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GA Attorney General Warns of Price Gouging/Scams During Baby Formula Shortage

May 17th, 2022 – 11:50 AM Georgia Attorney General’s – Attorney General Chris Carr is warning Georgia consumers to beware of price gouging and other scams in response to the nationwide baby formula shortage. “With skyrocketing inflation, record-high gas prices, and now an unprecedented shortage of baby formula made worse by the increasingly dire situation…

Record Early Voting Turnout Continues

Record Early Voting Turnout Continues

May 12th, 2022 – 11:35 PM Georgia Secretary of State’s Office – Early voting for the May 24 primary election continues. Floyd County voters can cast ballots at the new elections office located in the health department building on East 12th Street and at the Anthony Recreation Center in Garden Lakes between the hours of…

GA Department of Revenue to Begin Issuing Special, One-Time Tax Refunds

GA Department of Revenue to Begin Issuing Special, One-Time Tax Refunds

May 11th, 2022 – 2:35 PM State of Georgia Press Release –  Governor Brian P. Kemp and the Department of Revenue (DOR) announced today that DOR will begin issuing special, one-time tax refunds this week. This initiative is a result of House Bill 1302, which the Georgia General Assembly recently passed, and Governor Kemp signed into…

Monday is the deadline to register to vote

Monday is the deadline to register to vote

April 24, 2022–12:02 p.m. STAFF REPORTS If you are not registered to vote in the upcoming election, Monday is the last day to do so. It’s also a good idea to check your registration status, especially if you haven’t voted in the last few cycles. The Primary Election is on May 24. Early voting begins…

EPD Announces Open Burn Ban to Start May 1st

EPD Announces Open Burn Ban to Start May 1st

April 23rd, 2022 Georgia Environmental Protection Division – Beginning May 1, the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) open burning ban will be in effect for 54 Georgia counties.  The open burning ban has been in place during the summer ozone season since 2005. The ban prohibits citizens and businesses from burning yard and land-clearing debris during the…

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Local groups to host Congressional candidate forum

April 19, 2022–7:42 p.m. NEWS RELEASE One Community United, the NAACP of Rome and Floyd County, and the Floyd County Democratic Party are hosting a candidate forum for the Fourteenth U.S. Congressional District seat currently held by Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene. The in-person forum will be held on Monday, April 25th at the Rome City Auditorium. The…

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Four Week Old Infant Murdered in Paulding County

April 19th, 2022 – 12:00 PM Paulding County Sheriff’s Office – Detectives with the Juvenile Division of the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Paulding County mother and father on April 14, 2022, for the murder of their four-week-old infant. They are currently being held in the Paulding County Jail with an assorted list of…

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DPH moves to weekly COVID-19 data reporting

April 14, 2022–10:45 a.m. NEWS RELEASE The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is transitioning from daily to weekly COVID-19 data reporting. Case counts and vaccination updates will be published on the DPH website every Wednesday beginning April 20. The last daily update to the Daily Status Report and the vaccine dashboard will be on April 15. …

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[VIDEO] Gov. Kemp Signs Georgia Constitutional Carry Act into Law

April 13th, 2022 – 4:15 PM State of Georgia Press Release – Governor Brian P. Kemp, joined by First Lady Marty Kemp and two of his daughters, state constitutional officers, legislators, and other special guests, yesterday signed the Georgia Constitutional Carry Act (SB 319) and a license reciprocity measure (HB 218) into law. *For more…

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Paulding Detectives Investigate Triple Murder

April 9th, 2022 Paulding County Sheriff’s Office – Deputies and US Marshals make additional arrests in a triple murder that occurred during the overnight hours of March 21, 2022 in western Paulding County. As a result of these two additional arrests, three people are in custody for this heinous crime. At approximately 10:49 PM on…

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Blood assurance donating $10 for every donor to Ukraine relief

March 31, 2022–7:30 p.m. NEWS RELEASE In response to the devastation in Ukraine, from April 1-8, Blood Assurance will donate $10 for every blood donor it sees to the BCA Foundation for Ukraine Support. BCA (Blood Centers of America) has reached out to international contacts and chosen vetted charities that are providing vital aid to…

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Increased reports of overdoses involving drugs mixed with fentanyl

March 31, 2022–6:11 p.m. GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) Drug Surveillance Unit has received increased reports of overdoses due to drugs mixed with fentanyl, particularly cocaine, methamphetamine, and counterfeit pills. Overdoses have been reported in several areas of the state over the past month. Between early February and mid-March, at…

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Timing of possible severe weather

March 30, 2022–5:12 p.m. FLOYD COUNTY EMA – NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE A powerful storm system with a strong cold front will sweep across the area tonight and Thursday bringing multiple weather hazards and impacts to north and central Georgia. The timing appears to be between midnight and 3 a.m. for our area. We can expect…

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Wind Advisory for our area

March 30, 2022–8:27 a.m. NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Advisory for portions of central, north-central, northeast, northwest, and west-central Georgia from 11 a.m. Wednesday until 8 a.m. Thursday. South winds of 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 45 mph are expected. Gusty winds could blow around unsecured…

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Latest on severe weather threat

March 29, 2022–5:30 p.m. FLOYD COUNTY EMA – NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ere’s the latest on the upcoming storm system that is expected to begin affecting the area with gusty winds as early as tomorrow (Wednesday) morning. The heavy rain/severe potential holds off until late tomorrow evening and overnight… continuing into Thursday for parts of our…

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Potential for severe weather Wednesday night into Thursday

March 29, 2022–10:53 a.m. FLOYD COUNTY EMA-NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE The forecast suggests we can expect strong winds and possible heavy rain associated with this storm which is capable of causing flash flooding of roadways and downed trees and powerlines overnight Wednesday into Thursday morning. Please use extreme caution when driving on the roadways in the…

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2 Victims from Rockmart Identified in Paulding Shooting

March 28th, 2022 – 3:10 PM Paulding County Sheriff’s Office – Paulding Detectives continue to investigate a triple shooting that occurred during the overnight hours of March 21, 2022, in western Paulding County. As a result of the shooting, all three victims are now deceased. At approximately 10:49 PM on March 21, 2022, Paulding E-911…

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Paulding Detectives Investigate Triple Shooting

March 22nd, 2022 – 5:00 PM Paulding County Sheriff’s Office – Paulding Detectives are investigating a triple shooting that occurred during the overnight hours in western Paulding County. As a result of the shooting, two individuals are deceased and one individual is in critical condition at an Atlanta area hospital. At approximately 10:49 PM on…

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Daylight Saving Time returns Sunday at 2 AM

March 12, 2022–6:04 p.m. STAFF REPORTS Be sure to set your clocks ahead one hour before you go to bed tonight. Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John F. King is also urging all Georgians to change their smoke alarm batteries this weekend when they change their clocks to mark the beginning of Daylight Savings Time.…

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Georgia Power monitoring severe winter weather predicted for this weekend

March 11, 2022–4:40 p.m. NEWS RELEASE Georgia Power is prepared to respond to predicted severe weather across the state this weekend. With an artic blast expected to impact parts of Georgia carrying widespread sub-freezing temperatures, the National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for portions of NW Georgia and a Wind Advisory for…

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