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Georgia gas prices dip

Georgia gas prices dip

Monday, June 24, 2024–11:57 a.m. -AAA South- Georgia gas prices dipped another two cents compared to a week ago. Georgians are paying an average price of $3.26 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline, which is also 12 cents less than a month ago, and 3 cents less than this time last year. It costs drivers an average…

Harris wins Democrat Primary runoff for Congress

Harris wins Democrat Primary runoff for Congress

Tuesday, June 18, 2024 -Staff reports- We now know who the Democrat candidate for Congress in the 14th District will be. In Tuesday’s runoff, Shawn Harris defeated Clarence Blalock. In Floyd County, Harris received 1,133 votes to Blalock’s 293 votes Harris will now face incumbent Republican Marjorie Taylor Greene in the November General Election. In…

Runoff elections Tuesday

Runoff elections Tuesday

Monday, June 17, 2024–10:05 a.m. -David Crowder, WRGA News- Voters will head back to the polls Tuesday to decide a few races that went to runoffs during the May 21 Primary Elections. In Floyd County, Democrats are deciding a contest for the U.S. House of Representatives in District 14 between Clarence Blalock and Shawn Harris.…

Gas prices hold steady

Gas prices hold steady

Monday, June 17, 2024–9:37 a.m. -AAA South- Georgia’s gas price average is holding steady at the pump compared to a week ago. Georgians are paying an average price of $3.28 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline, which is a penny less than a week ago, 12 cents less than a month ago, and penny less than this time last…

Use caution as sizzling temperatures enter Northwest Georgia

Use caution as sizzling temperatures enter Northwest Georgia

Friday, June 14, 2024–8:06 a.m. -Atrium Health Floyd News Release- With the daily highs going from delightful to detestable in northwest Georgia, it’s time for people who play or work outdoors – especially seniors and young children– to take some steps to keep from being beaten by the heat. Children under 2 and adults 65…

Georgia gas prices fall seven cents

Georgia gas prices fall seven cents

Monday, June 10, 2024–10:40 a.m. -AAA South- Georgia gas prices decreased at the pump compared to a week ago. Georgians are paying an average price of $3.29 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline which is 7 cents less than a week ago, and 14 cents less than a month ago, but 2 cents more than this time last…

Child kiled in ATV accident in Chattooga County

Child kiled in ATV accident in Chattooga County

Monday, June 10, 2024–10:25 a.m. -WZQZ Radio- A 7-year-old child was killed in an ATV accident in Chattooga County Saturday morning. According to Chattooga County Sheriff Mark Schader, the child was from out of town and was the only person on the ATV. The accident occurred near an intersection of Garvin Road and Echols Road,…

Gas prices hold steady

Gas prices hold steady

Monday, June 3, 2024–9:15 a.m. -AAA South- Georgia gas prices held steady at the pump last week. Georgians are paying an average price of $3.36 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline which is the same as a week ago, but 10 cents less than a month ago, and 7 cents more than this time last year.  It…

Chattooga Sheriff requests GBI investigate allegations of excessive force

Chattooga Sheriff requests GBI investigate allegations of excessive force

May 29th, 2024 – 12:00 PM WZQZ Radio – Chattooga County Sheriff Mark Schrader said on Monday that he is asking the Georgia Bureau of Investigation to investigate allegations that sheriff’s deputies and Georgia State Troopers used excessive force at the scene of a four-wheeler accident on Stateline Road at Cloudland on May 16th. Christopher…

Gas prices descend ahead of Memorial Day

Gas prices descend ahead of Memorial Day

Tuesday, May 28, 2024–11:28 a.m. -AAA South- The Georgia gas price average decreased at the pump compared to a week ago. Georgians are paying an average price of $3.36 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline.  Monday’s state average was 2 cents less than a week ago, 4 cents less than a month ago, and 11 cents more than this…

GDOT suspending lane closures for the Memorial Day weekend

GDOT suspending lane closures for the Memorial Day weekend

Thursday, May 23, 2024–11:48 p.m. -News Release- In anticipation of an increase in Memorial Day Weekend traffic congestion, the Georgia Department of Transportation (Georgia DOT) announces the suspension of all interstate lane closures on Georgia interstates and state routes beginning Friday, May 24 at noon until 5 a.m. Tuesday, May 28. While construction-related lane closures…

Primary runoffs set for June 18

Primary runoffs set for June 18

Wednesday, May 22, 2024–12:30 p.m. -David Crowder, WRGA News- Although Election Day was Tuesday, the campaign continues in some Northwest Georgia Counties as runoff elections are set for June 18. A runoff In the Democrat Primary for Congress between Shawn Harris and Clarence Blalock will decide who takes on Marjorie Taylor Greene in November. In…

Georgia gas prices down three cents

Georgia gas prices down three cents

Monday, May 20, 2024–8:30 a.m. -AAA South- Georgia gas prices are down another three cents compared to a week ago. Georgians are paying an average price of $3.38 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline. Monday’s state average of $3.18 is also 5 cents less than a month ago, but 12 cents more than this time last year.  It…

Lumsden announces funding for Tooga Theater in Summerville

Lumsden announces funding for Tooga Theater in Summerville

Thursday, May 16, 2024–9:08 a.m. -News Release- State Representative Eddie Lumsden (R-Armuchee), chairman of the House Insurance Committee, announces that Tooga Theater in Summerville, Georgia has been awarded a one-time grant of $250,000 allocated under House Bill 915, the Amended Fiscal Year 2024 budget. These Special Project funds are awarded through the Georgia Council for…

Summerville Police Department issues statement on drive-by shooting

Summerville Police Department issues statement on drive-by shooting

May 15th, 2024 – 3:40 PM Summerville Police Department – Wednesday afternoon the Summerville Police Department issued the following statement regarding an apparent drive-by shooting that occurred at Scoggins Street last weekend on May 11th: “On the evening of May 11th, Summerville Police responded to a drive-by shooting that took place on Scoggins Street in…

Georgia drivers see a little relief at the pump

Georgia drivers see a little relief at the pump

Monday, May 13, 2024–10:10 a.m. -AAA South- Georgia gas prices decreased compared to a week ago. The average on Monday was $3.41 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline, which is 5 cents less than a week ago, 1 cent less than a month ago, but 15 cents more than this time last year.  t costs drivers an average…

[PHOTOS] Local skywatchers wowed by Northern Lights

[PHOTOS] Local skywatchers wowed by Northern Lights

Saturday, May 11, 2024–1:30 a.m. -Staff reports- Northwest Georgia was treated to views of the northern lights Friday evening. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the Aurora Borealis are the result of electrons colliding with the upper reaches of Earth’s atmosphere. The phenomenon is primarily seen in the polar regions. However, during major…

Georgia gas prices up seven cents

Georgia gas prices up seven cents

Monday, May 6, 2024–9:35 a.m. -AAA South- Georgia gas prices increased at the pump compared to a week ago. Georgians are paying an average price of $3.46 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline, which is 7 cents more than a week ago, 13 cents more than a month ago, and 19 cents more than this time last year.  It…

[VIDEO] GA Chamber President discusses challenges facing NWGA in new economic tour

[VIDEO] GA Chamber President discusses challenges facing NWGA in new economic tour

May 2nd, 2024 – 5:30 PM Ethan Garrett – WRGA Digital News Editor & Video Reporter – Thursday afternoon the Dalton Convention Center ballroom held a presentation hosted by the Georgia Chamber of Commerce, led by their President and CEO, Chris Clark. As part of the presentation, President Clark discussed how the Georgia Chamber is…

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