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Gordon County school bus involved in wreck Thursday

January 17, 2020–8:02 a.m. STAFF REPORTS A Gordon County school bus was involved in a wreck Thursday morning. According to the Georgia State Patrol, the bus was rounding a curve on Big Springs Road when it left the roadway and struck a tree with the driver’s side. As a precaution, one student and three adults,…

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Fugitive Arrested in Connection With Missing Person Case

January 14th, 2020 – 4:40 PM Sheriff Mitch Ralston – Gordon County Sheriff’s Office –  On Monday morning, January 13, Kayla Silvers was reported missing by a family member who told deputies she’d last been seen on Saturday (January 11). Detectives immediately initiated a search for the missing woman. Detectives had also developed information that she…

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Cedartown Police investigating armed robbery; Rockmart suspect arrested

January 14th, 2020 – 2:10 PM WGAA Radio – (Via WGAA) Cedartown Police have arrested one suspect as an investigation into an early morning armed robbery continues. Aaron Arrington, 27, of 928 Dever St., Rockmart, has been charged with armed robbery and is currently housed in the Polk County Jail. According to Cedartown Police, a…

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Arrest made in police chase where Polk PD officer was struck by train

January 14th, 2020 – 2:00 PM WGAA Radio – (Via WGAA) The suspect that was being pursued by Polk County Police Officer Andy Anderson, who was struck by a train in Rockmart, is now in the Polk County Jail. According to Polk County Jail records, 18-year-old Jayden Willis Moates of a Litchfield St. address in…

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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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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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Calhoun man arrested For rape, child molestation

January 10, 2020–7:56 a.m. GORDON COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE On Tuesday, January 7, sheriff’s detectives initiated an investigation into a report of a sexual assault involving a 15-year-old female juvenile, said to have occurred at a private residence near Resaca in May 2019. The report was received as a result of a DFCS investigation into 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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Gordon Deputies recognized for bravery, outstanding service

January 5, 2020–8:39 p.m. GORDON COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE Sheriff Mitch Ralston formally recognized several deputies for bravery and outstanding service at the Sheriff’s Office. Four deputies received medals and accompanying citations as Officer(s) of the Year 2019 (in 4 categories), two received a promotion to higher ranks, and four other deputies received medals and accompanying citations for…

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Fugitive arrested after foot pursuit in Gordon County

January 3, 2020–8:02 a.m. GORDON COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE On New Year’s Day, deputy sheriffs attempted to arrest a man wanted pursuant to a warrant for (felony) probation violation. The fugitive briefly evaded capture after a rapid foot pursuit in the vicinity of US Highway 41 North and Interstate 75, wherein the fleeing suspect sprinted across…

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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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Flood Watch remains in effect

January 3, 2020–7:57 a.m. NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE A rainy day is in store for the area. Just over an inch and a half of rain has been recorded at the Richard B. Russell Regional Airport. A Flood Watch remains in effect through this evening for much of the area including Floyd, Gordon and Chattooga Counties.…

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Flood Watch issued for Floyd, Gordon and Chattooga Counties

January 1, 2019–8:52 p.m. NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE The National Weather Service in Peachtree City has issued a * Flood Watch for a portion of northwest Georgia along and northwest of a Rome to Fairmount to Chatsworth line from Thursday afternoon through Friday evening. Waves of moderate to heavy rainfall can be expected across the watch…

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Calhoun man arrested for child molestation

December 31, 2019–8:10 a.m. CALHOUN POLICE NEWS RELEASE On Saturday, December 28th, 2019 Calhoun Police arrested 22-year old Isaac Hullender of Calhoun. Hullender faces one count of Child Molestation and remains in the Gordon County Jail with further charges pending. Calhoun Police were notified by a family member of the victim that information had been…

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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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