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Gordon County seeking bids for health department construction

August 25, 2019–6:20 p.m. GORDON COUNTY The Gordon County Board of Commissioners is accepting sealed bids for the construction of a new Health Department located adjacent to the current facility on North River Street in Calhoun. Bids should be submitted to the Gordon County Administration Building, Attn: Mr. Jim Ledbetter, County Administrator. The Administration Building…

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GNTC public notice of upcoming accreditation site visit for practical nursing

August 25, 2019–12:16 a.m. NEWS RELEASE The Practical Nursing program at Georgia Northwestern Technical College wishes to announce that it will host a site visit for the initial accreditation of the Practical Nursing program by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).  You are invited to meet the site visit team and share your comments…

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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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[Watch] Corkey Kell Classic (Rome Wolves) first game at Baron Stadium

August 23, 2019 – 3:00PM Ethan Garrett – The Corky Kell Classic will kick off the 2019 high school football season for the first time at  Rome’s Georgia’s Barron Stadium with a doubleheader. The Calhoun Yellow Jackets took the Win over the Ridgeland Panthers with a score of 38 to 8. The Rome Wolves played their best…

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Plainville woman arrested for theft, fraud and elder abuse

August 20, 2019–6:19 a.m. GORDON COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE A Plainville woman has been arrested on numerous counts of theft, fraud, forgery and elder abuse. According to Gordon County Sheriff Mitch Ralston, the charges against 48-year old Patricia Hannah stem from an investigation initiated by Sheriff’s detectives in June acting on a complaint. Detectives believe that stolen…

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Georgia Power, Georgia 811 team up for National 811 Day

August 11, 2019–1:45 a.m. NEWS RELEASE Georgia Power and Georgia 811 have teamed up once again to raise awareness for National 811 Day on August 11 (“8-11”). Employees at Georgia Power’s Customer Care Center received a surprise visit today from Digger Dog, Georgia 811’s mascot, to help them become more familiar with digging notification requirements.…

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Floyd expands program to cut down on Urgent Care waiting times

August 7, 2019–8:38 a.m. NEWS RELEASE A service aimed at making visits more convenient has been expanded to include all Floyd Urgent Care locations. Save My Spot, designed to cut down on the time patients have to spend in the waiting room, begin earlier this summer in Rome, Cartersville and Centre, Alabama. The service is…

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All ages reminded to get recommended, required immunizations

August 5, 2019–10:14 p.m. NEWS RELEASE August is National Immunization Awareness Month and serves as a reminder that Northwest Georgians of all ages require timely vaccinations to protect their health.  “Vaccinations are our best defense against vaccine-preventable diseases,” said Janet Eberhart, immunizations coordinator for the ten-county public health district.  “This National Immunization Awareness Month, we…

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Georgia pump prices continue to drop

August 5, 2019–7:37 a.m. AAA SOUTH Georgia gas prices continue to decline. Georgia motorists are now paying an average price of $2.57 per gallon for regular unleaded. Monday’s state average is 4 cents less than a week ago, 1 cent less than this time last month, and 20 cents less than this time last year. It now costs $38.55 to fill a 15-gallon tank of gasoline. That is $4.05 less than…

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Rome man killed in Gordon County wreck

August 3, 2019–6:35 p.m. GORDON GAZETTE A Rome man was killed in a two-vehicle wreck on Union Grove Road at Johnson Lake/Belwood Road near Calhoun Friday evening. The Gordon Gazette reports that according to Gordon County Deputy Coroner Heath Derryberry, 20-year-old Jimmy Cruz Renoj, of Tiger Lane in Rome, was pronounced dead at AdventHealth Gordon. Derryberry…

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It’s back to school time

August 1, 2019–7:12 a.m. STAFF REPORTS It’s back to school this morning for students in the Floyd County School System. Gordon County and Chattooga County students also head back to class today. Rome City Schools begins the new school year tomorrow. Motorists are urged to slow down and be on the lookout for school buses…

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Georgia pump prices continue to drop

July 29, 2019–6:43 a.m. AAA SOUTH Georgia gas prices continue to decline. Georgia motorists are now paying an average price of $2.61 per gallon for regular unleaded. Monday’s state average is 4 cents less than a week ago, 9 cents more than this time last month, and 11 cents less than this time last year. It now costs $39.15 to fill a 15-gallon tank of gasoline. That is $2.85 less than what motorists…

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Students record strongest-ever overall gains on Georgia Milestones assessments

July 28, 2019–4:44 p.m. NEWS RELEASE Georgia students showed strong gains on the spring 2019 Georgia Milestones assessments. Scores increased or held steady on 25 of 26 assessments – the strongest overall gains recorded in the five years the assessment has been administered. The percentage of students reading on grade level or above increased or…

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Jobless rate ticks up from May to June

July 26, 2019–5:40 a.m. GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Unemployment rates in Northwest Georgia counties increased in June from the month before, according to the Georgia Department of Labor. The jobless rate in Floyd County was 4.1%, up from 3.6% in May. It was 4.7% in June of last year. Bartow County’s rate rose from 3.3%…

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Meth and Heroin Arrest in Calhoun

July 25, 2019–11:00 a.m. GORDON COUNTY SHERRIF’S OFFICE At about 10:30 a.m. yesterday (July 24), deputy sheriffs stopped a suspicious Ford pickup truck near the intersection of Red Bud Road and Warrior Path in Calhoun. The truck was occupied by a local man subsequently identified as one Jonathan Taylor Johnson, age 41, of 100 Thomas Street, Calhoun.…

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Georgia gas prices decrease slightly

July 22, 2019–8:49 a.m. AAA SOUTH Georgia gas prices decline at the pump compared to a week ago. Georgia motorists are now paying an average price of $2.65 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline. Monday’s state average is 2 cents less than a week ago, 2 cents more than this time last month, and 5 cents less than this time last year. It now costs $39.75 to fill…

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New look for Georgia Driver’s Licenses

July 22, 2019–8:44 a.m. GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF DRIVER’S SERVICES Georgia driver’s licenses have a new design. Features: Polycarbonate Card Body – This card will be a more durable, secure and tamper-resistant card Overlapping – Signatures and Data over the photograph Secure ID Compliant Star – Meets state and federal regulations Laser Engraving – Laser engraving…

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Man jumps from moving automobile, seriously injured

July 21, 2019–3:07 p.m. GORDON COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE At about 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Gordon County Deputy Sheriffs and other emergency personnel were dispatched to the Pine Chapel community in response to a man having jumped out of a moving automobile. Tony Tran, age 24, of a Pine Chapel Road address, was very seriously injured when he…

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Woman dies of self inflicted gunshot after standoff with Gordon Sheriff’s Deputies

July 21, 2019–2:51 p.m. GORDON COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE At about 8 a.m. Sunday morning, deputy sheriffs were dispatched to a private residence on Thor Avenue near Calhoun in response to a 911 call about an armed woman outside her home threatening suicide. Deputies arrived within minutes and observed the 59-year-old woman on her front porch…

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Isakson discharged from D.C. hospital

July 21, 2019–12:55 a.m. NEWS RELEASE U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., was discharged today from George Washington University Hospital in Washington, D.C., and will enter an inpatient rehabilitation program at WellStar Kennestone Hospital in Marietta. Isakson was admitted to George Washington University Hospital on Tuesday, July 16, after falling in his D.C. apartment and suffering…

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