The Floyd County Commission announces the appointment of Assistant Chief of Police Mark Wallace to Chief of Police for the Floyd County Police Department. Wallace has been with the Floyd County Police Department for 37 years. He was promoted to Assistant Police Chief on Feb. 22, 2016.
In small towns, news travels fast.
The calls started going out from Clarkesville Fire Chief Jerry Palmer at 11:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 5, 2014. "Downtown's on fire!"
When fire broke out on the Clarkesville square late in the evening of March 5, 2014, no one knew what the future would hold. Businesses were displaced, buildings destroyed and the city's charm dulled by the charred remains that were left standing.