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GA DPH COVID-19 State Report for July 7th

July 7th, 2020 – 4:30 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 7/7/2020, 2:50:05 PM. Confirmed State COVID-19 Cases: 100,470, Total State COVID-19 Deaths: 2,899, COVID-19 Hospitalizations:12,226, State ICU Admissions: 2,471. COVID-19 Report by NWGA County: Floyd: Confirmed cases are at 629,…

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[VIDEO] Rome Area History Center soft re-opening

July 7th, 2020 – 3:15 PM Ethan Garrett – WRGA Digital News Editor & Video Reporter – The Rome Area History Center, located in downtown Rome, held a soft re-opening of its museum on Tuesday. Since reopening, the center will featured a new expanded interactive timeline of the history of Rome and Floyd County, and even…

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Hand sanitizers recalled

July 7, 2020–9:55 a.m. STAFF REPORTS The US Food and Drug Administration has announced voluntary company recalls of at least three brands of hand sanitizer due to the potential presence of methanol (wood alcohol). Substantial methanol exposure can result in nausea, vomiting, headache, blurred vision, permanent blindness, seizures, coma, and permanent damage to the nervous…

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City and county leaders to discuss rising COVID-19 cases Wednesday

July 7, 2020–6:21 a.m. STAFF REPORTS The Floyd County Commission and the Rome City Commission will host a special joint meeting on Wednesday to discuss the rising number of COVID-19 cases in Rome and Floyd County. The meeting will be held at 3:00 pm in the ballroom of the Forum, River Center and is open…

Georgia gas prices hold steady

July 7, 2020–6:19 a.m. AAA SOUTH Georgia gas prices increased slightly at the pump compared to a week ago. Georgia motorists are now paying an average price of $2.00 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline. Monday’s state average is only 2 cents more than a week ago, 23 cents more than last month, and 59 cents less than this time last year. It now costs motorists…

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Local police working to help man with cancer

July 7, 2020–6:14 a.m. NEWS RELEASE Officers are working to provide dignity to an elderly man as he battles health complications and cancer that is in an aggressive stage. The police department will gather at his home in Armuchee next weekend for a clean-up and is asking for help from the public to buy cleaning…

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GA DPH COVID-19 State Report for July 6th

July 6th, 2020 – 4:40 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 7/6/2020, 2:50:04 PM. Statewide on Monday, there were 97,064 total cases, up from 95,516 on Sunday. Total State Deaths are now at  2,878. Total state…

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Gov. Kemp Authorizes 1000 National Guard troops to Atlanta: Declares State of Emergency

July 6th, 2020 – 4:30 PM Georgia Governor Brian Kemp – The following is a press release from the office of Georgia Governor Brian Kemp: Following weeks of dramatically increased violent crime and property destruction in the City of Atlanta, the July Fourth weekend saw over thirty Georgians wounded by gunfire, including five confirmed dead.…

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Stone Mountain Man Indicted On Child Sex Charges

July 6th, 2020 – 12:25 PM WZQZ Radio – (Via WZQZ Radio) A Stone Mountain, Georgia man was indicted by the Chattooga County Grand Jury last week after he was accused of traveling to Chattooga County to have sexual encounters with a twelve-year-old girl. Sheriff Mark Schrader told the grand jury that the thirty-four-year-old man…

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Report: Man took police officer’s weapon

July 6, 2020–11:30 a.m. FLOYD COUNTY JAIL RECORDS A Lindale man is facing multiple charges after allegedly getting a hold of a police officer’s gun during an altercation on Sunday. According to Floyd County Jail records, 30-year old Steven Ejisimekwu fired a round from the weapon as officers were still fighting with him. He also…

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Trion Woman Arrested In Floyd County

July 6th, 2020 – 11:00 AM WZQZ Radio – (Via WZQZ Radio) A Trion woman was arrested in Floyd County over the weekend after she was accused of taking someone’s wallet. Floyd County Police say that forty-one-year-old Amanda Mae Barnes was at McDonald’s on Martha Berry Highway when she allegedly took someone’s wallet “with the…

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Floyd Sheriff’s Office warns of phone scam that impersonates officers

July 6th, 2020 – 10:30 AM Floyd County Sheriff’s Office – The following is a press release from the Floyd County Sheriff’s Office: “We have received notification that our scam artists are back in business full time. Most recently, they have begun using a real police officers name in hopes that it will give some…

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2,197 new COVID-19 cases om Georgia

July 5, 2020–5:00 p.m. GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH Georgia reported another 2,197 positive COVID-19 tests on Sunday, according to the state department of public health. Statewide on Sunday, there were 95,516 total cases, up from 93,319 on Saturday. The 2,197 new cases are lower than last week’s one day record of nearly 3,500. There…

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Man charged with child molestation

July 5, 2020–2:36 p.m. FLOYD COUNTY JAIL RECORDS A Rome man is facing charges of child molestation (criminal attempt) and electronically furnishing obscene material to minors following his arrest over the weekend. According to Floyd County Jail records, 36-year old Jonathan Adam Mays of a Scott Road address sent sexually explicit pictures to someone he…

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Americans expected to take fewer trips this summer

July 5, 2020–2:33 p.m. AAA SOUTH This summer, AAA forecasts Americans will take 700 million trips based on economic indicators and state re-openings. That number is down nearly 15% compared to last July through September and is the first decline in summer travel since 2009. AAA booking trends show Americans are making travel plans, though cautiously…

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GNTC to hold drive-thru graduation

July 5, 2020–2:30 p.m. NEWS RELEASE Georgia Northwestern Technical College’s 2020 Spring and Summer Commencement Ceremony will now be held at the Floyd County Campus as a drive-thru ceremony on Tuesday, August 11, at 7:00 p.m. Both spring and summer semester GNTC graduates are invited to attend the ceremony. “We want to recognize and celebrate…

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Man charged with aggravated assault, aggravated battery

July 5, 2020–2:24 p.m. FLOYD COUNTY JAIL RECORDS A 46-year old Rome man was jailed over the weekend on charges of aggravated assault and aggravated battery. According to Floyd County Jail records, Geoffrey William Nielson Blaine of a Heartwood Drive address struck a woman with his vehicle, injuring her. He also allegedly slammed another person’s…

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[VIDEO] Downtown Rome’s Independence Day Celebration and Parade

July 4th, 2020 – 6:30 PM Ethan Garrett – WRGA Digital News Editor and Video Reporter – On Saturday afternoon (July 4th), the summer heat did not deter a group of patriotic citizens that gathered downtown in unity at the Rome Law Enforcement Center to celebrate America’s Independence Day. The Rome/Floyd Fire Department hoisted a…

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