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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

New Industry to Polk County acquires Cedartown Speculative Building

New Industry to Polk County acquires Cedartown Speculative Building

July 28th, 2021 – 10:50 AM Development Authority of Polk County – The Development Authority of Polk County (DAPC) is pleased to announce yet another success with Oldcastle APG’s purchase of the 100,000 sq foot Cedartown Spec-Building located in the Cedartown North Business Park. The company’s investment in Polk County will initially create 20 jobs,…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