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Students honor advisors at GHC

December 3rd, 2020 – 2:35 PM Georgia Highlands College –  Students at Georgia Highlands College (GHC) recently named one faculty and one staff member as the college’s “Advising is Teaching Award” winners. Students chose Assistant Professor of Biology Brandy Rogers, who was named “Faculty Advisor of the Year,” and Academic Advisor Josh Grant, who was…

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GNTC graduate hired by SpaceX to maintain rocket engines

December 3rd, 2020 – 2:00 PM Georgia Northwestern Technical College –  Just back from Cape Canaveral, Fla., where he will soon be working as an Integration Technician for SpaceX, Georgia Northwestern Technical College graduate Palmer Moye dropped in on the GNTC Aviation Training Center for one last visit. Through the GNTC Aviation Maintenance Technology program,…

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One Arrested, Charged with Armed Robbery in Cedartown

December 3rd, 2020 -1:40 PM The Cedartown Police Department –  (Via WGAA Radio) The Cedartown Police Department has arrested and charged an individual with the November 19 armed robbery of the Discount Grocery and Tobacco Mart, 425 South College Street. Sterling Mitchell, 37, of a Central Street address, was arrested and charged on December 2…

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Rome Middle School announces 2021 REACH Scholars

December 3, 2020–10:38 a.m. NEWS RELEASE For the second year, Rome Middle School has had the privilege and the pride to honor hard-working students as part of the REACH Georgia Program. As the first needs-based mentorship and college scholarship program, REACH Georgia targets students who have the opportunity to be the first generation in their…

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Georgia DPH provides update on COVID-19 trends

December 2, 2020–5:30 p.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 From 11/23 to 11/30, the seven-day average of new cases reported decreased ~14%. (NOTE: the decrease in new cases is an artifact of decreased testing and delayed reporting…

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New Guidelines for FCS Students Identified as Close Contacts to Positive COVID-19 Cases

December 2nd, 2020 – 4:05 PM Floyd County Schools – On Wednesday, December 2, 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released new guidelines for those identified as close contacts to positive COVID-19 cases using symptom monitoring and diagnostic testing. These guidelines will go into effect for all Floyd County Schools employees and…

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PSA: Rome Police warns public of Phone Scam

December 2nd, 2020 – 2:40 PM The Rome Police Department –  On Wednesday the Rome Police Department made the following Statement in a press release regarding a surge in local phone scams: “The Rome Police Department has been informed that multiple individuals are receiving calls from our main phone line number, 706-238-5111, claiming to be Officers of the Rome Police…

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Salvation Army “Stock our Shelves” Canned Food Drive planned for Dec 4th

December 2nd, 2020 – 12:00 PM The Salvation Army or Rome GA –  Friday December 4, 2020, The Salvation Army of Rome will have a canned food drive entitled “Stock Our Shelves / SOS.” This will be a drive through collection at our main buildings located between East First Avenue and East Second Avenue. It will…

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Floyd County Police Department Partners with TRED for Santa Bike Patrol

December 2nd, 2020 – 11:40 AM The Floyd County Police Department –   The Floyd County Police Department is proud to partner with TRED for our inaugural fundraiser to benefit Santa Bike Patrol, a Christmas benefit to give bicycles to children. GMC Value-Mart has already pledged support and will be helping us with a Boston butt…

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AAA Urges Drivers to properly secure Christmas Trees

December 2nd, 2020 – 11:10 AM AAA – The Auto Club Group – Thanksgiving has passed and the Christmas season is in full effect. Parents with children in tow are searching for a Christmas tree. Now that you have found the perfect tree, transporting it to your home can be problematic. Previous research from AAA found…

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Man charged with aggravated child molestation

December 2, 2020–8:24 a.m. FLOYD COUNTY JAIL RECORDS A man already in the Floyd County Jail is facing additional charges of child molestation and aggravated child molestation. According to the arrest warrants, 49-year old Lee Roy Cooper of Tifton, Georgia committed the crime of child molestation which involved an act of sodomy between January 1…

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FCS Cave Spring community meeting changes location

December 2, 2020–8:20 p.m. NEWS RELEASE Due to the increased spread of COVID-19 in Floyd County, the Cave Spring community meeting that was previously scheduled to take place in the Cave Spring Elementary auditorium on Tuesday, December 8 at 6 p.m. is being moved to the Coosa High School auditorium to allow for ample social distancing.…

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[VIDEO] The 2020 Rome Christmas Parade

December 1st, 2020 – 10:10 PM Ethan Garrett – WRGA Digital News Editor & Video Reporter Sarah Corbitt – Digital News Assistant On Tuesday night the City of Rome celebrated the beginning of the holiday season with their first ever drive-through ”Miracle on Braves Boulevard Saluting the Heroes of 2020” Christmas parade. One of the…

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Delayed openings at COVID-19 test sites Dec 2nd & 3rd

December 1st, 2020 – 4:00 PM GA DPH –  Georgia Department of Public Health Northwest Health District free drive-up COVID-19 test sites in Bartow, Catoosa, Dade, Floyd, Gordon, Paulding, and Walker counties will delay opening Wednesday, December 2, and Thursday, December 3, until 11 a.m.

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Report: Bartow inmate attacked deputy who tried to give him toilet paper

December 1, 2020–3:31 p.m. WBHF RADIO With toilet paper disappearing from grocery shelves again due to fear of pandemic lockdowns, one inmate didn’t appreciate receiving the scarce product. Two deputies served food to Bartow County Jail inmate Steven Alexander Herfurth in an isolation cell on Saturday morning. One of them tried to give him a…

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DPH COVID-19 report for December 1

December 1, 2020–3:26 p.m. GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH 24 more Floyd County residents have tested positive for COVID-19 bringing the total to 5,090 since the end of February. According to the Georgia Department of Public Health, 35 more positive tests were reported Tuesday in Bartow County, another 23 in Gordon County, nine in Polk…

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Salvation Army seeking bell ringers

December 1, 2020–7:00 a.m. STAFF REPORTS The Rome Salvation is in need of bell ringers for the Christmas season. If you and your family or co-workers or civic group or church group could give some time to ring the bell at a kettle, please call the Rome Salvation Army office and speak with Cathy. That…

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Rome School Board retreat today

December 1, 2020–6:56 a.m. STAFF REPORTS The Rome Board of Education will hold their Board Retreat today. The retreat is at the Courtyard by Marriott Rome Riverwalk beginning at 12:00 noon. Discussion items include a district overview ending Fiscal Year 2020 and beginning FY 2021, technology, transportation, city SPLOST projects, the College and Career Academy,…

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Georgia gas prices increase last week

December 1, 2020–6:51 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 $1.96 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline. Monday’s state average is 1 cent more than a week ago, 1 cent less than last month, and 46 cents less than this time last year.…

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