Local News

OVER 45,000 INFECTED, NEARLY 2,000 HAVE DIED OF COVID-19 IN GEORGIA

More than 45,000 people have been infected with coronavirus while the death toll nears 2,000 in Georgia, per the state Department of Public Health. According to the latest report by the DPH, there were 45,266 confirmed cases of COVID-19 across the Peach State as of 7 pm on Thursday evening. There were 1,973 fatalities due…read more »

GOVERNOR KEMP UPDATES GEORGIANS ON COVID-19

Governor Brian Kemp delivered a COVID-19 update on Thursday afternoon at the State Capitol in Atlanta. He announced that bars and nightclubs will be allowed to re-open on Monday, June 1st, provided that they comply with strict sanitization and social distancing guidelines. Professional sports may resume at that time, along with overnight summer camps. School…read more »

HEFTY BUDGET CUTS AHEAD FOR STATE LAWMAKERS AMID THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC

The Georgia General Assembly’s 2020 session is slated to resume during the week of June 11-15. This session was halted in March, right after Crossover Day, due to the coronavirus outbreak. Eddie Lumsden, who represents Georgia’s 12th District in the state House of Representatives, asserts that lawmakers await the latest revenue data in order to…read more »

LOCK AND DAM PARK AND CAMPGROUND IS BACK OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, AS OF TODAY!

Rome-Floyd Parks and Recreation has announced that as of today, the trading post store and campsite rentals at Lock and Dam Park and Campground have officially re-opened! Campers may call (706) 234-5001 to reserve their camp site. Several of the sites have been refurbished or are currently in the process of being refurbished. The trading…read more »

Local Sports

TUNE INTO WLAQ FOR BRAVES EXTRA INNINGS THIS WEEKEND!

Atlanta Braves baseball will return to the airwaves of WLAQ 1410 AM and 96.9 FM this weekend with the debut of Braves Extra Innings, an offering of the Braves Radio Network while the opening of Major League Baseball’s ’20 regular season is on hold due to the coronavirus. The broadcasts will feature games from the…read more »

CORONAVIRUS IS IMPACTING SPORTS NATIONALLY, AS WELL AS LOCALLY

Concerns over the coronavirus outbreak have absolutely rocked the world of sports during the past few days. It has led to the abrupt conclusion of Spring Training and the delayed opening of MLB’s Opening Day. Both the NHL and the NBA have suspended their seasons, as has Major League Soccer. College basketball has been paused.…read more »

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