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Heat Advisory in effect from noon until 8 p.m.

Heat Advisory in effect from noon until 8 p.m.

July 29, 2021–8:32 a.m. NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE The National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory for most of the state including Floyd, Bartow, Gordon, Chattooga, Polk, and Paulding Counties, in effect from noon until 8 p.m. Thursday. Heat index values up to 106 are expected. Hot temperatures and high humidity may cause heat illnesses…Continue Reading

Report: Man shot at another person

Report: Man shot at another person

July 28, 2021–10:21 a.m. FLOYD COUNTY JAIL RECORDS A Rome man has been charged in connection with a shooting incident that occurred back on April 27. According to the arrest warrant, 33-year old Derek Eugene Blakely fired a gun at another person at a location on East 12th Street. Blakely is charged with aggravated assault.Continue Reading

One killed in Gordon County wreck

One killed in Gordon County wreck

July 28, 2021–10:14 a.m. GEORGIA STATE PATROL A single-vehicle wreck on I-75 in Gordon County Tuesday morning claimed the life of a Scottsdale, Georgia man. According to the Georgia State Patrol, 23-year old Juan Carlos Cruz was ejected from the driver’s seat during the rollover crash and was pronounced dead at the scene. Three other passengers were…Continue Reading

CDC updates guidance for facial coverings

CDC updates guidance for facial coverings

July 27, 2021–9:22 p.m. STAFF REPORTS In response to the rising number of COVID-19 cases, primarily due to the more contagious Delta variant, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has updated its guidance regarding facial coverings. The CDC is now recommending that fully vaccinated people wear masks in public indoor settings in areas of…Continue Reading

Woman charged in July 12 wreck

Woman charged in July 12 wreck

July 27, 2021–9:19 p.m. FLOYD COUNTY JAIL RECORDS Charges have been filed in connection with a serious wreck that occurred on Alabama Highway at North Avery Road back on July 13. According to the arrest warrant, 64-year old Delane Starr Ollis stopped in the middle of the inside eastbound lane at the bottom of a…Continue Reading