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NW Georgia makes job gains in August

October 4, 2019–7:07 a.m. NEWS RELEASE Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that the Northwest Georgia region’s unemployment rate fell in August. Preliminary results showed that the 15-county area saw its unemployment claims fall for the month. At the same time, the labor force and the number of employed residents both showed annual growth.…

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Gas prices falling

September 30, 2019–10:00 p.m. AAA SOUTH Georgia gas prices declined at the pump compared to a week ago. Georgia motorists are now paying an average price of $2.54 per gallon for regular unleaded. Monday’s state average is 5 cents less than a week ago, 14 cents more than this time last month, and 18 cents less than this time last year. It now costs $38.10 to fill…

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Chattooga woman indicted for murdering husband

September 23, 2019–10:45 p.m. WZQZ RADIO A Chattooga County Grand Jury has indicted fifty-two-year-old Renee Lanhem on murder charges in connection with the shooting death of her husband over two years ago. Chattooga County Sheriff Schrader said that investigators with his office and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation had interviewed Ms. Lanham on several occasions…

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Gas prices up

September 23, 2019–10:40 a.m. AAA SOUTH Gas prices continue their upward trend compared to a week ago. Georgia motorists are now paying an average price of $2.59 per gallon for regular unleaded. Monday’s state average is 17 cents more than a week ago, 15 cents more than this time last month, and 12 cents less than this time last year. It now costs $38.85 to fill a 15-gallon tank of…

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Thursday morning fire in Trion

September 19, 2019–10:21 a.m. WZQZ RADIO Firefighters battled a large fire at Benny’s Convenience Store on Highway 27 in Trion on Thursday morning. Several area fire departments responded to the blaze, which may have started in the kitchen area of the store. There were no injuries reported. Both lanes of Highway 27 were closed Thursday…

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Chattooga shooting victim dies

September 19, 2019–10:09 a.m. WZQZ RADIO A man who was wounded in a triple shooting in Chattooga County back on August 27 has died. Daryl Marsh initially survived the shooting on Highway 100 in the Holland community that claimed the lives of 35-year-old Joe Edward Brown and 61-year-old Linda Mae Everett. Marsh passed away Thursday…

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Culberson nominated for Robert Clemente Award

September 17, 2019–2:49 p.m. STAFF REPORTS Former Calhoun High star Charlie Culberson is the Atlanta Braves’ nominee for the prestigious Roberto Clemente Award. The award is bestowed annually to the player who best represents the game of Baseball through extraordinary character, community involvement, philanthropy, and positive contributions, both on and off the field. “Charlie “Clutch”…

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Gas prices on the rise

September 17, 2019–7:56 a.m. AAA SOUTH Georgia gas prices are up this week compared to a week ago and are likely to continue to rise as a result of attacks in Saudi Arabia. Georgia motorists are now paying an average price of $2.42 per gallon for regular unleaded. Monday’s state average is 4 cents more than a week ago, 7 cent less than this time last…

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Georgia has now experienced 73 days of temperatures above 90 degrees since May

September 11, 2019–10:45 p.m. NEWS RELEASE With Georgia experiencing its 73rd day of temperatures above 90 degrees this year, Georgia Power urges customers to act to minimize the impact of higher temperatures and increased energy use on electric bills. The company is committed to providing information and choices that give customers the options they need…

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Gas prices continue to fall

September 9, 2019–11:26 p.m. AAA SOUTH Georgia gas prices continue to decline. Monday’s state average is 2 cents less than a week ago, 17 cents less than this time last month, and 34 cents less than this time last year. It now costs $35.70 to fill a 15-gallon tank of gasoline. That is $6.90 less than what motorists paid in May of 2018 when pump prices hit their…

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Two killed in Chattooga County wreck

September 9, 2019–11:50 a.m. GEORGIA STATE PATROL A Cedar Bluff, Alabama man, and his daughter were killed in a single-vehicle wreck on Highway 114 in Chattooga County at around 5:25 p.m. Sunday evening. According to the Georgia State Patrol, at approximately 5:25 p.m., a 2008 Honda Civic driven by 47-year old Christopher Williams was traveling…

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Georgia pump prices continue to drop

September 2, 2019–1:38 p.m. AAA NEWS RELEASE Georgia gas prices continue to decline. Georgia motorists are now paying an average price of $2.40 per gallon for regular unleaded. Monday’s state average is 2 cents less than a week ago, 19 cents less than this time last month, and 29 cents less than this time last year. It now costs $36.00 to fill a 15-gallon tank of gasoline. That is $6.60…

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Mandatory evacuations for the Georgia coast ahead of Dorian

September 2, 2019–1:00 p.m. NEWS RELEASE Ahead of Hurricane Dorian, Governor Brian Kemp issued a mandatory evacuation of individuals east of Interstate 95 in Bryan, Camden, Chatham, Glynn, Liberty, and McIntosh counties. The Governor’s order also directed the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency (GEMA/HS) and Georgia Department of Transportation to establish westerly contraflow…

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Now is the time to prepare for Hurricane Dorian

August 30, 2019–11:51 p.m. NEWS RELEASE As the holiday weekend approaches with the threat of Hurricane Dorian right behind, the American Red Cross is working around-the-clock to prepare for possible impact to residents in Florida, Georgia and North Carolina. “Our Georgia Red Cross team is working closely with emergency partners to monitor the path of…

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Troopers encourage safe driving habits this Labor Day Weekend

August 30, 2019–7:56 a.m. NEWS RELEASE The Georgia State Patrol is reminding motorists to practice safe driving habits as they travel throughout the state this Labor Day weekend. “Troopers and Motor Carrier Officers will be on patrol in full force for the upcoming 78-hour Labor Day holiday travel period this weekend,” said Colonel Mark W.…

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NW Georgia makes gains in July

August 30, 2019–7:53 a.m. GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that the Northwest region added to its workforce and number of employed residents in July. Preliminary results showed that the 15-county area saw its unemployment rate climb for the month. “Georgia continues to perform well in terms of jobs, claims…

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Isakson to resign U.S. Senate seat at end of 2019

August 29, 2019–3:28 a.m. NEWS RELEASE U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., today issued the following statement regarding his service in the U.S. Senate: “After much prayer and consultation with my family and my doctors, I have made the very tough decision to leave the U.S. Senate at the end of this year. I have informed Georgia…

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[Watch] Chattooga County murder suspect in custody

August 28, 2019–1:32 p.m. WZQZ RADIO Chattooga County Sheriff Mark Schrader says that Steven James Mauldin is in custody. According to the GBI, Mauldin was captured in Coweta County Maudlin was being sought in the shooting deaths of 35-year-old Joe Edward Brown and 61-year-old Linda Mae Everett and the wounding of 46-year-old Daryl Lee Marsh. Authorities responded to…

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[VIDEO] Warrants issued for Chattooga County murder suspect

August 27, 2019–9:44 a.m. STAFF REPORTS Two are dead, one wounded in a Tuesday morning shooting near the Floyd-Chattooga County Line. According to Chattooga County Sheriff Mark Schrader, it is believed the man who was wounded, identified as 46-year-old Daryl Lee Marsh, was the one who called 911. The call was received at the Floyd…

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Georgia DPH investigating possible vaping-related illnesses

August 24, 2019–12:28 a.m. NEWS RELEASE The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is currently investigating possible cases of severe respiratory illness in individuals who reported vaping. Symptoms, which worsen over time, include cough, shortness of breath fatigue, chest pain, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. Multiple states have reported similar cases requiring hospitalization and patients being…

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