Hands-Free Law Clarification 
Wednesday, June 13, 2018- 8:38 a.m. 
STAFF REPORTS
 
 

After the release of what all is involved in the new Hands-Free law that will take effect on July 1, some drivers were left with questions. 
 
A post making the rounds on social media about the new law references to not being able to stream music while driving which left some drivers confused.  
 
According to a press release by Rep. John Carson of Marietta, motorists can stream music while driving, but they cannot change the music or watch a video while operating a motor vehicle. 
 
If pulled over for violating this law, fines can reach up to $150 and three points on your license. 
 
Five individuals were arrested on Thursday in Cherokee County on multiple drug charges.
Bartow County Firefighters are still investigating a house fire off Green Acre Lane that occurred Thursday evening.
According to Floyd County Jail records, Jimmy Durand Jordan Jr. of a Woodward Street address would not let a 65-year old man into his own Abrams Road home.
A Rockmart man is in the Floyd County Jail charged with terroristic threats and acts.
Even though the 2018-2019 school year has just begun, that hasn't stopped several Rome High School students from working hard to make this year the best one yet.
Rome City Schools has announced an expansion to the College and Career Academy with 25 possible pathway offerings by the 2020-2021 school year.
A Chattooga County man is wanting to press charges on his son who allegedly stole from him.
Georgia Highlands College has released the Presidents and Deans list for this past summer semester.
A man is arrested following a disruption at the Floyd County Courthouse, a man is accused of having drugs at the jail and a man is arrested for being a fugitive.
On Thursday's Hometown Headlines Radio Edition, Barry Henderson announced the purchase of the Oaknoll Chapel Funeral Home on Shorter Avenue.