Paulding County

Coosa Valley Credit Union bringing back American Flag project

Coosa Valley Credit Union bringing back American Flag project

Saturday, May 25, 2024–3:45 p.m. -News Release- Coosa Valley Credit Union (Coosa Valley) will once again be replacing torn or faded American flags in the communities the credit union serves. The project will run May 28 – July 4, 2024. “This is the 11th year of this project and to date, Coosa Valley has replaced well…

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…

[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…

[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…

Paulding fugitive accused of murder arrested by task force in Dawson County

Paulding fugitive accused of murder arrested by task force in Dawson County

April 18th, 2024 – 2:45 PM – WRGA Staff Reports – The Paulding County Sheriff’s Office reported that 44-year-old Jonathan Bates of Dallas, Georgia, was arrested Tuesday in Dawson County by a multi-agency task force serving a bench warrant. Bates had been at large since 2022 after missing a court appearance for which he was…

Showers, thunderstorms will linger into Thursday

Showers, thunderstorms will linger into Thursday

Wednesday, April 10, 2024–10:20 a.m. -National Weather Service- Thunderstorms and rain showers should push back into the region this evening and linger into Thursday. The core of the heaviest rainfall and peak severe weather threat should occur tonight and Thursday morning. There is currently a Slight Risk (Level 2 of 5) for severe weather in central…

More rain on the way, flooding and thunderstorms possible

More rain on the way, flooding and thunderstorms possible

Tuesday, April 9, 2024–10:51 a.m. -Floyd County EMA- Thunderstorms will bring widespread rainfall to the region between Wednesday evening and Thursday evening. There is a slight risk (level 2 of 5) of severe weather, with damaging wind gusts and/or a brief tornado being the main hazards. Flash flooding and/or river flooding may also become a…

Severe weather possible on Tuesday

Severe weather possible on Tuesday

Monday, April 1, 2024–10:11 a.m. -National Weather Service- A strong cold front advancing into north Georgia on Tuesday evening will bring a round of thunderstorms into the area. There is a Slight Risk (level 2 out of 5) for severe thunderstorms in portions of northwest Georgia immediately ahead of the front. The cold front and associated thunderstorms…

Coosa Valley Credit Union Earns Great Place To Work Certification™

Coosa Valley Credit Union Earns Great Place To Work Certification™

Saturday, March 30, 2024–7:00 p.m. -News Release- Coosa Valley Credit Union (CVCU) is proud to be Certified™ by Great Place To Work® for the 3rd year in a row. The prestigious award is based entirely on what current employees say about their experience working at CVCU. This year, 94% of employees said it’s a great place To Work…

Measles outbreaks on the rise

Measles outbreaks on the rise

Saturday, March 23, 2024–1:42 p.m. -Georgia Department of Public Health- The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is urging parents to make sure their children are up to date with their measles vaccinations. Measles vaccination is important for all children to prevent measles infection and reduce the risk of community transmission, but it is especially…

Storms, some severe, possible on Friday

Storms, some severe, possible on Friday

Friday, March 15, 2024–9:00 a.m. -National Weather Service- A line of showers and thunderstorms will move across much of north and central Georgia today. Areas north of the Interstate 20 corridor will be impacted mainly this morning, with areas south of the Interstate 20 corridor impacted during the afternoon hours. The primary hazards with any…

Georgia Presidential Primary results

Georgia Presidential Primary results

Tuesday, March 12, 204 -Georgia Secretary of State- Statewide Results Floyd County Results Gordon County Results Bartow County Results Chattooga County Results Polk County Results Paulding County Results

Flood Watch lifted for Floyd County

Flood Watch lifted for Floyd County

Saturday, March 9, 2024–6:14 a.m. -National Weather Service- Most of the rain has moved off to the south of Floyd County, meaning a Flood Watch that was in effect has been lifted. Just under an inch of rain has been recorded at the Richard B. Russell Regional Airport in the last 24 hours. There is…

Ossoff: More resources needed to fight fentanyl trafficking at U.S. southern border

Ossoff: More resources needed to fight fentanyl trafficking at U.S. southern border

Thursday, February 29, 2024–11:12 a.m. -David Crowder, WRGA News- Georgia US Senator Jon Ossoff is among a group of lawmakers who are pushing to increase resources to fight the trafficking of fentanyl along the southern border. “Those who are tuned in are likely well aware of the extreme danger posed by this highly addictive and…

Flood Watch issued for our area

Flood Watch issued for our area

Sunday, February 11, 2024–2:10 p.m. -National Weather Service- A Flood Watch is in effect from 7 p.m. Sunday through Monday evening for much of Georgia, including Floyd. Bartow, Gordon, Chattooga, Polk, and Paulding Counties. Excessive runoff may result in flooding of rivers, creeks, streams, and other low-lying and flood-prone locations. Creeks and streams may rise…

Georgia counties share car seat mini-grant

Georgia counties share car seat mini-grant

Wednesday, January 31, 2024–12:14 p.m. -News Release- The Georgia Department of Public Health Injury Prevention Program announces the 2023 recipients of the Child Passenger Safety Mini-Grant. The Child Passenger Safety Mini-Grant program helps county health departments, and their community partners reduce the number of injuries and deaths sustained by children in Georgia when riding in…

Detectives seeking to identify woman who struck church with vehicle

Detectives seeking to identify woman who struck church with vehicle

January 29th, 2024 – 12:45 PM WRGA Staff Reports – Paulding County Sheriff’s Office detectives have asked the public for help identifying who caused damage to the exterior and interior of a church. Security footage from the church shows a woman in an orange shirt backing her black sedan into the side of the Missionary…

Sen. Jason Anavitarte proposes Tort Reform protections for gun manufacturers and property owners

Sen. Jason Anavitarte proposes Tort Reform protections for gun manufacturers and property owners

Wednesday, January 24, 2024–3:57 p.m. -News Release- Chairman of the Senate Majority Caucus, Senator Jason Anavitarte (R – Dallas) announced his intention to introduce the “Second Amendment Lawsuit Protection Act.” This legislation aims to provide liability protection to property owners and gun manufacturers against frivolous lawsuits. Anavitarte issued the following statement:  “When Georgia passed my…

Flood Watch issued

Flood Watch issued

Wednesday, January 24, 2024–8:22 a.m. -National Weather Service- The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Watch in effect from this evening through Friday evening. Excessive runoff may result in flooding of rivers, creeks, streams, and other low-lying and flood-prone locations. Several waves of showers and thunderstorms will impact much of north and central Georgia…

DPH confirms measles case in metro Atlanta

DPH confirms measles case in metro Atlanta

Friday, January 19, 2024–10:35 p.m. -News Release- The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) has confirmed a case of measles in an unvaccinated resident of the metro Atlanta area. The individual was exposed to measles while traveling out of the country. DPH is working to identify anyone who may have had contact with the individual…

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