Category: Local

Storm Watch Remains In Effect


- Summerville

- LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: Below tropical storm force wind
- Peak Wind Forecast: 25-35 mph with gusts to 50 mph

to 57 mph
- The wind threat has remained nearly steady from the
previous assessment.
- PLAN: Plan for hazardous wind of equivalent tropical storm
- PREPARE: Remaining efforts to protect property should be
completed as soon as possible. Prepare for limited wind
- ACT: Move to safe shelter before the wind becomes hazardous.
- Damage to porches, awnings, carports, sheds, and unanchored
mobile homes. Unsecured lightweight objects blown about.
- Many large tree limbs broken off. A few trees snapped or
uprooted, but with greater numbers in places where trees
are shallow rooted. Some fences and roadway signs blown
- A few roads impassable from debris, particularly within
urban or heavily wooded places. Hazardous driving
conditions on bridges and other elevated roadways.
- Scattered power and communications outages.

- LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: Flash Flood Watch is in effect
- Peak Rainfall Amounts: Additional 2-4 inches, with locally
higher amounts
- Situation is unfavorable for tornadoes

Man Arrested Again for Physically Injuring Elderly Woman

Dwayne Wiggins Elder, 63 of Rome, was arrested this week after reports said he violated a protection order and physically injured an elderly woman.

Reports said that Elder violated a court order to stay away from the victim three times.  He is accused of grabbing the victim by the arm on time occasion, the shoulder the next and finally by the hair a third.

Reports added that Elder is accused of “becoming increasingly violent and has been swinging as to hit her.

Police added that he was also found in possession of a bag of suspected marijuana.

Elder is charged with exploitation of the elderly, aggravated stalking and possession of marijuana.

PREVIOUS January 21 2020

Dwayne Wiggins Elder, 62 of Rome, was arrested this week after report said h e placed his 87 year-old mother in fear of receiving an injury.

Reports stated that the incident occurred at a home on Little Texas Valley road,

Elder is charged with simple assault.

Rome Man Jailed for Stalking and Placing Elderly Woman in Fear of Life

Expansion of Anheuser-Busch in Cartersville Announced

Anheuser-Busch today announced that as part of its commitment to supporting the safe and strong recovery of the U.S. economy, it is increasing its investment in its Cartersville brewery from $85 million to $150 million. The investment, which was originally announced in January, will support new brewing capabilities, the creation of a new can line, and will generate new efficiencies in the brewing process as the company continues to lead in meeting evolving consumer demand. The expansion of the brewery reaffirms the brewer’s commitment to local jobs during a time of economic uncertainty caused by the novel coronavirus pandemic

.Additional investments in its more than 100 facilities across the U.S. are just one part of the brewer’s commitment to supporting the economic recovery. Anheuser-Busch also donated over $2 million in partnership with the U.S. Bartenders Guild, the James Beard Foundation, and others to support out-of-work bar and restaurant workers. The brewer also joined the National Restaurant Association’s Restaurant Revival Campaign as the exclusive beer partner to support safe and successful re-openings across the country, and through Stella Artois, committed $2.25 million to the ServSafe Dining Commitment.

The Cartersville brewery employs more than 500 people and contributes more than $400 million annually to Georgia’s economy. Opened in 1993, the Cartersville brewery brews more than 20 Anheuser-Busch beer brands and is the original producer of emergency drinking water for the company’s disaster relief program — with the brewery team starring in Budweiser’s 2018 Super Bowl Commercial highlighting the program. Cartersville was also the first Anheuser-Busch brewery to be certified organic by USDA in order to brew and package Michelob ULTRA Pure Gold.

26 Year Old Charged With Child Molestation of 13 Year Old Female

Kaland C. Ray, 26 of Adairsville, was arrested in Calhoun this week after reports said he had sex multiple times with a 13-year-old female.

The arrest was made last week after the mother of the victim called police. Reports said that the child sent messages to a friend about the meetings and the mother was able to get screen shots of the conversation.

Reports added that Ray told investigators that he had sexual relations with the child once by mistake, believing she was someone else in bed.

Ray is charged with child molestation and enticing a child for indecent purposes.

Adairsvile Man Charged with Molesting Child


Flash Flood Watch / Weather Advisory


Issue Date: 1020 AM EDT Tue Oct 27 2020
Expiration: 2230 GMT  27 2020

The Flash Flood Watch continues for

* Portions of north central Georgia...northeast Georgia...northwest
Georgia and west central Georgia, including the following areas,
in north central Georgia, Barrow, Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, Dawson,
DeKalb, Douglas, Fannin, Fayette, Forsyth, Gilmer, Gwinnett, Hall,
Lumpkin, North Fulton, Pickens, South Fulton and Union. In
northeast Georgia, Banks, Jackson, Towns and White. In northwest
Georgia, Bartow, Carroll, Catoosa, Chattooga, Dade, Floyd, Gordon,
Haralson, Murray, Paulding, Polk, Walker and Whitfield. In west
central Georgia, Coweta and Heard.

* From Wednesday morning through Thursday evening

* Periods of heavy rainfall are expected across the area with the
rain bands associated with Tropical Storm Zeta as it weakens and
tracks across the forecast area Wednesday night through Thursday.
Associated rainfall totals of 2 to 3 inches are expected on
average across north and northwest Georgia with locally higher
amounts possible where heavy rain bands persist for prolonged
periods of time.


A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead to
Flash Flooding. Flash Flooding is a very dangerous situation. You
should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should
Flash Flood Warnings be issued.

Teen Jailed After Shooting Stolen Semi Automatic Gun

Damion Malik Frazier, 19 of Rome, was arrested this week after reports said he discharged a stolen semi automatic handgun while placing others in danger of injury.

Reports added that he was also found with marijuana and a drug scale. Officers went on to say that Frazier attempted to discard the marijuana by throwing it on the ground.

The incident occurred on East 12th street.

Frazier is charged with possession of marijuana, tampering with evidence, possession of drug related objects, carrying a concealed weapon without a license, theft by receiving stolen property, reckless conduct and failure to appear.

Rome Teen Jailed After Shooting Stolen Semi-Automatic Handgun in Public


Nicholson, Age 33, Jailed on Drug Trafficking Charges

A Cherokee County man was jailed on drug trafficking charges over the weekend.

Jonathon Matthew Nicholson, age 33 of Cedar Bluff – was booked into jail at around 4:30am Sunday – charged with one count each of Drug Trafficking, the Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Tampering with Physical Evidence.

Nicholson remains in the Cherokee County Detention Center with bond yet to be set.

Man Charged With False Imprisonment, Battery, and Other Charges

Kristopher John Wheeler, 35 of Silver Creek, was arrested this week after reports said he tied up a woman with a Christmas ribbon and refused to allow her to go free.  Wheeler also allegedly hit the woman in the face.

Reports added that he also allegedly busted out a truck windshield with a flower pot

The incident occurred at a home on Old Rockmart Road on October 23.

The next day Wheeler is accused of being seen on another’s property without permission. He was allegedly observed looking through a bag on a motorcycle.

Wheeler is charged with false imprisonment, battery, criminal trespass, criminal damage to property and prowling.

Silver Creek Man Ties up and Beats Woman, Found Prowling on Another’s property