Category Archives: Gordon County

GNTC names 2023 GOAL, Rick Perkins Award winners

GNTC names 2023 GOAL, Rick Perkins Award winners

Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2023–10:07 a.m. -Georgia Northwestern Technical College- Cayla Pemberton, an Automotive Technology student from Walker County, was named Georgia Northwestern Technical College’s (GNTC) 2023 Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership (GOAL) winner, and Salvador Gonzalez, program director and instructor of Diesel Equipment Technology, has been named the college’s 2023 Rick Perkins Instructor of the Year.  The winners…Continue Reading

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

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

Plane crash in Calhoun, no serious injuries

Plane crash in Calhoun, no serious injuries

Sunday, Jan. 29, 2023–10:22 a.m. -Blake Silvers, Calhoun Times- Two people were able to escape without serious injury following a plane crash Saturday afternoon in Calhoun.  Tom B. David Airport Manager Dwight Albritton told the Calhoun Times that the locally-owned Mooney M20-C aircraft suffered an engine failure immediately after takeoff. The pilots made an emergency…Continue Reading

Wreck on I-75 North kills Calhoun Woman

Wreck on I-75 North kills Calhoun Woman

January 25th, 2023 – 3:20 PM Georgia State Patrol – On Wednesday, January 25, at approximately 3:50 AM, a silver KIA Forte drove by Ms. Haley Cunningham (Age 28 of Calhoun) was traveling north on I-75 Northbound near Mile Marker 318. Ms. Cunningham lost control of her vehicle and struck the center median guardrail before coming…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

Updated: Deputy-involved shooting leaves one man dead

Updated: Deputy-involved shooting leaves one man dead

Tuesday, Jan. 24th, 2023 — 8:50 PM The Georgia Bureau of Investigation – The GBI has released the name of a man who was killed in a deputy-involved shooting in Gordon County early Tuesday, as it launches its investigation into the incident. Preliminary information indicates that 51-year-old Billy Dewayne Couch of Sugar Valley failed to…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

GNTC instructors named finalists for the 2023 Rick Perkins Award

GNTC instructors named finalists for the 2023 Rick Perkins Award

Friday, Jan. 20, 2023–12:12 p.m. -GNTC news release- Faculty and staff at Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) have nominated four of their peer instructors for the Rick Perkins Award of Excellence in Technical Instruction competition. The Rick Perkins Award honors the Technical College System of Georgia’s (TCSG) most outstanding instructors. The award has been an…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