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Floyd County Commission votes to repost chief elections clerk job

Floyd County Commission votes to repost chief elections clerk job

July 27, 2021–9:24 p.m. STAFF REPORTS The Floyd County did not approve a recommendation from the elections board to hire Vanessa Waddell as the new chief election clerk Tuesday night, opting instead to repost the job opening. Commissioner Scotty Hanock explained why he made the motion to conduct a new search. “We only had one…

CDC updates guidance for facial coverings

CDC updates guidance for facial coverings

July 27, 2021–9:22 p.m. STAFF REPORTS In response to the rising number of COVID-19 cases, primarily due to the more contagious Delta variant, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has updated its guidance regarding facial coverings. The CDC is now recommending that fully vaccinated people wear masks in public indoor settings in areas of…

Woman charged in July 12 wreck

Woman charged in July 12 wreck

July 27, 2021–9:19 p.m. FLOYD COUNTY JAIL RECORDS Charges have been filed in connection with a serious wreck that occurred on Alabama Highway at North Avery Road back on July 13. According to the arrest warrant, 64-year old Delane Starr Ollis stopped in the middle of the inside eastbound lane at the bottom of a…

RCS: Voluntary COVID-19 vaccination event on August 2nd

RCS: Voluntary COVID-19 vaccination event on August 2nd

July 27th, 2021 – 5:15 PM Rome City Schools – Voluntary COVID-19 vaccinations will be available on Monday, August 2nd during the Rome City Schools Meet the Teacher events at each of the Rome City Schools. Floyd Medical RCS nurses will have both the Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine and the PFIZER-BIONTECH Vaccine available.…

FCS plans COVID-19 vaccination event for July 30th

FCS plans COVID-19 vaccination event for July 30th

July 27th, 2021 – 3:25 PM Floyd County Schools – Floyd County Schools has announced the following Covid-19 vaccination event: “The Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccines will be available for FCS staff and community on Friday, July 30th from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Board Room at the Floyd County Schools central office- 600…

Fatal wreck Saturday on Highway 53/Farmville Road, GSP investigating

Fatal wreck Saturday on Highway 53/Farmville Road, GSP investigating

July 27th, 2021 – 3:00 PM Staff Reports – An investigation conducted by the Georgia State Patrol is underway into a fatal wreck that occurred on Hwy. 53 at Farmville Road on Saturday (7/24/21) around 11:00 AM. According to information provided by the Georgia State Patrol, a 2016 red Kia Soul was traveling east on…

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