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COVID-19 status update for Dec. 3

December 3, 2020–4:52 p.m. GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH Another 83 Floyd County residents have tested positive for COVID-19, according to Thursday’s report from the Georgia Department of Public Health. Floyd County is now at a total of 5,221 cases, up from 5,138 in Wednesday’s report. Floyd County also reported three deaths from the day…

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Georgia DPH provides update on COVID-19 trends

December 2, 2020–5:30 p.m. GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is providing the following information regarding the fight against COVID-19 in Georgia. COVID-19 Cases From 11/23 to 11/30, the seven-day average of new cases reported decreased ~14%. (NOTE: the decrease in new cases is an artifact of decreased testing and delayed reporting…

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AAA Urges Drivers to properly secure Christmas Trees

December 2nd, 2020 – 11:10 AM AAA – The Auto Club Group – Thanksgiving has passed and the Christmas season is in full effect. Parents with children in tow are searching for a Christmas tree. Now that you have found the perfect tree, transporting it to your home can be problematic. Previous research from AAA found…

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Delayed openings at COVID-19 test sites Dec 2nd & 3rd

December 1st, 2020 – 4:00 PM GA DPH –  Georgia Department of Public Health Northwest Health District free drive-up COVID-19 test sites in Bartow, Catoosa, Dade, Floyd, Gordon, Paulding, and Walker counties will delay opening Wednesday, December 2, and Thursday, December 3, until 11 a.m.

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Report: Bartow inmate attacked deputy who tried to give him toilet paper

December 1, 2020–3:31 p.m. WBHF RADIO With toilet paper disappearing from grocery shelves again due to fear of pandemic lockdowns, one inmate didn’t appreciate receiving the scarce product. Two deputies served food to Bartow County Jail inmate Steven Alexander Herfurth in an isolation cell on Saturday morning. One of them tried to give him a…

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DPH COVID-19 report for December 1

December 1, 2020–3:26 p.m. GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH 24 more Floyd County residents have tested positive for COVID-19 bringing the total to 5,090 since the end of February. According to the Georgia Department of Public Health, 35 more positive tests were reported Tuesday in Bartow County, another 23 in Gordon County, nine in Polk…

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Georgia gas prices increase last week

December 1, 2020–6:51 a.m. AAA SOUTH Georgia gas prices increased slightly at the pump compared to a week ago. Georgia motorists are now paying an average price of $1.96 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline. Monday’s state average is 1 cent more than a week ago, 1 cent less than last month, and 46 cents less than this time last year.…

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No issues reported on roads Tuesday morning, schools in session

December 1, 2020–6:44 a.m. STAFF REPORTS No major issue reported on the roads this morning but you will still want to be cautious on bridges and overpasses just in case there are any slick spots. All school systems in our area will be holding classes, as usual, this morning except for Chattooga County which will…

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Winter Weather Advisory issued for North Georgia

November 30th, 2020 – 1:55PM National Weather Service in Peachtree City –   A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued across portions of far north and northeast Georgia and is in effect from 5 PM this afternoon until 7 AM Tuesday morning. Slippery road conditions could impact morning or evening commutes…

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COVID-19 report for Nov. 29

November 29, 2020–6:25 p.m. GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH Floyd County is now at a total of 5,048 positive COVID-19 tests since March, according to Sunday numbers from the Georgia Department of Public Health. That’s up by 21 from Saturday. 77 Floyd County residents have died, including one death which was reported Sunday. Bartow County…

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Teen arrested in connection with Nov. 24 pursuit

November 29, 2020–6:08 p.m. FLOYD COUNTY JAIL RECORDS A Cartersville teen is facing a long list of charges after allegedly fleeing from law enforcement back on November 24. According to Floyd County Jail records, Rome Police attempted to stop a vehicle driven by 18-year old Jatavious Tyshaun Posey for driving without headlights and failure to…

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Blood Assurance Needs Plasma to treat COVID-19 Patients

November 29th, 2020 Blood Assurance Press Release- Blood Assurance says there is an urgent need for convalescent plasma to treat people infected with COVID-19. Convalescent plasma is the purified plasma donated by people who were sick with the coronavirus.  The body’s response to the virus involves creating antibodies to fight off the illness.  Potential plasma…

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Update on COVID-19 trends in Georgia

November 26, 2020–11:23 a.m. GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is providing the following information regarding the fight against COVID-19 in Georgia. COVID-19 Cases From 11/16 to 11/23, the seven-day average of new cases reported increased 32.9%. The seven-day average of new cases reported is down 53% from our peak July 24. As…

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Celebrate Thanksgiving safely

November 25, 2020–8:24 a.m. NEWS RELEASE The COVID-19 pandemic is causing families to make difficult decisions about their 2020 Thanksgiving celebrations. The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) urges all Georgians to plan ahead and take steps to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19 and the flu as they celebrate. COVID-19 spreads easily whether gatherings…

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[VIDEO] Georgia Child Sex Trafficking and Gang Investigation Nets 8 Arrests

November 24th, 2020 – 12:35 PM The Georgia Bureau of Investigation & Georgia Governor Brian Kemp – After a year-long joint investigation, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) has arrested 8 people in Albany, GA on charges of child sex trafficking and violation of the gang statute.   This investigation was a coordinated effort involving…

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Gas prices decline

November 24, 2020–7:44 a.m. AAA SOUTH Georgians who decide to hit the road for Thanksgiving will find cheaper gas prices. Georgia motorists are now paying an average price of $1.95 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline. Monday’s state average is 1 cent less than a week ago, 4 cents less than last month, and 47 cents less than this time last…

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Cartersville Motorcycle Crash results in Fatality

November 23rd, 2020 – 10:30 AM WBHF Radio – (Via WBHF Radio) Over the weekend, a one-vehicle accident on Shinall Gaines Road resulted in a fatality. According to Georgia State Patrol reports, 46-year-old Michael Eugene Powell of Cartersville died in a crash that occurred Saturday after 5 p.m. The accident involved a Harley Davidson motorcycle…

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[VIDEO] Governor Brian Kemp addresses GA 2020 Election Results

November 21st, 2020 – 11:40 AM The Office of Georgia Governor Brian Kemp –   Georgia Governor, Brian Kemp, delivered remarks from the State Capitol on Friday evening where he discussed Georgia’s 2020 election results… For more on this, please see the video below:

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