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[VIDEO] COVID-19 cases rising in Georgia

July 19, 2021–6:15 p.m. GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH We are seeing an increase in COVID-19 cases and public health officials are concerned. In Georgia, positivity rates have increased by 84% over the last two weeks. In the 10-county Northwest Georgia region, the increase hasn’t been quite as dramatic. Dr. Gary Voccio, health director for…

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[VIDEO] Dr. Voccio updates NWGA on pandemic situation

July 16th, 2021 – 10:45 AM GA DPH Northwest Health District – Dr. Gary Voccio, health director for the ten-county Georgia Department of Public Health Northwest Health District, updates us on the coronavirus pandemic and our immunization progress in Northwest Georgia. He talks about our recent uptick in cases, Long Covid, and recently released CDC…

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Extended hours for upcoming GHC application events

July 12, 2021–6:17 p.m. NEWS RELEASE More chances to visit and apply in person at Georgia Highlands College are made possible with extended hours for application event days at each location. On the day of each event, the location holding the event will stay open until 7:30 PM giving future students the chance to take…

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Georgia pump prices slightly increase as demand grows

July 12th, 2021 – 8:20 AM AAA – The Auto Club Group – Georgia gas prices increased at the pump compared to a week ago. Georgia motorists are paying an average price of $2.93 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline. Monday’s state average is 2 cents higher than a week ago, 2 cents higher than last month and 94 cents more than this time last…

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COVID-19 vaccines seem to be effective against Delta variant

July 5, 2021–1:06 p.m. STAFF REPORTS We’ve heard a lot in recent weeks about the Delta variant of the COVID-19 virus, which now accounts for about half of the current cases we are seeing now in Georgia. Dr. Gary Voccio, health director for the 10-county Georgia Department of Public Health Northwest District, said the Delta…

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16 holiday traffic deaths, none in Northwest Georgia

July 5, 2021–11:04 a.m. GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY The Georgia Department of Public Safety is reporting that 16 people lost their lives on the state’s highways during the Independence Day holiday travel period. Fatal wrecks were investigated by the Georgia State Patrol Post 17 in Washington, Post 36 in Douglas, Post 40 in Albany,…

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State Troopers encourage safe driving habits this holiday weekend

June 30, 2021–7:06 p.m. NEWS RELEASE The Georgia State Patrol and the Motor Carrier Compliance Division encourage everyone to celebrate the Independence Day holiday responsibly.  This year, the holiday travel period is 54 hours long.  It will begin at 6 p.m. on Friday, July 2, and end at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, July 4.  This…

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Tropical Storm “Danny” potentially bringing heavy rainfall for NWGA

June 23rd, 2021 – 3:50 PM National Weather Service in Peachtree City –  The National Weather Service in Peachtree City has announced that a tropical depression has formed off the lower coast of South Carolina and is likely to become Tropical Storm “Danny” before making landfall. “Danny” will track WNW into northern Georgia overnight tonight…

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Georgia reinstates pre-pandemic UI requirements

June 27th, 2021 – 1:55 AM Georgia Department of Labor – The State of Georgia has ended the participation in the federal unemployment insurance (UI) programs enacted through the CARES Act and the American Rescue Plan Act and reinstate many of the eligibility requirements waived during the recent pandemic. The last payable week for Pandemic…

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47.7 million Americans to expected to travel this Independence Day

June 26th, 2021 – 4:20 PM AAA – The Auto Club Group – Travel continues to rebound after a year-long pandemic. AAA forecasts travel volumes for Independence Day will be the second-highest on record; nearing the highs set in 2019. More than 47.7 million Americans will take at least one domestic trip this Independence Day…

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Georgia DOT suspends lane closures during Fourth of July weekend

June 24th, 2021 – 4:20 PM Georgia Department of Transportation – In an effort to ease travel through and within our state during the Fourth of July weekend, the Georgia Department of Transportation (Georgia DOT) will suspend construction-related closures on interstate highways starting Friday, July 2. Additionally, Georgia DOT will limit lane closures on state…

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Paulding domestic dispute results in murder

June 24th, 2021 – 3:50 PM Paulding County Sheriff’s Office – According to the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office, on June 20th, 2021, at approximately 6:45 PM, Paulding E-911 received a call from the victim to reference a possible domestic dispute between her and her boyfriend. Deputies immediately responded to 980 Hitchcock Road Dallas, GA 30157…

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GHC holds STEM open house for Paulding County educators

June 23rd, 2021 – 3:30 PM Georgia Highlands College – Georgia Highlands College (GHC) recently hosted 35 educators from the Paulding County School District to engage in a Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) professional development workshop. The event, held at GHC’s Cartersville site, featured liquid nitrogen demonstrations, chemical reactions, and chemistry experiments, DNA activities…

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Paulding County Detectives Make Arrest in Fatal Stabbing Incident

June 21st, 2021 – 3:20 PM Paulding County Sheriff’s Office – On June 20, 2021, at approximately 10:49 PM, Paulding E-911 received a third-party call reference to a possible dispute where someone had been stabbed. Deputies immediately responded to 235 Ashbury Court Dallas, GA 30157 (Woodbridge Subdivision) which is where the incident occurred. When Deputies…

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Tropical Storm Claudette expected to impact North Georgia

June 19th, 2021 National Weather Service in Peachtree City – Chattooga, Bartow, Floyd, Gordon, Polk, and Paulding: Periods of heavy rainfall are expected today and tonight as showers and thunderstorms from Tropical Storm Claudette spread across north and central Georgia. A Flash Flood Watch is in effect starting at 2 PM this afternoon for portions…

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Rome to host planning sessions for state child abuse prevention plan

June 14, 2021–7:25 p.m. NEWS RELEASE The Prevention and Community Support Section at the Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS PCS) and Prevent Child Abuse Georgia (PCA Georgia) are now preparing for the Regional Implementation Planning process for Georgia’s recently released Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Plan (https://abuse.publichealth.gsu.edu/canpp/). The Exchange Club Family Resource Center…

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Paulding: Lane Closures at S.R. 92 on Tuesday

June 14th, 2021 – 3:00 PM Georgia Department of Transportation – Weather permitting, crews will be temporarily widening the shoulder along Highway 92 as part of the larger widening project on the road. The work will close lanes periodically along the route. WHEN: June 15th from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. WHERE: State Route 92 from Nebo…

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Georgia Reinstates Pre-Pandemic Unemployment Insurance Requirements

June 10th, 2021 – 5:15 PM Georgia Department of Labor – In accordance with the plan for reemployment and the announcement to no longer participate in the federal unemployment insurance (UI) programs enacted through the CARES Act and the American Rescue Plan Act, the Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) will reinstate many of the eligibility…

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[VIDEO] Dr. Voccio updates NWGA on Pandemic and Immunization

June 10th, 2021 – 4:45 PM Georgia Department of Public Health Northwest Health District – Voccio Viewpoint 6/10/21: Dr. Gary Voccio, health director for the ten-county Georgia Department of Public Health Northwest Health District, updates us on the coronavirus pandemic and our immunization progress in Northwest Georgia.

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New immunization requirement for rising 11th grade students

June 9th, 2021 – 3:40 PM Georgia Department of Public Health Northwest Health District – Under a new state rule, effective July 1, all students entering the 11th grade require proof of a booster dose of the meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV4) unless they received their first dose on or after their 16th birthday. “Incoming high school…

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