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[VIDEO] “Give-A-Kid-A-Chance” Community Event

July 24th, 2021 – 2:30 PM Ethan Garrett – WRGA Digital News Editor & Video Reporter – On Saturday morning the Floyd County Sheriff’s Office partnered with the BLESS Coalition and Crosspoint Community Church to present the “Give A Kid A Chance” event. Hosted at the Floyd County Jail on New Calhoun Highway, the “Give…

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[VIDEO] Easy Auto in West Rome holds ribbon-cutting ceremony

July 23rd, 2021 Ethan Garrett – WRGA Digital News Editor & Video Reporter – On Friday morning Easy Auto located in West Rome at 1954 Shorter Ave NW held its official ribbon-cutting ceremony. Easy Auto was founded in Cleveland, TN in 1991, and has served East and Middle Tennessee, as well as Northwest Georgia. This…

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[VIDEO] Wreck disrupts traffic at intersection of Hwy 53 & Veterans Memorial

July 22nd, 2021 – 2:45 PM Ethan Garrett – WRGA Digital News Editor & Video Reporter – On Thursday afternoon a wreck at the intersection of Highway 53 and Veterans Memorial Highway disrupted traffic for an hour.  The Rome Police Department at the intersection directed traffic around the vehicles for investigators to look further into…

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[VIDEO] Two-Vehicle Accident on Hwy 293 at Moran Lake Road NE

July 21st, 2021 – 4:00 PM Ethan Garrett – WRGA Digital News Editor & Video Reporter – On Wednesday afternoon a two-vehicle accident occurred at the intersection of Highway 293 and Moran Lake Road Northeast.  911 dispatch received a call stating that one of the drivers was possibly entrapped.  When the first responders arrived at…

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[VIDEO] Floyd County Police discuss fatal crashes

July 20, 2021–10:21 a.m. FLOYD COUNTY POLICE Floyd County is drawing ever so close to being one of the top ten counties in the state for fatal automobile crashes. Floyd County Police are continuing their education efforts to try and reverse that trend. Speed is a significant factor in the lethality of crashes. A paramedic…

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[VIDEO] Portion of Summerville Park area evacuated due to gas leak

July 19th, 10:15 PM Ethan Garrett – WRGA Digital News Editor & Video Reporter – On July 19th around 10 PM, a large gas leak was reported in the Summerville Park neighborhood area. The areas that were specifically impacted included the 700 block of Charlton Street & Briarwood Circle Northwest.  According to Floyd County E-911, the Rome…

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[VIDEO] COVID-19 cases rising in Georgia

July 19, 2021–6:15 p.m. GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH We are seeing an increase in COVID-19 cases and public health officials are concerned. In Georgia, positivity rates have increased by 84% over the last two weeks. In the 10-county Northwest Georgia region, the increase hasn’t been quite as dramatic. Dr. Gary Voccio, health director for…

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[VIDEO] Dr. Voccio updates NWGA on pandemic situation

July 16th, 2021 – 10:45 AM GA DPH Northwest Health District – 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. He talks about our recent uptick in cases, Long Covid, and recently released CDC…

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[VIDEO] Rome & Floyd County Public Safety Expo (2021)

July 10th, 2021 – 6:00 PM Ethan Garrett – WRGA Digital News Editor & Video Reporter – On July 10th the Rome & Floyd County Public Safety Expo took place at the Coosa Valley Fairgrounds. The community was invited to come out and join Rome and Floyd’s public safety departments for free activities for the…

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[VIDEO] Harbin & the YMCA host CARE Mural Community Paint Days

July 6th, 2021 – 5:15 PM Ethan Garrett – WRGA Digital News Editor & Video Reporter – Harbin Clinic, In partnership with Rome Mural CoLab and the Rome-Floyd YMCA, have all united for a special project… Together, at the Rome-Floyd YMCA Gymnasium, they are hosting Community Paint Days as part of a special “CARE” Mural…

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