Fire reported On Broad Street early Thursday

March 14, 2019--10:17 a.m.


The Rome Fire Department was called to a small fire on Broad Street early Thursday morning.

A Rome Police Officer spotted the fire on the sidewalk adjacent to the building at 421 Broad Street just after midnight.

The fire was against the building and it was three piles of what appeared to be some kind of dense paper that was burning.

One was contained within a metal paint can.

Police tried to use a fire extinguisher to put out the fire but it was ineffective.

That’s when the fire department was called to the scene.

The cost of repairing the damage to the building was unknown at the time of the report.

Man charged with meth possession

March 14, 2019--10:17 a.m.


A 22-year old Rome man was arrested at a location on Avenue A Wednesday on meth possession charges.

According to Floyd County Jail records, Zachary Leon Hall of a Cave Spring Street address was taken into custody after methamphetamine and an empty syringe was found in his pants pockets.

Hall is also charged with possession of drug-related objects.

Woman arrested for possession of cocaine

March 14, 2019--10:17 a.m.


A couple of crack pipes land a Rome woman behind bars early Thursday.

According to Floyd County Jail records, 43-year old Diana Lapreece Carmichael of an East Glover Street address was arrested at the Royal Inn on Martha Berry Boulevard.

The report states that the two crack pipes contained cocaine residue.

Carmichael is charged with possession of cocaine and possession of drug-related objects.

Man charged with being a fugitive from justice

March 14, 2019--10:17 a.m.


A Rome man was booked into the Floyd County Jail Thursday on felony fugitive from justice charge.

According to Floyd County Jail records, 59-year old Gerald Moten of a Wilson Avenue address was found to have a warrant for his arrest out of Cherokee County, Alabama.

The public is invited to a Memorial Day service presented by the Exchange Club of Rome Monday morning at 11 a.m. in the Palladium Building at the Coosa Valley Fairgrounds.
With the sun still on the rise, the Rome High School Class of 2019 celebrated their commencement at Barron Stadium in downtown Rome.
An investigation is underway after a man was found shot to death in Gadsden early Friday.
Braves pull within 1 game of 1st place
Oak Hill & The Martha Berry Museum will host a free community day from 10 A.M. to 5 P.M. Saturday, May 25.
The Georgia State Patrol is urging drivers who will be traveling throughout the state this weekend to make safety a priority
The Georgia Department of Transportation will scale back its construction work across northwest Georgia
A former Floyd County Prison inmate is accused of trying to smuggle meth and marijuana into the facility, a man is charged with aggravated assault and a woman is charged with identity fraud.
The officer involved has been identified and a woman in the home was also arrested.
A corrections officer at Hays State Prison was injured in an apparent attack on Tuesday evening of this week.