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Public health to end free COVID testing in Northwest Georgia

February 23, 2021–8:19 p.m. NEWS RELEASE The Georgia Department of Public Health Northwest Health District is ending its nearly yearlong operation of free COVID-19 testing sites effective Thursday, February 25, with the closing of that day’s site in Walker County. “Over the last two months, we’ve been shifting more and more of our limited public…

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Georgia has prices headed upward

February 22, 2021–11:02 p.m. AAA SOUTH Georgia gas prices increased at the pump compared to a week ago. Georgia motorists are now paying an average price of $2.51 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline. Monday’s state average is 18 cents more than a week ago, 27 cents more than last month, and 21 cents more than this time last year. Abnormally…

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Dr. Voccio gives COVID-19 update

February 21, 2021–9:38 p.m. GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH Dr. Gary Voccio, health director for the ten-county Georgia Department of Public Health Northwest Health District, updates us on coronavirus in Northwest Georgia. He said we are seeing diminished transmission in Northwest Georgia with the lowest numbers since last summer. He also tells us where we…

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Governor Kemp Announces $552M Georgia Rental Assistance Program

February 20th, 2021 – 9:50 PM Press Release – Governor Kemp announced that the State of Georgia has received more than $552 million in stimulus funds through the federal Emergency Rental Assistance Program. Congress appropriated $25 billion to provide relief to landlords and tenants who are behind on rent and utility payments due to the…

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GDOT Hosting Small Business Webinar in NWGA

February 18th, 2021 – 2:20 PM Georgia Department of Transportation – The Georgia Department of Transportation (Georgia DOT) State Supported Funding Program (SSFP) will be hosting an online webinar for small business owners interested in learning about routine maintenance opportunities in Northwest Georgia. Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBEs), small business owners and veteran-owned small businesses will…

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GA DPH and DHS Help Seniors Get COVID-19 Vaccine

February 18th, 2021 – 2:15 PM Georgia Department of Public Health – The Department of Human Services (DHS) and the Department of Public Health (DPH) are joining efforts to ensure vulnerable seniors get access to the COVID-19 vaccine. DPH, DHS and local Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs) will be helping older adults to sign up…

Legislation seeks to end “no excuse” absentee voting in Georgia

February 17, 2021–5:09 p.m. STAFF REPORTS A Georgia State Senate subcommittee has voted to advance a bill to end no excuse absentee voting. The legislation limits absentee voting to those over the age of 75, those with a doctor’s note and people who are out of town. The vote was 3-2 along party lines. The…

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Flash Flood Watch Issued for much of NWGA

February 17th, 2021 – 3:45 PM The National Weather Service in Peachtree City – The National Weather Service in Peachtree City has issued a Flash Flood Watch for much of north and central Georgia from 7 PM EST this evening through Friday morning. NWGA Counties impacted include: Chattooga, Gordon, Polk, Floyd, Bartow, and Paulding County.  Widespread…

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New COVID vaccine dashboard on DPH website

February 16, 2021–4:04 p.m. NEWS RELEASE The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is launching a new COVID vaccine dashboard on the DPH website at dph.georgia.gov. The dashboard provides a detailed, transparent picture of vaccination administration in Georgia. As part of the transition to the new dashboard, you will see a one-time decrease in the…

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Closings and delays for Tuesday

February 15, 2021–7:12 p.m. STAFF REPORTS Due to the frigid temperatures and threat of black ice, Floyd County Schools will be closed Tuesday for all staff and students. Please note that all after-school activities are canceled for Tuesday as well. Rome City Schools is scheduled for a flexible learning day on Tuesday.  In addition to students, RCS administrators, educators and…

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NWGA Health Departments announces delayed openings on 2/16

February 15th, 2021 – 5:10 AM GA DPH Northwest Health District – All Georgia Department of Public Health Northwest Health District offices, including the district office in Rome and all ten county health departments, will delay opening tomorrow, Tuesday, February 16, until 10 a.m. This effects health departments in in Bartow, Catoosa, Chattooga, Dade, Floyd,…

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NWGA: Black Ice/Wind Chill Potential until Tuesday morning

February 15th, 2021 – 5:00 PM The National Weather Service and GDOT- According to the National Weather Service in Peachtree City, the potential for black ice on roads in Northwest Georgia is expected until Tuesday morning with the following Counties potentially effected: Floyd, Polk, Gordon, Bartow, Paulding, and Chattooga.  Rainfall associated with an approaching cold…

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AAA: Georgia Gas Prices Ticking Upward

February 15th, 2021 – 9:45 AM 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 $2.33 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline. Monday’s state average is 5 cents more than a week ago, 12 cents more than last month, and 6 cents more than this…

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Georgia Power reminds customers to be vigilant, avoid common scams

February 13th, 2021 – 3:30 PM Georgia Power – With a recent increase in reports regarding scams and fraud by criminals posing as Georgia Power employees, the company is reminding customers to be aware and follow simple tips to avoid being a target. Georgia Power urges customers to be cautious when contacted by an unverified…

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Adairsville Police respond to burglary, make arrest

February 12, 2021–5:14 p.m. NEWS RELEASE On Thursday, just after 6 p.m, officers with the Adairsville Police Department responded to 16 Colt Court in reference to a burglary in progress. Once the officers arrived they surrounded the empty residence and began checking the front door for access. The garage was unsecured so the officers then made…

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Cartersville man sentenced in investment fraud case

February 12, 2021–5:02 p.m. US ATTORNEY’S OFFICE Kevin Perry, who ran an investment fraud scam that began when he was a teenager and resulted in more than $430,000 in losses to investors, has been sentenced to three years and five months in federal prison. “Perry’s fraud caused unsuspecting investors to lose their hard-earned money,” said…

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GNTC announces President’s and Dean’s Lists for fall 2020

Febraury 11th, 2021 – 4:40 PM Georgia Northwestern Technical College – Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) is proud to announce the students on the President’s and Dean’s Lists for the 2020 fall semester. To be eligible for the President’s List, the student must maintain a GPA of 3.8 or higher during the semester with a…

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[VIDEO] Dr. Voccio gives COVID-19 update for NWGA (Feb 10th)

February 10th, 2021 – 11:45 AM Georgia Department of Public Health Northwest Health District – Dr. Gary Voccio, Health Director for the ten-county Georgia Department of Public Health Northwest Health District, updates the public on the COVID-19 situation in Northwest Georgia. For more on this, please see the video linked below:

Georgia gas prices increase

February 8, 2021–8:30 p.m. AAA SOUTH Georgia gas prices increased at the pump compared to a week ago. Georgia motorists are now paying an average price of $2.28 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline. Monday’s state average is 4 cents more than a week ago, 16 cents more than last month, and 1 cent more than this time last year. It…

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Georgia DNR Announces $8.4 Million in Outdoor Recreation Grant Funds

February 8th, 2021 – 11:45 AM Georgia Department of Natural Resources – The Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has announced the grant applicants who have been selected to move forward in the approval process to receive approximately $8.4 million from the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) grant program. The Georgia Department of Natural…

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