Category Archives: Crimewatch

Employee injured in accident on Turner McCall as repaving work continued Monday.

Employee injured in accident on Turner McCall as repaving work continued Monday.

An employee of C.W. Matthews Contracting was struck by a hauling truck Monday morning while working on the repaving of part of Turner McCall Boulevard, says Joe Schulman, District 6 communications officer for Georgia DOT. The extent of the employee’s injuries was not known Monday afternoon. Traffic in the southbound lanes — already compromised by… 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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NewsChannel 9: Couple wanted in Rome on federal drug, weapons charges captured near Dunlap, Tenn.

NewsChannel 9: Couple wanted in Rome on federal drug, weapons charges captured near Dunlap, Tenn.

From NewsChannel 9, Chattanooga: Sequatchie County, Tenn., officials arrested Jonathan Bryant, 25, and Tiffany Julian, 32, Saturday morning, who have active federal warrants out of Rome on charges involving drugs, resisting arrest and for owning guns as felons.  On Tommy Austin Road in Dunlap Tennessee, the sounds of nature are typical. But what’s not — is… Read more

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Cartersville woman among 20 plaintiffs alleging sexual assault by Lyft drivers.

Cartersville woman among 20 plaintiffs alleging sexual assault by Lyft drivers.

Editor’s notes: Hometown Headlines does not identify reported victims of sexual crimes. In this case, however, the reported victim has presented herself by name at a press conference. Also, we are not linking you to the original story as it features inappropriate advertising, especially given the nature of this case. A summary follows. From siliconvalley.com: Twenty… Read more

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Note for jurors summoned for next week; phone lines down at judicial center.

Note for jurors summoned for next week; phone lines down at judicial center.

 Media release:   Because of phone lines being down at the courthouse/judicial center, for Monday, Dec. 9, Jurors 1-110 will need to report as instructed on your summons to the jury assembly room #308, located on the 3rd floor of the new courthouse, Tribune Street between the Historic Courthouse and The Forum.   Jurors should… Read more

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Cartersville’s Justice Robert Benham to step down from Georgia’s Supreme Court on March 1.

Cartersville’s Justice Robert Benham to step down from Georgia’s Supreme Court on March 1.

Cartersville native Robert Benham is retiring from the Georgia Supreme Court as of March 1. That means Gov.  Brian Kemp will appoint a replacement before Benham’s term ends on Dec. 31, 2020. Benham, age 73, has served on the court for nearly half his life. Media release: Justice Robert Benham announced today that he will… Read more

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Traffic: Martha Berry to U.S. 411 a mess this afternoon.

Traffic: Martha Berry to U.S. 411 a mess this afternoon.

  Watch for traffic if you’re heading south on Turner McCall from downtown Rome. Georgia DOT is doing “some paving maintenance on the SR 1 loop from SR 1 all the way to Highway 411,” says Joe Schulman of the Cartersville office. One spot to watch in particular: The merge onto Martha Berry as you come… Read more

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Accident on I-75 north near Glade Road cleared from the interstate but traffic remains clogged.

Accident on I-75 north near Glade Road cleared from the interstate but traffic remains clogged.

  UPDATE: The accident has been cleared from the interstate but traffic remains backed up. Commuters trying to get home from metro Atlanta or the Kennesaw area this evening are in for a rough commute. A two-vehicle accident on 75 north has the left lane blocked as of 5:05 p.m. Your best bet: Bail off… Read more

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State helping to investigate a house fire that took the life of a 69-year-old Gordon County man.

State helping to investigate a house fire that took the life of a 69-year-old Gordon County man.

  Media release: Around 8:15 a.m. Friday, Nov. 29, the Gordon County Fire Department responded to a residential fire located on the corner of Oakman Road and Hanes Road. When emergency personnel made their way inside the home, they discovered the body of Charles Vice, 69, of Oakman. “The home was completely destroyed by the blaze.… Read more

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All clear. Accident on U.S. 27 by the Armuchee post office.

All clear. Accident on U.S. 27 by the Armuchee post office.

An accident on Martha Berry Highway near the Armuchee post office has traffic tied up, especially in the northbound lanes from Scenic Drive past Little Texas Valley at 3:20 p.m. as shown in this Google Traffic map. The best detour probably is Old Summerville Road but it also shows signs of buildup. Read more

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Manhunt continues for robbery suspect; clerk treated for injuries and released from Floyd Medical Center.

Manhunt continues for robbery suspect; clerk treated for injuries and released from Floyd Medical Center.

  THE LATEST Sarvan Saina, identified as the clerk shot in Saturday night’s armed robbery, has been treated for his injuries and released from Floyd Medical Center. From Assistant Chief of Police Debbie Burnett: On Nov. 30 at 9:15 p.m., a black male entered 410 S. Broad (Hi Tech) wearing all black and a black… Read more

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Gordon County Fire investigating motorhome fire on I-75; one person hospitalized with non-fire related injuries.

Gordon County Fire investigating motorhome fire on I-75; one person hospitalized with non-fire related injuries.

  One person was injured in a motorhome fire on I-75 in Gordon County on Saturday, according to a report from WTVC News Channel 9. The incident was reported around 11:50 a.m. on I-75 southbound near mile marker 311, near the Calhoun Outlet Marketplace. Gordon County 911 says one person was taken to the hospital… Read more

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Three arrested on drug, other charges in latest sweep by the Metro Drug Task Force.

Three arrested on drug, other charges in latest sweep by the Metro Drug Task Force.

Three Rome resident have been arrested in the latest sweep by the Metro Drug Task Force and the Floyd County Sheriff’s Office. The arrests occurred Tuesady at 133 Bollen Drive, identified as the residence of one of the suspects,  Timothy Van Smith, 56. Arrested on multiple counts were: Smith, charged with theft by receiving stolen… Read more

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Cartersville Police: Armed robbery suspect caught in five minutes; second man held on probation violation charges.

Cartersville Police: Armed robbery suspect caught in five minutes; second man held on probation violation charges.

  Cartersville Police media release: Tuesday morning at approximately 09:58, the alleged suspect, Tabori Talley of Mountain Chase Drive in Cartersville, entered the Marathon Gas Station at 1139 N. Tennessee St., indicated he had a firearm and demanded money from the cash register. The suspect fled the scene with an unknown amount of cash in… Read more

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GBI: Paulding County sheriff’s detective held on two counts of child molestation, violation of oath of office.

GBI: Paulding County sheriff’s detective held on two counts of child molestation, violation of oath of office.

  Media release: On Nov. 25, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Region 1 Field Office arrested Detective Steve Edwin Sorrells, 48, on child molestation charges. Sorrells was subsequently taken into custody and booked into the Paulding County Jail on the below listed charges: Child Molestation (felony) 2 Counts Violation of Oath of Office (felony) On… Read more

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