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[VIDEO] Dr. Voccio gives NWGA COVID-19 update (4/15/21)

April 16th, 2021 – 4:00 PM GA DPH Northwest Health District – Voccio Viewpoint 4/15/21: Dr. Gary Voccio, health director for the ten-county Georgia Department of Public Health Northwest Health District, updates us on the coronavirus pandemic and immunization progress in Northwest Georgia.

Gas prices decrease slightly

April 12, 2021–10:47 a.m. AAA SOUTH Georgia gas prices decreased slightly at the pump compared to a week ago. Georgia motorists are now paying an average price of $2.70 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline. Monday’s state average is 1 cent less than a week ago, but 5 cents more than last month, and 99 cents more than this time last…

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Chattooga: Lane closures continue on Taylor Ridge this week

April 10th, 2021 Georgia Department of Transportation – Weather permitting, crews will continue to repair the roadway at Taylor Ridge on Highway 27. The work will require a lane closure with traffic being led by a pilot car. WHEN: Monday, April 12 through Friday, April 16, from 9 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. each day. WHERE: The southbound lane of…

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DPH Pauses J&J Vaccinations at Cumming – NWGA unaffected

April 9th, 2021 – 4:00 PM Georgia Department of Public Health – The Georgia Department of Public Health has announced that out of an abundance of caution, the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) and the North Health District are pausing COVID vaccinations using the J&J (Janssen) vaccine at the Cumming Fairgrounds site. Eight people…

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[VIDEO] NWGA COVID-19 update with Dr. Voccio (4/9/21)

April 9th, 2021 – 2:40 PM GA DPH Northwest Health District – Dr. Gary Voccio, health director for the ten-county Georgia Department of Public Health Northwest Health District, updates us on the coronavirus pandemic and immunization progress in Northwest Georgia.

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Small earthquake reported Wednesday morning near Cloudland

April 8, 2021–8:42 a.m. WZQZ RADIO/US GEOLOGICAL SURVEY A small earthquake was recorded in Northwest Georgia on Wednesday morning. According to the US Geological Survey report the 2.1 quake was recorded on Lookout Mountain about six miles northeast of Mentone, Alabama near Georgia Highway 157 in the Cloudland Community. There were no reports of any…

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Gov. Kemp Appoints Patel to Cherokee Judicial Circuit

April 7th, 2021 – 4:38 PM Press Release – Governor Brian P. Kemp announced his appointment of Samir Patel to fill the District Attorney vacancy in the Cherokee Circuit Court. Patel will fill the vacancy created by the appointment of the Honorable Rosemary Greene as Superior Court Judge of the Cherokee Judicial Circuit. The Cherokee…

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Potential for severe weather from Thursday through Saturday

April 7th, 2021 – 4:00 PM Floyd County Emergency Management – According to Floyd County Emergency Management, several rounds of isolated to scattered thunderstorms are possible (some possibly severe) for portions of north and central GA tomorrow (Thurs) through Saturday. MARGINAL risks for severe storms are across portions of north GA and west central GA both Thursday and…

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Latest COVID-19 vaccination numbers

April 6, 2021–7:00 p.m. GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH 22% of Floyd County’s population has had at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, according to the latest numbers from the Georgia Department of Public Health. 21,738 Floyd County residents have had at least one dose and 16,099 or 17% have been fully vaccinated That’s…

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Georgia Power invites customers to share thanks in “Thank a Lineman” Celebration

April 5th, 2021 – 3:10 PM Georgia Power – During the month of April, Georgia Power and other electric utilities in Georgia are celebrating and thanking utility workers across the state. The daily work done by line workers in Georgia’s communities is always recognized, but their work has been especially pronounced over the past year, as many…

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PSA: Georgia drivers reminded to put away phones or risk getting ticket

April 5th, 2021 – 3:05 PM The Governor’s Office of Highway Safety-  The Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, Georgia State Patrol and local law enforcement agencies are asking drivers to go “Hands Free for Safety” or risk being handed a ticket for violating Georgia’s hands-free law. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has designated April…

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Georgia Gas prices decrease Slightly

April 5th, 2021 – 10:20 AM AAA – The Auto Club Group – Georgia gas prices  decreased marginally at the pump compared to a week ago. Georgia motorists are now paying an average price of $2.71 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline. Monday’s state average is 1 cent less than a week ago, 13 cents more than last month, and 94 cents…

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Ban on gatherings to be lifted April 8

April 1, 2021–10:58 a.m. STAFF REPORTS Georgia Governor Brian Kemp signed an executive order Thursday that eliminates the ban on gatherings and shelter-in-place requirements. The order takes effect on April 8. Also included: ▪ Removes the critical infrastructure distinction and collapses all organization suggested measures into one main list, with a small number of additional industry-specific…

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Northwest Georgia: GDOT to Update 78 Miles of I-75 Signage

March 31st, 2021 – 4:15 PM Georgia Department of Transportation – WHITE, Ga. – Motorists can expect new signage along I-75 in the coming months.  Georgia Department of Transportation awarded North Cherokee Electrical a $3.94 million contract to replace the signage on the interstate from Glade Road to the Tennessee state line. The project is slated…

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Flash Flood Warning in effect until 2:15 p.m.

March 31, 2021–8:26 a.m. NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE A Flash Flood Warning has been issued for Floyd, Bartow, Chattooga, Gordon, and Polk Counties until 2:15 p.m. At 8:16 AM, local law enforcement reported thunderstorms producing heavy rain across the warned area. Up to 1 inch of rain has fallen. Flash flooding is already occurring. Expect flooding…

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Flash Flood Watch Declared for Northwest Georgia

March 30th, 2021 – 4:10 PM National Weather Service in Peachtree City – The National Weather Service in Peachtree City has issued a Flash Flood Watch for portions of northwest Georgia including Bartow, Chattooga, Floyd, Gordon, Paulding, and Polk From 8 PM EDT this evening through Wednesday evening. * Rain, heavy at times, will return to…

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City of Menlo looking into alcohol sales

March 29th, 2021 – 2:30 PM WZQZ Radio – (Photo and Article via WZQZ Radio) The City of Menlo may soon join Chattooga County’s other three municipalities and the county government in allowing alcohol sales inside the city limits.  Currently, Menlo is the only “dry town” left in Chattooga County. Alcohol customers don’t have to look…

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Gas Prices Go Down Slightly In Georgia

March 29th, 2021 – 2:30 PM AAA – The Auto Club Group – Georgia gas prices decreased slightly at the pump compared to a week ago. Georgia motorists are now paying an average price of $2.72 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline. Monday’s state average is 2 cents less than a week ago, 15 cents more than last month,…

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Dr. Voccio gives COVID-19 update

March 28, 2021–5:00 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 the coronavirus pandemic and immunization progress in Northwest Georgia and comments on Psalm Sunday and Easter services. http://

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Weekend Weather Update for NWGA

March 27th, 2021 – 7:45 PM National Weather Service & Floyd County Emergency Management – Today (through 11 PM this evening) — A MARGINAL to SLIGHT risk for severe weather exists across far north GA today. As a warm front lifts north across the area, there is a risk for a few strong to severe storms mainly across far north Georgia. Main…

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