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New state law regarding permits for fireworks goes into effect July 1

New state law regarding permits for fireworks goes into effect July 1

Thursday, June 20, 2024–4:51 p.m. -David Crowder, WRGA News- A new state law goes into effect on July 1 regarding permits for fireworks displays. Senate Bill 417 requires permits be issued by the fire department instead of the magistrate court. According to Floyd County Public Safety Division Director John Blaylock, the county commission will also…

EMA’s Weather SAFE event will be held Saturday

EMA’s Weather SAFE event will be held Saturday

Thursday, June 20, 2024–11:40 a.m. -David Crowder, WRGA News- The public can learn more about emergency preparedness and the different types of storms we can see in our area during a special event on Saturday at the Floyd County Emergency Management Agency Headquarters. The cookout and weather science discussion will feature WSB Meteorologist Christina Edwards.…

Senators introduce legislation to rename Rome federal building for Judge Harold Murphy

Senators introduce legislation to rename Rome federal building for Judge Harold Murphy

Thursday, June 20, 2024–11:18 a.m. -News Release- U.S. Senators Jon Ossoff, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and Reverend Raphael Warnock are introducing a bill to honor the late Judge Harold L. Murphy, who passed away in December 2022. Sens. Ossoff and Rev. Warnock have introduced legislation to rename the Federal building in Rome…

Arrest reports for June 20

Arrest reports for June 20

Thursday, June 20, 2024–10:07 a.m. -Floyd County Jail records- Silver Creek man charged with aggravated assault A Silver Creek man is accused of assaulting his father with a two-pound dumbbell back on June 6. According to Floyd County Jail records and an arrest warrant: 30-year-old Ricky Lamar Smith Jr. hit the victim in the chest…

Report: Man tried to grab another man’s gun in library parking lot

Report: Man tried to grab another man’s gun in library parking lot

Thursday, June 20, 2024–10:05 a.m. -Staff reports- An Atlanta man was arrested after he allegedly tried to grab a man’s gun in the parking lot of the Rome-Floyd County Library on Wednesday. According to Floyd County Jail records and a Rome Police Department report: A man and a woman were sitting in a vehicle facing…

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