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GA DPH COVID-19 Status Report for September 17th

September 17th, 2020 – 4:20 PM Georgia Department of Public Health –  These data represent confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported to the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) as of 9/17/2020, 2:50:08 PM. Total Confirmed State Cases are now at 300,903, Total State Deaths are now at 6,474, Total State Hospitalizations are at 27,054, and total state ICU Admissions are…

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FCPD golf tournament to benefit Hospitality House of Rome

September 17th, 2020 – 12:15 PM Floyd County Police Department – The following is a press release from the Floyd County Police Department regarding their upcoming golf tournament to benefit Hospitality House of Rome: “Money raised by the Floyd County Police Department in its upcoming golf tournament will benefit a community resource with more than 40…

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[VIDEO] Theft caught on camera

September 17, 2020–8:49 a.m. FLOYD COUNTY POLICE Floyd County Police have shared a video of a theft that occurred in the Armuchee area in hopes of getting more information from the public. On the surveillance video, a man is seen taking a couple of items from the driveway of a home on Sugarwood Drive around…

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Bartow County Animal Control employee tests positive for COVID-19

September 17, 2020–7:58 a.m. BARTOW COUNTY GOVERNMENT The lobby of the Bartow County Animal Control facility has been temporarily closed to the public after a member of the Animal Control staff tested positive for COVID-19. The facility has been properly cleaned and disinfected in accordance with County safety procedures. However, access to the facility will remain…

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Woman charged with battery on a police officer

September 17, 2020–7:54 a.m. FLOYD COUNTY JAIL RECORDS A Cedartown woman was arrested Tuesday after allegedly punching a Floyd County police officer in the face and kicking him in the leg. According to Floyd County Jail records, the incident occurred at Redmond Regional Medical Center. 46-year old Paula Pace Dudley also reportedly threatened to kill…

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Voting about to begin in Georgia

September 17, 2020–7:51 a.m. STAFF REPORTS Voting in Georgia for the November 3 General Election is about to begin. Absentee ballots are set to start going out by the end of the week. More than a million Georgians have already requested an absentee ballot. You can request an absentee ballot by going to the Georgia…

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Use extreme caution driving in storms

September 16, 2020–6:06 p.m. NEWS RELEASE Hurricane Sally is forecast to impact Georgia Wednesday and Thursday. The storm will bring heavy rains and strong winds, which create dangerous driving conditions, with little to no visibility.  AAA urges motorists to heed official warnings and stay off the roads, if possible. “While it isn’t advised, if you…

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Bartow Deputies arrest man for family violence

September 16th, 2020 – 5:15 PM WBHF Radio –  (Via WBHF Radio) Bartow County deputies arrested a man after a caller told 911 that the man would kill his wife and their three children if law enforcement arrived at their home. The wife reportedly said Tuesday afternoon that 52-year-old Derek Dewayne Cooper had a firearm…

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GA DPH COVID-19 Status Report for September 16th

September 16th, 2020 – 4:20 PM Georgia Department of Public Health –  These data represent confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported to the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) as of 9/16/2020, 2:50:09 PM. Total Confirmed State Cases are now at 299,056, Total State Deaths are now at 6,419, Total State Hospitalizations are at 26,884, and total state ICU Admissions are…

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GHC student’s chemistry research receives national attention

September 16th, 2020 – 3:00 PM Georgia Highlands College –  The chemistry research of Georgia Highlands College (GHC) Pre-Engineering Pathway student Muhammad Hanzala will soon be seen by a larger audience following its acceptance into the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR). Hanzala’s road from research to publication began during his Chemistry 1 class with…

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Upcoming Red Cross Blood Drives in Rome/Floyd

September 16th, 2020 – 11:40 AM American Red Cross of Northwest Georgia –  The American Red Cross of Northwest Georgia has  announced multiple blood drives planned in October in Rome and Floyd County: “All Red Cross blood donors will receive a free Covid-19 antibody testing. Donor antibody test results will be available, via a free downloaded app, within…

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Rep. Dempsey to participate in Georgia Council on Substance Abuse town hall

September 16, 2020–9:36 a.m. NEWS RELEASE State Representative Katie Dempsey (R-Rome) will participate in a virtual recovery town hall meeting, sponsored by the Georgia Council on Substance Abuse, Thursday, September 17, 2020, from 6 – 7 p.m. To join this Zoom meeting, please click here. The meeting ID is 695 949 293. The virtual town hall will…

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Gov. Kemp extends COVID-19 order, addresses long-term care facility visitation

September 16, 2020–9:30 a.m. WBHF RADIO On September 15, 2020, Governor Brian P. Kemp signed Executive Order 09.15.20.01, extending current COVID-19 restrictions and issuing guidance for long-term care facility visitation. The new Executive Order takes effect on September 16 at 12:00 AM and runs through September 30 at 11:59 PM. Under Executive Order 09.15.20, there…

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“Mask up, Rome” campaign underway

September 15, 2020–6:25 p.m. STAFF REPORTS A campaign is underway to encourage people to wear a mask while in public in the City of Rome. Mask up, Rome is an effort to promote health, safety, and public welfare by reducing the transmission of COVID-19, according to Rome City Manager Sammy Rich. “The mayor had a…

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Flooding threat in Northwest Georgia from Hurricane Sally

September 15, 2020–6:19 p.m. NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE As Hurricane Sally comes ashore in the gulf, we are keeping an eye on the possible impacts on Northwest Georgia. A Flash Flood Watch is in effect through Friday morning. Periods of heavy rainfall are expected across the area with the outer rainbands of Hurricane Sally as it…

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Rockmart Silver Comet Trailhead installs new public bike pump station

September 15th, 2020 – 5:35 PM Rockmart Silver Comet Trailhead –  The Rockmart Silver Comet Trailhead in the Downtown Rockmart Historic District posted the following press release regarding their recent repair of the trail’s public bike pump station: “Thanks to our Public Works team for the replacement of the air pump, and the relocation of our…

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Rome City Commission Planning Retreat September 16th & 17th

September 15th, 2020 – 5:15 PM The Rome City Commission –  The Rome City Commission is hosting its Planning Retreat at Hawthorne Suites on September 16th through the 17th to discuss various public subjects. The Planning Retreat Conversational topics are planned to begin at 9:30 AM on the 16th. The discussions are public, and the…

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GA DPH COVID-19 Status Report for September 15th

September 15th, 2020 – 5:30 PM Georgia Department of Public Health –  These data represent confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported to the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) as of 9/15/2020, 2:50:09 PM. Total Confirmed State Cases are now at 296,833, Total State Deaths are now at 6,398, Total State Hospitalizations are at 26,665, and total state ICU Admissions…

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Flash Flood Watch issued for Wednesday through Friday

September 15th, 2020 – 4:00 PM The National Weather Service – The National Weather service in Peachtree City has issued a Flash Flood Watch for the majority of Northwest Georgia including Floyd, Gordon, Bartow, Chattooga, and Polk counties, from Wednesday afternoon through Friday morning. Periods of heavy rainfall are expected across the area with the…

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Bartow Sheriff’s Office seeks public aide identifying suspect

September 15th, 2020 – 3:05 PM Bartow County Sheriff’s Office –  The Bartow County Sheriff’s Office needs your assistance identifying the man in this picture. He is wanted in connection with intentionally causing significant damage to a vehicle near the Dollar Tree at 257 Market Place Blvd in Cartersville. The suspect left in a black…

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