuit of a sports bike. According to reports, the chase involved speeds of  over 160 mph and continued toward Rome. The Georgia State Patrol ‘terminated’ the chase for the […]

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  • Valentine’s Day Giveaway

    Enter to win our free Valentine’s Day Giveaway, featuring exciting gifts from our local business communities! Love is in the air and to show you how much we care and appreciate you, we want to do something special! Here’s How To Enter: See below for details!   *If you are not yet a subscriber* Subscribe […]

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  • Jon Burns Elected Georgia’s 75th Speaker of the House

    PRESS RELEASE – State Representative Jon Burns (R-Newington) was elected today as the 75th Speaker of the Georgia House of Representatives. Speaker Burns was elected by acclamation without opposition. “I am honored to have the trust and confidence of my colleagues in the House to serve as their Speaker,” said Speaker Burns. “My vision for the […]

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  • $5.1 Million granted for Northwest Georgia Regional Hospital Property Redevelopment

    FLOYD COUNTY, Ga. – The Rome Floyd Development Authority announced today that Congress has allocated $5.1 million in their 2023 budget for the redevelopment of the former Northwest Georgia Regional Hospital Property. The Rome Floyd Development Authority applied for Congressionally Directed Spending from the offices of Senator Raphael Warnock and Senator Jon Ossoff in March of […]

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  • Georgia six-week abortion ban reinstated

    GEORGIA – Today, a week after Fulton County Superior Court overturned the Georgia six-week abortion ban, the Georgia Supreme Court has reinstated the ban. The Georgia Supreme Court effectively overturned the ruling made by Judge Robert McBurney when they put the lower court’s ruling on hold while the appeal is reviewed. When Judge McBurney ruled […]

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  • Speaker David Ralston has passed away

    GEORGIA – David Ralston, Speaker of the House for the Georgia House of Representatives, has passed away. The Georgia House of Representatives has put out the following statement following his passing: “Speaker David Ralston (R-Blue Ridge), 73rdSpeaker of the Georgia House of Representatives, passed away today following an extended illness. He was 68 years old. […]

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  • Georgia abortion ban overturned by judge

    GEORGIA – A judge in Fulton County Superior Court has overturned the six week abortion ban in Georgia. Judge Robert McBurney made the decision today in a ruling to strike down the law that had been in place since July. McBurney ruled that the six week ban violated the U.S. Constitution and U.S. Supreme Court […]

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  • Governor has been called in Georgia

    Election results

    GEORGIA – The race for Georgia Governor has been called. Incumbent Brian Kemp has been named the winner with it currently standing at 53.9 percent over Abrams. The fight for U.S. Senate is very close with the results currently tied. Hershel Walker is running against Raphael Warnock. In Georgia, the winner must have over 50 […]

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  • Roe v. Wade overturned in Supreme Court precedent on abortion

    WASHINGTON – This morning, a divided United States Supreme Court, made the 5-4 decision to overturn the 50-year precedent of Roe v. Wade to legalize abortion the federal level. The door was opened to re-visit the abortion precedent that was set in 1973 in hearing the 2021 Mississippi case for Dobbs v. Jackson. The court […]

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  • Floyd man and woman arrested for insurance fraud and other crimes

    FLOYD COUNTY, Ga. – Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John F. King announced today that Jessica Church, 41, of Rome, has been arrested for Insurance Fraud, Forgery, Conspiracy, Concealing the Identity of a Vehicle, and Tampering with Evidence. The case also resulted in the arrest of David Dover, 45, of Rome, for Insurance Fraud and […]

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