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Omicron variant detected in Georgia

Omicron variant detected in Georgia

December 5, 2021–1:42 p.m. GEORGIA DE[ARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) has confirmed the first case of COVID-19 caused by the Omicron variant in Georgia. The individual recently traveled from South Africa and developed mild symptoms and subsequently tested positive for COVID-19. Genomic sequencing confirmed the presence of the Omicron variant. The individual is isolating at…

[VIDEO] 2021 Christmas in Lindale Parade and Celebration

[VIDEO] 2021 Christmas in Lindale Parade and Celebration

November 4th, 2021 – 11:58 PM Ethan Garrett – WRGA News Digital News Editor & Video Reporter – On Saturday afternoon Lindale kicked off their 2021 holiday season with their annual community Christmas celebration. The annual Christmas in Lindale parade started at Pepperell Primary School and went up Park Avenue to the 1st Baptist Church,…

All lanes of I-75 are anticipated to be open Monday

All lanes of I-75 are anticipated to be open Monday

December 5, 2021–1:30 p.m. GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Two left lanes of I-75 S below exit 296 are now open. Work continues on removing the damaged overpass. The DOT anticipates all lanes open tomorrow. All I-75 southbound lanes were closed Friday night after a tractor-trailer damaged the Old Grassdale Road overpass. 

[VIDEO] Salvation Army of Rome holds canned food drive

[VIDEO] Salvation Army of Rome holds canned food drive

December 3rd, 2021 – 2:50 PM Ethan Garrett – WRGA Digital News Editor & Video Reporter On Friday morning the Salvation Army of Rome’s “Stock our Shelves” holiday food drive took place at the Salvation Army of Rome’s Headquarters and collected canned goods that will be used for distribution in the communities in Floyd, Polk,…

Rome man killed in Polk County wreck

Rome man killed in Polk County wreck

December 3, 2021–1:21 p.m. GEORGIA STATE PATROL A single-vehicle wreck on Highway 101 in Polk County claimed the life of a 40-year old Rome man. According to the Georgia State Patrol, the wreck occurred Monday evening at around 7:19 pm near Dean Road when the Ford Crown Victoria driven by Jordan Dwight Conaway traveled onto…

Floyd County email servers targeted in phishing attack

Floyd County email servers targeted in phishing attack

December 3, 2021–12L57 p.,m. NEWS RELEASE Floyd County’s email servers have been taken offline after a phishing attack. Please be cautious when receiving any emails sent late on Thursday, December 2, 2021, or today, December 3, 2021. Media will be notified when servers are back online.

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