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Gas prices in Georgia are holding steady after rising an average total of 6 cents in the past 10 days.
The designation means that Floyd Polk Medical Center, a critical access hospital, can stabilize injured patients, and if needed, to ensure they can safely be transferred to a higher level of care.
First-time claims for unemployment insurance in Floyd County were down in December compared to November, according to the latest numbers from the Georgia Department of Labor.
A 57-year old Cedartown man was killed in a wreck involving a tractor-trailer at the intersection of Highway 27 South and Adams Road Friday morning.
74-year-old Roy Everett Overby was booked into the Cherokee County Detention Center on charges of attempting to elude; he is also on hold for authorities in Cedartown.
Gas prices in Georgia rose 4 cents last week, after declining a total of 76 cents in 90 days.
According to Cedartown Police Chief Jamie Newsome, foul play is not suspected in the death of 36-year old Jerry Lee Talley of Hiram.
Prices at the pump are off to their lowest start to the month of January since 2016.
39-year old Alissa Garrett is charged with possession of methamphetamine and driving with a suspended license.
The body of an adult male found floating in Cedar Creek on Wednesday afternoon is now at the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Crime Lab in Decatur, awaiting an autopsy.
Cedartown Police, along with the Crime Scene Unit from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, are currently working to recover a body from Cedar Creek.
Rainfall totals of 1" to 3" with locally higher amounts are possible.
18 fatalities occurred on Georgia roadways during the New Year's Holiday Travel Period, one was worked by the Georgia State Patrol Post 29 in Cedartown.
The plunge at the pump continues this week, and now gas prices are poised to have their lowest start to the New Year since January 1, 2016.
The National Weather Service has issued a Dense Fog Advisory, which is in effect until 9 a.m. Monday.