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DPH closing all remaining COVID-19 test sites in Georgia

DPH closing all remaining COVID-19 test sites in Georgia

Tuesday, June 11, 2024–10:41 a.m. -Georgia Department of Public Health- The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is closing all remaining COVID-19 community testing sites at the end of June. The only one currently remaining open in Northwest Georgia is in Rome, Floyd County, at the Coosa Valley Fairgrounds, and it will close June 30. …

Georgia gas prices fall seven cents

Georgia gas prices fall seven cents

Monday, June 10, 2024–10:40 a.m. -AAA South- Georgia gas prices decreased at the pump compared to a week ago. Georgians are paying an average price of $3.29 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline which is 7 cents less than a week ago, and 14 cents less than a month ago, but 2 cents more than this time last…

GNTC open house set for June 13

GNTC open house set for June 13

Tuesday, June 4, 2024–7:14 p.m. -News Release- Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) is hosting an Open House at all six campuses to provide an opportunity to learn more about the programs offered at GNTC, tour the facilities, and meet faculty and staff. The event on Thursday, June 13, will take place from 10 a.m. to…

Gas prices hold steady

Gas prices hold steady

Monday, June 3, 2024–9:15 a.m. -AAA South- Georgia gas prices held steady at the pump last week. Georgians are paying an average price of $3.36 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline which is the same as a week ago, but 10 cents less than a month ago, and 7 cents more than this time last year.  It…

Gordon County Sheriff’s Office seeking robbery suspect

Gordon County Sheriff’s Office seeking robbery suspect

Sunday, June 2, 2024–7:30 p.m. -Gordon County Sheriff’s Office- The Gordon County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a robbery suspect. At around 9 pm Saturday, a man robbed the Dollar General Store in Sugar Valley. The suspect indicated that he was armed, and spoke some words to the clerk believed to be Spanish. No further…

Fatal wrecks reported in Calhoun, Cartersville, and Emerson lover holiday weekend

Fatal wrecks reported in Calhoun, Cartersville, and Emerson lover holiday weekend

Tuesday, May 28, 2024–10:45 p.m. -David Crowder, WRGA News- It was a deadly holiday weekend on Northwest Georgia Roadways with fatal crashes reported by the Calhoun and Cartersville Posts of the Georgia State Patrol. State troopers responded to a crash Sunday evening at around 11:30 p.m. on Henderson Bend Road in Calhoun. According to the…

Gas prices descend ahead of Memorial Day

Gas prices descend ahead of Memorial Day

Tuesday, May 28, 2024–11:28 a.m. -AAA South- The Georgia gas price average decreased at the pump compared to a week ago. Georgians are paying an average price of $3.36 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline.  Monday’s state average was 2 cents less than a week ago, 4 cents less than a month ago, and 11 cents more than this…

GDOT suspending lane closures for the Memorial Day weekend

GDOT suspending lane closures for the Memorial Day weekend

Thursday, May 23, 2024–11:48 p.m. -News Release- In anticipation of an increase in Memorial Day Weekend traffic congestion, the Georgia Department of Transportation (Georgia DOT) announces the suspension of all interstate lane closures on Georgia interstates and state routes beginning Friday, May 24 at noon until 5 a.m. Tuesday, May 28. While construction-related lane closures…

Georgia gas prices down three cents

Georgia gas prices down three cents

Monday, May 20, 2024–8:30 a.m. -AAA South- Georgia gas prices are down another three cents compared to a week ago. Georgians are paying an average price of $3.38 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline. Monday’s state average of $3.18 is also 5 cents less than a month ago, but 12 cents more than this time last year.  It…

Georgia drivers see a little relief at the pump

Georgia drivers see a little relief at the pump

Monday, May 13, 2024–10:10 a.m. -AAA South- Georgia gas prices decreased compared to a week ago. The average on Monday was $3.41 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline, which is 5 cents less than a week ago, 1 cent less than a month ago, but 15 cents more than this time last year.  t costs drivers an average…

[PHOTOS] Local skywatchers wowed by Northern Lights

[PHOTOS] Local skywatchers wowed by Northern Lights

Saturday, May 11, 2024–1:30 a.m. -Staff reports- Northwest Georgia was treated to views of the northern lights Friday evening. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the Aurora Borealis are the result of electrons colliding with the upper reaches of Earth’s atmosphere. The phenomenon is primarily seen in the polar regions. However, during major…

AdventHealth Redmond to host Strike Out Stroke Night

AdventHealth Redmond to host Strike Out Stroke Night

Monday, May 6, 2024–9:47 a.m. -News Release- On Tuesday, May 7, AdventHealth Redmond is hosting Strike Out Stroke Night to support stroke awareness and prevention. Throughout the game, courageous stroke survivors and some of AdventHealth Redmond’s medical experts will be featured. Each AdventHealth Redmond team member receives two free tickets; proof of badge is required…

GNTC’s Deanna Hulsey is First Runner-Up for TCSG Instructor of the Year

GNTC’s Deanna Hulsey is First Runner-Up for TCSG Instructor of the Year

Monday, May 6, 2024–9:41 a.m. -News Release- Deanna Hulsey, instructor of Cosmetology at Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) has been named the First Runner-Up for the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) 2024 Rick Perkins Instructor of the Year. Hulsey was named one of nine regional winners on Tuesday, April 30, at the GOAL and Rick Perkins State Conference…

Georgia gas prices up seven cents

Georgia gas prices up seven cents

Monday, May 6, 2024–9:35 a.m. -AAA South- Georgia gas prices increased at the pump compared to a week ago. Georgians are paying an average price of $3.46 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline, which is 7 cents more than a week ago, 13 cents more than a month ago, and 19 cents more than this time last year.  It…

New York man charged in fatal wreck Thursday night in Shannon

New York man charged in fatal wreck Thursday night in Shannon

Friday, May 3, 2024–10:11 a.m. -Staff reports- The driver of an 18-wheeler has been charged with felony 1st-degree vehicular following a crash that claimed the life of a Calhoun woman. The wreck occurred Thursday evening just before midnight on Highway 53 near Calhoun Road. According to Floyd County Jail records: The commercial vehicle, driven by…

[VIDEO] GA Chamber President discusses challenges facing NWGA in new economic tour

[VIDEO] GA Chamber President discusses challenges facing NWGA in new economic tour

May 2nd, 2024 – 5:30 PM Ethan Garrett – WRGA Digital News Editor & Video Reporter – Thursday afternoon the Dalton Convention Center ballroom held a presentation hosted by the Georgia Chamber of Commerce, led by their President and CEO, Chris Clark. As part of the presentation, President Clark discussed how the Georgia Chamber is…

Georgia’s gas price average down slightly

Georgia’s gas price average down slightly

Monday, April 29, 2024–9:50 a.m. -AAA South- Georgia gas prices saw a nominal decrease at the pump compared to a week ago. Georgians are paying an average price of $3.39 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline, which is 3 cents less than a week ago, 6 cents more than a month ago, and 6 cents more than this time…

Georgia’s summer open burn ban begins May 1

Georgia’s summer open burn ban begins May 1

Saturday, April 27, 2024–8:47 p.m. -David Crowder, WRGA News- Georgia’s annual summer open burn ban begins on Wednesday. 54 counties are in the burn ban area, including Floyd, Bartow, Chattooga, Gordon and Polk Counties. The burning of yard and land-clearing debris is prohibited until September 30. Ozone is formed when volatile organic compounds and nitrogen…

Georgia gas prices decrease slightly

Georgia gas prices decrease slightly

Monday, April 22, 2024–10:48 a.m. -AAA South- The Georgia gas price average saw a minimal decrease at the pump compared to a week ago. Georgians are paying an average price of $3.42 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline. Monday’s state average is 1 cent less than a week ago, 6 cents more than a month ago, and 4 cents more than…

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