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Gas prices take downward turn

Gas prices take downward turn

Monday, February 26, 2024–11:48 a.m. -AAA South- Georgia’s gas price average finally takes a turn at the pump. Georgia drivers are paying an average price of $3.13 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline which is 3 cents less than a week ago. Monday’s state average is 12 cents more than a month ago and 3 cents less than this time…

Arrest reports for February 19

Arrest reports for February 19

February 19th, 2024 – 3:00 PM -Floyd County Jail records- Resaca Man Arrested for Child Molestation Charges in Rome: Polk Woman Arrested for Stalking, Tampering with Evidence: Rome Teen Arrested for Driving Under Influence on Golf Course:

Three in custody following shooting in Cedartown

Three in custody following shooting in Cedartown

Friday, February 16, 2024–12:02 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 Three suspects, including a juvenile, have been arrested in the shooting of an 18-year-old Cedartown man who remains in the hospital after he was shot multiple…

Gov. Kemp announces Solar Panel Glass Plant in Cedartown

Gov. Kemp announces Solar Panel Glass Plant in Cedartown

February 15th, 2024 – 12:05 PM The office of Georgia Governor Brian Kemp – Governor Brian P. Kemp today announced that SOLARCYCLE, an advanced technology-based solar recycling company, will create more than 600 new full-time jobs in Polk County, investing an estimated $344 million in a solar glass manufacturing facility in Cedartown. The facility will…

Gas prices creep up

Gas prices creep up

Monday, February 12, 2024–10:10 a.m. -AAA South- Georgia gas price average crept up slowly at the pump compared to a week ago. The average is now $3.03 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline, a penny more than a week ago, eight cents more than a month ago, but 23 cents less than this time last year. …

Man accused of having video depicting child in sexual acts

Man accused of having video depicting child in sexual acts

Sunday, February 11, 2024–3:00 p.m. -Floyd County Jail records- The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has arrested a Cedartown man on a felony charge of possession of material depicting a minor in sexually explicit conduct. According to Floyd County Jail records: 49-year-old Abraham Flores Galvan was in possession of a video depicting a prepubescent female with…

Flood Watch issued for our area

Flood Watch issued for our area

Sunday, February 11, 2024–2:10 p.m. -National Weather Service- A Flood Watch is in effect from 7 p.m. Sunday through Monday evening for much of Georgia, including Floyd. Bartow, Gordon, Chattooga, Polk, and Paulding Counties. Excessive runoff may result in flooding of rivers, creeks, streams, and other low-lying and flood-prone locations. Creeks and streams may rise…

Rockmart Man and Brother Charged With Participation in Jan. 6 Capitol Breach

Rockmart Man and Brother Charged With Participation in Jan. 6 Capitol Breach

Thursday, February 8, 2024–7:39 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. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Department of Justice Two brothers from Northwest Georgia were arrested this week and face felony federal charges stemming from the Jan. 6,…

Gas prices hold steady

Gas prices hold steady

Monday, February 5, 2024–10:00 a.m. -AAA South- Georgia gas prices held steady last week. Georgia drivers are paying an average price of $3.02 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline the same as a week ago. The average is five cents more than a month ago, but 33 cents less than this time last year. It now costs…

Georgia counties share car seat mini-grant

Georgia counties share car seat mini-grant

Wednesday, January 31, 2024–12:14 p.m. -News Release- The Georgia Department of Public Health Injury Prevention Program announces the 2023 recipients of the Child Passenger Safety Mini-Grant. The Child Passenger Safety Mini-Grant program helps county health departments, and their community partners reduce the number of injuries and deaths sustained by children in Georgia when riding in…

Detectives seeking to identify woman who struck church with vehicle

Detectives seeking to identify woman who struck church with vehicle

January 29th, 2024 – 12:45 PM WRGA Staff Reports – Paulding County Sheriff’s Office detectives have asked the public for help identifying who caused damage to the exterior and interior of a church. Security footage from the church shows a woman in an orange shirt backing her black sedan into the side of the Missionary…

Gas prices up seven cents a gallon

Monday, January 29, 2024–9:51 a.m. -AAA South- Georgia gas prices are up. The average is now $3.02 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline, which is 7 cents more than a week ago, and a penny more than a month ago, but still 37 cents less than this time last year.  It now costs an average of $45.30 to fill a 15-gallon tank…

Sen. Jason Anavitarte proposes Tort Reform protections for gun manufacturers and property owners

Sen. Jason Anavitarte proposes Tort Reform protections for gun manufacturers and property owners

Wednesday, January 24, 2024–3:57 p.m. -News Release- Chairman of the Senate Majority Caucus, Senator Jason Anavitarte (R – Dallas) announced his intention to introduce the “Second Amendment Lawsuit Protection Act.” This legislation aims to provide liability protection to property owners and gun manufacturers against frivolous lawsuits. Anavitarte issued the following statement:  “When Georgia passed my…

Flood Watch issued

Flood Watch issued

Wednesday, January 24, 2024–8:22 a.m. -National Weather Service- The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Watch in effect from this evening through Friday evening. Excessive runoff may result in flooding of rivers, creeks, streams, and other low-lying and flood-prone locations. Several waves of showers and thunderstorms will impact much of north and central Georgia…

Fugitive apprehended after cross-state vehicle pursuit

Fugitive apprehended after cross-state vehicle pursuit

January 22nd, 2024 – 3:00 PM -Staff reports- A man arrested following a pursuit is now lodged in the Floyd County Jail. According to Floyd County Jail records: 34-year-old Tommy Cecil Rose Jr. threatened to kill a 40-year-old man and then fired a pistol at the victim. He is charged with aggravated assault, terroristic threats…

DPH confirms measles case in metro Atlanta

DPH confirms measles case in metro Atlanta

Friday, January 19, 2024–10:35 p.m. -News Release- The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) has confirmed a case of measles in an unvaccinated resident of the metro Atlanta area. The individual was exposed to measles while traveling out of the country. DPH is working to identify anyone who may have had contact with the individual…

Wind Chill Advisory in effect

Wind Chill Advisory in effect

Friday, January 19, 2024–9:23 p.m. -National Weather Service- A Wind Chill Advisory has been issued for portions of North and West Central Georgia Friday night into Saturday morning to account for dangerously cold wind chills near zero. Minimum temperatures Saturday and Sunday morning are forecast to be in the teens for much of north and central Georgia and the mid-20s for the…

Labor market remains strong locally

Labor market remains strong locally

Friday, January 19, 2024–8:30 a.m. -Georgia Department of Labor- The Rome area gained 1,100 jobs from December of 2022 to December of 2023, according to the latest numbers from the Georgia Department of Labor. Rome ended the year with employment at 45,400, up from 44,300 the previous year. The number of jobs was up by…

Blood Assurance recommending postponement of elective surgeries

Blood Assurance recommending postponement of elective surgeries

Thursday, January 18, 2023–5:24 p.m. -News Release- Due to a significant decrease in blood donations related to the weather, and an increase in emergency use from several massive blood transfusions over the last 24 hours, Blood Assurance is recommending to more than 70 hospitals around the region to hold off on elective surgeries until at…

Rome City, Floyd County Schools operating on a two-hour delay Wednesday

Rome City, Floyd County Schools operating on a two-hour delay Wednesday

Tuesday, January 16, 2014–3:13 p.m. -Staff reports- Floyd County Schools will implement a two-hour delay on Wednesday, January 17. School will begin at 10 a.m. All FCS employees should report by 9 a.m. Please note, that this will be a two-hour delay with a two-hour shift in the normal schedule. If you normally drop your…

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