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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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DOT suspends road work for holiday

July 3, 2020–8:23 a.m. GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Good news if you are going to be traveling for the Independence Day holiday. The Georgia Department of Transportation has suspended construction-related lane closures on interstate highways. The suspension will run until 10 p.m. Sunday. The DOT is also limiting lane closures on state routes that directly serve…

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Red Cross offers 20 ways to stay safe as you celebrate the Fourth of July

July 3, 2020–9:18 a.m. NEWS RELEASE The Fourth of July is just ahead, a time when people typically enjoy the summer holiday with backyard barbecues, fireworks or water fun. But this year, celebrating Independence Day will be different due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The American Red Cross offers safety tips you can follow. If you…

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Summerville Forgery Suspect Found With Drugs

July 2nd, 2020 – 3:15 PM WZQZ Radio – (Via WZQZ) Summerville Police arrested a twenty-two-year-old Summerville man on Monday morning who was suspected of forging several checks.  In a subsequent search of the man’s vehicle, police found drug paraphernalia and suspected methamphetamine. Officers spotted James Albert Walker of a Crowe Street, Summerville address at…

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Georgia Power offers safety tips for those heading out to area lakes this weekend

July 2, 2020–5:58 a.m. NEWS RELEASE As the largest non-governmental provider of recreation facilities in the state, Georgia Power is reminding customers and vacationers if they are planning to head out to company lakes and waterways for the upcoming July 4th holiday weekend, to be sure to follow guidelines on social distancing, facial coverings and…

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Georgia sets new one day record for COVID-19 cases

July 1st, 2020 – 4:00 PM Georgia Department of Public Health  The State of Georgia set a new record Wednesday for the most number of new COVID-19 cases. There were 2,946 new positive tests reported by the Georgia Department of Public Health, bringing the total to 84,237 since the pandemic began. There were 22 deaths…

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Kemp Signs Senior Care Home Reform Measure

July 1st, 2020 – 11:45 AM Georgia Governors Office –  Today Governor Brian P. Kemp signed House Bill (HB) 987, sponsored by Rep. Sharon Cooper (R – Marietta) and Sen. Brian Strickland (R – McDonough) into law. Through collaboration with advocacy groups, industry representatives, and legislators, HB 987 provides greater protections for assisted living facility and…

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Georgia DOT Awards Contract for Taylor Ridge Stabilization Project

July 1st, 2020 – 10:00 AM Georgia Department of Transportation –  The first of two phases of stabilizing Highway 27 on Taylor Ridge will begin soon after The Georgia Department of Transportation recently awarded a contract for the first round of repairs to the roadway. Construction is expected to start in the next three to…

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GA DPH COVID-19 Report for June 30th

June 30th. 2020 – 3:20 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 6/30/2020, 2:50:04 PM. Confirmed COVID-19 Cases: 81,291, Deaths: 2,805, Hospitalizations: 11,051, ICU Admissions: 2,323. Total Georgia Cases by NWGA County: Floyd – 514 Confirmed Cases, and…

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Gov. Kemp extends COVID-19 executive orders

June 30, 2020–8:07 a.m. NEWS RELEASE Monday Governor Brian P. Kemp signed two executive orders extending the Public Health State of Emergency and existing COVID-19 safety measures. “As we continue our fight against COVID-19 in Georgia, it is vital that Georgians continue to heed public health guidance by wearing a mask, washing their hands regularly,…

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