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Rome Health and Rehabilitation reports deaths of 2 Residents from COVID-19

April 10th, 2020 – 12:00 PM ROME HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTER – According to Annaliese Impink Spokesperson for Rome Health and Rehabilitation Center: “We currently have seventeen residents at Rome Health and Rehabilitation Center who have tested positive for COVID-19 – Twelve of those residents are isolated in the Center.  Three residents are being treated at the…


GA DPH COVID-19 Status report for April 10th

April 10th, 2020 – 12:00 PM Georgia Department of Public Health COVID-19 Daily Status Report For: 04/10/2020 These data represent confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported to the Georgia Department of Public Health as of 04/10/2020 11:28:34. A confirmed case is defined as a person who has tested positive for 2019 novel coronavirus. COVID-19 Confirmed Cases: No.…


GNTC instructors find creative ways to adjust to online learning

April 10th, 2020 – 11:50 AM Georgia Northwestern Technical College – The sudden closure of Georgia Northwestern Technical College’s (GNTC) campuses compelled most traditional and industrial instructors to reformat their courses to be taken by students online while the world struggles with the COVID-19 pandemic. “Although this adjustment has been challenging at times, I believe…

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National Weather Service: Enhanced Risk for Severe Weather on Sunday

April 10th, 2020 – 10:45 AM The National Weather Service in Peachtree City GA – There is an Enhanced Risk for severe thunderstorms on Sunday, with damaging winds and tornadoes being the primary threats.  All modes of severe weather will be possible, including large hail, damaging winds, and tornadoes. Based on the forecast dynamic and…


GA DPH COVID-19 Status Report for April 9th

April 9th, 2020 – 7:00 PM The Georgia Department of Public Health is reporting that 100 Floyd County residents have now tested positive for COVID-19. There have been five deaths, the latest a 62-year old man and a 75-year old woman, both with underlying medical conditions. The other deaths, an 80-year old man, a 65-year…

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May 19 elections moved to June 9

April 9, 2020–11:05 a.m. GEORGIA SECRETARY OF STATE Today, Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger announced that pursuant to the authority vested in him by O.C.G.A. § 21-2-50.1, he is postponing the Statewide General Primary/Presidential Preference Primary Election until June 9, 2020. Yesterday, Governor Brian Kemp extended the current public health state of emergency until May…


Floyd converting parking deck into field hospital

April 9, 2020–5:10 a.m. STAFF REPORTS Floyd Medical Center is preparing for the worst while hoping for the best. The hospital is adding more hospital beds as models show we could see a surge in COVID-19 patients in late April or early May. Floyd has utilized the 2nd and 3rd floors at the former Kindred Hospital and…


Governor extends shelter in place order

April 8, 2020–5:35 p.m. STAFF REPORTS In accordance with public health recommendations, Georgia Governor Brian Kemp has extended the statewide shelter in place order through April 30. The extension is one of several executive actions taken by the governor in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. Kemp also extended Georgia’s public health state of emergency through…

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GDOL: Federal Unemployment Aid Coming to Georgians Not Eligible for State Benefits

April 8th, 2020 – 5:45 PM WBHF Radio & The Georgia Department of Labor- The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) is updating its current systems to distribute federal unemployment funds as part of the CARES Act (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) bringing relief to many Georgians currently not eligible for state unemployment benefits. Pandemic Unemployment…

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[VIDEO] GA Governor Addresses State with a COVID-19 Update

April 8th, 2020 – 4:00 PM Georgia Governor Brian Kemp – Georgia Governor Brian Kemp gave a live address on Wednesday afternoon updating the state on the latest COVID-19 News. Kemp spoke on extending the Shelter-In-Place policy until April 30th, and also extended Georgia’s State of Emergency until May 13th. Other topics covered included ordering…

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[VIDEO] Floyd Medical Center’s response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

April 8th, 2020 – 3:00 PM Floyd Medical Center – Floyd Medical Center leaders gathered on Wednesday afternoon to inform the public on the latest COVID-19 news. Kurt Stuenkel, David Early and Dr. Robert Holcombe provided the latest information regarding Floyd’s response to the COVID-19 Pandemic via Facebook Live:


Georgia tops 10,000 COVID-19 cases

April 8th, 2020 – 7:00 PM Georgia Department of Public Health  The Georgia Department of Public Health is reporting that 97 Floyd County residents have now tested positive for COVID-19. There have been three deaths, an 80-year old man, a 65-year old female, and a 75-year old male, all had underlying medical conditions. Statewide, as…


Georgia Public Health Emergency Extended Through May 13

April 8th, 2020 – 11:15 AM Georgia Public Broadcasting (GPB) & Georgia Governor Brian Kemp- (Via GPB) Gov. Brian Kemp and the state’s top legislative leaders will renew the state’s public health emergency for another month as Georgia begins to see a sharp uptick in cases and deaths from COVID-19. As of 7 p.m. Tuesday, April…


[VIDEO] Rome City Schools uses 3D Machines to make face mask extenders for medical community

April 8, 2020–8:18 a.m. ROME CITY SCHOOLS In an amazing collaboration of technology and leadership, the champions at Elm Street Elementary have taken a brilliant step forward in the fight against COVID-19.  Elm Street has now become a manufacturing facility for medical face shields. The conversation started when Holly Amerman, CTAE Director (Career, Technical and…

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Jail officers sustains a broken leg in scuffle with inmate

April 8, 2020–8:00 a.m. FLOYD COUNTY JAIL RECORDS An inmate at the Floyd County Jail is facing additional charges after a scuffle that left one officer with a broken leg. According to jail records, 23-year old Michelle Cutright-Cox of Taylorsville, while physically resisting, caused the officer’s leg to be injured. An X-ray confirmed it was…


Update on COVID-19 test kits

April 8, 2020–7:55 a.m. STAFF REPORTS Public Health Officials are saying that eventually there will be enough COVID-19 tests to meet the demand, but that could be months away. Logan Boss with Northwest Georgia Public Health was a guest on Tuesday’s First News with Tony McIntosh and he said it’s getting better, but here in…


Report: Man pointed gun at woman

April 8, 2020–7:52 a.m. FLOYD COUNTY JAIL RECORDS A 22-year old Rome man is facing multiple charges in connection with an incident back on March 31 on Huffaker Road. According to Floyd County Jail records, Brandon Christian Black of a Fairhaven Drive address pointed a pistol at a woman. The victim told police “At that…

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