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Man charged with child cruelty

Man charged with child cruelty

Wednesday, July 17, 2024–10:23 a.m. -Floyd County Jail records- A West Rome man has been arrested on a felony warrant charging him with 2nd-degree cruelty to children. According to the warrant: 35-year-old Miguel Angel Gomez let his 14-year-old son ride on the running board on the outside of a transit van. Gomez hit a bump…

City Commission to hold millage rate public hearing Thursday

City Commission to hold millage rate public hearing Thursday

Wednesday, July 17, 2024–10:00 a.m. -David Crowder, WRGA News- The Rome City Commission will hold a called meeting Thursday morning to conduct the second of three public hearings regarding the proposed millage rate. The finance committee has made the recommendation that there be a reduction in the rate for maintenance and operations from 7.8 to…

Young Roman close to raising over $100,000 for local youth home

Young Roman close to raising over $100,000 for local youth home

Wednesday, July 17, 2024–9:55 a.m. -News Release- Next Thursday, July 25th, marks the 13th annual Whit’s Lemonade Stand in support of the Open Door Home of Rome. Whit Molnar has raised approximately $95,000 since he created the fundraiser. This year he is hoping to pass the $100,000 mark. Molnar was only four years old when…

ACC recommends small bar ordinance

ACC recommends small bar ordinance

Wednesday, July 17, 2024–9:51 a.m. -David Crowder, WRGA News- The Rome Alcohol Control Commission has forwarded a recommendation to the full city commission to adopt a small bar ordinance. Currently, any establishment that sells liquor has to meet a 50-50 food-to-drink ratio, unless a variance is granted. There are only two establishments that have such…

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