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Lewis back in State Senate race

May 19, 2022–4:56 p.m. WBHF RADIO/STAFF REPORTS Jeff Lewis is back in the contest for State Senate. Late last week, Georgia Administrative Court Judge Charles R Beaudrot recommended Lewis’s candidacy be invalidated. Beaudrot wrote that Lewis had not made the correct filings with respect to his campaign finances by the required deadline The Secretary of…

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Gordon Sheriff recognizes Good Samaritan Citizen

May 19th, 2022 – 4:20 PM Gordon Sheriff’s Office – On Wednesday (May 18), Sheriff Mitch Ralston recognized a Lindale resident who is employed herein Gordon County, for locating a lost/runaway child. On May 11, shortly after midnight, Ms. Daria Escutia-Hernandez was driving west on State Route 53 toward her home in Lindale, Georgia. Along…

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DPH urges parents to talk to their pediatricians for guidance during baby formula shortage

May 19, 2022–7:53 a.m. GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is urging parents unable to find baby formula typically used for their child to contact their pediatrician about appropriate nutritional and safe feeding alternatives. Georgia WIC is working with WIC agencies statewide, local grocers and retailers, and formula manufacturers…

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Two die in Gordon County wrecks Tuesday evening

May 18, 2022–11:17 a.m. GEORGIA STATE PATROL/STAFF REPORTS Authorities investigated two fatal wrecks in Gordon County within an hour of each other Tuesday evening. The first occurred at around 6 p.m. when the driver of a Ford Explorer lost control of the vehicle as he attempted to exit I-75 at exit 310. The vehicle flipped…

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GA Attorney General Warns of Price Gouging/Scams During Baby Formula Shortage

May 17th, 2022 – 11:50 AM Georgia Attorney General’s – Attorney General Chris Carr is warning Georgia consumers to beware of price gouging and other scams in response to the nationwide baby formula shortage. “With skyrocketing inflation, record-high gas prices, and now an unprecedented shortage of baby formula made worse by the increasingly dire situation…

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Calhoun Police participating in Operation Click It or Ticket

May 17, 2022–9:35 a.m. NEWS RELEASE The Calhoun Police Department is participating in the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety “Click it or Ticket” Mobilization. This is part of a national mobilization and will be conducted now thru June 4th. Officers will be setting up safety checkpoints within the City of Calhoun, looking for unrestrained drivers…

Georgia gas prices up 15-cents since last week

Georgia gas prices up 15-cents since last week

May 16, 2022–5:40 p.m. AAA SOUTH Georgia gas prices jumped 15-cents a gallon in one week. Georgia motorists are now paying an average price of $3.98 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline. Monday’s state average is 27 cents more than last month and $1.01 more than this time last year. It now costs motorists $59.70 to fill a 15-gallon tank of…

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Lewis disqualified from State Senate race

May 16, 2022–7:22 a.m. WBHF RADIO One of the candidates in the Republican Primary for Georgia State Senate in District 52 is being disqualified. Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger has moved to disqualify District 52 State Senate candidate Jeff Lewis from the race. The decision came less than 24 hours after Georgia Administrative Court Judge…

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Calhoun Announces Road Closure at Pisgah Way

May 12th, 2022 – 3:40 PM The City of Calhoun – According to the City of Calhoun, a portion of Pisgah Way will be closed to through traffic until further notice.  The bottom portion of the street indicated on the map is being milled and paved.  Storm pipe is also being replaced and will take…

Record Early Voting Turnout Continues

Record Early Voting Turnout Continues

May 12th, 2022 – 11:35 PM Georgia Secretary of State’s Office – Early voting for the May 24 primary election continues. Floyd County voters can cast ballots at the new elections office located in the health department building on East 12th Street and at the Anthony Recreation Center in Garden Lakes between the hours of…

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Resource Centers open on all six GNTC campuses

May 12, 2022–10:45 a.m. NEWS RELEASE Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) has opened Resource Centers on all six campuses to assist Special Populations students. Daizha Staples, Special Populations Coordinator at GNTC, manages the new program, which operates through the Office of Student Success. She also oversees all of GNTC’s food pantries and clothing closets. The…

Dr. Voccio gives COVID-19 update

Dr. Voccio gives COVID-19 update

May 11, 2022–4:27 p.m. STAFF REPORTS COVID-19 hospitalizations have remained at their lowest since the start of the pandemic. However, cases in the United States have doubled in the past two weeks. Dr. Gary Voccio, health director for the 10-county Georgia Department of Public Health Northwest District, gave an update Wednesday morning on WRGA’s First…

GA Department of Revenue to Begin Issuing Special, One-Time Tax Refunds

GA Department of Revenue to Begin Issuing Special, One-Time Tax Refunds

May 11th, 2022 – 2:35 PM State of Georgia Press Release –  Governor Brian P. Kemp and the Department of Revenue (DOR) announced today that DOR will begin issuing special, one-time tax refunds this week. This initiative is a result of House Bill 1302, which the Georgia General Assembly recently passed, and Governor Kemp signed into…

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Gordon Burglary Suspects Identified, One Arrest Made, One Still at Large

May 11th, 2022 – 2:08 PM Gordon County Sheriff’s Office – On Monday morning, May 9, Sheriff’s Office deputies and detectives responded to the scene of a major burglary at a local storage facility near Calhoun. Officers at the scene met with the business owners and determined that over 70 units had been forcibly entered…

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New legislation offers stronger protection for Georgia children exposed to lead

May 10, 2022–6:25 p.m. NEWS RELEASE There is no safe amount of lead in a child’s blood. Even small amounts of lead can result in damage to the brain and nervous system, and cause behavioral problems, learning difficulties, and other medical issues – all of which may be permanent. However, legislation passed by the General Assembly and…

Georgia gas prices up 12 cents

Georgia gas prices up 12 cents

May 9, 2022–9:34 p.m. AAA SOUTH Georgia gas prices experienced a slight increase compared to a week ago. Georgia motorists are now paying an average price of $3.71 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline. Monday’s state average is 1 cent more than a week ago, 28 cents less than last month but $1.01 more than this time last year. According…

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Gordon Detectives Seek Help in Identifying Two Men

May 9th, 2022 – 12:20 PM Gordon County Sheriff’s Office – Sheriff’s detectives need help in identifying two men recorded on video at the scene of a major theft last night. The pair were recorded on video last night at the scene of a major theft at a local storage unit facility near Calhoun. Anyone…

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GNTC honors Spring 2022 graduates

May 8, 2022–4:15 p.m. NEWS RELEASE More than 150 Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) students crossed the stage of the Dalton Convention Center on Thursday, May 5, to the cheers of their families, friends, and instructors. Dr. Heidi Popham, president of GNTC, welcomed guests, congratulated the graduates, and introduced Drafting Technology student William Robert Rutledge,…

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2022 Voters Guide

Brought to you by: Registered voters can generate a sample May 24 ballot showing all of the races in which they can vote on the Georgia Secretary of State’s website. Visit the My Voter Page to create a sample ballot for your district. April 25: Last day to register to vote | May 2-20: Early voting | May 7 and May…

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Gordon Sheriff Recognizes Citizens Instrumental In Locating Lost Children

May 3rd, 2022 – 11:50 AM The Gordon County Sheriff’s Office – Sheriff Mitch Ralston, along with officials from the neighboring Murray County Sheriff’s Office, had the pleasure of recognizing a trio of local citizens for being instrumental in locating and rescuing a pair of lost children last week. Camryn (age 13) and Emily (age…

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