Local News

GEORGIA DPH PREPARES FOR POTENTIAL SPREAD OF COVID-19 (OR CORONAVIRUS)

The Georgia Department of Public Health is working closely with the CDC and state partners to prepare for a potential outbreak of COVID-19 in the US, including Georgia, according to a DPH media release. The goal is to quickly identify cases of COVID-19 and take the appropriate public health actions to reduce its spread and…read more »

LOCAL RED CROSS IS SAVING LIVES WITH ‘SOUND THE ALARM’ SMOKE ALARM CAMPAIGN

The American Red Cross of Northwest Georgia aims to make sure that those in need have smoke alarms. The potentially life-saving devices are installed by Red Cross volunteers and community partners at homes around this local chapter’s service area, free of charge, via the Sound the Alarm campaign. Leigh Barba, Executive Director, asserts that you…read more »

ADVANCE VOTING BEGINS ON MONDAY FOR THE PRESIDENTIAL PREFERENCE PRIMARY ELECTION

Advance voting begins on Monday, March 2nd for the March 24th Presidential Preference Primary election in Georgia. Floyd County voters may cast their ballots in advance until March 20th at the Elections Office, located inside the county’s Administration Building on East 4th Avenue, every weekday from 8 am to 5 pm. The office will offer…read more »

Local Sports

HAWKS TO HOST NETS AT STATE FARM ARENA

The Atlanta Hawks will continue their current four-game homestand with an outing against the Brooklyn Nets tonight. Tip off is slated for 7:30 pm at the State Farm Arena. The game will be televised on Fox Sports Southeast. The Hawks opened this homestand with a loss to the Orlando Magic 130-120 on Wednesday night. They…read more »

BRAVES TOP CARDS IN SPRING TRAINING ACTION

The Atlanta Braves beat the St. Louis Cardinals 3-1 in Spring Training action at North Port, FL on Thursday afternoon. The Braves will play a pair of split squad games today. Mike Soroka will serve as starting pitcher for one squad that will host the New York Yankees, while Bryse Wilson will get the start…read more »

CHATTOOGA BOYS BASKETBALL TEAM IS FINAL FOUR-BOUND!

The Chattooga High School boys’ basketball team is bound for the Final Four of the GHSA Class AA playoffs! The Indians punched their ticket to the next round with an Elite Eight win over Banks County by a final score of 67-57 on Wednesday night in Homer. They will face Therrell in the semifinal round…read more »

HAWKS FALL TO MAGIC AT STATE FARM ARENA

The Atlanta Hawks fell to the Orlando Magic 130-120 on Wednesday night at the State Farm Arena, which resulted in a 2-2 split in the season series among the teams. Trae Young had a game-high 37 points for Atlanta, though he was plagued by flu-like symptoms; he also had 11 assists. John Collins added 26…read more »

GHC TOPS EAST GEORGIA STATE IN MEN’S HOOPS

The Georgia Highlands College men’s basketball team picked up a victory at home by a final score of 103-87 over GCAA rival East Georgia State College on Wednesday evening. The Chargers will conclude their regular season this Saturday afternoon in Macon with a conference game versus Central Georgia Technical College at 3 pm.read more »

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