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GSP investigating fatal two-vehicle crash in Bartow

September 16th, 2021 – 2:00 PM Staff Reports (Photo from WBHF Radio) On September 16th at 7:00 AM the Georgia State Patrol Post 3 of Cartersville was requested to investigate a two-vehicle crash on Georgia 20 near mile marker 6.  The preliminary investigation shows that a tractor-trailer (vehicle 1) was attempting to cross over the…

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New distribution process for monoclonal antibody treatments

September 16, 2021–11:13 a.m. NEWS RELEASE The federal government has changed the way COVID-19 monoclonal antibody treatments will be distributed in the United States, including Georgia. The decision announced Monday by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is the result of supply shortages and extraordinary demand for the treatments across the country,…

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Time to start thinking about getting a flu shot

September 14, 2021–7:37 p.m. STAFF REPORTS As we head into fall, now is a good time to start thinking about getting a flu shot in addition to the COVID-19 vaccine. Dr. Gary Voccio, health director for the Georgia Department of Public Health’s Northwest District said influenza and COVID-19 vaccines are different. “The Centers for Disease…

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15 COVID-19 deaths in NWGA reported Tuesday

September 14, 2021–6:54 p.m. GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH Floyd County reported five additional COVID-19 deaths from Monday to Tuesday, according to the Georgia Department of Public Health. 231 Floyd County residents have now lost their lives to the virus since the start of the pandemic. Floyd County also reported 64 new positive tests on…

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Latest COVID-19 numbers

September 14, 2021–7:35 a.m. GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH 283 new COVID-19 cases were reported in Floyd County from Friday to Monday, according to the Georgia Department of Public Health. Floyd County did not report any additional deaths over the weekend, remaining at 226 since the start of the pandemic. On Monday, there were 109…

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Georgia gas prices down slightly

September 13, 2021–10:01 a.m. AAA SOUTH Georgia gas prices decreased at the pump compared to a week ago. Georgia motorists are now paying an average price of $2.97 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline. Monday’s state average is 1 cent less than a week ago, 1 cent more than last month, and 95 cents more than this time last year. According to…

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[VIDEO] Dr. Voccio gives COVID-19 update

September 12, 2021–2:05 p.m. GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH It’s a question on everyone’s mind, “When will this latest surge of COVID-19 cases end?” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention modeling indicates we could plateau in the next couple of weeks. However, Dr. Gary Voccio, health director for the Georgia Department of Public Health’s Northwest…

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GHC students honor 9/11 victims by placing 2,977 American flags in courtyard

September 10th, 2021 – 10:20 AM Georgia Highlands College – In memory of those who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001, Georgia Highlands College (GHC) students, faculty and staff placed 2,977 American flags on the courtyard of the college’s Cartersville site. The event, known as the “9/11: Never Forget Project,” was made possible through…

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Cartersville Man Reportedly Stabbed Minnesota Bus Driver

September 10th, 2021 – 10:18 AM WBHF Radio – (Via WBHF Radio) The state of Minnesota charged a Cartersville man Thursday after authorities say he stabbed a Metro Transit driver repeatedly with a pen and screwdriver. The Pioneer Press reports that 22-year-old Brandon Tyler Collins was charged with second-degree assault and obstructing transit operations. Metro…

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‘Mrs. Doubtfire’ Actress to speak virtually to GHC on Mental Health

September 8th, 2021 – 3:50 PM Georgia Highlands College – Next week, former childhood actress and current mental health advocate Lisa Jakub, who took on roles in movies such as “Mrs. Doubtfire” and “Independence Day,” will speak virtually at Georgia Highlands College (GHC) on ways to cope with anxiety, the value of self-acceptance, and methods for recognizing anxiety in your life.…

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Georgia gas sees increased price at the pump

September 7th, 2021 – 2:15 PM AAA – The Auto Club Group – Georgia gas prices increased at the pump compared to a week ago. Georgia motorists are now paying an average price of $2.98 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline. Monday’s state average is 2 cents more than a week ago, 1 cent more than last month, and 95 cents more than this…

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GSP investigating fatal crash on GA 20 in Bartow

August 31st, 2021 – 12:00 PM Staff Reports – On August 30, 2021, at 10:12 p.m., the Georgia State Patrol Post 3 of Cartersville was requested to investigate a two-vehicle crash on GA 20 in Bartow County. A tractor-trailer was traveling west on GA 20 near mile marker 5. A 2014 Nissan 370Z was traveling…

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New Floyd County COVID-19 test site opens September 1st

August 31st, 2021 – 11:50 AM Georgia Department of Public Health Northwest Health District – A free drive-up COVID-19 test site at the Coosa Valley Fairgrounds, 1400 Martin Luther King Jr., Blvd., SE, in Rome opens Wednesday, September 1, and becomes the third such site now available in Northwest Georgia. Hours of operation are 9…

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Rain, possibly severe storms in the forecast

August 30, 2021–9:17 p.m. NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE Storms rolled through Northwest Georgia Monday and We could see more bad weather Tuesday from the remnants of Hurricane Ida. We have a slight risk of severe weather with brief spin-up tornadoes possible. We could also see 2-3 inches of rain. A Flash Flood Watch is in effect until…

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Gas prices could be headed up after Hurricane Ida

August 30, 2021–9:12 p.m. STAFF REPORTS Georgia gas prices were down a penny last week, but they could be headed back up following Hurricane Ida. According to AAA, the storm has left more than one million people in Louisiana and Mississippi without power and has likely taken about 13% of U.S. refining capacity offline. There…

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Floyd County reports 306 new COVID-19 cases from Friday to Monday

fLOYDAugust 30, 2021–9:09 p.m. GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH Floyd County reported 306 new COVID-19 cases from Friday to Monday, according to the Georgia Department of Public Health. A total of 12,162 Floyd County residents have tested positive since the start of the pandemic. Bartow County reported 211 new cases, and one additional death Monday.…

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Toomey: Georgia is seeking significant COVID-19 infections among children

August 30, 2021–9:06 p.m. STAFF REPORTS We are seeing the highest number of weekly outbreaks since the pandemic began, with more than half the outbreaks occurring in K-12 schools. Dr. Kathleen Toomey, the commissioner of the Georgia Department of Public Health,  spoke Monday about the significant number of cases among school-aged children. “Those numbers of…

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Flash Flood Watch from Tuesday morning until Wednesday afternoon

August 30, 2021–7:16 a.m. NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE A Flash Flood Watch has been issued for portions of north-central Georgia, northeast Georgia and northwest Georgia, including Floyd, Bartow, Gordon, and Chattooga Counties. It will be in effect from Tuesday morning through Wednesday afternoon. Rainfall associated with Tropical Storm Ida will begin to move into Northwestern Georgia…

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Floyd County reports 67 new COVID-19 cases Thursday

August 26, 2021–4:30 p.m. GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH Floyd County reported 67 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday. We are now at a total of 11,693 cases since the start of the pandemic. No additional deaths were reported in Floyd County. However, Bartow County reported four deaths while Gordon County had two and Polk County…

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Georgia adopts new K-12 mathematics standards

 August 26th, 2021 – 2:45 PM Georgia Department of Education – The State Board of Education today approved State School Superintendent Richard Woods’ recommendation to adopt the new K-12 Mathematics Standards. The current (2020-2021) school year will be dedicated to teacher training on the new standards, with implementation to follow in future years. The standards were…

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