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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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Paulding County Domestic Dispute Turns Into SWAT Standoff

June 4th, 2021 – 12:40 PM Paulding County Sheriff’s Office – The Paulding County Sheriff’s Office: On Thursday, June 3, 2021, at approximately 6:26 PM a 911 call was placed to Paulding E-911 regarding a domestic dispute at 10116 Buchanan Highway Temple, GA 30179. The complainant advised that she and her husband had gotten into…

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Blood donations needed as cancer patients resume care

June 2, 2021–5:39 p.m. NEWS RELEASE The American Red Cross and the American Cancer Society have teamed up this June to encourage people across the country to Give Blood to Give Time and help ensure loved ones have the strength and support they need as they undergo cancer treatment. According to the American Cancer Society,…

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GDOT: Paulding Lane Closures on SR 92 Next Two Weeks

May 29th, 2021 – 3:35 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: Tuesday, June 1 through Friday, June 4 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m., and…

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Law enforcement: Buckle up this weekend

May 27, 2021–2:58 p.m. NEWS RELEASE State troopers and local law enforcement are asking everyone to make the summer travel season a safe one this year by remembering to click their seat belt or risk being handed a ticket. Preliminary data from the Georgia Department of Transportation shows the number of people killed in traffic…

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Construction-related lane closures suspended during holiday weekend

May 26TH, 2021 – 12:10 pm Georgia Department of Transportation – To ease potential Memorial Day weekend traffic congestion, the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) will suspend construction-related lane closures on interstates and major state routes starting at noon on Friday, May 28, and continuing to 5 a.m. on Tuesday, June 1, 2021. Motorists should be aware…

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More than 357,000 vaccinations given at GEMA mass vaccination sites

May 24th, 2021 – 5:10 PM Georgia Emergency Management – The Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency closed out operations at the eight mass vaccination sites across Georgia on May 21, after administering 357,668 total doses of Pfizer and Johnson and Johnson vaccine. “Our goals were to address the vaccination needs of underserved populations…

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GDOT: Shoulder Work to Close Lanes on SR 92 on May 27

May 21st, 2021 – 2:35 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: Thursday, May 27th WHERE: Lanes will be periodically closed between Nebo Road and Sweetwater…

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Paulding Jailers Arrested for Sexual Assault

May 21st, 2021 – 2:35 PM The Paulding County Sheriff’s Office – On May 20, 2021 two Paulding County Sheriff’s Office Jailers were arrested on sexual assault charges.  The charges stemmed from incidents that involved inappropriate sexual contact between the jailers and multiple female inmates at the Paulding County Jail. On May 12, 2021 a…

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Governor Kemp, State Labor Commissioner announce economic recovery plan

May 13th, 2021 – 2:12 PM The Office of Georgia Governor Brian Kemp – On Thursday Governor Brian P. Kemp and Georgia Department of Labor Commissioner Mark Butler announced Georgia’s plan for reemployment and economic recovery. To address workforce shortages and boost a full economic recovery, state labor officials plan to end Georgia’s participation in…

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Governor suspends state’s gas tax

May 11, 2021–2:20 p.m. STAFF REPORTS Governor Brian Kemp has signed an executive order declaring a state of emergency due to the petroleum shortage caused by the cyber-attack on the Colonial Pipeline Company. The order suspends the state’s gas tax through Saturday and lifts weight restrictions for fuel tankers. Statewide, gas prices jumped by 11-cents…

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GDOL Addresses Critical Labor Needs

May 8th, 2021 – 4:15 PM Georgia Department of Labor – Businesses across the state have reopened their doors and are gearing up for Georgia’s summer tourism rush. After 14 months of intensive effort to provide unemployment insurance benefits to over 1.2 million Georgians, the Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) is shift its focus to…

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Missing Paulding Woman Found Dead, Car Submerged in Creek

May 6th, 2021 – 10:10 AM Paulding County Sheriff’s Office – According to the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office, A missing Paulding County woman was found dead in a car submerged in Sweetwater Creek. On Wednesday, May 5, 2021, at approximately 9:00 AM, Paulding E-911 received a 911 call reference a missing person. The complainant advised…

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[VIDEO] Rome Floyd Chamber Announces 2021 PAGE STAR Student Region Winners

April 4th, 2021 – 5:30 PM Rome Floyd Chamber (Video by WRGA News) – The following High School Seniors have been named 2021 PAGE STAR Student Region Winners for PAGE STAR Region # 1. The announcement was made today by Jeanne Krueger, President & CEO of the Rome Floyd Chamber, region chair for the PAGE…

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Outdoor burn ban now in effect

May 3, 2021–6:49 p.m. GEORGIA FORESTRY COMMISSION The annual ban on outdoor burning I now underway in 54 Georgia counties, primarily in the northern half of the state. Affected residents are asked to refrain from burning yard and land-clearing debris during the hot summer months because smoke can negatively impact the state’s air quality by…

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Potential for severe weather Monday and Tuesday

May 3, 2021–8:50 a.m. NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE There is a transition to a more active pattern, several disturbances/frontal systems will increase the chances for strong to severe storms across the area both today (Monday) and again Tuesday/Tuesday night. Below are our current thoughts on the particular main hazards and timing. Today: The first disturbance will allow for scattered…

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