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Floyd limiting visiting hours as COVID-19 cases rise

December 4, 2020–5:51 p.m. NEWS RELEASE Floyd is making changes to its visitation policies beginning 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4, as COVID-19 cases continue to rise in the community. Visitation hours at Floyd Medical Center, Polk Medical Center and Cherokee Medical Center will be limited to 9 a.m. to noon and 5 p.m. to 8…

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Christmas celebration in Lindale Saturday

December 3, 2020–5:09 p.m. STAFF REPORTS The holiday season begins in Lindale on Saturday. It all starts with the annual Christmas Parade; according to Tim Reynolds with Restoration Lindale. “We will line up at Pepperell Primary School by 2:30,” he said.  “The parade will begin at 3.  This year we are honored to have the…


COVID-19 status update for Dec. 3

December 3, 2020–4:52 p.m. GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH Another 83 Floyd County residents have tested positive for COVID-19, according to Thursday’s report from the Georgia Department of Public Health. Floyd County is now at a total of 5,221 cases, up from 5,138 in Wednesday’s report. Floyd County also reported three deaths from the day…

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Rome Parks & Rec planning a Drive-Thru Playtime with Santa

December 3rd, 2020 – 3:10 PM Rome-Floyd Parks and Recreation –  Rome-Floyd Parks and Recreation has a special plan to welcome the holiday season with a drive thru Playtime With Santa event set for Saturday, Dec. 12 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Ridge Ferry Park. Santa will be on hand to wave to everyone…

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Students honor advisors at GHC

December 3rd, 2020 – 2:35 PM Georgia Highlands College –  Students at Georgia Highlands College (GHC) recently named one faculty and one staff member as the college’s “Advising is Teaching Award” winners. Students chose Assistant Professor of Biology Brandy Rogers, who was named “Faculty Advisor of the Year,” and Academic Advisor Josh Grant, who was…

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GNTC graduate hired by SpaceX to maintain rocket engines

December 3rd, 2020 – 2:00 PM Georgia Northwestern Technical College –  Just back from Cape Canaveral, Fla., where he will soon be working as an Integration Technician for SpaceX, Georgia Northwestern Technical College graduate Palmer Moye dropped in on the GNTC Aviation Training Center for one last visit. Through the GNTC Aviation Maintenance Technology program,…


Rome Middle School announces 2021 REACH Scholars

December 3, 2020–10:38 a.m. NEWS RELEASE For the second year, Rome Middle School has had the privilege and the pride to honor hard-working students as part of the REACH Georgia Program. As the first needs-based mentorship and college scholarship program, REACH Georgia targets students who have the opportunity to be the first generation in their…


Georgia DPH provides update on COVID-19 trends

December 2, 2020–5:30 p.m. GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is providing the following information regarding the fight against COVID-19 in Georgia. COVID-19 Cases From 11/23 to 11/30, the seven-day average of new cases reported decreased ~14%. (NOTE: the decrease in new cases is an artifact of decreased testing and delayed reporting…

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New Guidelines for FCS Students Identified as Close Contacts to Positive COVID-19 Cases

December 2nd, 2020 – 4:05 PM Floyd County Schools – On Wednesday, December 2, 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released new guidelines for those identified as close contacts to positive COVID-19 cases using symptom monitoring and diagnostic testing. These guidelines will go into effect for all Floyd County Schools employees and…

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PSA: Rome Police warns public of Phone Scam

December 2nd, 2020 – 2:40 PM The Rome Police Department –  On Wednesday the Rome Police Department made the following Statement in a press release regarding a surge in local phone scams: “The Rome Police Department has been informed that multiple individuals are receiving calls from our main phone line number, 706-238-5111, claiming to be Officers of the Rome Police…

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Salvation Army “Stock our Shelves” Canned Food Drive planned for Dec 4th

December 2nd, 2020 – 12:00 PM The Salvation Army or Rome GA –  Friday December 4, 2020, The Salvation Army of Rome will have a canned food drive entitled “Stock Our Shelves / SOS.” This will be a drive through collection at our main buildings located between East First Avenue and East Second Avenue. It will…

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Floyd County Police Department Partners with TRED for Santa Bike Patrol

December 2nd, 2020 – 11:40 AM The Floyd County Police Department –   The Floyd County Police Department is proud to partner with TRED for our inaugural fundraiser to benefit Santa Bike Patrol, a Christmas benefit to give bicycles to children. GMC Value-Mart has already pledged support and will be helping us with a Boston butt…

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AAA Urges Drivers to properly secure Christmas Trees

December 2nd, 2020 – 11:10 AM AAA – The Auto Club Group – Thanksgiving has passed and the Christmas season is in full effect. Parents with children in tow are searching for a Christmas tree. Now that you have found the perfect tree, transporting it to your home can be problematic. Previous research from AAA found…


Man charged with aggravated child molestation

December 2, 2020–8:24 a.m. FLOYD COUNTY JAIL RECORDS A man already in the Floyd County Jail is facing additional charges of child molestation and aggravated child molestation. According to the arrest warrants, 49-year old Lee Roy Cooper of Tifton, Georgia committed the crime of child molestation which involved an act of sodomy between January 1…

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FCS Cave Spring community meeting changes location

December 2, 2020–8:20 p.m. NEWS RELEASE Due to the increased spread of COVID-19 in Floyd County, the Cave Spring community meeting that was previously scheduled to take place in the Cave Spring Elementary auditorium on Tuesday, December 8 at 6 p.m. is being moved to the Coosa High School auditorium to allow for ample social distancing.…

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[VIDEO] The 2020 Rome Christmas Parade

December 1st, 2020 – 10:10 PM Ethan Garrett – WRGA Digital News Editor & Video Reporter Sarah Corbitt – Digital News Assistant On Tuesday night the City of Rome celebrated the beginning of the holiday season with their first ever drive-through ”Miracle on Braves Boulevard Saluting the Heroes of 2020” Christmas parade. One of the…

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Delayed openings at COVID-19 test sites Dec 2nd & 3rd

December 1st, 2020 – 4:00 PM GA DPH –  Georgia Department of Public Health Northwest Health District free drive-up COVID-19 test sites in Bartow, Catoosa, Dade, Floyd, Gordon, Paulding, and Walker counties will delay opening Wednesday, December 2, and Thursday, December 3, until 11 a.m.


DPH COVID-19 report for December 1

December 1, 2020–3:26 p.m. GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH 24 more Floyd County residents have tested positive for COVID-19 bringing the total to 5,090 since the end of February. According to the Georgia Department of Public Health, 35 more positive tests were reported Tuesday in Bartow County, another 23 in Gordon County, nine in Polk…

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