Category Archives: Paulding County

COVID-19 booster shots available for some starting Monday

COVID-19 booster shots available for some starting Monday

September 26, 2021–1:19 p.m. GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH All Georgia health departments, including those in Northwest Georgia, will begin offering to eligible people Monday, September 27. The recommendations for COVID vaccine booster shots are: People 65 years and older and residents in long-term care settings should receive a booster shot of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine…Continue Reading

GA DPH follows federal recommendations for COVID booster shots

GA DPH follows federal recommendations for COVID booster shots

September 24th, 2021 – 3:40 PM Georgia Department of Public Health – The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) will follow the guidance and recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Advisory Committee for Immunization Practices (ACIP) for COVID vaccine booster shots. The recommendations for COVID vaccine booster shots are:…Continue Reading

Flash Flood Watch in effect

Flash Flood Watch in effect

September 20, 2021–7:27 a.m. NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE A Flash Flood Watch is now in effect through this evening for portions of Northwest Georgia including Bartow, Chattooga, Floyd, Gordon, Paulding, and Polk Counties. Multiple rounds of heavy showers and isolated thunderstorms are possible today. Rainfall totals within the watch of one to two inches are possible…Continue Reading

Businesswoman Jennifer Strahan announces bid for Congress

Businesswoman Jennifer Strahan announces bid for Congress

September 15, 2021–10:43 a.m. NEWS RELEASE Republican Jennifer Strahan today launched her U.S. House campaign in Georgia’s 14th congressional district. A mother and small business owner, Strahan will be challenging Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene in the Republican Primary. “Georgia’s 14th district deserves a representative who is focused on serving, not being a celebrity,” said Strahan. “There is too much at stake right…Continue Reading

Paulding Deputies Assist Georgia State Patrol in Fatal Pursuit

Paulding Deputies Assist Georgia State Patrol in Fatal Pursuit

September 14th, 2021 – 10:15 AM Paulding County Sheriff’s Office – Deputies with the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office were called to assist the Georgia State Patrol with an uncooperative motorist that resulted in a fatal pursuit last week. In the early morning hours of Friday, September 10, 2021, Deputies with the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office…Continue Reading

Georgia gas sees increased price at the pump

Georgia gas sees increased price at the pump

September 7th, 2021 – 2:15 PM AAA – The Auto Club Group – Georgia gas prices increased at the pump compared to a week ago. Georgia motorists are now paying an average price of $2.98 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline. Monday’s state average is 2 cents more than a week ago, 1 cent more than last month, and 95 cents more than this…Continue Reading

Rain, possibly severe storms in the forecast

Rain, possibly severe storms in the forecast

August 30, 2021–9:17 p.m. NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE Storms rolled through Northwest Georgia Monday and We could see more bad weather Tuesday from the remnants of Hurricane Ida. We have a slight risk of severe weather with brief spin-up tornadoes possible. We could also see 2-3 inches of rain. A Flash Flood Watch is in effect until…Continue Reading

Toomey: Georgia is seeking significant COVID-19 infections among children

Toomey: Georgia is seeking significant COVID-19 infections among children

August 30, 2021–9:06 p.m. STAFF REPORTS We are seeing the highest number of weekly outbreaks since the pandemic began, with more than half the outbreaks occurring in K-12 schools. Dr. Kathleen Toomey, the commissioner of the Georgia Department of Public Health,  spoke Monday about the significant number of cases among school-aged children. “Those numbers of…Continue Reading

Georgia adopts new K-12 mathematics standards

Georgia adopts new K-12 mathematics standards

 August 26th, 2021 – 2:45 PM Georgia Department of Education – The State Board of Education today approved State School Superintendent Richard Woods’ recommendation to adopt the new K-12 Mathematics Standards. The current (2020-2021) school year will be dedicated to teacher training on the new standards, with implementation to follow in future years. The standards were…Continue Reading

[VIDEO] Governor Kemp issues executive order for Georgia businesses

[VIDEO] Governor Kemp issues executive order for Georgia businesses

August 19th, 2021 – 5:45 PM The Office of the Governor: Brian Kemp – On Thursday afternoon, Governor Brian Kemp issued an executive order that will allow Georgia businesses from being forced to adhere to local government mask or vaccine mandates. (Kemp:) “The executive order I signed today will make sure businesses across our state can’t be…Continue Reading