Category Archives: Polk County

Harris wins Democrat Primary runoff for Congress

Harris wins Democrat Primary runoff for Congress

Tuesday, June 18, 2024 -Staff reports- We now know who the Democrat candidate for Congress in the 14th District will be. In Tuesday’s runoff, Shawn Harris defeated Clarence Blalock. In Floyd County, Harris received 1,133 votes to Blalock’s 293 votes Harris will now face incumbent Republican Marjorie Taylor Greene in the November General Election. In…Continue Reading

Runoff elections Tuesday

Runoff elections Tuesday

Monday, June 17, 2024–10:05 a.m. -David Crowder, WRGA News- Voters will head back to the polls Tuesday to decide a few races that went to runoffs during the May 21 Primary Elections. In Floyd County, Democrats are deciding a contest for the U.S. House of Representatives in District 14 between Clarence Blalock and Shawn Harris.…Continue Reading

Gas prices hold steady

Gas prices hold steady

Monday, June 17, 2024–9:37 a.m. -AAA South- Georgia’s gas price average is holding steady at the pump compared to a week ago. Georgians are paying an average price of $3.28 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline, which is a penny less than a week ago, 12 cents less than a month ago, and penny less than this time last…Continue Reading

Use caution as sizzling temperatures enter Northwest Georgia

Use caution as sizzling temperatures enter Northwest Georgia

Friday, June 14, 2024–8:06 a.m. -Atrium Health Floyd News Release- With the daily highs going from delightful to detestable in northwest Georgia, it’s time for people who play or work outdoors – especially seniors and young children– to take some steps to keep from being beaten by the heat. Children under 2 and adults 65…Continue Reading

Care for indigent, investments in healthcare equity exceeds $137 million at Atrium Health Floyd

Care for indigent, investments in healthcare equity exceeds $137 million at Atrium Health Floyd

Wednesday, June 12, 2024–9:17 a.m. -Atrium Health Floyd News Release- Atrium Health’s reinvestment in the communities it serves continues to grow. In its first year as part of Charlotte-based Advocate Health, Atrium Health Floyd gave back more than $137 million in community benefit in 2023. In addition, Atrium Health Floyd-Polk Foundation invested $420,000 in the…Continue Reading

NWGA Housing Authority picks Sandra Hudson’s replacement

NWGA Housing Authority picks Sandra Hudson’s replacement

Tuesday, June 11, 2024–10:12 a.m. -John Bailey, Rome News-Tribune- This story is possible because of a news-sharing agreement with the Rome News-Tribune. More information can be found at northwestgeorgianews.com The Northwest Georgia Housing Authority met Monday and extended an offer to Ripley Housing Authority CEO Justin Jones to replace the retiring executive director, Sandra Hudson. Ripley…Continue Reading

Georgia gas prices fall seven cents

Georgia gas prices fall seven cents

Monday, June 10, 2024–10:40 a.m. -AAA South- Georgia gas prices decreased at the pump compared to a week ago. Georgians are paying an average price of $3.29 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline which is 7 cents less than a week ago, and 14 cents less than a month ago, but 2 cents more than this time last…Continue Reading

GNTC open house set for June 13

GNTC open house set for June 13

Tuesday, June 4, 2024–7:14 p.m. -News Release- Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) is hosting an Open House at all six campuses to provide an opportunity to learn more about the programs offered at GNTC, tour the facilities, and meet faculty and staff. The event on Thursday, June 13, will take place from 10 a.m. to…Continue Reading

Coosa Valley Credit Union bringing back American Flag project

Coosa Valley Credit Union bringing back American Flag project

Saturday, May 25, 2024–3:45 p.m. -News Release- Coosa Valley Credit Union (Coosa Valley) will once again be replacing torn or faded American flags in the communities the credit union serves. The project will run until July 4th, 2024. “This is the 11th year of this project and to date, Coosa Valley has replaced well over 400…Continue Reading