Category Archives: Polk County

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

Atrium Health Floyd provides ‘Stop the Bleed’ kits to area schools

Atrium Health Floyd provides ‘Stop the Bleed’ kits to area schools

Monday, Jan. 30, 2023–10:09 a.m. -Atrium Health Floyd- Atrium Health Floyd has donated almost 1,000 trauma kits to area schools through its partnership with them as an official health care provider. Chattooga County schools, Floyd County Schools, Rome City Schools, Polk County schools, Trion schools, and Darlington School recently requested hundreds of the Stop the…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

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

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

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

Greene picks up two committee assignments

Greene picks up two committee assignments

Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023–9:34 a.m. -David Crowder-WRGA news 14th District Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene has been assigned to the House Oversight and Accountability Committee and the Homeland Security Committee. The House voted in February 2021 to remove Greene from her committee assignments for statements she had made in the past that some considered violent and…Continue Reading

Blood assurance observing National Blood Donor Month

Blood assurance observing National Blood Donor Month

Monday, Jan. 16, 2023–10:30 a.m. -David Crowder, WRGA News- This is National Blood Donor Month, and Blood Assurance has started a couple of new initiatives to encourage more people to give the gift of life. The first is geared toward increasing donations of O-positive and O-negative blood. One of those is called the Blood Assurance…Continue Reading

Georgia gas prices are up by a quarter a gallon

Georgia gas prices are up by a quarter a gallon

Monday, Jan. 16, 2023–10:25 a.m. -David Crowder, WRGA News- Georgia gas prices have risen 25 cents from last week. Georgia drivers are now paying an average price of $3.06 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline. Motorists are paying 24 cents more than a month ago and 5 cents less than this time last year. It now costs $45.90 to fill…Continue Reading

Bids awarded for local road projects

Bids awarded for local road projects

Sunday, Jan. 15, 2023–6:13 p.m. -staff reports/Rome News-Tribune- The Georgia Department of Transportation has awarded more contracts for road work in Northwest Georgia. Marietta-based C.W. Matthews Contracting Co. was the low bidder for an 8.6-mile federal resurfacing project that runs from just south of Georgia Highlands College in Floyd County to a little past Stephens…Continue Reading