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Georgia gas prices continue to decline

June 24, 2019–8:30 a.m. AAA SOUTH Georgia gas prices have been dropping steadily for weeks. Georgia motorists are now paying an average price of $2.44 per gallon for regular unleaded. Monday’s state average is 3 cents less than a week ago, 19 cents less than this time last month, and 26 cents less than this time last year. It now costs $36.60 to fill a 15-gallon tank of gasoline. That…

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Unemployment claims fell in Floyd County in May

June 20, 2019–11:30 a.m. GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF LABOR First-time claims for unemployment insurance dropped in Floyd County last month. According to the Georgia Department of Labor, there were 301 initial claims in May, down from 433 in April. However, claims were up when compared to the 251 filed in May of last year. In Bartow…

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Early morning storm results in power outages

June 20, 2019–11:00 a.m. STAFF REPORTS Georgia Power continues their work in getting the electricity up and running following a brief but severe storm that rolled through the area early Thursday morning. As of 3 P.M, there were 7 outages in Rome and Floyd County affecting 144 Georgia Power customers. 11 A.M. Update The largest…

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Two arrested after Adairsville Police find counterfeit money

June 17, 2019–11:03 a.m. ADAIRSVILLE POLICE Adairsville Police recently arrested two people for using counterfeit money at local fast food restaurants. According to a news release, a lookout was issued for an SUV and police made a traffic stop on Highway 140. A manila envelope full of counterfeit bills and a firearm were observed in…

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Man airlifted following motorcycle crash in Cartersville

June 17, 2019–7:40 a.m. WBHF RADIO An Alabama man was airlifted to Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta Sunday following a motorcycle crash on Highway 41 at the entrance to Cartersville Medical Center. According to the Georgia State Patrol, Gary D. Bonds ran a red light at the intersection and struck the side of a pickup…

Georgia gas prices drop another five cents

June 17, 2019–7:30 a.m. AAA SOUTH Georgia gas prices continue to decline. Georgia motorists are now paying an average price of $2.47 per gallon for regular unleaded. Monday’s state average is 5 cents less than a week ago, 19 cents less than this time last month, and 33 cents less than this time last year. It now costs $37.05 to fill a 15-gallon tank of gasoline. That is $5.55 less than…

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Cartersville Man arrested for theft of vehicle in Trion over three years ago

June 14, 2019—1:40 P.M. WZQZ 1180 AM Law enforcement in Floyd County arrested a Bartow County man recently in connection with a vehicle theft that happened at Wal-Mart in Trion three-and-a-half years ago. Floyd County Police say that they used DNA evidence to connect forty-seven-year-old Charles Allen Brock of Cartersville to the theft of a…

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Cartersville Police officer saves kittens with shoelaces

June 14, 2019—11:00 A.M. PRESS RELEASE On a very rainy Wednesday, June 12, at approximately 2:30 am, officers were dispatched to the parking lot of The Daily Tribune in reference to some kittens stuck in a storm drain. Officer G. Martino arrived on scene and observed a bundle of kittens in steadily rising water. Officer Martino,…

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Save My Spot to Make Urgent Care Visits More Convenient

June 12, 2019—4:00 P.M. PRESS RELEASE Patients visiting Floyd Urgent Care in Rome, Cartersville and Centre, Alabama, are now able to save their spot in line. Save My Spot is designed to cut down on time spent in the waiting room. To make an appointment online, patients can go to www.floyd.org/urgentcare and select an Urgent…

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Georgia pump prices continue to drop

June 10, 2019—2:45 P.M. PRESS RELEASE Georgia gas prices continue to decline. Georgia motorists are now paying an average price of $2.52 per gallon for regular unleaded. Monday’s state average is 5 cents less than a week ago, 18 cents less than this time last month, and 26 cents less than this time last year. It now costs $37.80 to fill a 15-gallon tank of gasoline. That is $4.80 less than what motorists…

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