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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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Georgia DOT unveils plans for bridge replacement on North Main Street in Cedartown

June 24, 2019–8:12 a.m. GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION A public detour open house to discuss the Georgia DOT’s proposed project to replace the bridge on State Route 1 Business/North Main Street over Cedar Creek Tributary in the city of Cedartown is scheduled for Thursday, June 27 from 5 until 7 p.m. The meeting will be held…

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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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Early morning storm results in power outages

June 20, 2019–11:00 a.m. STAFF REPORTS Georgia Power continues their work in getting the electricity up and running following a brief but severe storm that rolled through the area early Thursday morning. As of 3 P.M, there were 7 outages in Rome and Floyd County affecting 144 Georgia Power customers. 11 A.M. Update The largest…

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Two dead in Cedartown shooting

June 19, 2019–9:39 p.m. WGAA RADIO Two people have died as a result of gunshot wounds in Cedartown Wednesday night. The incident occurred at 1019 Cleo St. According to Cedartown Police Chief Jamie Newsome, the deceased have been identified as Stephanie Lopez, 22, and Tevin Frazier, 25, both of Cedartown. An investigation is ongoing as…

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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…

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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Two arrests made in Cedartown shooting

June 11, 2019–7:44 a.m. NEWS RELEASE Two Floyd County teenagers have been arrested in connection with the May 21 drive-by shooting on Ladue Avenue that left an 18-year-old with injuries. 17-year-old Dadrian Wright and 17-year-old Tynerious Chambers have been charged with aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime. Another…

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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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Missing Rome teen found safe

June 10, 2019— 12:30 P.M. STAFF REPORTS The Polk County Police Department has reported that they have found 19-year-old Abigail Godfrey. Godfrey was reported missing over the weekend after she was last seen in her silver 2014 Jeep Wrangler traveling on Highway 101 in Rome on Friday afternoon.    

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