Category Archives: Polk County

AAA issues winter weather safe driving tips for Georgians

AAA issues winter weather safe driving tips for Georgians

January 14, 2022–7:35 p.m. AAA SOUTH Sub-Freezing temperatures and the likelihood of precipitation may make for challenging driving conditions across north Georgia beginning Saturday evening. AAA – The Auto Club Group urges motorists to prepare their vehicles for an emergency and be cautious when driving in adverse weather conditions. According to data from the Federal Highway Administration,…Continue Reading

Georgia Power: Take steps today to prepare for wintry weather

Georgia Power: Take steps today to prepare for wintry weather

January 14, 2022–7:30 p.m. GEORGIA POWER As North and Central Georgia brace for the arrival of winter weather over the next 36 hours, Georgia Power is monitoring the changing weather conditions and is ready to respond to any service interruptions safely and as quickly as possible.  Customers are encouraged to visit GeorgiaPower.com/WinterPrep for useful information on a…Continue Reading

Chattooga and Gordon Counties now under a Winter Weather Watch

Chattooga and Gordon Counties now under a Winter Weather Watch

January 14, 2022–7:21 p.m. NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE A Winter Storm Watch is in effect for the northern portion of the state including Chattooga and Gordon Counties from late Saturday night until late Sunday night. A Winter Storm Watch means there is a potential for significant snow, sleet, or ice accumulations that may impact travel. Continue…Continue Reading

COVID-19 numbers down slightly from Tuesday to Wednesday

COVID-19 numbers down slightly from Tuesday to Wednesday

January 12, 2022–6:55 p.m. GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH 281 more COVID-19 cases were reported in Floyd County from Tuesday to Wednesday, according to the latest status report from the Georgia Department of Public Health. The new cases bring the total to 19,095 since the start of the pandemic. We are now at 2,590 cases…Continue Reading

Cherokee County Deputies Recover Two Stolen Vehicles in Two Pursuits

Cherokee County Deputies Recover Two Stolen Vehicles in Two Pursuits

January 11th, 2022 – 10:55 PM WEIS Radio – (Via WEIS Radio) According to Sheriff Jeff Shaver, the first chase started just before midnight Thursday – as Deputy Dakota Deberry observed a 2020 Jeep Cherokee traveling at a very high rate of speed on County Road 157 in the Forney community.   The driver of that…Continue Reading

Georgia gas price inch upward

Georgia gas price inch upward

January 10, 2022–11:05 a.m. AAA SOUTH Georgia gas prices increased at the pump compared to a week ago. Georgia motorists are now paying an average price of $3.11 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline. Monday’s state average is 2 cents more than a week ago, 4 cents less than last month, and 96 cents more than this time…Continue Reading

Man charged with human trafficking

Man charged with human trafficking

January 9, 2022–6:37 p.m. FLOYD COUNTY JAIL RECORDS A Rockmart man was booked into the Floyd County Jail Saturday on charges of human trafficking, criminal attempt to commit child molestation and using a computer to entice a child. According to jail records, 28-year old Devonte Rene Watkins contacted someone he believed to be under the…Continue Reading

Latest on COVID-19 daily status reports

Latest on COVID-19 daily status reports

January 7, 2022–5:18 p.m. GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH Due to ongoing issues with Electronic Laboratory Reporting (ELR), the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) will not publish an updated COVID-19 Daily Status Report today. Data for case counts, hospitalizations, and deaths come from sources other than ELR, and as such are not impacted by…Continue Reading

Cold and windy conditions in the forecast

Cold and windy conditions in the forecast

January 6, 2022–5:51 p.m. NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE A strong cold front will bring cold and windy conditions to much of north Georgia tonight into Friday morning. Northwest winds of 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 25 to 30 mph this evening will gradually decrease overnight. However, with the very cold, sub-freezing temperatures, wind…Continue Reading

DPH working to address issues with COVID-19 daily status report

DPH working to address issues with COVID-19 daily status report

January 6, 2022–10:06 a.m. GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is working to address an issue with the COVID-19 testing numbers on the Daily Status Report. This issue only affects the PCR/Molecular Reported Today column of the COVID-19 Testing table; no other data in the Daily Status Report is impacted. Until the…Continue Reading