A Rome woman was jailed on a felony theft charge after she allegedly took cash and an iPod while she was sitting with an elderly person, according to Floyd County Jail reports.
According to the reports:
Pamela Denise Threadgill, 44, of 436 Pearson Road, turned herself in to the Floyd County Jail on Friday.
She was released from jail on a $3,500 bond.
God never sends us into an impossible situation. When I was a lad, we lived about two hundred yards from a small country store. Frequently, in the evening, my father would ask me to go to the store for fruit, candy or something he wanted. I was afraid of the dark, and never looked forward to the trip. While it was only a short distance, this did not calm my fears. My father knew I was afraid, and he would always turn the front light on, and frequently walk down to the mailbox and wait for me. I look back and realize that I was never out of my father’s sight. I could always hear his voice and see the light shining on the front of the house. Life is like that. You and I are never out of sight of the lights of the father’s house, nor the sound of his voice. The Hebrew poet walked out under the Syrian sky, and looked at the stars and moon, and was overcome with a sense of God’s greatness. “O Lord, our Lord, how excellent is Thy name in all the earth. When I consider Thy heavens, the work of Thy finders, the moon and the stars, which Thou has ordained, what is man, that Thou art mindful of him?” That’s a good question. What is man? It is a question all of us ought to consider. Back in 1926, a chemist decided he would analyze the human body to discover its commercial value. If you weigh 160 pounds, and are 5-feet, 10-inches tall, the chemist revealed your body contains enough iron to make one nail, enough phosphorus to make 2,200 match heads, enough fat the make seven bars of soap, enough sugar to fill a small dish, enough lime to whitewash a chicken coop, and still have a little magnesium, potassium, and sulphur left over. The commercial value of all this was 98 cents back in 1926. Is that all there is to man? No person in his right mind would put himself for sale at such a price. You are made in the image of God, and you can be filled with the Spirit of God, and you are here to do God’s will. To believe this about man makes a big difference. What a man believes about himself will determine how he lives. If you are dust, and only dust, why not have your fling and satisfy the desires of the flesh? Man is more than flesh, blood and bone. There is something deep within that calls to us. It calls us to stand tall and walk straight, and live unselfishly. Until we respond to that call, we can never be happy. Unless we live by some sort of moral compass, we will soon be lost in a world of hopelessness. You may fill your days with fun and frolic, but your soul remains empty until you open your heart to God. The circumstances around your life may be just what you want, but the soul remains dull and lifeless until you accept God as your partner. Jesus said, “With God, all things are possible.” This is a daring faith. What did Jesus mean? He meant that human personality does not travel a dead-end road. It runs through deep waters and up rugged slopes, but at the end of the journey, there is light and peace to those who have been faithful to God. When life seems hopeless, remember, he is with you. Robert V. Ozment is a retired United Methodist minister.
Floyd County police say a 17-year-old boy burglarized a Second Street home last month, according to Floyd County Jail reports.
According to the reports:
Dawson Bryce Jones, 17, of 3237 Old Rockmart Road S.E., is accused of breaking into the home on April 19 and taking a guitar, diamond earrings, knife and a cell phone.
He remained in jail without bond Friday.
The cameras will continue to roll at the Rome bypass today during the final day of local filming for the major motion picture “Need for Speed.” Lisa Smith, executive director of the Greater Rome Convention & Visitors Bureau, said cast and crew wrapped up filming on Cave Spring Road and Myrtle Hill on Thursday. Friday filming occurred only at the new bypass section from U.S. 27 to Black’s Bluff Road, and they’ll be back there today. Smith said the stretch of road will continue to be closed to traffic all day. The location is closed to the public for liability purposes, film officials said. The DreamWorks film stars Dominic Cooper, Aaron Paul, Michael Keaton and Imogen Poots and is based on the “Need for Speed” video game series. The film’s producers would not elaborate on the plot, but the story follows a street racer who was recently released from prison and is framed by a wealthy business associate. The ex-convict joins a cross-country race seeking revenge, and his ex-partner, learning of the plan, places a massive bounty on his head at the beginning of the race. Unlike the crowd of hundreds of local spectators that lined the set of “Jayne Mansfield’s Car” in Cedartown during late June of 2011, “Need for Speed” officials closed the sets for the safety of the public, cast and crew. “For the driving scenes especially, we try to keep things under wraps because of safety issues,” said producer Pat O’Brien during Thursday’s filming. “If something bad happens, if a wheel flies off a car, we don’t want anybody getting hurt.” After today, the crew will continue filming in Atlanta.