Chattooga County

Trion man arrested after fatal shooting

Trion man arrested after fatal shooting

February 15th, 2024 – 12:00 PM WZQZ Radio – WZQZ Radio has reported that one person has been arrested after a fatal shooting occurred North of Trion on Tuesday night. Chattooga County Sheriff Mark Schrader confirmed that 44-year-old Nathaniel James Pease was fatally shot after an alleged argument with the shooter, who has been identified…

Gas prices creep up

Gas prices creep up

Monday, February 12, 2024–10:10 a.m. -AAA South- Georgia gas price average crept up slowly at the pump compared to a week ago. The average is now $3.03 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline, a penny more than a week ago, eight cents more than a month ago, but 23 cents less than this time last year. …

Flood Watch issued for our area

Flood Watch issued for our area

Sunday, February 11, 2024–2:10 p.m. -National Weather Service- A Flood Watch is in effect from 7 p.m. Sunday through Monday evening for much of Georgia, including Floyd. Bartow, Gordon, Chattooga, Polk, and Paulding Counties. Excessive runoff may result in flooding of rivers, creeks, streams, and other low-lying and flood-prone locations. Creeks and streams may rise…

Gas prices hold steady

Gas prices hold steady

Monday, February 5, 2024–10:00 a.m. -AAA South- Georgia gas prices held steady last week. Georgia drivers are paying an average price of $3.02 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline the same as a week ago. The average is five cents more than a month ago, but 33 cents less than this time last year. It now costs…

Chattooga County stabbing suspect in custody

Chattooga County stabbing suspect in custody

Tuesday, January 30, 2024–12:33 p.m. -WZQZ Radio- On Sunday night, (Jan 28, 2024) at approximately 11:50 pm deputies were dispatched to Ballenger Road in the Gore area regarding a subject that had been stabbed. They learned that the aggressor, the victim’s stepson, had left the scene on foot. Deputies arrived and found the victim with…

Summerville man arrested in Floyd County on attempted child molestation charge

Summerville man arrested in Floyd County on attempted child molestation charge

Monday, January 29, 2024–11:54 a.m. -Floyd County Jail records- A Summerville man is accused of traveling to Floyd County to meet someone he believed to be under the age of 16 for sex. According to Floyd County Jail records: 41-year-old Mark Thurston Tate also engaged in a graphic online conversation with the person. Tate is…

Gas prices up seven cents a gallon

Monday, January 29, 2024–9:51 a.m. -AAA South- Georgia gas prices are up. The average is now $3.02 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline, which is 7 cents more than a week ago, and a penny more than a month ago, but still 37 cents less than this time last year.  It now costs an average of $45.30 to fill a 15-gallon tank…

Flood Watch issued

Flood Watch issued

Wednesday, January 24, 2024–8:22 a.m. -National Weather Service- The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Watch in effect from this evening through Friday evening. Excessive runoff may result in flooding of rivers, creeks, streams, and other low-lying and flood-prone locations. Several waves of showers and thunderstorms will impact much of north and central Georgia…

Hays prison officer arrested on contraband charges

Hays prison officer arrested on contraband charges

January 23rd, 2024 – 11:30 AM WZQZ Radio – A thirty-one-year-old corrections officer was arrested earlier this month and charged with attempting to smuggle drugs and cell phones into Hays State Prison in Chattooga County. Nicholas Matthew Grindle worked at the prison in Trion and was arrested by Georgia Department of Corrections authorities on January…

AdventHealth opens cardiology office in Trion

AdventHealth opens cardiology office in Trion

Friday, January 19, 2024–10:38 p.m. -News Release- AdventHealth Medical Group is pleased to announce the opening of a new cardiology clinic location inTrion, opening January 22. Residents in and around Trion can easily access expert heart care close to home, provided byAdventHealth Medical Group cardiologist, Himanshu Patel, MD. AdventHealth Medical Group Cardiology at Trion is…

DPH confirms measles case in metro Atlanta

DPH confirms measles case in metro Atlanta

Friday, January 19, 2024–10:35 p.m. -News Release- The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) has confirmed a case of measles in an unvaccinated resident of the metro Atlanta area. The individual was exposed to measles while traveling out of the country. DPH is working to identify anyone who may have had contact with the individual…

Wind Chill Advisory in effect

Wind Chill Advisory in effect

Friday, January 19, 2024–9:23 p.m. -National Weather Service- A Wind Chill Advisory has been issued for portions of North and West Central Georgia Friday night into Saturday morning to account for dangerously cold wind chills near zero. Minimum temperatures Saturday and Sunday morning are forecast to be in the teens for much of north and central Georgia and the mid-20s for the…

Labor market remains strong locally

Labor market remains strong locally

Friday, January 19, 2024–8:30 a.m. -Georgia Department of Labor- The Rome area gained 1,100 jobs from December of 2022 to December of 2023, according to the latest numbers from the Georgia Department of Labor. Rome ended the year with employment at 45,400, up from 44,300 the previous year. The number of jobs was up by…

Blood Assurance recommending postponement of elective surgeries

Blood Assurance recommending postponement of elective surgeries

Thursday, January 18, 2023–5:24 p.m. -News Release- Due to a significant decrease in blood donations related to the weather, and an increase in emergency use from several massive blood transfusions over the last 24 hours, Blood Assurance is recommending to more than 70 hospitals around the region to hold off on elective surgeries until at…

Rome City, Floyd County Schools operating on a two-hour delay Wednesday

Rome City, Floyd County Schools operating on a two-hour delay Wednesday

Tuesday, January 16, 2014–3:13 p.m. -Staff reports- Floyd County Schools will implement a two-hour delay on Wednesday, January 17. School will begin at 10 a.m. All FCS employees should report by 9 a.m. Please note, that this will be a two-hour delay with a two-hour shift in the normal schedule. If you normally drop your…

Delays and closings for Tuesday

Delays and closings for Tuesday

Tuesday, January 16, 2024–4:26 a.m. -Staff reports- School closings Floyd County Schools – closed, after-school activities canceled Rome City Schools- closed, after-school activities canceled Darlington – closed Unity Christian – closed Gordon County Schools – closed Calhoun City Schools – closed Polk County Schools – closed (learn from home day) Bartow County Schools – closed,…

Update on Tuesday morning’s Winter Weather Advisory

Update on Tuesday morning’s Winter Weather Advisory

January 15th, 2024 – 3:55 PM Staff Reports – A winter weather advisory has been issued for Floyd County, Chattooga, Gordon, Polk, and Bartow by the National Weather Service in Peachtree City. Floyd County Emergency Management has issued a statement anticipating precipitation to start Monday after 5 pm and continue throughout the night. Temperatures are…

Atlanta Gas Light Gas encourages customers to prepare for extreme winter weather

Atlanta Gas Light Gas encourages customers to prepare for extreme winter weather

Monday, January 15, 2024–9:46 a.m. -News Release- Atlanta Gas Light is closely monitoring forecasts that call for a significant temperature drop for parts of Georgia. Atlanta Gas Light crews are ready to serve our customers and emphasize the importance of having a plan and making the necessary preparations for severe weather. With the safety of…

Georgia gas prices continue to ease

Monday, January 15, 2024–7:46 a.m. -AAA South- Georgia’s gas price average continues to drop at the pump compared to a week ago. Georgia drivers are now paying an average price of $2.95 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline (subject to change overnight). Monday’s state average is 2 cents less than a week ago, 4 cents less than a month ago, and 10…

Prepare your home for a winter weather blast

Prepare your home for a winter weather blast

Sunday, January 14, 2023–6:53 p.m. -AAA South- With the season’s most frigid temperatures on the way, AAA reminds homeowners and renters that preparing for inclement weather is essential to avoiding wintertime repairs. Prolonged periods of below-freezing temperatures can wreak havoc on a home’s heating system, plumbing, and exterior features. “Maintaining your property is essential to…

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