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[VIDEO] Dr. Voccio gives NWGA a COVID-19 update

February 26th, 2021 – 3:05 PM Northwest Health District– Dr. Gary Voccio, health director for the ten-county Georgia Department of Public Health Northwest Health District, give us a quick update on coronavirus in Northwest Georgia, and vaccine/immunizations. Then Cicely Thomas, nutrition services director for the WIC (Women, Infants, and Children) program and someone who has…

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[VIDEO] More Georgians will soon qualify for COVID-19 vaccine

February 25, 2021–8:17 p.m. GOVERNOR BRIAN KEMP More Georgians will soon qualify to get the COVID-19 vaccine. On Thursday, Governor Brian Kemp announced that due to the steady increase in vaccine supply the progress made in getting more doses administered, starting March 8, the state will expand the current 1A+ vaccination criteria to include adults…

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[VIDEO] Harbin Clinic Calhoun Breaks Ground on New Heart Center

February 25th, 2021 – 5:30 PM Ethan Garrett – WRGA Digital News Editor & Video Reporter – (Via Press Release) Harbin Clinic Georgia’s largest privately-owned, multi-specialty physician group, hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for expanding its facility in Calhoun. The private socially distanced-event took place Thursday, February 25 at 855 Curtis Parkway. The existing facility will…

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[VIDEO] Train strikes and kills Pedestrian at Hall Rd & Old Rockmart Rd

February 22nd, 2021 – 7:55 PM Ethan Garrett – WRGA Digital News Editor & Video Reporter – *Feb 23rd UPDATE: According to Floyd County Deputy Coroner Chris Giles, the identity of the individual struck by the train has been confirmed to be a 30-year-old Matthew Jordan Courson. The Deputy Coroner also stated that it is…

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[VIDEO] Head-On Collision at Maddox dr and North Rome Connector

February 19th, 2021 – 5:35 PM Ethan Garrett – WRGA Digital News Editor & Video Reporter – On Friday afternoon a head-on two vehicle accident occurred at the intersection of Maddox Drive and the North Rome Connector/Veterans Memorial Hwy. A portion of John Maddox Drive and the Eastbound traffic lanes on the North Rome Connector…

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[VIDEO] Gov. Kemp Updates Georgians on Vaccine Distribution

February 18th, 2021 – 4:35 PM Georgia Governor Brian Kemp – On Thursday Afternoon, Governor Brian Kemp held a Press Conference to update Georgians on the COVID-19 situation, and also on Vaccine Distribution in the state. You can see that press conference in the video linked below:

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[VIDEO] Structure fire on Kingston Avenue

February 18th, 2021 – 4:00 PM Ethan Garrett – WRGA Digital News Editor & Video Reporter – On Thursday afternoon a potential structure fire was reported to 9-11 dispatch by a neighbor in the area of Kingston Avenue near Wadell Street. The Rome/Floyd Fire Department and the Rome City Police Department responded to the area,…

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Turner McCall Blvd Bridge Replacement Construction delayed until 2026

February 15th, 2021 – 2:00 PM WRGA Staff Reports – The Georgia Department of Transportation has announced a delay for the Turner McCall Boulevard Bridge replacement project (over the Etowah River and Norfolk Southern Railroad). GDOT District 6 Communications Officer Joe Schulman informed WRGA News that “Due to some environmental issues and requested bridge layout changes,…

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[VIDEO] Dr. Voccio gives COVID-19 update for NWGA (Feb 10th)

February 10th, 2021 – 11:45 AM Georgia Department of Public Health Northwest Health District – Dr. Gary Voccio, Health Director for the ten-county Georgia Department of Public Health Northwest Health District, updates the public on the COVID-19 situation in Northwest Georgia. For more on this, please see the video linked below:

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[VIDEO] Dr. Voccio gives COVID-19 update for NWGA (Testing/Vaccines)

January 30th, 2021 The Georgia Department of Public Health Northwest Health District – Dr. Gary Voccio, health director for the ten-county Georgia Department of Public Health Northwest Health District, updates us on COVID-19 vaccines, how immunizations are progressing, the current state of the pandemic, and COVID-19 testing in Northwest Georgia. For more on this, please…

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