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Cartersville man arrested in child sex sting in Paulding County

November 19, 2019–8:11 a.m. PAULDING COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE Earlier this month, Brian Travis Cowart (W/M, 34 YOA) of Cartersville, Georgia was arrested by Detectives from the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office Juvenile Investigations Division as a result of an elaborate attempt to have sex with an eight-year-old girl. On October 29, 2019, the Juvenile Investigations Division…

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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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Time change this weekend

November 1, 2019–8:00 a.m. STAFF REPORTS Don’t forget to set your clock back one hour before going to bed Saturday night. The annual change from daylight saving time to standard time is a good reminder to make sure your smoke alarm is working properly. A new battery and cleaning dust from the device are simple…

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Don’t be a nightmare to pedestrians on Halloween

October 31, 2019–7:57 a.m. NEWS RELEASE Halloween is one of the deadliest days of the year for pedestrians. AAA is reminding evening commuters and other motorists to expect more pedestrians on the road, as millions of children and families across the country will be trick-or-treating through neighborhoods. Halloween ranks as one of the top 3…

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Level 1 Drought Response issued for Bartow, Gordon and Polk

October 20, 2019–9:43 a.m. NEWS RELEASE Worsening drought conditions throughout most of the state have prompted a Level 1 Drought Response declaration from the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD).  This means public water utilities in 103 counties will be required to begin a public information campaign to help citizens better understand drought, its impact on…

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Culberson nominated for Robert Clemente Award

September 17, 2019–2:49 p.m. STAFF REPORTS Former Calhoun High star Charlie Culberson is the Atlanta Braves’ nominee for the prestigious Roberto Clemente Award. The award is bestowed annually to the player who best represents the game of Baseball through extraordinary character, community involvement, philanthropy, and positive contributions, both on and off the field. “Charlie “Clutch”…

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Arrest made in Paulding Co. arson and muder

September 17, 2019–9:15 a.m. PAULDING COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE An arrest has been made in connection with a murder and arson in Paulding County that occurred last month. Detectives with the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division and Agents with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation have been conducting an investigation into what was originally dispatched…

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Georgia has now experienced 73 days of temperatures above 90 degrees since May

September 11, 2019–10:45 p.m. NEWS RELEASE With Georgia experiencing its 73rd day of temperatures above 90 degrees this year, Georgia Power urges customers to act to minimize the impact of higher temperatures and increased energy use on electric bills. The company is committed to providing information and choices that give customers the options they need…

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Final Labor Day 2019 holiday traffic count

September 4, 2019–5:31 a.m. NEWS RELEASE Traffic crashes across Georgia during the Labor Day holiday travel period resulted in nine traffic deaths, with eight being worked by Troopers. This year, the holiday travel period was 78-hours long. It began at 6 p.m. on Fri., Aug. 30, and ended at 11:59 p.m. on Mon., Sept. 2. Statewide, Georgia State Troopers investigated 523 traffic crashes that…

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Three year old killed in ATV accident

September 3, 2019–5:54 a.m. GEORGIA STATE PATROL A three-year-old died in an ATV accident Monday in Acworth. According to the Georgia State Patrol, the Polaris Ranger 700XP was traveling south on Old Tennessee Hwy. The 14-year old driver failed to maintain his lane and the ATV traveled off the west shoulder of the roadway and…

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Mandatory evacuations for the Georgia coast ahead of Dorian

September 2, 2019–1:00 p.m. NEWS RELEASE Ahead of Hurricane Dorian, Governor Brian Kemp issued a mandatory evacuation of individuals east of Interstate 95 in Bryan, Camden, Chatham, Glynn, Liberty, and McIntosh counties. The Governor’s order also directed the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency (GEMA/HS) and Georgia Department of Transportation to establish westerly contraflow…

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Now is the time to prepare for Hurricane Dorian

August 30, 2019–11:51 p.m. NEWS RELEASE As the holiday weekend approaches with the threat of Hurricane Dorian right behind, the American Red Cross is working around-the-clock to prepare for possible impact to residents in Florida, Georgia and North Carolina. “Our Georgia Red Cross team is working closely with emergency partners to monitor the path of…

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Troopers encourage safe driving habits this Labor Day Weekend

August 30, 2019–7:56 a.m. NEWS RELEASE The Georgia State Patrol is reminding motorists to practice safe driving habits as they travel throughout the state this Labor Day weekend. “Troopers and Motor Carrier Officers will be on patrol in full force for the upcoming 78-hour Labor Day holiday travel period this weekend,” said Colonel Mark W.…

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NW Georgia makes gains in July

August 30, 2019–7:53 a.m. GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that the Northwest region added to its workforce and number of employed residents in July. Preliminary results showed that the 15-county area saw its unemployment rate climb for the month. “Georgia continues to perform well in terms of jobs, claims…

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Isakson to resign U.S. Senate seat at end of 2019

August 29, 2019–3:28 a.m. NEWS RELEASE U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., today issued the following statement regarding his service in the U.S. Senate: “After much prayer and consultation with my family and my doctors, I have made the very tough decision to leave the U.S. Senate at the end of this year. I have informed Georgia…

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Arson and murder investigation in Paulding County

August 27, 2019–6:00 a.m. PAULDING COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE On August 26, 2019, at approximately 12:50 AM, a 911 call was placed to Paulding E-911 reference a vehicle fire. The Paulding County Sheriff’s Office and Paulding County Fire/Rescue responded to the vehicle fire which was located at 2172 Vinson Mountain Crossing, Rockmart, GA 30153. After the…

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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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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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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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