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USTA Georgia recognizes standouts among state tennis community with Annual Awards

December 5, 2019–7:49 a.m. NEWS RELEASE USTA Georgia announced the recipients for the organization’s 2019 awards, which recognize outstanding achievements statewide in tennis, on and off the court. Twenty-five awards comprise the full list of honors, and the award winners will be officially recognized at the USTA Georgia Community Tennis Development Workshop in early February.…

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Kemp appoints Kelly Leoffler to U.S. Senate

December 4, 2019–10:54 a.m. STAFF REPORTS As expected, Governor Brian Kemp appointed businesswoman Kelly Loeffler to fill the unexpired term of Johnny Isakson in the U.S. Senate Wednesday. She is the chief executive officer of Bakkt, a subsidiary of commodity and financial service provider Intercontinental Exchange, and the co-owner of the Atlanta Dream of the Women’s National Basketball…

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State assisting in fatal Gordon County fire investigation

December 4, 2019–8:19 a.m. GEORGIA INSURANCE AND FIRE SAFETY COMMISSIONER NEWS RELEASE Around 8:15 A.M on the morning of November 29, the Gordon County Fire Department responded to a residential fire located on the corner of Oakman Road and Hanes Road. After arriving on the scene, emergency personnel discovered the body of Charles Vice, 69,…

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Red Cross: Need for Blood doesn’t stop for Holidays – Donors are Needed

December 3rd, 2019 – 12:00 PM Red Cross Press Release – Those who come to give through Dec. 18 will receive a $5 Amazon.com Gift Card (Dec. 2, 2019) Between Thanksgiving and Christmas, more than 1 million units of blood could be transfused in the United States. Individuals are urged to give a life-saving gift…

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Isakson to deliver farewell address on Senate floor Tuesday

December 2, 2019–9:45 a.m. NEWS RELEASE U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., will deliver his farewell address on the floor of the U.S. Senate on Tuesday at approximately 2:30 p.m. Isakson’s remarks will be available to view live on television on C-SPAN2 or through the Senate floor webcast at https://www.senate.gov/floor/. Isakson’s remarks will be followed by tributes from…

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NW Georgia adds to labor force in October

December 1, 2019–7:20 a.m. NEWS RELEASE Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that Northwest Georgia added to its labor force and employed residents in October. At the same time, the annual numbers for employed residents and the workforce increased in October for the 15-county area, preliminary numbers show. “October was a great month for Georgia…

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This is Winter Weather Preparedness Week

December 1, 2019–7:10 p.m. NEWS RELEASE The weather outside isn’t frightful yet, but the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency, in partnership with the National Weather Service and GDOT, is gearing up for Winter Weather Preparedness Week on Dec. 2-6. This week encourages Georgians to prepare for inclement winter weather by learning about winter…

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Vehicle fire closes southbound lanes of I-75 Saturday

December 1, 2019–12:38 a.m. WTVC NEWS CHANNEL 9 A motor home fire on I-75 closed the southbound lanes of I-75 in Gordon County for nearly two hours Saturday. The incident occurred at around 11:50 a.m. near the Highway 53 exit. WTVC television reports that Gordon County 911 said one person was transported to the hospital…

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One dead in Friday morning fire in Gordon County

November 29, 2019–3:49 p.m. GORDON GAZETTE A man is dead following a fire Friday morning in Gordon County. According to the Gordon Gazette: Shortly after 8 a.m. this morning, personnel with Gordon County Fire & Rescue responded to a structure fire at the corner of Hanes Road and Oakman Road, near the old school house…

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Black Friday safety tips from Calhoun Police

November 28, 2019–9:56 p.m. CALHOUN POLICE DEPARTMENT Many shoppers will be out early trying to find those great bargains on Black Friday, but unfortunately so will the people looking to take advantage of you letting your guard down. The Calhoun Police department has some safety tips. If you are shopping with children, make a plan…

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Two stabbed in Calhoun Thursday

November 28, 2019–9:54 p.m. GORDON GAZETTE/STAFF REPORTS Two people were transported to the hospital following a Thanksgiving Day double-stabbing on Carter Drive in Calhoun. According to the Gordon Gazette, the incident occurred just before 2 p.m. at a trailer park on Carter Street. Both were airlifted to Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga, one of them gravely…

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Calhoun PD K9 receives donation for bulletproof vest

November 27, 2019–7:55 a.m. NEWS RELEASE A Calhoun Police K9 will be getting a bulletproof protective vest thanks to a donation from the American Legion. Commander Bruce Henderson of American Legion Post #47 met with Chief Tony Pyle and Captain Ken Carson Tuesday to present the check. Chief Pyle said “To the members of the…

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Calhoun couple charged with numerous offenses relating to sexual exploitation of minors

NOVEMBER 26, 2019–7:56 a.m. GORDON COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE On November 18, the Sheriff’s Office received a tip from a concerned citizen that a local man was in possession of child pornography. Sheriff’s detectives immediately initiated an investigation and subsequently located the suspected offender, identified as Charlie William WrightJr., age 49, of 334 Beamer Circle, Calhoun. Wright was…

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Georgia DOT Restricts Lane Closures for Thanksgiving Holiday Travel in Northwest Georgia

November 25th, 2019 – 4:45 PM Georgia Department of Transportation Press Release – To ease Thanksgiving traffic congestion statewide, Georgia Department of Transportation will suspend construction-related lane closures on heavily traveled interstate highways and state routes from 6 a.m. Wednesday, November 27 to 5 a.m. Monday, December 2. The statewide lane restrictions allow commuters work-zone…

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GSP and MCCD Preparing for Busy Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend on Georgia Roadways

Georgia Department of Public Safety Press Release – (ATLANTA, GA) -The 102-hour Thanksgiving holiday travel period begins at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 27, and ends at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 1. “Reducing traffic crashes, deterring and correcting bad driving behaviors, and making the roadways safer is our job.  To make this happen, Troopers and…

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Foggy morning in Northwest Georgia

November 25, 2019–7:00 a.m. NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE You’re waking up to patchy fog and frost portions of north and central Georgia this morning. Visibility restrictions as low as a quarter of a mile are anticipated where fog occurs. Drivers should be alert for decreasing visibility. The fog will begin to dissipate after sunrise and will…

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Calhoun Police Department warns city about internet and phone scams.

November 22nd, 2019 – 9:30 AM OFFICE OF THE CHIEF OF POLICE MEDIA RELEASE –  Calhoun Police have recently received numerous complaints pertaining to internet and phone scams. In the latest versions of these scams, con-artists are calling and stating the recipient’s social security number has been suspended and they (caller) need the recipient’s full…

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Report: Thanksgiving is by far the leading day for U.S. home cooking fires

November 18th, 2019 – 5:00 PM National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) More than three times as many home cooking fires occur on Thanksgiving Day as on a typical day of the year. That’s according to the latest U.S. Home Cooking Fires report recently released by the National Fire Protection Association® (NFPA), which shows that there were 1,600 reported home…

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55 million expected to travel this Thanksgiving

November 18, 2019–7:54 a.m. AAA SOUTH More than 55 million travelers are making plans to kick off the holiday season with a trip of 50 miles or more away from home this Thanksgiving. This will be the second-highest Thanksgiving travel volume since AAA began tracking in 2000, trailing only the record set in 2005. Overall,…

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