Category Archives: Bartow County

Ossoff pushing for Chattahoochee-Oconee Forest expansion

Ossoff pushing for Chattahoochee-Oconee Forest expansion

Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2023–10:03 a.m. -David Crowder, WRGA News- Georgia U.S. Senator Jon Ossoff is working with various conservation groups and the State of Georgia to expand the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest to protect forests for conservation, forestry, and recreational use. The bi-partisan effort would add new land across watersheds that provide drinking water to millions…Continue Reading

Bartow, Paulding to benefit from $313 million investment to expand rural electric infrastructure

Bartow, Paulding to benefit from $313 million investment to expand rural electric infrastructure

Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2023–10:27 a.m. -news release- U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development Under Secretary Xochitl Torres Small today announced electric infrastructure investments in Georgia totaling $313 million to help four Georgia electric cooperatives and utilities expand and modernize the rural electric grid and increase grid security.  The announcement was made by GreyStone Power…Continue Reading

Georgia gas price average continues to rise

Georgia gas price average continues to rise

Monday, Jan. 30, 2023–10:01 a.m. -AAA South- Georgia gas price average rose at the pump compared to a week ago. Georgia drivers are now paying an average price of $3.39 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline. Monday’s state average is 14 cents more than a week ago, 67 cents more than a month ago, and 20 cents more than this time last…Continue Reading

Cartersville Man arrested for explosive device in vehicle

Cartersville Man arrested for explosive device in vehicle

January 27th, 2023 – 11:36 AM WRGA Staff Reports – The following is an update from the Cartersville Police Department: Contact was made with Richard Bailey following an accident investigation in the area of N. Erwin Street. Mr. Bailey was determined to be under the influence of drugs and taken into custody. Following his arrest,…Continue Reading

Cartersville police find possible explosive device

Cartersville police find possible explosive device

Thursday, Jan. 26, 2023–11:02 a.m. -Cartersville Police Department- Cartersville Police are awaiting the arrival of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, which was contacted after officers found a possible explosive device Thursday morning. According to a Cartersville PD news release: At around 8:10 a.m., officers responded to a wreck on North Erwin Street near Cassville Road.…Continue Reading

Cartersville police find possible explosive device

Cartersville police find possible explosive device

Thursday, Jan. 26, 2023–11:02 a.m. -Cartersville Police Department- Cartersville Police are awaiting the arrival of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, which was contacted after officers found a possible explosive device Thursday morning. According to a Cartersville PD news release: At around 8:10 a.m., officers responded to a wreck on North Erwin Street near Cassville Road.…Continue Reading

Northwest Georgia issued Wind Advisory ahead of Wednesday’s Storm System

Northwest Georgia issued Wind Advisory ahead of Wednesday’s Storm System

January 24th, 2023 – 3:00 PM Floyd County Emergency Management & The National Weather Service – An incoming strong storm system will bring an increased risk for showers and embedded thunderstorms that could produce damaging wind gusts as well as strong, gusty winds outside of any showers and thunderstorms beginning late tonight and persisting into…Continue Reading

Georgia gas prices climb again

Georgia gas prices climb again

Monday, Jan. 23, 2023–9:40 a.m. -David Crowder, WRGA News- Georgia gas prices continue to rise. Georgia drivers are now paying an average price of $3.25 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline, which is 19 cents more than a week ago, and 52 cents more than a month ago. Local averages on Monday were $3.19 in both Floyd County and Chattooga…Continue Reading

Jobless claims up in Floyd County, but so is employment

Jobless claims up in Floyd County, but so is employment

Thursday, Jan. 19, 2023–10:38 a.m. -David Crowder, WRGA News- Floyd County saw an increase in First-time claims for unemployment insurance to end 2022. According to the Georgia Department of Labor, there were 555 claims filed in December, which is up from 360 in November and 160 in December of 2021. At the same time, the…Continue Reading

Blood assurance observing National Blood Donor Month

Blood assurance observing National Blood Donor Month

Monday, Jan. 16, 2023–10:30 a.m. -David Crowder, WRGA News- This is National Blood Donor Month, and Blood Assurance has started a couple of new initiatives to encourage more people to give the gift of life. The first is geared toward increasing donations of O-positive and O-negative blood. One of those is called the Blood Assurance…Continue Reading