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Lewis back in State Senate race

May 19, 2022–4:56 p.m. WBHF RADIO/STAFF REPORTS Jeff Lewis is back in the contest for State Senate. Late last week, Georgia Administrative Court Judge Charles R Beaudrot recommended Lewis’s candidacy be invalidated. Beaudrot wrote that Lewis had not made the correct filings with respect to his campaign finances by the required deadline The Secretary of…

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DPH urges parents to talk to their pediatricians for guidance during baby formula shortage

May 19, 2022–7:53 a.m. GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is urging parents unable to find baby formula typically used for their child to contact their pediatrician about appropriate nutritional and safe feeding alternatives. Georgia WIC is working with WIC agencies statewide, local grocers and retailers, and formula manufacturers…

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GA Attorney General Warns of Price Gouging/Scams During Baby Formula Shortage

May 17th, 2022 – 11:50 AM Georgia Attorney General’s – Attorney General Chris Carr is warning Georgia consumers to beware of price gouging and other scams in response to the nationwide baby formula shortage. “With skyrocketing inflation, record-high gas prices, and now an unprecedented shortage of baby formula made worse by the increasingly dire situation…

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[VIDEO] Cartersville Man arrested in Canton Shooting Incident

May 16th, 2022 – 5:45 PM Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office Press Release – (Footage provided to WRGA by Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office) Cherokee Sheriff’s deputies responded to a “shots fired call” Tuesday afternoon, May 10, on Carmichael Circle in the Carmichael Farms subdivision. When deputies arrived, they observed five shell casings in the roadway. Deputies…

Georgia gas prices up 15-cents since last week

Georgia gas prices up 15-cents since last week

May 16, 2022–5:40 p.m. AAA SOUTH Georgia gas prices jumped 15-cents a gallon in one week. Georgia motorists are now paying an average price of $3.98 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline. Monday’s state average is 27 cents more than last month and $1.01 more than this time last year. It now costs motorists $59.70 to fill a 15-gallon tank of…

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Lewis disqualified from State Senate race

May 16, 2022–7:22 a.m. WBHF RADIO One of the candidates in the Republican Primary for Georgia State Senate in District 52 is being disqualified. Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger has moved to disqualify District 52 State Senate candidate Jeff Lewis from the race. The decision came less than 24 hours after Georgia Administrative Court Judge…

Fatal Wreck Reported in Bartow County

Fatal Wreck Reported in Bartow County

May 14th, 2022 – 1:20 pm WBHF Radio – (Via WBHF Radio) Forty-nine-year-old, Travis Michael Woods of Cartersville was fatally wounded in an accident that occurred at the intersection of Burnt Hickory and Mission Roads.  According to Georgia State Patrol reports, the accident occurred May 12, 2022, at 10:55 p.m.  A silver Saturn SUV and…

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Cassville White Road bridge over I-75 closed this weekend

May 12, 2022–6:39 p.m. GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION If you are going to be traveling in Bartow County this weekend, we have this traffic note. The Cassville White Road Bridge over the interstate will be closed from 7:30 tonight through Monday at 5:30 a.m. while crews continue construction on the two roundabouts at the I-75…

Record Early Voting Turnout Continues

Record Early Voting Turnout Continues

May 12th, 2022 – 11:35 PM Georgia Secretary of State’s Office – Early voting for the May 24 primary election continues. Floyd County voters can cast ballots at the new elections office located in the health department building on East 12th Street and at the Anthony Recreation Center in Garden Lakes between the hours of…

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Redmond Urgent Care to become Piedmont Urgent Care

May 11, 2022–6:06 p.m. NEWS RELEASE Piedmont Urgent Care by WellStreet is adding 10 locations with its acquisition of urgent care management company SmartCare and its family of brands in the metro Atlanta area. With this acquisition, Piedmont Urgent Care by WellStreet, the largest network in Georgia, expands its presence in the communities of Grayson,…

Dr. Voccio gives COVID-19 update

Dr. Voccio gives COVID-19 update

May 11, 2022–4:27 p.m. STAFF REPORTS COVID-19 hospitalizations have remained at their lowest since the start of the pandemic. However, cases in the United States have doubled in the past two weeks. Dr. Gary Voccio, health director for the 10-county Georgia Department of Public Health Northwest District, gave an update Wednesday morning on WRGA’s First…

GA Department of Revenue to Begin Issuing Special, One-Time Tax Refunds

GA Department of Revenue to Begin Issuing Special, One-Time Tax Refunds

May 11th, 2022 – 2:35 PM State of Georgia Press Release –  Governor Brian P. Kemp and the Department of Revenue (DOR) announced today that DOR will begin issuing special, one-time tax refunds this week. This initiative is a result of House Bill 1302, which the Georgia General Assembly recently passed, and Governor Kemp signed into…

Bartow Firefighters Respond to Fire Involving 2 Vehicles and Shed

Bartow Firefighters Respond to Fire Involving 2 Vehicles and Shed

May 11th, 2022 – 11:30 AM Bartow County Fire and Emergency Services – On Wednesday morning, at Approximately 6:38 AM, Bartow County Fire and Emergency Service units responded to a residence at Allatoona Woods Trail in reference to two fires about 30 feet from the caller’s residence. Upon arrival at the scene, Bartow Firefighters found…

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Finalist named for GHC presidency

May 10, 2022–6:35 p.m. NEWS RELEASE The Board of Regents voted today to name Dr. Mike Hobbs as the sole finalist for president of Georgia Highlands College (GHC). Hobbs currently serves as vice president for student affairs and athletic director at Jefferson State Community College in Birmingham, Ala. Dr. Dana Nichols, GHC’s chief academic officer…

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New legislation offers stronger protection for Georgia children exposed to lead

May 10, 2022–6:25 p.m. NEWS RELEASE There is no safe amount of lead in a child’s blood. Even small amounts of lead can result in damage to the brain and nervous system, and cause behavioral problems, learning difficulties, and other medical issues – all of which may be permanent. However, legislation passed by the General Assembly and…

Georgia gas prices up 12 cents

Georgia gas prices up 12 cents

May 9, 2022–9:34 p.m. AAA SOUTH Georgia gas prices experienced a slight increase compared to a week ago. Georgia motorists are now paying an average price of $3.71 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline. Monday’s state average is 1 cent more than a week ago, 28 cents less than last month but $1.01 more than this time last year. According…

Cassville White Road Bridge Closed This Weekend

Cassville White Road Bridge Closed This Weekend

May 9th, 2022 – 5:10 PM GDOT Press Release – Weather permitting, the Cassville White Road bridge over I-75 will be closed Friday night through Monday morning while crews continue construction on the two roundabouts at the I-75 entrance and exit ramps. A detour will be set up for the duration of the bridge closure.…

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2022 Voters Guide

Brought to you by: Registered voters can generate a sample May 24 ballot showing all of the races in which they can vote on the Georgia Secretary of State’s website. Visit the My Voter Page to create a sample ballot for your district. April 25: Last day to register to vote | May 2-20: Early voting | May 7 and May…

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Bartow County music teacher named state’s top educator

May 2nd, 2022 – 11:30 AM Georgia Department of Education – Michael Kobito, an AP Music Theory teacher and high school band director at Woodland High School in the Bartow County School System, is the 2023 Georgia Teacher of the Year. State School Superintendent Richard Woods announced the selection of Kobito at a banquet held…

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