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[VIDEO] GDOT open house for Turner McCall Boulevard Bridge Replacement Proposal

January 16th, 2020 Ethan Garrett – Digital News Editor & Video Reporter (WRGA News) The Georgia Department of Transportation held an open house on Thursday at the Rome Civic Center to discuss proposed plans to replace the Turner McCall Boulevard Bridge over the Etowah River and Norfolk Southern Railroad. The replacement bridge will include four…

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Bartow County Man Dies in Hit & Run, Suspect Arrested

January 15th, 2020 PM – 5:00 PM WBHF Radio –  (Via WBHF) The Cobb County Police Department is investigating a hit and run that killed a Bartow County man. The accident occurred on Wednesday at 2:26 a.m. on Cobb Parkway north of Lake Acworth Drive. A white 2018 Dodge Caravan, occupied by a father and…

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Gas prices decline last week

January 13, 2020–10:13 a.m. AAA SOUTH Georgia gas prices declined compared to a week ago. Georgia motorists are now paying an average price of $2.44 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline. Monday’s state average is 2 cents less than a week ago, 4 cents more than last month, and 37 cents more than this time last year. According to Montrae Waiters with…

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Anheuser-Busch to Expand in Cartersville

January 13th, 2020 – 2:50 PM The Georgia Department of Economic Development The Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) today announced that longtime Bartow County community partner Anheuser-Busch will expand operations at its facility in Cartersville, Georgia, generating an $85 million investment and 12 new jobs. “Anheuser-Busch is a source of pride in Georgia’s advanced…

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Flash Flood Watch in effect until Wednesday morning

January 13, 2020–10:30 a.m. NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for most of North and Central Georgia until Wednesday morning. A frontal boundary will remain stalled across much of north and central Georgia through Wednesday morning. Waves of moderate to locally heavy rainfall are expected today through Wednesday…

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Power to 112,000 Georgia Power customers restored following Saturday storm

January 12, 2020–12:00 p.m. NEWS RELEASE Electric service to over 112,000 Georgia Power customers has been restored following the storm that brought heavy wind and rain through Georgia Saturday night. As of 11:30 a.m. Sunday, approximately 11,000 customers are without power with a majority of the outages concentrated to the Rome, Cartersville, and Carrollton areas.…

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Georgia Power prepared for severe weather on Saturday: Offers Storm Safety Tips

January 10th, 2019 – 12:25 PM Georgia Power Press Release – With severe weather expected to impact Georgia over the weekend, Georgia Power is advising customers to prepare for the potential of wind, rain, and possible tornadoes. The company is monitoring the changing weather conditions and is ready to respond to any service interruptions as…

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Man gets trapped under tires, calls 911 for help

January 9, 2020–8:11 a.m. CARTERSVILLE POLICE REPORT A man who called 911 for help after getting trapped underneath some tires inside a Cartersville business was arrested for criminal trespass. According to a Cartersville Police report, an officer was dispatched to a tire shop on North Tennessee Street. Once inside the building, the officer heard a…

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Georgia gas prices on the rise

January 7, 2020–7:39 a.m. AAA SOUTH Georgia gas prices continue their upward trend compared to a week ago. Georgia motorists are now paying an average price of $2.46 per gallon for regular unleaded. Monday’s state average is 4 cents more than a week ago, 3 cents more than last month, and 41 cents more than this time last year. It now…

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Former Cherokee County GA Firefighter died battling fire in Missouri

January 6th, 2020 – 3:15 PM Cherokee County (GA) Fire and Emergency Services – A former Cherokee County firefighter died yesterday morning while battling a fire in Peculiar, Missouri. Chuck McCormick, who worked for Cherokee County Fire & Emergency Services from 2014 until 2017, responded to a fire that was reported at 11 o’clock yesterday…

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Dr. Preston Leonard Joins Harbin Clinic Pediatrics Cartersville

January 3rd, 2020 – 5:20PM Harbin Clinic Press Release – Being accident-prone as a child is probably the thing that led Dr. Preston Leonard to become a doctor. “I broke seven bones when I was young in various accidents, and I thought my orthopedic surgeon was a really cool guy,” Leonard recalls. “Even before I…

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Lidl (Supermarket chain) backs out of Bartow County

January 3rd, 2020 – 5:15 PM WBHF Radio – (Via WBHF Radio) Lidl, the German global discount supermarket chain, announced Friday it will build a regional distribution center in Covington. The announcement marks a change in direction, as it announced on June 26th, 2017 that it would open a distribution center and regional headquarters in…

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NW Georgia sets jobs record in November

January 3, 2020–8:00 a.m. GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that Northwest Georgia set a record in November for its lowest unemployment rate ever. At the same time, the annual numbers for employed residents and the workforce increased in November for the 15-county area, preliminary numbers show. “Georgia had a record…

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Report: Man stabbed EMT with a pocket knife

December 31, 2019–7:49 a.m. WBHF RADIO A Metro Atlanta EMT was stabbed in the neck with a pocket knife in Bartow County Sunday morning. He received a non-life threatening injury. The ambulance service transported 60-year-old Hillman William Carson of Kingston to Cartersville Medical Center for a mental evaluation. Cartersville Police followed the ambulance to the…

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State Troopers gear up for New Year’s holiday

December 30, 2019–8:07 a.m. STAFF REPORTS The Georgia State Patrol (GSP) and the Motor Carrier Compliance Division (MCCD) will be on high visibility patrols on interstates and state roads during the New Year’s holiday travel period. The 30-hour New Year’s holiday period will begin at 6 p.m. on Tues., Dec. 31, and end at 11:59…

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Georgia gas prices increase four cents

December 30, 2019–8:00 a.m. AAA SOUTH Georgia gas prices increased slightly at the start of the workweek. Georgia motorists are now paying an average price of $2.42 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline. Monday’s state average is 4 cents more than a week ago, 3 cents less than last month, and 33 cents more than this time last year. It now costs $36.30 to…

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Seven deaths reported statewide this year from influenza

December 29, 2019–4:37 p.m. GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH Seven people have now died from the flu in Georgia, according to the latest report from the state department of public health. Those numbers include the one death reported during the latest report which is from December 15 through the 21. It also states there were…

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CDC & DPH: Flu cases are Rampant

December 28th, 2019 Georgia Department of Public Health – If you have not gotten a flu shot yet, do not wait any longer. Nationwide, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that so far this season there have been at least 2.6 million flu-related illnesses and 1,300 deaths from flu. The Georgia Department of Public…

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Lookout Mountain CASA Looking For Volunteer Advocates

December 28th, 2019 WZQZ Radio – Lookout Mountain CASA is looking for more volunteer advocates.  Are you the next HERO in a foster child’s life?  Right now there are over 200 children in the Lookout Mountain jurisdiction who are living in foster care. They say that it takes a village to raise a child, and…

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NIDIS: State of Georgia cleared of Drought Conditions

December 27th, 2019 – 1:15 PM NIDIS (National Integrated Drought Information System) – The U.S. Drought Monitor released an update on drought conditions across the State of Georgia that revealed that December’s rain has finally cleared the entire state of any drought conditions. None of Georgia’s 159 counties have any drought conditions as of this…

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