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Kemp appoints Kelly Leoffler to U.S. Senate

December 4, 2019–10:54 a.m. STAFF REPORTS As expected, Governor Brian Kemp appointed businesswoman Kelly Loeffler to fill the unexpired term of Johnny Isakson in the U.S. Senate Wednesday. She is the chief executive officer of Bakkt, a subsidiary of commodity and financial service provider Intercontinental Exchange, and the co-owner of the Atlanta Dream of the Women’s National Basketball…

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Red Cross: Need for Blood doesn’t stop for Holidays – Donors are Needed

December 3rd, 2019 – 12:00 PM Red Cross Press Release – Those who come to give through Dec. 18 will receive a $5 Amazon.com Gift Card (Dec. 2, 2019) Between Thanksgiving and Christmas, more than 1 million units of blood could be transfused in the United States. Individuals are urged to give a life-saving gift…

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Isakson to deliver farewell address on Senate floor Tuesday

December 2, 2019–9:45 a.m. NEWS RELEASE U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., will deliver his farewell address on the floor of the U.S. Senate on Tuesday at approximately 2:30 p.m. Isakson’s remarks will be available to view live on television on C-SPAN2 or through the Senate floor webcast at https://www.senate.gov/floor/. Isakson’s remarks will be followed by tributes from…

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NW Georgia adds to labor force in October

December 1, 2019–7:20 a.m. NEWS RELEASE Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that Northwest Georgia added to its labor force and employed residents in October. At the same time, the annual numbers for employed residents and the workforce increased in October for the 15-county area, preliminary numbers show. “October was a great month for Georgia…

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This is Winter Weather Preparedness Week

December 1, 2019–7:10 p.m. NEWS RELEASE The weather outside isn’t frightful yet, but the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency, in partnership with the National Weather Service and GDOT, is gearing up for Winter Weather Preparedness Week on Dec. 2-6. This week encourages Georgians to prepare for inclement winter weather by learning about winter…

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Suspect caught five minutes after robbery

November 27, 2019–7:51 a.m. CARTERSVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT Tuesday morning at approximately 9:58 am the alleged suspect, Tabori Talley of Mountain Chase Drive in Cartersville entered the Marathon Gas Station at 1139 North Tennessee Street, indicated he had a firearm and demanded money from the cash register. The suspect fled the scene with an unknown amount…

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Georgia DOT Restricts Lane Closures for Thanksgiving Holiday Travel in Northwest Georgia

November 25th, 2019 – 4:45 PM Georgia Department of Transportation Press Release – To ease Thanksgiving traffic congestion statewide, Georgia Department of Transportation will suspend construction-related lane closures on heavily traveled interstate highways and state routes from 6 a.m. Wednesday, November 27 to 5 a.m. Monday, December 2. The statewide lane restrictions allow commuters work-zone…

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GSP and MCCD Preparing for Busy Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend on Georgia Roadways

Georgia Department of Public Safety Press Release – (ATLANTA, GA) -The 102-hour Thanksgiving holiday travel period begins at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 27, and ends at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 1. “Reducing traffic crashes, deterring and correcting bad driving behaviors, and making the roadways safer is our job.  To make this happen, Troopers and…

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Foggy morning in Northwest Georgia

November 25, 2019–7:00 a.m. NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE You’re waking up to patchy fog and frost portions of north and central Georgia this morning. Visibility restrictions as low as a quarter of a mile are anticipated where fog occurs. Drivers should be alert for decreasing visibility. The fog will begin to dissipate after sunrise and will…

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Nippon Light Metal Georgia announced new plant in Adairsville

November 21, 2019–7:56 a.m. NEWS RELEASE Governor Brian P. Kemp today announced that Nippon Light Metal Georgia (NLMGA), a company specializing in aluminum products for the automotive industry, will build a new manufacturing facility in Adairsville, creating 110 jobs and investing $50 million in the project. “This announcement is exciting news for Adairsville and the…

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Cartersville man arrested in child sex sting in Paulding County

November 19, 2019–8:11 a.m. PAULDING COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE Earlier this month, Brian Travis Cowart (W/M, 34 YOA) of Cartersville, Georgia was arrested by Detectives from the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office Juvenile Investigations Division as a result of an elaborate attempt to have sex with an eight-year-old girl. On October 29, 2019, the Juvenile Investigations Division…

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Pedestrian killed Friday in Cartersville

November 19, 2019–8:07 a.m. WBHF RADIO A woman was killed late last week while walking along Highway 20 just east of I-75 in Bartow County. According to the Georgia State Patrol, 53-year old Kimberly Ann Chambers of Cartersville was hit by a Toyota Corolla at around 11:50 p.m. Friday and was pronounced dead at Cartersville…

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Report: Thanksgiving is by far the leading day for U.S. home cooking fires

November 18th, 2019 – 5:00 PM National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) More than three times as many home cooking fires occur on Thanksgiving Day as on a typical day of the year. That’s according to the latest U.S. Home Cooking Fires report recently released by the National Fire Protection Association® (NFPA), which shows that there were 1,600 reported home…

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Wreck with injuries at the Bartow County line

November 18th, 2019 – 2:30 PM Floyd County police Department Press Release – Floyd County Police Department responded to a wreck with injuries at 6:40 a.m. on November 18, 2019. The incident occurred near the Bartow County line. A Honda Civic, driven by Dawn Marie Hudgins (age 48, of Menlo) was traveling east on Ga…

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55 million expected to travel this Thanksgiving

November 18, 2019–7:54 a.m. AAA SOUTH More than 55 million travelers are making plans to kick off the holiday season with a trip of 50 miles or more away from home this Thanksgiving. This will be the second-highest Thanksgiving travel volume since AAA began tracking in 2000, trailing only the record set in 2005. Overall,…

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USDA Issues Second Tranche of Market Facilitation Program 2019

November 16th, 2019 – Press Release – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced the second tranche of 2019 Market Facilitation Program (MFP) payments aimed at assisting farmers suffering from damage due to unjustified trade retaliation by foreign nations. The payments will begin the week before Thanksgiving. Producers of MFP-eligible commodities will now be…

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Veteran’s Day observances Monday in Northwest Georgia

November 10, 2019–12:59 p.m. STAFF REPORTS Monday is Veteran’s Day and a number of events are planned to honor everyone who has served in our nation’s armed forces. On Monday at 11 a.m., the Shanklin-Attaway Post 5 of the American Legion will present the annual Veteran’s Day ceremony at Myrtle Hill. The service will feature…

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[VIDEO] Election Results

Rome Municipal Election Results Jim Bojo and March Cochran will join Sundai Stevenson in Ward One on the Rome City Commission while Bonny Askew will serve along with Bill Collins and Craig McDaniel. Rome City Commission – Ward One:  Jim Bojo – 1050 Mark Cochran – 1045 Bill Irmscher (I) – 786 Milton Slack (I)…

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