Category Archives: Polk County

Gas prices hold steady

Gas prices hold steady

November 15, 2021–10:39 a.m. AAA SOUTH Georgia gas prices remain unchanged this week as motorists continue to pay an average price of $3.25 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline.  Monday’s state average is 15 cents more than last month and $1.28 more than this time last year. Although gas prices have managed to remain stable for the past few weeks,…Continue Reading

Polk: US 27/SR 1 resurfacing continues Monday

Polk: US 27/SR 1 resurfacing continues Monday

November 13th, 2021 – 2:30 PM Georgia Department of Transportation – Weather permitting, crews will continue resurfacing US 27/SR 1 between the Haralson county line and Old Knight Highway. The work will close portions of the northbound roadway while crews work on the northbound shoulder of the route and along the side streets. WHEN: Monday, November…Continue Reading

Motorcycle pursuit ends with an arrest at Polk County line

Motorcycle pursuit ends with an arrest at Polk County line

November 10th, 2021 – 3:45 PM Polk County Police Department – On November 9th the Polk County Police Department was dispatched to the area of Highway 101 in reference to a motorcycle pursuit that began in Gordon County and ended at Floyd County at the Polk County Line.  Officers spotted the motorcycle in the area…Continue Reading

Max Cleland dies at 79

Max Cleland dies at 79

November 9, 2021–3:25 p.m. STAFF REPORTS Former US Senator Max Cleland has died. Cleland passed away Tuesday morning at his home in Atlanta.  He was 79. In addition to serving in the US Senate from 1997 to 2003, Cleland was Georgia’s Secretary of State from 1982 to 1996. He also served in the Veteran’s Administration under…Continue Reading

Gas prices remain elevated

Gas prices remain elevated

November 8, 2021–6:15 p.m. AAA SOUTH Georgia gas prices remain elevated as we head toward the holidays. Motorists continue to pay an average price of $3.25 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline.  Monday’s state average is 22 cents more than last month and $1.33 more than this time last year. AAA anticipates pump prices will remain elevated through…Continue Reading

US 27/SR 1 Resurfacing Continues Monday in Polk

US 27/SR 1 Resurfacing Continues Monday in Polk

November 5th, 2021 – 10:30 AM Georgia Department of Transportation – Weather permitting, crews will continue resurfacing US 27/SR 1 between the Haralson county line and Old Knight Highway. The work will close portions of the southbound roadway while crews work on the southbound shoulder of the route and along the side streets. WHEN: Monday, November…Continue Reading

COVID vaccine recommended for children 5-11

COVID vaccine recommended for children 5-11

November 3, 2021–7:39 p.m. GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH Following the recommendation of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) and health districts throughout Georgia will offer Pfizer pediatric COVID vaccine to children 5-11 years old. Vaccination will begin…Continue Reading

Election results for surrounding areas

Election results for surrounding areas

November 2, 2021–10:00 p.m. STAFF REPORTS Ed Moyer has been elected to Post 3 on the Calhoun City Council. Moyer defeated incumbent George Crowley by 38 votes to win. Meanwhile, for Calhoun City Council Post 4, it was Ray Denmon III winning another term. He defeated challenger Alvin Long by 34 votes. For Resaca Town…Continue Reading

Georgia gas price average sees a slight increase

Georgia gas price average sees a slight increase

November 1, 2021–9:06 a.m. AAA SOUTH Georgia gas prices experienced a slight increase. Georgia motorists are now paying an average price of $3.25 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline.  Monday’s state average is 2 cents more than a week ago, 27 cents more than last month, and $1.29 more than this time last year. For the past two weeks, Georgians have…Continue Reading

Floyd is now Atrium Health Floyd

Floyd is now Atrium Health Floyd

October 28, 2021–8:05 a.m. NEWS RELEASE Floyd is now officially Atrium Health Floyd. Today marks the introduction of a new brand resulting from the strategic combination of the Floyd health system and Charlotte, North Carolina-based Atrium Health. The new Atrium Health Floyd brand reflects and acknowledges the importance of each organization’s legacy and strength, as…Continue Reading