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November 24, 2020–7:44 a.m. AAA SOUTH Georgians who decide to hit the road for Thanksgiving will find cheaper gas prices. Georgia motorists are now paying an average price of $1.95 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline. Monday’s state average is 1 cent less than a week ago, 4 cents less than last month, and 47 cents less than this time last…

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Georgia DOT Suspending Lane Closures During the Thanksgiving Holiday

November 23rd, 2020 – 3:30 PM Georgia Department of Transportation – To ease Thanksgiving traffic congestion statewide, Georgia Department of Transportation (Georgia DOT) announced today the suspension of construction-related lane closures on heavily traveled interstate highways and state routes from 6 a.m. Wed., Nov. 25 to 5 a.m. Monday, Nov. 30. The statewide lane restrictions help to…

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[VIDEO] Governor Brian Kemp addresses GA 2020 Election Results

November 21st, 2020 – 11:40 AM The Office of Georgia Governor Brian Kemp –   Georgia Governor, Brian Kemp, delivered remarks from the State Capitol on Friday evening where he discussed Georgia’s 2020 election results… For more on this, please see the video below:

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Georgia Saw Decrease in Unemployment Rate in October

November 20th, 2020 – 2:30 PM Governor Brian P. Kemp and the Georgia Department of Labor –  Governor Brian P. Kemp and the Georgia Department of Labor today announced that Georgia’s unemployment rate in October dropped 1.8%, bringing the current unemployment rate to 4.5%, down more than 8% since the state’s all-time high in April…

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GA DPH: COVID-19 & Thanksgiving – Celebrate Safely

November 20th, 2020 – 10:20 AM Georgia Department of Public Health –  The COVID-19 pandemic is causing families to make difficult decisions about their 2020 Thanksgiving celebrations. The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) urges all Georgians to plan ahead and take steps to reduce risk of exposure to COVID-19 and the flu as they celebrate.…

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Police seeking person of interest in Calhoun burglary

November 19, 2020–11:15 a.m. CALHOUN POLICE DEPARTMENT Calhoun Police Detectives have released a photo of a person of interest in a burglary that occurred a week ago. Last Friday, officers responded to a burglar alarm at the store located at Line and Wall Streets and discovered the front door glass had been broken out. Approximately…

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Floyd County reports two COVID-19 deaths Wednesday

November 19, 2020–7:15 a.m. GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH The Georgia Department of Public Health reported another 2,562 new COVID-19 cases statewide on Wednesday, bringing the total to 393,980 since the start of the pandemic. 46 of those cases were Floyd County residents. Bartow County reported 42 positive tests on Wednesday. Gordon County reported 27,…

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GNTC fall commencement slated for December 3

November 19, 2020–7:10 a.m. NEWS RELEASE Georgia Northwestern Technical College’s (GNTC) Fall Commencement Ceremony will be held in Dalton at the Whitfield Murray Campus as a drive-thru ceremony on Thursday, Dec. 3, at 5 p.m. Fall semester GNTC graduates from all six campuses are invited to attend the ceremony. “We want to recognize and celebrate…

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GDOT Suspending Lane Closures during the Thanksgiving Holiday

November 18th, 2020 – 2:15 PM GDOT Press Release –  To ease Thanksgiving traffic congestion statewide, Georgia Department of Transportation (Georgia DOT) announced today the suspension of construction-related lane closures on heavily traveled interstate highways and state routes from 6 a.m. Wed., Nov. 25 to 5 a.m. Monday, Nov. 30. The statewide lane restrictions help to reduce…

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COVID-19 cases rising locally, statewide

November 18, 2020–6:54 a.m. STAFF REPORTS The Georgia Department of Public Health reported 3,603 new COVID-19 cases statewide on Tuesday, the most in one day since August. 50 of those cases were Floyd County residents. Bartow County reported 62 positive tests on Tuesday. Gordon County reported 42, Polk County saw 10 and Chattooga County was…

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Calhoun Police urge safety during Thanksgiving holiday travel

November 16th, 2020 – 2:00 PM Calhoun Police Chief Tony Pyle urges everyone to buckle up before busy Thanksgiving holiday travel period: “The Calhoun Police Department is joining the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety to remind drivers and passengers before the start of the Thanksgiving holiday travel period to not risk a ticket by…

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Georgia Power: National Utility Scam Awareness Week

November 16th, 2020 – 12:25 PM Georgia Power provides ways for customers to protect themselves during National Utility Scam Awareness Week: Georgia Power urges customers to be cautious when contacted by an unverified person claiming to be a Georgia Power representative. The company will never ask a customer to provide a credit card or pre-paid debit…

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COVID-19 report for Sunday

November 16, 2020–7:13 a.m. GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH Another 46 Floyd County residents have tested positive for COVID-19, according to the Sunday report from the Georgia Department of Public Health. The 46 new cases reported Sunday bring the total to 4,547 since the start of the pandemic. No additional deaths were reported from Saturday…

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Calhoun Police investigating convenience store burglary

November 15, 2020–5:27 p.m. NEWS RELEASE Calhoun Police are investigating a burglary at a convenience store on North Wall Street. Early Friday morning, officers responded to a burglar alarm at the store and discovered the front door glass had been broken out. Approximately $150 in merchandise had been stolen and around $1,000 in damage was…

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Fewer Americans Traveling This Thanksgiving Amid Pandemic

November 14th, 2020 – 5:30 PM AAA the auto club group – Thanksgiving will be on the lighter side when it comes to the typical number of travelers on the roads and at airports. According to AAA Travel, effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, including health concerns and high unemployment, are impacting Americans’ decisions to travel…

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DPH provides update on COVID-19 trends in Georgia

November 12, 2020–8:30 a.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 · As of Nov. 9, there are 374,181 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 33,152 antigen-positive cases of COVID-19. · The number of new cases reported…

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Hand recount in presidential election in Georgia

November 12, 2020–8:08 a.m. STAFF REPORTS There will be a recount of the presidential election in Georgia. Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger announced Wednesday that the recount will be done by hand. There will also be an audit and a recanvass. Raffensperger added that his office will also investigate any allegations of voter fraud. Thus…

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Fatal wreck in Gordon County Wednesday morning

November 11, 2020–7:06 p.m. GEORGIA STATE PATROL One person was killed and several others injured in a two-vehicle wreck on I-75 in Gordon County. According to the Georgia State Patrol, a Kia left the roadway, struck a culvert and overturned multiple times before striking the tractor-trailer that was parked in the gore area of I-75…

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Optimist pancake breakfast set for November 12

November 10, 2020–7:09 p.m. NEWS RELEASE The Rome Noon Optimist Club will be “Flipping for Youth” again this year. The 60th annual pancake breakfast will be on Saturday, November 21 from 6 until 11 a.m. at the Rome Civic Center on Jackson Hill. Tickets are $7 in advance and $8 at the entrance. That includes 4…

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COVID-19 Testing Sites Closed on Veterans Day: Also Stopping Saturday Testing

November 10th, 2020 – 3:20 PM Georgia Department of Public Health –  The following Press Release was posted by the GA DPH Northwest Health District on Tuesday: They also announced due to lack of demand for free COVID-19 testing on Saturdays, they are discontinuing their Saturday testing in the Floyd and Chattooga region; however, free COVID-19…

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