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GA DPH COVID-19 Daily Status Report March 28th

March 28th, 2020 Georgia Department of Public Health COVID-19 Daily Status Report For NOON 03/28/2020 These data represent confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported to the Georgia Department of Public Health as of 03/28/2020 11:27:57. A confirmed case is defined as a person who has tested positive for 2019 novel coronavirus. COVID-19 Confirmed Cases: No. Cases (%)…

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Alabama Governor Orders All ‘Non-Essential Businesses’ Closed Statewide until April 17th

March 27th, 2020 – 4:00 PM Cherokee Alabama County Emergency Management Agency  – Governor Orders All ‘Non-Essential Businesses’ Closed Statewide until April 17th ORDER OF THE STATE HEALTH OFFICER SUSPENDING CERTAIN PUBLIC GATHERINGS DUE TO RISK OF INFECTION BY COVID-19 (APPLICABLE STATEWIDE) AMENDED MARCH 27, 2020 WHEREAS, Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) has been detected in…

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March 27th GA DPH COVID-19 Daily Status Report

Georgia Department of Public Health COVID-19 Daily Status Report Report For: 03/27/2020 (12:00 pm) *Note: To ensure the most updated version of this webpage, please refresh your browser.* To ensure that the numbers being provided through the COVID-19 data tool are the most current numbers available, the updates are done at NOON and 7:00 pm every day. These data represent confirmed cases of…

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Centre Alabama Man Arrested in Floyd County

March 19th, 2020 – 6:15 AM Floyd County Jail Records – An Alabama man was arrested on Tuesday for multiple felonies charges related to electronic enticement of a minor and aggravated child molestation. According to Floyd County Jail Records, Joshua Lee Maness allegedly contacted someone he believed to be under 16-years-old online and engaged in…

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One Person Is In Critical Condition Following A Shooting Incident In Centre

March 16th, 2020 – 4:15 PM WEIS Radio – (WEIS Radio) According to Cherokee County Sheriff Jeff Shaver, a woman arrived at Floyd Medical Center in Centre this morning for treatment of a non-life threatening gunshot wound. She was shot at her residence on County Road 307 in Centre, by her husband, in what they…

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COVID-19 – Food Safety, Sanitation, and Public Health Questions

March 16th, 2020 – 1:08 PM University of Georgia Extension | Floyd & Polk County –  1.       Is COVID-19 likely to be transferred from food, including fresh produce, or water? As of now, there is no evidence to suggest that COVID-19 is transferred by food. According to United Fresh Produce Association (4), the CDC and FDA have not made…

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Floyd Medical Center New Visitor Restrictions Take Effect Friday, March 13

March 12th, 2020 – 7:00 PM Floyd Medical Center –  In an ongoing effort to prevent the spread of respiratory illnesses, including COVID- 19, Floyd is expanding visitor restrictions that will include a brief health screening at entrances to numerous facilities effective Friday, March 13. Floyd is taking this additional measure to protect the health of our patients, their families and our medical staff. Effective immediately, patients will be permitted only one…

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Gov. Brian Kemp & DPH Confirm First Death from COVID-19 in Georgia

March 12th, 2020 – 12:35 PM Governor Brian Kemp Press Release –  Governor Kemp and the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) are confirming the first death from COVID-19 in Georgia. The individual, a sixty-seven year old male, was hospitalized at WellStar Kennestone since testing positive for COVID-19 on March 7. In addition to being…

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Cherokee County Man Indicted on 104 Counts of Possession of Child Pornography

March 12th, 2020 – 10:15 AM WEIS Radio –  (Via WEIS Radio) A 60 year old Cherokee County (Alabama) man has been indicted on 104 counts of Possession of Child Pornography. The indictment against Coy Trent Swafford of Cedar Bluff was returned by a grand jury that met in February (2020).  According to records, he…

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Scammers are taking advantage of fears surrounding the Coronavirus

March 11th, 2020 – 6:00 PM Federal Trade Commission and FDA Press Release – The Federal Trade Commission and FDA have jointly issued warning letters to seven sellers of unapproved and misbranded products, claiming they can treat or prevent the Coronavirus. The companies’ products include teas, essential oils, and colloidal silver. The FTC says the…

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Lindale man arrested after attempting to elude police

March 10th, 2020 – 12:00 PM WEIS Radio – (Via WEIS Radio) A Lindale, Georgia man is behind bars after attempting to elude officers during a pursuit early Sunday morning. According to Cherokee County Sheriff Jeff Shaver, a ‘Lookout’ was issued for a GMC Jimmy stolen from Cedar Bluff, possibly headed toward Georgia on Highway…

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[VIDEO] NWGA Corona-virus Community Preparedness: WRGA First News Special

March 4th, 2020 – 9:45 AM Tony McIntosh & Ethan Garrett – WRGA News  Governor Brian Kemp confirmed that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has positively identified two Georgia residents in Fulton County with the Corona-virus on Monday. This comes right after the Governor signed an Executive Order on on February 28th creating…

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Piedmont Woman Hurt in Single-Vehicle Accident on Alabama Highway 9

March 3rd, 2020 – 10:30 AM WEIS Radio –  (Via WEIS Radio) One person was transported to Floyd Medical Center after being involved in a single vehicle accident on Alabama Highway 9 south early Monday afternoon. At around 1:25pm, a 1997 Ford left the roadway and crashed into a power pole, snapping it in half,…

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Fatal fire in Cherokee County, Alabama

February 28, 2020–6:17 a.m. WEIS RADIO At 5:10 Thursday morning, units with the Centre, Sand Rock, and Leesburg fire departments were dispatched to a report of a structure fire on County Road 147, located off Highway 273.  According to reports, the structure was already on the ground as firefighters arrived on the scene. In addition…

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Marietta Man killed in Two-Vehicle Collision near Cherokee/Calhoun County line

February 27th, 2020 – 10:30 AM WEIS Radio –  (Via WEIS Radio) A two-vehicle accident involving a van and an 18-wheeler, claimed the life of a Georgia man around mid-day Wednesday on Highway 278 near County Road 111. The collision – involving a 2008 Ford and a 2003 Freight-liner – took place at 12:25 pm…

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Cherokee County Woman Convicted On Charges Of Cruelty To Animals In 2019 Case

February 22, 2020 WEIS Radio –  (Via Weis Radio) A Gaylesville woman arrested back on February 24 of 2019 on numerous Animal Cruelty charges was convicted in Cherokee County Circuit Court on Tuesday. (February, 18, 2020) 59 year old Dana Marie Head was originally arrested and charged with 17 counts of Cruelty to Animals after Cherokee…

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Georgia DOT Issues Caution Warning to drivers for Black Ice

February 20th, 2020 – 5:35 PM Georgia Department of Transportation – With winter weather and some expected accumulation of snow on roadways this afternoon and evening in north Georgia, GDOT crews are treating roads as necessary and will continue to monitor roadways, overpasses and bridges throughout the evening and into the morning for hotspot areas…

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State of Emergency declared in Alabama

February 19, 2020–6:57 a.m. WEIS RADIO Governor Kay Ivey on Tuesday issued a State of Emergency effective at 12:00 p.m. CST on February 18, 2020 to aid in Alabama’s recovery efforts following the recent flooding. The SOE includes all 67 counties. “The significant amount of rain that has fallen across Alabama over the last few…

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