Category Archives: Polk County

Georgia gas prices increase….Again

Georgia gas prices increase….Again

October 18, 2021–11:56 a.m. AAA SOUTH Georgia gas prices increased alongside rising crude oil. Georgia motorists are now paying an average price of $3.15 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline. Monday’s state average is 9 cents more than a week ago, 18 cents more than last month, and $1.15 more than this time last year. According to AAA, the key driver…Continue Reading

Georgia gas prices increase

Georgia gas prices increase

October 11, 2021–8:38 p.m. AAA SOUTH Georgia gas prices increased alongside rising crude oil. Georgia motorists are now paying an average price of $3.06 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline. Monday’s state average is 8 cents more than a week ago, 8 cents more than last month, and $1.07 more than this time last year. High crude prices will likely contribute to…Continue Reading

[VIDEO] Floyd Sheriff’s Office officially dedicates Training Center to Kristen Hearne

[VIDEO] Floyd Sheriff’s Office officially dedicates Training Center to Kristen Hearne

October 8th, 2021 – 5:15 PM Ethan Garrett – WRGA Digital News Editor & Video Reporter – On Friday morning a crowd gathered at the Floyd County Sheriff’s Office for a ceremony to officially dedicate their new training center to the late Kristen Hearne: Additionally, the new “Wall of Honor” mural for the Kirsten Hearne…Continue Reading

Electrical worker struck and killed by work truck

Electrical worker struck and killed by work truck

September 30, 2021–11:22 a.m. GEORGIA STATE PATROL An electrical contractor worker was struck and killed by a work truck on Highway 27 near the Chattooga-Floyd County Line Wednesday afternoon. According to preliminary information from the Georgia State Patrol, 29-year old Garrett Christian of Rockmart had walked onto the highway to block traffic in the outside…Continue Reading

New rules in effect as North Georgia burn ban is lifted

New rules in effect as North Georgia burn ban is lifted

September 30, 2021–8:51 a.m. GEORGIA FORESTRY COMMISSION Georgia’s annual summer ban on outdoor burning will be lifted on October 1. The Georgia Environmental Protection Division mandates the fire restrictions from May through September in 54 counties, primarily in the northern half of the state, to protect air quality from emissions that may increase ground-level ozone.…Continue Reading

Security guard bridges communication gap for deaf Patient

Security guard bridges communication gap for deaf Patient

September 29, 2021–7:30 p.m. NEWS RELEASE Juan was lonely. He had been a patient in the Floyd health system several times over the course of 2020 for evaluations. His family knew something was wrong and desperately wanted help for him, but Juan’s situation was a complicated one. Juan is deaf. He communicates only through American…Continue Reading

Latest DPH data show COVID-19 still effective

Latest DPH data show COVID-19 still effective

September 29, 2021–7:26 p.m. GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH There’s more data that shows that the COVID-19 vaccine has been effective in preventing hospitalizations and death. According to the Georgia Department of Public Health, from January 2 through September 28, just over one percent of the 4.9-million vaccinated Georgians have gotten COVID-19. Meanwhile, just over…Continue Reading

COVID-19 status reports for Wednesday

COVID-19 status reports for Wednesday

September 29, 2021–7:23 p.m. GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH Floyd County is up to 262 COVID-19 deaths, up from 260 on Tuesday. According to the Wednesday status report from the Georgia Department of Public Health, 28 more Floyd County residents tested positive for a total of 14,906 since February of 2020. Floyd’s two-week average of…Continue Reading