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Floyd donates $100,000 to anti-smoking, anti-vaping effort

Floyd donates $100,000 to anti-smoking, anti-vaping effort

January 21, 2020–10;40 a.m. NEWS RELEASE Floyd has pledged $100,000 to the Georgia Healthy Family Alliance – $50,000 from the Floyd Healthcare Foundation – in an effort to stem tobacco use and the rising tide of vaping among youth in northwest Georgia. The alliance is working to provide anti-vaping and anti-smoking education in grades four…

Floyd County celebrating African American History Month

Floyd County celebrating African American History Month

January 21, 2020–10:20 a.m. NEWS RELEASE “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy,” Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. February is recognized as African American History Month across the United States, and Floyd County would like…

House fire on Dry Creek Road in Chattooga County

House fire on Dry Creek Road in Chattooga County

January 21, 2020–7:00 a.m. WZQZ RADIO The Red Cross was called in to help a family displaced from a house fire in Chattooga County on Saturday afternoon. The fire was on Dry Creek Road, not far from the Floyd County line, at an older two-story residence.  Fire fighters from Subligna, Gore and the Summerville Fire…

Man sentenced to prison for vehicular homicide

Man sentenced to prison for vehicular homicide

January 21, 2020–6:55 a.m. WZQZ RADIO A Shannon, Georgia man was sentenced to prison last week after pleading guilty to first-degree vehicular homicide in a 2018 wreck that killed a Trion resident. Sixty-four-year-old Earnest Irvin Greenleaf entered the plea in Floyd County Superior Court.  On January 9, 2018, Greenleaf was the driver of a vehicle…

GNTC instructors nominated for 2020 Rick Perkins Award

GNTC instructors nominated for 2020 Rick Perkins Award

January 21, 2020–6:30 a.m. NEWS RELEASE Faculty and staff at Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) have nominated seven of their peer instructors for the Rick Perkins Award of Excellence in Technical Instruction competition. The Rick Perkins Award honors the Technical College System of Georgia’s (TCSG) most outstanding instructors. The award has been an ongoing statewide event…

Georgia gas prices drop

Georgia gas prices drop

January 21, 2020–6:20 a.m. AAA SOUTH Georgia gas prices continue to decline at the pump compared to a week ago. Georgia motorists are now paying an average price of $2.40 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline. Monday’s state average is 4 cents less than a week ago, 2 cents more than last month, and 30 cents more than this time last year.…

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