Category Archives: Crimewatch

State patrol: Cartersville woman, 53, was struck and killed while walking along Ga. 20 late Friday.

State patrol: Cartersville woman, 53, was struck and killed while walking along Ga. 20 late Friday.

  A 53-year-old Cartersville woman has died after being struck by a car late Friday just east of Interstate 75 on Ga. 20. An online account has been established to help pay her funeral expenses. According to the Georgia State Patrol: On Friday, Nov. 15, at  approximately 11:50 p.m., a 2013 Toyota Corolla was traveling… Read more

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Paulding Sheriff: Cartersville man charged with attempting to have sex with an 8-year-old girl.

Paulding Sheriff: Cartersville man charged with attempting to have sex with an 8-year-old girl.

Paulding County Sheriff’s Office release: On Nov. 1, 2019, Brian Travis Cowart, 34, of Cartersville was arrested by Detectives from the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office Juvenile Investigations Division on charges of attempting to have sex with an 8-year-old girl. On Oct. 29, the Juvenile Investigations Division was contacted by a complainant who advised they located… Read more

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Greater Community Bank CrimeWatch: Updates on area arrests, police reports from across Northwest Georgia.

Greater Community Bank CrimeWatch: Updates on area arrests, police reports from across Northwest Georgia.

SAFETY TIPS: Track registered sex offenders in your community. Click Offender Watch Crime Mapping: See what crimes have been reported in your neighborhood. Crime Mapping Rome Police Department’s anonymous crime tip line. 706-236-5000. Click for details. Bartow County Sheriff’s Office partners with The Wanted Channel to provide an outlet to post wanted persons: Bartow’s most wanted… Read more

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Floyd Police: Calhoun man charged in early morning collision on Ga. 140 and Buttrum Road; two taken to area hospitals.

Floyd Police: Calhoun man charged in early morning collision on Ga. 140 and Buttrum Road; two taken to area hospitals.

  Media release: The Floyd County Police Department responded to a wreck with injuries at 6:40 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 18. The incident occurred near the Bartow County boundary. A Honda Civic, driven by Dawn Marie Hudgins, 48, of Menlo, was traveling east on Ga 140 in the direction of Bartow County when a Ford Escape… Read more

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Rome-Floyd Fire Department investigating the cause of a devestating home fire off Bass Ferry Road at Biddy Road late Thursday, no injuries.

Rome-Floyd Fire Department investigating the cause of a devestating home fire off Bass Ferry Road at Biddy Road late Thursday, no injuries.

  The Rome-Floyd Fire Department is investigating the cause of a devestating house fire at 50 Bass Ferry Road, just off Biddy Road and Highway 411, that occurred Thursday night. Fire Marshal Mary Catherine Chewning says the historic 100-year-old home is a total loss, burned to the foundation. Fortunately, homeowner Maggie Foy was not home… Read more

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Updated: IRS says ‘significant increase in enforcement actions for syndicated conservation easement transactions’ begins; Rome considered a ‘hotbed’ for easements.

Updated: IRS says ‘significant increase in enforcement actions for syndicated conservation easement transactions’ begins; Rome considered a ‘hotbed’ for easements.

THE LATEST Subpoenas issued to six: Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Ranking Member Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) have issued subpoenas for documents in their bipartisan probe of syndicated conservation-easement transactions. Generally, conservation easements are a legitimate tax tool to promote land conservation, but some of them in recent years may have allowed some… Read more

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Bartow County Sheriff’s Office: Latest graduates of Citizens Academy. Plus: Operational Watchful Eye IV — a check on area sex offenders — a success.

Bartow County Sheriff’s Office: Latest graduates of Citizens Academy. Plus: Operational Watchful Eye IV — a check on area sex offenders — a success.

  On Tuesday, Nov. 12, the September 2019 Bartow County Sheriff’s Office Citizens Academy celebrated the completion of the 10-week program at a graduation ceremony.  The Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the participants for allowing us to share what each department does and expand their knowledge of what really goes on in law enforcement.… Read more

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Funeral set for 9-year-old cheerleader killed in Trion accident; friends raises funds to help pay expenses.

Funeral set for 9-year-old cheerleader killed in Trion accident; friends raises funds to help pay expenses.

  Funeral services set for Saturday for 9-year-old accident victim.  Chloe Grace Morris-Buck, a fourth-grader at Menlo Elementary, has been identified as the victim in a weekend collision in Trion. Funeral services have been set and WZQZ 991. FM and 1180 AM reports that a fund has been established to help cover funeral expenses (click… Read more

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Calhoun man, 18, killed in Sunday hit-and-run accident said to be the son of Summerville’s former postmaster who died in a motorcycle crash in June 2018.

Calhoun man, 18, killed in Sunday hit-and-run accident said to be the son of Summerville’s former postmaster who died in a motorcycle crash in June 2018.

Authorities today are searching for a hit-and-run motorist who state troopers say struck and killed an 18-year-old Calhoun man early Sunday. The victim has been identified as Emory Ware, 18, and family friends say he is the son of Michael Ware, the postmaster in Summerville who died in a motorcycle accident in June 2018. About… Read more

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Floyd County Police: How the collision on U.S. 411 was triggered and who was injured.

Floyd County Police: How the collision on U.S. 411 was triggered and who was injured.

  From Floyd County Police: The crash reported at 7:44 p.m. Sunday on U.S. 411 at its intersection with Nichols Road. An Infiniti G37 driven by Norma Vaughan, 75, of Rydal was traveling eastbound on 411  when she slowed to attempt to turn onto Nichols Road. At the last moment, the driver changed her mind and… Read more

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Victim of recent South Rome shooting recognizes Rome Police officer and E-911 dispatcher who helped save his life.

Victim of recent South Rome shooting recognizes Rome Police officer and E-911 dispatcher who helped save his life.

  From Rome Police: Darrium Martin, a victim in a recent shooting in South Rome, presented an award to Officer Scott Kasmar and the Floyd E-911 dispatcher (Lt. Henson) that assisted. Martin wanted to thank and recognize the officer and dispatcher for their life saving actions. Read more

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And we’re back: Power restored to East Rome. Earlier outage left 900 customers, main roads in the dark.

And we’re back: Power restored to East Rome. Earlier outage left 900 customers, main roads in the dark.

  POWER RESTORED: Service has been restored to East Rome following an outage that occurred around 5:30 Friday morning. All clear as of 7:30 a.m. It appears the morning gusts sent a limb onto a powerline, triggering the outage.   PREVIOUSLY At least 900 customers are without power Friday morning because of an outage that… Read more

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Key update on identity of victim who died in the plane crash in the Polk cotton field Monday.

Key update on identity of victim who died in the plane crash in the Polk cotton field Monday.

A 53-year-old Cumming pilot has died following an experimental aircraft crash in a Polk County cotton field Monday morning. Killed in a crash described as a hard impact was Alexander N. Vagner, according to Polk County Coroner Tony Brazier. Authorities had released another name but updated the victim’s identity Tuesday afternoon. The aircraft was discovered… Read more

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All customers back in service following outage near Darlington.

All customers back in service following outage near Darlington.

All power service rstored off Cave Spring Road. PREVIOUSLY Power remains out to more than 100 Georgia Power customers off Cave Spring Road including the Darlington campus and others in the area. Georgia Power says service should be restored by 1 p.m. That’s down from the initial 419 customers. As of 10:40 a.m., power has… Read more

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Cartersville man pleads guilty to drug charges tied to death of woman who’s severed remains were found at the Bartow Co. Landfill last August

Cartersville man pleads guilty to drug charges tied to death of woman who’s severed remains were found at the Bartow Co. Landfill last August

  One of four Cartersville men jailed on federal drug charges in West Virginia tied to the death of Courtney Dubois, whose dismembered body was found in a Bartow County landfill in August 2018, has entered a guilty plea in U.S. District Court. According to court documents filed in U.S. District Court in Northern District… Read more

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Athens police: Former Rome doctor charged with rape, aggravated assault of Athens woman now out of jail on $50,700 bond.

Athens police: Former Rome doctor charged with rape, aggravated assault of Athens woman now out of jail on $50,700 bond.

Former Rome surgeon facing four felony counts including rape and aggravated assault in Athens has been released from the Athens-Clarke County Jail this week after his arrest on Oct. 16. Zachary Forrest Solomon, 34, of 24 Pear St. in Rome, was released on Tuesday after posting a cash bond of $5,700 and a own recognizance… Read more

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Pack of wild dogs spotted, tracked from Riverbend Center Tuesday morning but all managed to get away despite use of ‘net’ gun.

Pack of wild dogs spotted, tracked from Riverbend Center Tuesday morning but all managed to get away despite use of ‘net’ gun.

Three wild dogs — perhaps the latest pack spotted in the Between the Rivers neighborhood — were spotted at Riverbend Center on Tuesday morning. This photo, from resident Mark Cochran, shows the dogs on the move. Cochran, who called PAWS immediately, says the alpha dog was being aggressive toward the other two. Later Tuesday morning,… Read more

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Bartow County Sheriff’s Office awarded $30,875 grant by state for HEAT campaign (Highway Enforcement of Aggressive Traffic).

Bartow County Sheriff’s Office awarded $30,875 grant by state for HEAT campaign (Highway Enforcement of Aggressive Traffic).

  Media release: Bartow County Sheriff Clark Millsap announces The Governor’s Office of Highway Safety awarded the Bartow County Sheriff’s Office $30,874.73 in grant funding for the 2020 season.  The BCSO H.E.A.T. (Highway Enforcement of Aggressive Traffic) Unit is in the seventh year of operation. Why do we have H.E.A.T.?  Aggressive traffic (a term that… Read more

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