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Gas prices decrease slightly

April 12, 2021–10:47 a.m. AAA SOUTH Georgia gas prices decreased slightly at the pump compared to a week ago. Georgia motorists are now paying an average price of $2.70 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline. Monday’s state average is 1 cent less than a week ago, but 5 cents more than last month, and 99 cents more than this time last…

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[VIDEO] NWGA COVID-19 update with Dr. Voccio (4/9/21)

April 9th, 2021 – 2:40 PM 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 immunization progress in Northwest Georgia.

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Gov. Kemp Appoints Patel to Cherokee Judicial Circuit

April 7th, 2021 – 4:38 PM Press Release – Governor Brian P. Kemp announced his appointment of Samir Patel to fill the District Attorney vacancy in the Cherokee Circuit Court. Patel will fill the vacancy created by the appointment of the Honorable Rosemary Greene as Superior Court Judge of the Cherokee Judicial Circuit. The Cherokee…

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Potential for severe weather from Thursday through Saturday

April 7th, 2021 – 4:00 PM Floyd County Emergency Management – According to Floyd County Emergency Management, several rounds of isolated to scattered thunderstorms are possible (some possibly severe) for portions of north and central GA tomorrow (Thurs) through Saturday. MARGINAL risks for severe storms are across portions of north GA and west central GA both Thursday and…

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Georgia Power invites customers to share thanks in “Thank a Lineman” Celebration

April 5th, 2021 – 3:10 PM Georgia Power – During the month of April, Georgia Power and other electric utilities in Georgia are celebrating and thanking utility workers across the state. The daily work done by line workers in Georgia’s communities is always recognized, but their work has been especially pronounced over the past year, as many…

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PSA: Georgia drivers reminded to put away phones or risk getting ticket

April 5th, 2021 – 3:05 PM The Governor’s Office of Highway Safety-  The Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, Georgia State Patrol and local law enforcement agencies are asking drivers to go “Hands Free for Safety” or risk being handed a ticket for violating Georgia’s hands-free law. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has designated April…

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Georgia Gas prices decrease Slightly

April 5th, 2021 – 10:20 AM AAA – The Auto Club Group – Georgia gas prices  decreased marginally at the pump compared to a week ago. Georgia motorists are now paying an average price of $2.71 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline. Monday’s state average is 1 cent less than a week ago, 13 cents more than last month, and 94 cents…

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Ban on gatherings to be lifted April 8

April 1, 2021–10:58 a.m. STAFF REPORTS Georgia Governor Brian Kemp signed an executive order Thursday that eliminates the ban on gatherings and shelter-in-place requirements. The order takes effect on April 8. Also included: ▪ Removes the critical infrastructure distinction and collapses all organization suggested measures into one main list, with a small number of additional industry-specific…

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The rain ends, cold temps on the way

April 1, 2021–6:31 a.m. NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE The rain has ended but it’s going to be windy and cold. Just shy of an inch-and-a-half of rain was recorded at the Richard B. Russell Regional Airport on Wednesday. That is in addition to the 4.4 inches we got during the severe storms last week. Flood Warnings…

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Northwest Georgia: GDOT to Update 78 Miles of I-75 Signage

March 31st, 2021 – 4:15 PM Georgia Department of Transportation – WHITE, Ga. – Motorists can expect new signage along I-75 in the coming months.  Georgia Department of Transportation awarded North Cherokee Electrical a $3.94 million contract to replace the signage on the interstate from Glade Road to the Tennessee state line. The project is slated…

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Flash Flood Watch Declared for Northwest Georgia

March 30th, 2021 – 4:10 PM National Weather Service in Peachtree City – The National Weather Service in Peachtree City has issued a Flash Flood Watch for portions of northwest Georgia including Bartow, Chattooga, Floyd, Gordon, Paulding, and Polk From 8 PM EDT this evening through Wednesday evening. * Rain, heavy at times, will return to…

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Gas Prices Go Down Slightly In Georgia

March 29th, 2021 – 2:30 PM AAA – The Auto Club Group – Georgia gas prices decreased slightly at the pump compared to a week ago. Georgia motorists are now paying an average price of $2.72 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline. Monday’s state average is 2 cents less than a week ago, 15 cents more than last month,…

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Dr. Voccio gives COVID-19 update

March 28, 2021–5:00 p.m. GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH Dr. Gary Voccio, health director for the ten-county Georgia Department of Public Health Northwest Health District, updates us on the coronavirus pandemic and immunization progress in Northwest Georgia and comments on Psalm Sunday and Easter services. http://

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Weekend Weather Update for NWGA

March 27th, 2021 – 7:45 PM National Weather Service & Floyd County Emergency Management – Today (through 11 PM this evening) — A MARGINAL to SLIGHT risk for severe weather exists across far north GA today. As a warm front lifts north across the area, there is a risk for a few strong to severe storms mainly across far north Georgia. Main…

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Four inmates & conspirator charged with drug trafficking/bribery at Hays State Prison

March 26th, 2021 – 4:05 PM U.S. Attorney’s Office Northern District of Georgia – ROME, Ga. – Jeffery Deroy Lewis, an inmate at Valdosta State Prison, along with Octavius Henry, Alexis Jay Stokley, and Khalid Eugene Mouton, inmates at Hays State Prison, and an accomplice, Jessica Corley Stokley, have been indicted and arraigned on federal…

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Georgia public schools to receive $3.8 billion in federal stimulus funds

March 26th, 2021 – 11:30 AM Georgia Department of Education – Georgia public schools will receive more than $3.8 billion — $3,824,434,000 – in federal stimulus funds under the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act. The State Board of Education today approved State School Superintendent Richard Woods’ recommendation to begin allocating the funds to districts. The federal…

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Thursday evening Severe Weather causes damage in Northwest Georgia

March 25th, 2021 – 6:10 PM Staff Reports – Storm damage was reported in many areas in the aftermath of the Severe Weather that moved through Northwest Georgia on Thursday evening. In POLK COUNTY:  According to the City of Cedartown, severe weather caused damage to traffic lights at the intersection of Main Street and MLK…

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Update on teacher and education support personnel bonus payments

March 25th, 2021 – 1:00 PM Georgia Department of Education – On March 25th, the State Board of Education approved Governor Brian Kemp’s and State School Superintendent Richard Woods’ recommendation that Georgia use federal stimulus funds to provide a one-time, $1,000 bonus payment to every K-12 public-school teacher and other education support personnel. The bonus is…

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Severe weather possible Thursday and Friday morning

March 25, 2021–11:27 a.m. NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE Numerous thunderstorms are expected across north and central Georgia today into tomorrow morning as a strong frontal system moves through the area. Several storms could become severe, especially across northwestern Georgia tonight into tomorrow morning. Primary threats will include tornadoes, damaging wind gusts, and hail. There is potential for…

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Paulding Detectives Investigate Murder in Regency Park Subdivision

March 25th, 2021 – 11:20 AM Paulding County Sheriff’s Office – On Wednesday March 24, 2021 at approximately 8:29 PM, Paulding Deputies responded to 25 Lanier Court Hiram, GA 30141, which is the amenities area (tennis court/pool area) of the Regency Park Subdivision, reference a shooting.  Once they arrived, Deputies discovered the body of the…

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