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COVID-19 Testing Hours Change At Chattooga Health Department

July 13th, 2020 – 4:15 PM Chattooga County Health Department –  Starting today, hours are changing for getting free, drive-up COVID-19 testing at the Chattooga County Health Department. The Georgia Department of Public Health Northwest Health District is changing testing hours at its Northwest Georgia drive-up COVID-19 testing locations throughout the district which includes Chattooga…

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GA DPH COVID-19 State Report for July 13th

July 13th, 2020 – 4:15 PM Georgia Department of Public Health –  These data represent confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported to the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) as of 7/13/2020, 2:50:06 PM. On Monday, the State of Georgia reported 3,643 new COVID-19 cases on since sunday. In addition, there were 217 additional hospitalizations from…

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AAA: Georgia Pump Prices Continue to Hold Steady

July 13th, 2020 – 2:00 PM AAA, The Auto Club Group Georgia gas prices  hold steady at the pump compared to a week ago. Georgia motorists are now paying an average price of $2.00 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline. Monday’s state average is 11 cents more than last month, and 65 cents less than this time last year. It now costs motorists $30.00 to…

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State COVID-19 report for Sunday

July 12, 2020–5:04 p.m. GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH The State of Georgia reported 2,525 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday. In addition, there were 324 additional hospitalizations from Saturday to Sunday and five additional deaths. Floyd County saw eight new cases with no deaths and no additional hospitalizations. Bartow County reported 34 new cases, two…

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[VIDEO] GA DPH’s Dr. Voccio addresses public COVID-19 mask usage

July 10th, 2020 – 10:55 AM Georgia Department of Public Health –  The latest situation report on COVID-19 and message on masks comes from Dr. Gary Voccio, health director for the ten-county Georgia Department of Public Health Northwest Health District. Remember, free COVID-19 testing is available to everyone in each Northwest Georgia county See his…

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Georgia Reports Most UI Benefits Ever Paid in One Week

July 9th, 2020 – 4:50 PM Georgia Department of Labor –  The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) announced today it has paid more Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits than ever previously paid.  Payments of almost three times the amount in all of 2019 were issued to claimants during the short holiday week. Over $857 million in…

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GA DPH COVID-19 State Report for July 9th

July 9th, 2020 – 4:30 PM Georgia Department of Public Health –  These data represent confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported to the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) as of 7/9/2020, 2:50:06 PM: There have been 106,727 total confirmed cases, 1,019,422 viral tests have been conducted, 2,322 people currently hospitalized, and there have been 2,930 total deaths…

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Public health announces new COVID-19 testing days/hours

July 9th, 2020 – 3:30 PM Georgia Department of Public Health – The Georgia Department of Public Health Northwest Health District is changing testing hours at its ten Northwest Georgia drive-up COVID-19 testing locations. Beginning Monday, July 13, free testing will be available Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the Chattooga, Catoosa,…

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GA DPH COVID-19 State Report for July 7th

July 7th, 2020 – 4:30 PM Georgia Department of Public Health –  These data represent confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported to the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) as of 7/7/2020, 2:50:05 PM. Confirmed State COVID-19 Cases: 100,470, Total State COVID-19 Deaths: 2,899, COVID-19 Hospitalizations:12,226, State ICU Admissions: 2,471. COVID-19 Report by NWGA County: Floyd: Confirmed cases are at 629,…

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Hand sanitizers recalled

July 7, 2020–9:55 a.m. STAFF REPORTS The US Food and Drug Administration has announced voluntary company recalls of at least three brands of hand sanitizer due to the potential presence of methanol (wood alcohol). Substantial methanol exposure can result in nausea, vomiting, headache, blurred vision, permanent blindness, seizures, coma, and permanent damage to the nervous…

Georgia gas prices hold steady

July 7, 2020–6:19 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 $2.00 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline. Monday’s state average is only 2 cents more than a week ago, 23 cents more than last month, and 59 cents less than this time last year. It now costs motorists…

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GA DPH COVID-19 State Report for July 6th

July 6th, 2020 – 4:40 PM Georgia Department of Public Health – These data represent confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported to the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) as of 7/6/2020, 2:50:04 PM. Statewide on Monday, there were 97,064 total cases, up from 95,516 on Sunday. Total State Deaths are now at  2,878. Total state…

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Gov. Kemp Authorizes 1000 National Guard troops to Atlanta: Declares State of Emergency

July 6th, 2020 – 4:30 PM Georgia Governor Brian Kemp – The following is a press release from the office of Georgia Governor Brian Kemp: Following weeks of dramatically increased violent crime and property destruction in the City of Atlanta, the July Fourth weekend saw over thirty Georgians wounded by gunfire, including five confirmed dead.…

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Stone Mountain Man Indicted On Child Sex Charges

July 6th, 2020 – 12:25 PM WZQZ Radio – (Via WZQZ Radio) A Stone Mountain, Georgia man was indicted by the Chattooga County Grand Jury last week after he was accused of traveling to Chattooga County to have sexual encounters with a twelve-year-old girl. Sheriff Mark Schrader told the grand jury that the thirty-four-year-old man…

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Trion Woman Arrested In Floyd County

July 6th, 2020 – 11:00 AM WZQZ Radio – (Via WZQZ Radio) A Trion woman was arrested in Floyd County over the weekend after she was accused of taking someone’s wallet. Floyd County Police say that forty-one-year-old Amanda Mae Barnes was at McDonald’s on Martha Berry Highway when she allegedly took someone’s wallet “with the…

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2,197 new COVID-19 cases om Georgia

July 5, 2020–5:00 p.m. GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH Georgia reported another 2,197 positive COVID-19 tests on Sunday, according to the state department of public health. Statewide on Sunday, there were 95,516 total cases, up from 93,319 on Saturday. The 2,197 new cases are lower than last week’s one day record of nearly 3,500. There…

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Americans expected to take fewer trips this summer

July 5, 2020–2:33 p.m. AAA SOUTH This summer, AAA forecasts Americans will take 700 million trips based on economic indicators and state re-openings. That number is down nearly 15% compared to last July through September and is the first decline in summer travel since 2009. AAA booking trends show Americans are making travel plans, though cautiously…

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