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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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GNTC awards scholarships to 32 regional high school graduates

June 19, 2019–9:10 a.m. NEWS RELEASE The Foundation at Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) awarded scholarships to one qualified student at each of the 27 high schools and five college and career academies in the northwest Georgia region. GNTC faculty, staff, board members and Foundation Trustees were available at many of the schools to present…

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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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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Lt. at Hays State Prison arrested

June 12, 2019–9:41 a.m. FLOYD COUNTY JAIL RECORDS A lieutenant at Hays State Prison finds herself behind bars, charged with violation of oath by a public officer, possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute and trading with inmates without the consent of the warden. According to Floyd County Jail records, 39-year old Lakeshia Katersa…

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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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Alabama teen cited in connection with fatal accident

June 9, 2019–4:50 p.m. WZQZ RADIO The Georgia State Patrol has cited an Alabama teen in connection with a deadly accident in Chattooga County that happened in May. The accident on Highway 48 on Lookout Mountain took the lives of three Alabama family members and sent a six-year-old boy to the hospital with serious injuries. …

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Drunk Man Cuts His Arm Trying To Break-Into His House

June 8, 2019—11:00 A.M. WZQZ 1180 Police in Trion say that an intoxicated man tried to break into his own house in Trion on Tuesday morning of this week and nearly lost his arm due to deep cut from a broken window. Twenty-two-year-old Ramelio Mateo was trying to get inside his Third Street residence, but…

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Two Rome residents arrested in drug investigation

June 7, 2019—2:00 P.M. STAFF REPORTS Two Rome residents were arrested in Chattooga County during an investigation by the Lookout Mountain Judicial Circuit Drug Task Force. The investigation led to eight arrests:     David Lee Williams of Summerville Possession of Methamphetamine Possession of Drug Related Objects   Tracy Harold Stephens of Rome Possession of…

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