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Charges filed in fatal Polk County wreck

Charges filed in fatal Polk County wreck

Saturday, June 22, 2024–8:53 p.m. -Jeremy Stewart, Polk Standard Journal- This story is possible because of a news-sharing agreement with the Rome News-Tribune. More information can be found at northwestgeorgianews.com A Resaca man is charged with second-degree vehicular homicide after authorities say he caused a fatal wreck on Rome Highway in Polk County on Thursday evening.…

Harris wins Democrat Primary runoff for Congress

Harris wins Democrat Primary runoff for Congress

Tuesday, June 18, 2024 -Staff reports- We now know who the Democrat candidate for Congress in the 14th District will be. In Tuesday’s runoff, Shawn Harris defeated Clarence Blalock. In Floyd County, Harris received 1,133 votes to Blalock’s 293 votes Harris will now face incumbent Republican Marjorie Taylor Greene in the November General Election. In…

Runoff elections Tuesday

Runoff elections Tuesday

Monday, June 17, 2024–10:05 a.m. -David Crowder, WRGA News- Voters will head back to the polls Tuesday to decide a few races that went to runoffs during the May 21 Primary Elections. In Floyd County, Democrats are deciding a contest for the U.S. House of Representatives in District 14 between Clarence Blalock and Shawn Harris.…

Gas prices hold steady

Gas prices hold steady

Monday, June 17, 2024–9:37 a.m. -AAA South- Georgia’s gas price average is holding steady at the pump compared to a week ago. Georgians are paying an average price of $3.28 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline, which is a penny less than a week ago, 12 cents less than a month ago, and penny less than this time last…

Use caution as sizzling temperatures enter Northwest Georgia

Use caution as sizzling temperatures enter Northwest Georgia

Friday, June 14, 2024–8:06 a.m. -Atrium Health Floyd News Release- With the daily highs going from delightful to detestable in northwest Georgia, it’s time for people who play or work outdoors – especially seniors and young children– to take some steps to keep from being beaten by the heat. Children under 2 and adults 65…

NWGA Housing Authority picks Sandra Hudson’s replacement

NWGA Housing Authority picks Sandra Hudson’s replacement

Tuesday, June 11, 2024–10:12 a.m. -John Bailey, Rome News-Tribune- This story is possible because of a news-sharing agreement with the Rome News-Tribune. More information can be found at northwestgeorgianews.com The Northwest Georgia Housing Authority met Monday and extended an offer to Ripley Housing Authority CEO Justin Jones to replace the retiring executive director, Sandra Hudson. Ripley…

Georgia gas prices fall seven cents

Georgia gas prices fall seven cents

Monday, June 10, 2024–10:40 a.m. -AAA South- Georgia gas prices decreased at the pump compared to a week ago. Georgians are paying an average price of $3.29 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline which is 7 cents less than a week ago, and 14 cents less than a month ago, but 2 cents more than this time last…

GNTC open house set for June 13

GNTC open house set for June 13

Tuesday, June 4, 2024–7:14 p.m. -News Release- Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) is hosting an Open House at all six campuses to provide an opportunity to learn more about the programs offered at GNTC, tour the facilities, and meet faculty and staff. The event on Thursday, June 13, will take place from 10 a.m. to…

Gas prices hold steady

Gas prices hold steady

Monday, June 3, 2024–9:15 a.m. -AAA South- Georgia gas prices held steady at the pump last week. Georgians are paying an average price of $3.36 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline which is the same as a week ago, but 10 cents less than a month ago, and 7 cents more than this time last year.  It…

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 until July 4th, 2024. “This is the 11th year of this project and to date, Coosa Valley has replaced well over 400…

Gas prices descend ahead of Memorial Day

Gas prices descend ahead of Memorial Day

Tuesday, May 28, 2024–11:28 a.m. -AAA South- The Georgia gas price average decreased at the pump compared to a week ago. Georgians are paying an average price of $3.36 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline.  Monday’s state average was 2 cents less than a week ago, 4 cents less than a month ago, and 11 cents more than this…

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…

Primary runoffs set for June 18

Primary runoffs set for June 18

Wednesday, May 22, 2024–12:30 p.m. -David Crowder, WRGA News- Although Election Day was Tuesday, the campaign continues in some Northwest Georgia Counties as runoff elections are set for June 18. A runoff In the Democrat Primary for Congress between Shawn Harris and Clarence Blalock will decide who takes on Marjorie Taylor Greene in November. In…

United Way announces 211 service number for Floyd, Polk Counties

United Way announces 211 service number for Floyd, Polk Counties

Monday, May 20, 2024–9:42 a.m. -David Crowder, WRGA News- Floyd and Polk County residents can now get information about a number of community services by dialing 211. According to Alli Mitchell with the United Way of Rome and Floyd County, it will simplify the process of accessing services provided by the United Way. Plus, you…

Georgia gas prices down three cents

Georgia gas prices down three cents

Monday, May 20, 2024–8:30 a.m. -AAA South- Georgia gas prices are down another three cents compared to a week ago. Georgians are paying an average price of $3.38 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline. Monday’s state average of $3.18 is also 5 cents less than a month ago, but 12 cents more than this time last year.  It…

Georgia drivers see a little relief at the pump

Georgia drivers see a little relief at the pump

Monday, May 13, 2024–10:10 a.m. -AAA South- Georgia gas prices decreased compared to a week ago. The average on Monday was $3.41 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline, which is 5 cents less than a week ago, 1 cent less than a month ago, but 15 cents more than this time last year.  t costs drivers an average…

GDOT seeking public input on Highway 278 improvements

GDOT seeking public input on Highway 278 improvements

Sunday, May 12, 2024–2:00 p.m. -Georgia Department of Transportation- The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) wants to hear from the public about the proposed intersection improvements on US 278 in Polk County. The proposed project would convert the intersection with Coots Lake Road into a Right-In-Right-Out with U-turns available on US 278. Construction is currently…

[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…

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