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Fatal Wreck Occured in Polk County at Esom Hill Rd and Prior Station Rd

June 5th, 2020 – 11:30 AM The Georgia State Patrol –  A fatal wreck that involved 2 vehicles occurred in Polk County on Thursday at the intersection of Esom Hill Road and Prior Station Road. According to an investigative report from the Georgia State Patrol, 28-year-old Courtney Winkles of Cedartown was traveling southbound in a 2004…

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Woman killed in Thursday wreck in Cedartown

June 5, 2020–6:39 a.m. POLK STANDARD JOURNAL One person was killed, two others injured in a wreck on Prior Station Road in Cedartown Thursday. The wreck involved a Buick SUV and a Volkswagen Beetle. According to the Polk Standard Journal, a woman was ejected from one of the vehicles and was killed. Two others were…

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GA DPH COVID-19 State Report for June 4th

June 4th, 2020 – 3:20 PM Georgia Department of Public Health – **Note: The GA DPH will move to a once a day Daily Status Report update at 3 p.m. This will allow time to process and validate laboratory and case reports to improve data quality and accuracy. These data represent confirmed cases of COVID-19…

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GA DPH COVID-19 State Report for June 3rd

June 3rd, 2020 – 3:30 PM Georgia Department of Public Health – **Note: The GA DPH will move to a once a day Daily Status Report update at 3 p.m. This will allow time to process and validate laboratory and case reports to improve data quality and accuracy. These data represent confirmed cases of COVID-19…

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GA DPH COVID-19 State Report for June 2nd

June 2nd, 2020 – 5:00 PM Georgia Department of Public Health – These data represent confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported to the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) as of 6/2/2020, 4:11:17 PM. Confirmed COVID-19 Cases: 48,207, Deaths: 2,102, Hospitalizations: 8,334, ICU Admissions:1,821. COVID-19 report by NWGA Counties: Floyd County: Confirmed cases: 274, and 15 deaths. Polk County: Confirmed…

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[VIDEO] Gov. Kemp gives statewide COVID-19 Update (June 2nd)

June 2nd, 2020 – 4:20 PM Georgia Governor Brian Kemp –  On Tuesday afternoon, Georgia Governor Brian Kemp and his staff gave a statewide COVID-19 update and also addressed the ongoing protesting in the state of Georgia. for more on this, please see the video below:  

Georgia gas prices rise last week

June 2, 2020–6:00 a.m. AAA SOUTH Georgia gas prices increased slightly at the pump compared to a week ago. Georgia motorists are now paying an average price of $1.75 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline. Monday’s state average is 2 cents more than a week ago, 13 cents more than last month, and 84 cents less than this time last year. Georgians…

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GA DPH COVID-19 Report for 7 p.m. June 1

June 1, 2020–9:30 p.m. GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH Floyd County saw three additional COVID-19 cases from 7 p.m. on Sunday to the latest report at 7 p.m. Monday. According to the Georgia Department of Public Health, Floyd has now seen 268 confirmed cases since March with 15 deaths and 43 total hospitalizations. Bartow County…

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GA DPH & GA DOE: Georgia’s K-12 Restart and Recovery Plans

June 1st, 2020 – 3:35 PM Press Release – ​The Georgia Department of Education, in partnership with the Georgia Department of Public Health, has developed guidance to support districts and communities in determining their plans and strategies for reopening schools. Georgia’s Path to Recovery for K-12 Schools provides a tiered approach with clear, actionable steps that are…

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Mobile District Campgrounds to Re-open June 1st

June 1st, 2020 – 12:20 PM U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile District – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile District is very pleased to announce that our recreation area campgrounds will be re-opening for visitors, starting June 1, 2020 at five of our projects. Visitors will also be able to begin placing campsite…

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Coosa Valley Credit Union Announces 7th Annual American Flag Project

June 1st, 2020 – 11:00 AM Coosa Valley Credit Union – The Coosa Valley Credit Union (Coosa Valley) will once again be replacing torn or faded American flags in the communities the credit union serves. The project will run June 1 – July 4, 2020. “This is the seventh year of this project and to…

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Georgia DNR: Be Bear-Wise, Be Responsible

June 1st, 2020 – 10:00 AM Georgia Department of National Resources –   Most human-bear encounters, such as a bear sighting, a bear up on a porch, or a bear in someone’s trash, are minor situations and almost all could be avoided if we become BearWise, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife…

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GA DPH COVID-19 Report for 7 p.m. May 31

May 30th, 2020 – 4:00 PM GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH Floyd County saw five additional COVID-19 cases from 1 p.m. on Saturday to the latest report at 7 p.m. Sunday. According to the Georgia Department of Public Health, Floyd has now seen 265 confirmed cases since March with 15 deaths and 43 total hospitalizations.…

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GA DPH COVID-19 Report for May 29th

May 29th, 2020 – 5:15 PM Georgia Department of Public Health – These data represent confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported to the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) as of 5/29/2020, 1:00:04 PM. Total Tests: 532,000,  Confirmed COVID-19 Cases: 45,670, ICU Admissions:1,780, Hospitalizations: 7,852, Deaths: 1,974 Georgia Cases by NWGA County: Floyd County: 259 confirmed COVID-19 cases, and 15…

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Georgia Power customers to see approximately $10 reduction in monthly summer bills

May 29th, 2020 – 3:05 PM Georgia Power – The Georgia Public Service Commission (PSC) approved Georgia Power’s plan to reduce its fuel rates by 17.2 percent and total billings by approximately $740 million over a two-year period. This reduction will lower the total monthly bill by approximately $5.32 for the typical residential customer using…

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Local unemployment rates up sharply in April

May 29, 2020–7:40 a.m. GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Rome’s unemployment rate jumped to 13.5% in April, according to preliminary numbers from the Georgia Department of Labor. The jobless rate in Rome was 4.5% in March and 3.2% in April of last year. Chattooga County saw the largest increase at 17.1%, up from 5.6% the month…

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GA DPH COVID-19 Report for May 28th

May 28th, 2020 – 5:15 PM Georgia Department of Public Health – These data represent confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported to the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) as of 5/28/2020, 1:00:03 PM. Total Tests: 523,359, Confirmed COVID-19 Cases: 45,070, ICU Admissions: 1,761, Hospitalizations: 7,767,  Deaths: 1,962 Georgia Cases by NWGA County: Floyd County: 255 confirmed COVID-19 cases,…

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[VIDEO] Gov. Brian Kemp gives COVID-19 State Update (May 28th)

May 28th, 2020 – 4:10 PM STAFF REPORTS Georgia Governor Brian Kemp announced Thursday that bars and nightclubs across the state will be allowed to open back up on June 1. However, they must meet 39 standards. Also June 1, gatherings of 25 people will be permitted with social distancing, and professional and amateur sports can…

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Red Cross seeking blood donations

May 28, 2020–5:59 a.m. NEWS RELEASE The American Red Cross has an urgent need for blood donations to prevent another blood shortage as hospitals resume surgical procedures and patient treatments that were temporarily paused earlier this spring in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Healthy individuals who are feeling well are asked to make an appointment…

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GA DPH COVID-19 Report for May 27th

May 27th, 2020 – 4:35 PM Georgia Department of Public Health – These data represent confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported to the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) as of 5/27/2020, 1:24:32 PM. Total Tests: 518,591, Confirmed COVID-19 Cases: 44,421, ICU Admissions: 1,735, Hospitalizations: 7,666, Deaths: 1,907 Georgia Cases by NWGA County: Floyd County: 248 confirmed COVID-19…

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