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[VIDEO] State of Georgia Vaccine Distribution Update (1/26/21)

January 26th, 2021 – 11:11 AM Georgia Governor Brian Kemp – On Tuesday morning, Georgia Governor Brian Kemp and Georgia health Commissioner Kathleen Toomey updated Georgians on the status of the COVID-19 Vaccine distribution situation in the state. For more on this, please see the video below:


Rome City Commission meeting highlights

January 25, 2021–9:55 p.m. STAFF REPORTS The Rome City Commission has approved resolution for the issuance of multi-family housing revenue bonds by the Northwest Georgia Housing Authority. The $12.6 million dollars in bonds will be used to finance the acquisition, construction, rehabilitation and equipping of a 121-units of multifamily housing known as Dallas Manor in…

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Georgia gas prices rise

January 25, 2021–7:36 p.m. AAA SOUTH Georgia gas prices increased at the pump compared to a week ago. Georgia motorists are now paying an average price of $2.24 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline. Monday’s state average is 1 cent more than a week ago, 17 cents more than last month, and 14 cents less than this time last year. It…


GCSO captain dies from COVID-19 complications

January 24, 2021–5:30 p.m. GORDON COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE The law enforcement community in Gordon County is mourning the loss of one of their own. Gordon County Sheriff’s Office Captain Mike Garigan passed away Sunday morning from COVID-19-related medical complications. Captain Garigan served in the Sheriff’s Office for over 3 decades, as a uniformed deputy, a…


COVID-19 testing schedule for this week

January 24, 2021–3:09 p.m. GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH The Georgia Department of Public Health has released the schedule for free, drive-up COVID-19 testing for this week. Testing in Floyd County at the Coosa Valley Fairgrounds will be on Wednesday from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Bartow County testing will be at Liberty Square Church…

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[VIDEO] Dr. Voccio: Updated Vaccine report for NWGA (1/23/21)

January 23rd, 2021 – 5:05 PM GA DPH Northwest Health District – Dr. Gary Voccio, health director for the ten-county Georgia Department of Public Health Northwest Health District, gives us a situation report on COVID-19 vaccine and immunizations in Northwest Georgia and updates us on local coronavirus conditions. To see more on this, please view…

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[VIDEO] Kemp gives Georgia COVID-19 Vaccine Update (1/21/21)

January 21st, 2021 – 4:20 PM The Office of Georgia Governor Brian Kemp – On Thursday afternoon, Georgia Governor Brian Kemp &  Georgia Health Commissioner Dr. Kathleen Toomey updated the public on the COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution/Rollout in the state…. For more on this, please see the video below:


GA Department of Education provides funding for GNETS school districts

January 21st, 2021 – 2:50 PM Georgia Department of Education – The Georgia Department of Education is using a portion of its federal stimulus funding to offset state cuts to Georgia Network for Educational and Therapeutic Support (GNETS) programs, and to offset funding local school districts provided to private/independent schools through the equitable services provision…

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First-time claims for unemployment up in December

January 21, 2021–10:28 a.m. GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Floyd County ended 2020 with an increase in first-time claims for unemployment insurance. According to the Georgia Department of Labor, there were 1,749 claims filed in December, which is up from 990 in November and 1.099 in December of 2019. Bartow County reported 2,650 claims last month,…


COVID-19 status report for January 21

January 21, 2021–6:18 p.m. GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH Another 10 Northwest Georgia residents have now died from COVID-19, six of those deaths were Floyd County residents. According to the Wednesday report from the Georgia Department of Public Health, Floyd County is now at 129 deaths since the start of the pandemic. Bartow County is…


DPH COVID-19 update for January 19

January 19, 2021–4:32 p.m. GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH Eight more Northwest Georgia residents have died from COVID-19. According to the latest report from the Georgia Department of Public Health, Floyd and Chattooga County each reported one death, Polk County had two and Bartow County reported four deaths from Monday to Tuesday. As far as…

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Calhoun Police seeking public aide identifying Theft Suspects

January 19th, 2021 – 1:05 PM Calhoun Police Department –  Calhoun Police Detectives are seeking the public’s help in identifying suspects involved in a theft that occurred 18 January 2021 in the down town business district. A white male subject entered the store and requested to see merchandise stored behind the counter. Once the suspect…

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Calhoun police investigating storage unit burglary

January 19, 2020–11:36 a.m. CALHOUN POLICE DEPARTMENT Calhoun Police Detectives are currently investigating the burglary of several storage units that occurred on January 11. The subjects were driving a white pickup truck that appears to have a temporary drive out tag. Among the items taken were pressure washers, hand tools, power tools, and other miscellaneous…


COVID-19 status report for January 18

January 19, 2021–5:44 a.m. GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH The Georgia Department of Public Health reported Monday that another Floyd County resident has died from COVID-19, the 122nd death since the start of the pandemic. Floyd County also reported another 39 positive tests in Monday’s report for a total of 7,855. Bartow County is now…

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Georgia Pump Prices Jump 7 Cents

January 18th, 2021 – 9:55 AM AAA – The Auto Club Group – Georgia gas prices  increased at the pump compared to a week ago. Georgia motorists are now paying an average price of $2.23 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline. Monday’s state average is 7 cents more than a week ago, 20 cents more than last month, and 18 cents less than…


16,000+ Jobs Created in GA During First Half of Fiscal Year

January 16th, 2021 – 7:45 PM Georgia Department of Economic Development – Governor Brian P. Kemp, in conjunction with the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD), announced that more than 16,000 jobs were created across all regions of the state by economic development projects in Georgia during the first half of fiscal year 2021, generating…

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GA DPH: Volunteer for COVID-19 Vaccination Response

January 15th, 2021 – 2:30 PM Georgia Department of Public Health –  The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is receiving offers from medical professionals and other individuals looking for ways to help with the COVID-19 vaccination response. An effective response relies on volunteers who are pre-credentialed and organized. Georgia Responds is Georgia’s health and medical…

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Fatal I-75 Gordon County chase being investigated by GSP

January 14th, 2021 – 4:25 PM GEORGIA STATE PATROL One person is dead following a pursuit that began on I-75 in Gordon County Wednesday night. According to the Georgia State Patrol, a trooper attempted to stop a Toyota sedan for speeding at mile marker 315. The driver failed to stop and the vehicle exited the…

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Georgia plans to provide bonuses to public school teachers & staff

January 14th, 2021 – 2:12 PM Georgia Department of Education – Georgia plans to provide bonus payment to every public school teacher, school staff member: Governor Brian Kemp and State School Superintendent Richard Woods plan to pro​​vide a  one-time, $1,000 bonus payment to every K-12 public-school teacher and school-level staff member in the state. The bonus…

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Gordon County Jail Inmate death reported

January 13th, 2021 – 3:20 PM The Gordon County Sheriff’s Office – At approximately 6:30 a.m. this morning (January 13), jail staff discovered a female jail inmate in an unresponsive condition in her cell. Emergency medical personnel were quickly summoned to the jail and arrived within minutes. They administered aid and transported her to the…

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