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Georgia gas prices continue to decline

June 24, 2019–8:30 a.m. AAA SOUTH Georgia gas prices have been dropping steadily for weeks. Georgia motorists are now paying an average price of $2.44 per gallon for regular unleaded. Monday’s state average is 3 cents less than a week ago, 19 cents less than this time last month, and 26 cents less than this time last year. It now costs $36.60 to fill a 15-gallon tank of gasoline. That…

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Unemployment claims fell in Floyd County in May

June 20, 2019–11:30 a.m. GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF LABOR First-time claims for unemployment insurance dropped in Floyd County last month. According to the Georgia Department of Labor, there were 301 initial claims in May, down from 433 in April. However, claims were up when compared to the 251 filed in May of last year. In Bartow…

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GNTC awards scholarships to 32 regional high school graduates

June 19, 2019–9:10 a.m. NEWS RELEASE The Foundation at Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) awarded scholarships to one qualified student at each of the 27 high schools and five college and career academies in the northwest Georgia region. GNTC faculty, staff, board members and Foundation Trustees were available at many of the schools to present…

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Calhoun Police respond to shots fired call Saturday night

June 17, 2019—2:50 P.M. STAFF REPORTS Calhoun police responded to a shots fired call Saturday night. According to the police report, two females were engaged in a verbal altercation when a 3rd party fired his firearm into the sky to end the fight. Celvin Orozco Merdia of Venezuela reportedly used a .38 Caliber handgun to scare…

Georgia gas prices drop another five cents

June 17, 2019–7:30 a.m. AAA SOUTH Georgia gas prices continue to decline. Georgia motorists are now paying an average price of $2.47 per gallon for regular unleaded. Monday’s state average is 5 cents less than a week ago, 19 cents less than this time last month, and 33 cents less than this time last year. It now costs $37.05 to fill a 15-gallon tank of gasoline. That is $5.55 less than…

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Save My Spot to Make Urgent Care Visits More Convenient

June 12, 2019—4:00 P.M. PRESS RELEASE Patients visiting Floyd Urgent Care in Rome, Cartersville and Centre, Alabama, are now able to save their spot in line. Save My Spot is designed to cut down on time spent in the waiting room. To make an appointment online, patients can go to www.floyd.org/urgentcare and select an Urgent…

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Georgia pump prices continue to drop

June 10, 2019—2:45 P.M. PRESS RELEASE Georgia gas prices continue to decline. Georgia motorists are now paying an average price of $2.52 per gallon for regular unleaded. Monday’s state average is 5 cents less than a week ago, 18 cents less than this time last month, and 26 cents less than this time last year. It now costs $37.80 to fill a 15-gallon tank of gasoline. That is $4.80 less than what motorists…

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Calhoun Police led on high-speed chase

June 6, 2019—11:04 A.M. STAFF REPORTS A woman from Dewy Rose, Georgia led officers on a high-speed chase through Gordon and Bartow County Wednesday afternoon. According to Calhoun Police reports, Amber Scoggins was driving a 1996 Dodge Dakota on Wall Street when officers spotted the truck with no brake lights. Calhoun City police attempted to…

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Remembering D-Day 75 years later

June 6, 2019–9:47 a.m. Staff reports On June 6, 1944, more than 160,000 Allied troops landed along a 50-mile stretch of the heavily-fortified French coastline, to fight Nazi Germany on the beaches of Normandy, France. “You are about to embark on the great crusade toward which we have striven these many months. The eyes of…

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Calhoun Police fight with reported car thief

June 3, 2019—4:40 P.M. STAFF REPORTS A 48-year-old man was arrested in Gordon County after fighting with police. According to Calhoun Police reports William Raynes was reportedly breaking into cars on Reeves Street. After police arrived, Raynes was ordered to exit the vehicle. Raynes refused and attempted to hit an officer with his shoe. Raynes…

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