Category Archives: Chattooga County

COVID-19 status report for January 20

COVID-19 status report for January 20

January 20, 2022–6:20 p.m. GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH 262 more COVID-19 cases were reported in Floyd County, according to Thursday’s status report from the Georgia Department of Public Health. The new cases bring the total to 20,727 since the start of the pandemic. We are now at 2,784 cases in the last two weeks.…Continue Reading

Initial jobless claims rose slightly in December

Initial jobless claims rose slightly in December

January 21, 2022–6:16 p.m. GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF LABOR First-time claims for unemployment insurance were up slightly last month, but they are still down dramatically from what we saw in December of 2020. According to the Georgia Department of Labor, Floyd County reported 160 claims in December, up from 117 in November.  There were 1,749 in…Continue Reading

Free at-home COVID-19 tests now available for order

Free at-home COVID-19 tests now available for order

January 19, 2022–10:25 a.m. STAFF REPORTS Every home in the U.S. is eligible to order 4 free at-⁠home COVID-⁠19 tests. The tests are completely free. Orders will usually ship in 7-12 days. Visit https://www.covidtests.gov/ to place your order.Continue Reading

Georgia gas prices unchanged

Georgia gas prices unchanged

January 17, 2022–10:31 a.m. AAA SOUTH Georgia gas prices remain unchanged this week. Georgia motorists are now paying an average price of $3.11 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline. Monday’s state average is 2 cents less than a month ago, and 88 cents more than this time last year. According to AAA, as crude prices continue to climb,…Continue Reading

Wind Advisory in effect

Wind Advisory in effect

January 17, 2022–6:04 a.m. NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE A Wind Advisory is in effect for much of the state until 7 p.m. Monday. According to the National Weather Service, west to northwest winds 15 to 20 mph and gusts 30 to 35 mph are expected. Possible higher winds in the mountains. The advisory area includes north-central,…Continue Reading

Power restored to more than 110,000 in Georgia Sunday

Power restored to more than 110,000 in Georgia Sunday

January 16, 2022–7:03 p.m. GEORGIA POWER Managing through waves of high winds, snow and freezing rain, thousands of Georgia Power workers are restoring power for customers Sunday as Winter Storm Izzy continues through the state. Crews are repairing downed power lines and damaged poles caused by high winds, fallen trees and ice accumulations. The majority…Continue Reading

[VIDEO] Snow in Northwest Georgia Sunday

[VIDEO] Snow in Northwest Georgia Sunday

January 16, 2022–5:54 p.m. STAFF REPORTS While most of the heaviest snow was in Northeast Georgia Sunday, Northwest Georgia did get various amounts. The snow in the video below is from West Rome Sunday afternoon. Areas of Chattooga County got even more snow. Cherokee County, Alabama also received substantial snowfall, especially in the higher elevations.…Continue Reading

Georgia Power personnel responding to impacts from Winter Storm Izzy

Georgia Power personnel responding to impacts from Winter Storm Izzy

January 16, 2022–1:30 p.m. GEORGIA POWER As impacts from Winter Storm Izzy are being felt across much of north Georgia, Georgia Power has thousands of personnel responding to customers impacted by the severe winter weather – safely and as quickly as changing weather conditions allow them to work. Winter Storm Izzy is bringing snow, freezing…Continue Reading

More snow likely this afternoon

More snow likely this afternoon

January 16, 2022–1:14 p.m. STAFF REPORTS Although there has been a little snow spotted in our area, Rome and Floyd County has seen mostly rain. However, more snow is likely during the afternoon hour and into the evening. The National Weather Service says 1 to 2 inches is possible before the precipitation moves out this…Continue Reading

Chattooga County now under a Winter Storm Warning

Chattooga County now under a Winter Storm Warning

January 15, 2022–5:07 p.m. NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE A Winter Storm Warning is now in effect for Chattooga, Walker, and Dade Counties from midnight tonight until midnight Sunday. Heavy wet snow is expected in the warning area. Total snow accumulations of 2 to 4 inches, with lesser amounts in the valleys. The majority of the snowfall…Continue Reading