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Jobless claims in Rome up slightly in September

October 24, 2021–11:10 a.m. GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF LABOR First-time claims for unemployment insurance in the Rome area were up slightly in September. According to the Georgia Department of Labor, there were 319 claims filed last month, up from 311 in August. There were 1,895 initial claims in September of 2020. Bartow County’s jobless claims were…

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Report: Man threatened woman with a hunting knife

October 19, 2021–7:40 p.m. FLOYD COUNTY JAIL RECORDS A Calhoun man was booked into the Floyd County Jail Monday after allegedly threatening a woman with a hunting knife. According to jail records, 46-year old William Troy Anderson Jr. threatened to cut the victim during the incident on New Rosedale Road. Anderson is charged with a…

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GNTC announces Free Application Week for the spring semester

October 19, 2021–7:21 p.m. NEWS RELEASE Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) will host a Free Application Week, Nov. 8-12, to help those who are seeking to enroll in the spring semester. During Free Application Week, GNTC will waive the $25 application fee for all new applicants. The admissions deadline for the spring semester is Nov.…

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Georgia gas prices increase….Again

October 18, 2021–11:56 a.m. AAA SOUTH Georgia gas prices increased alongside rising crude oil. Georgia motorists are now paying an average price of $3.15 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline. Monday’s state average is 9 cents more than a week ago, 18 cents more than last month, and $1.15 more than this time last year. According to AAA, the key driver…

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Three arrested for drugs on Decatur Street

October 14, 2021–1:50 p.m. FLOYD COUNTY JAIL RECORDS Three Rome men were arrested early Thursday at a home on Decatur Street on drug charges. 45-year old Reginald Delmar Watkins was charged with possession of cocaine. Meanwhile, 28-year old Timothy Da’Juan Askew and 26-year old Thaddeus Damien Barrett were found with ecstasy, Adderall, alprazolam, hydrocodone, oxycodone,…

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Calhoun woman accused of setting fire to Dalton home

October 13, 2021–7:15 p.m. NEWS RELEASE A Calhoun woman has been arrested in connection with a house fire in Whitfield County. According to Georgia Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John King, 25-year old Jessica Delli is charged with 1st-degree arson, possession of tools for the commission of a crime, criminal damage to property, and reckless…

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Georgia gas prices increase

October 11, 2021–8:38 p.m. AAA SOUTH Georgia gas prices increased alongside rising crude oil. Georgia motorists are now paying an average price of $3.06 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline. Monday’s state average is 8 cents more than a week ago, 8 cents more than last month, and $1.07 more than this time last year. High crude prices will likely contribute to…

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Body discovered in pond near Calhoun

October 10, 2021–5:58 p.m. STAFF REPORTS Calhoun Police are investigating the discovery of a body in a pond Sunday morning. Authorities responded to the scene in the area of Kent Drive after a resident discovered the body floating in the water. The body is that of a male. We hope to have more information as…

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Cedartown man wanted for arson & aggravated assault arrested

October 7th, 2021 – 11:05 AM Staff Reports – On Thursday at 1:40 AM, Floyd County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a man wanted for first-degree arson, aggravated assault, & first-degree cruelty to children warrants. According to Floyd County Jail records,  a  25-year Tobias Steven Cohner Fuller of Cedartown was seen by a female victim standing outside…

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Couple Arrested in Connection With Toddler Being Critically Injured

October 6th, 2021 – 5:30 PM Gordon County Sheriff’s Office –  On Friday, October 1st, deputy sheriffs were dispatched to the local hospital in response to a report of a critically injured toddler in suspicious circumstances. The child, aged 2, was subsequently flown to Erlanger Medical Center in Chattanooga. The investigation quickly became focused on…

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Redmond joins AdventHealth

October 1, 2021–10:30 a.m. NEWS RELEASE Redmond Regional Medical Center has joined AdventHealth, one of the largest faith-based health systems in the U.S. The purchase includes the 230-bed hospital, as well as its related businesses, physician clinic operations, outpatient services and all issued and outstanding equity interests. AdventHealth is also welcoming more than 1,500 new…

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New rules in effect as North Georgia burn ban is lifted

September 30, 2021–8:51 a.m. GEORGIA FORESTRY COMMISSION Georgia’s annual summer ban on outdoor burning will be lifted on October 1. The Georgia Environmental Protection Division mandates the fire restrictions from May through September in 54 counties, primarily in the northern half of the state, to protect air quality from emissions that may increase ground-level ozone.…

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Latest DPH data show COVID-19 still effective

September 29, 2021–7:26 p.m. GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH There’s more data that shows that the COVID-19 vaccine has been effective in preventing hospitalizations and death. According to the Georgia Department of Public Health, from January 2 through September 28, just over one percent of the 4.9-million vaccinated Georgians have gotten COVID-19. Meanwhile, just over…

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COVID-19 status reports for Wednesday

September 29, 2021–7:23 p.m. GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH Floyd County is up to 262 COVID-19 deaths, up from 260 on Tuesday. According to the Wednesday status report from the Georgia Department of Public Health, 28 more Floyd County residents tested positive for a total of 14,906 since February of 2020. Floyd’s two-week average of…

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Domestic disturbance with barricaded suspect ends in arrest

September 29th, 2021 – 12:05 PM Gordon County Sheriff’s Office – At about 6:15 pm yesterday (September 28)  deputy sheriffs were dispatched to a private residence on Old Dalton Road near Calhoun in response to a 911 report of a domestic disturbance involving a man armed with a knife. Deputies arrived within 8 minutes and…

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Draft redistricting map unveiled

September 29, 2021–6:05 a.m. STAFF REPORTS The Georgia State Senate has released the first draft of Georgia’s proposed Congressional redistricting map. Very few changes for the 14th Congressional District, which runs from Bremen in the south to the Georgia-Tennessee line in the North. Floyd, Gordon, Polk, Chattooga, and Paulding Counties would remain in the 14th.…

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Latest on COVID-19 vaccination rates

September 29, 2021–6:00 a.m. GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH At least 54% of Georgia residents have now had at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine with 47% fully vaccinated. In Northwest Georgia, Floyd County continues to lead the way, but we are still below the state average. As of Tuesday, 45% of Floyd County…

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Gordon Deputies recognized for work in meth trafficking case

September 28th, 2021 – 5:00 PM Gordon County Sheriff’s Office – (Pictured: Detective Daniel Nelson, Detective-Sergeant Lindsey Azar, Detective Dalyn Pulliam, Detective Carrie Smith, and Deputy Dale Pullen (K9 Handler). Back row: Sheriff Mitch Ralston, Major Ritchie Harris, and Chief Deputy Robert Paris) Sheriff Mitch Ralston officially recognized the excellent investigative work of a group…

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Floyd County reports two more COVID-19 deaths

September 27, 2021–8:55 p.m. GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH Two more Floyd County residents have died from COVID-19, according to the Monday status report from the Georgia Department of Public Health. Floyd County is now at 261 deaths since the start of the pandemic. 117 new positive tests were included in the numbers, which also…

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Kemp announces bonus for public safety officials & first responders

September 27th, 2021 – 4:00 PM The state of Georgia (Press Release) – Governor Brian P. Kemp today announced a $1,000 pay supplement for all eligible sworn law enforcement officials and first responders in Georgia. Local governments and employers of public safety officials and first responders are encouraged to visit the Office of Planning and…

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