Category Archives: Polk County

Black Friday shopping tips

Black Friday shopping tips

November 25, 2021–9:20 p.m. STAFF REPORTS The day after Thanksgiving is Black Friday, one of the busiest shopping days of the year. It is anticipated that there will be more shoppers this year than last year. Remembering a few safety tips will help make your quest for the perfect present more enjoyable. If you are…Continue Reading

Salvation Army looking for volunteers to ring bells

Salvation Army looking for volunteers to ring bells

November 25, 2021–9:17 p.m. STAFF REPORTS Every Christmas Season, at kettle stands all over the world; volunteers ring the Bells of Hope for The Salvation Army. Volunteers are being sought to help ring those bells this holiday season. Many businesses, organizations, families, and churches have found it to be a wonderful way to get involved…Continue Reading

Public health officials fear post-holiday COVID-19 spike

Public health officials fear post-holiday COVID-19 spike

November 25, 2021–9:09 p.m. STAFF REPORTS Public health officials are fearful that we could see another spike in COVID-19 cases as we did following the holidays last year. Some countries in Europe are already seeing an increase as colder weather sets in and more people are spending time indoors. “Historically we have seen a spike…Continue Reading

Floyd ATC saved athlete’s life

Floyd ATC saved athlete’s life

November 24, 2021–9:07 a.m. NEWS RELEASE Each year, Atrium Health Floyd provides more than 37,000 hours of athletic training to more than 3,000 student-athletes in our community, at no cost to the schools, the students, or their families. One of those athletic trainers is Hope Horne, a licensed Athletic Trainer serving at Pepperell High School.…Continue Reading

DOT to suspended lane closures for holiday weekend

DOT to suspended lane closures for holiday weekend

November 23, 2021–12:05 p.m. GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION The Georgia Department of Transportation is suspending lane closures on Georgia interstates and state routes from Wednesday morning until Sunday evening. These statewide lane closure restrictions will help to reduce traffic congestion during the Thanksgiving holiday. While construction related lane closures will be suspended, the department reminds…Continue Reading

Roads are expected to be busy this holiday weekend

Roads are expected to be busy this holiday weekend

November 22, 2021–7:10 p.m. GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Based on travel volume data following Labor Day Weekend 2021, it is predicted that Thanksgiving travel volumes will return to pre-pandemic levels this year. If you do need to travel this holiday, please keep in mind the following Thanksgiving travel forecast for metro Atlanta interstates:  Heavy congestion on…Continue Reading

Gas prices expected to remain elevated during the holidays

Gas prices expected to remain elevated during the holidays

November 22, 2021–8:51 a.m. AAA SOUTH Georgia gas prices are slightly lower than a week ago. Georgia motorists are now paying an average price of $3.24 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline.  Monday’s state average is a penny less than a week ago, but 4 cents more than last month and $1.29 more than this time last year. There…Continue Reading

Suspect in Instagram beatdown arrested in Cedartown

Suspect in Instagram beatdown arrested in Cedartown

November 17, 2021–11:28 a.m. CLAYTON COUNTY POLICE A suspect wanted in connection with the beating of a woman that was broadcasted on Instagram Live on Halloween was taken into custody Tuesday in Cedartown. Daniellie Moose has been on the run since the incident that occurred in Clayton County. Multiple agencies collaborated to bring her into…Continue Reading

Buchanan nominated for US Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia

Buchanan nominated for US Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia

November 15, 2021–8:54 p.m. STAFF REPORTS President Joe Biden has nominated Ryan K. Buchanan for the job of US Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia. Buchanan is currently an Assistant United States Attorney for the office, where he has served since 2013. Mr. Buchanan has served as the Deputy Chief of the Violent Crime…Continue Reading