Local News

CLOSE TO 352,000 CONFIRMED CASES OF COVID-19 REPORTED IN GEORGIA BY THE DPH

A total of 975 new cases of COVID-19 were reported across Georgia by the state Department of Public Health on Monday, in addition to 18 virus-related fatalities. According to the latest report by the DPH issued just before 3 pm, there have been 351,881 confirmed cases of COVID-19 across the state. A total of 7,827…read more »

PUBLIC HEALTH OFFICIALS URGE THOSE EXPOSED TO COVID-19 TO ENTER A PERIOD OF QUARANTINE TO PREVENT COMMUNITY SPREAD OF THE VIRUS

Public health officials are urging those with exposure to COVID-19 to enter a period of quarantine, whether or not those individuals exhibit any symptoms. Dr. Gary Voccio, Health Director of the Georgia Department of Public Health Northwest Health District, says that the ultimate goal is to prevent the spread of this highly-contagious virus. Dr. Voccio…read more »

ZETA TO DUMP HEAVY RAINFALL ON GREATER ROME AREA

Substantial rainfall is expected to result from Zeta in the Greater Rome area in the coming days. The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch that will take effect at 8 am Wednesday and remain in place until 8 pm on Thursday night. Associated rainfall totals of two to three inches have been…read more »

THIS IS THE THIRD AND FINAL WEEK OF EARLY VOTING IN THE NOVEMBER 3RD ELECTION

Georgia’s third and final week of advance voting in the November 3rd general election is this week. There are three locations at which Floyd County voters may cast their early ballots. Those include the Elections Office located inside the county Administration Building on East 4th Avenue, Garden Lakes Baptist Church at 2200 Redmond Circle, and…read more »

Local Sports

PEPPERELL BEATS GORDON CENTRAL IN MONDAY NIGHT HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL

The Pepperell Dragons were victorious over the Gordon Central Warriors by a final score of 50-14 in a Monday night high school football game at Gordon Central. The game had been delayed from last Friday night because members of Gordon Central’s football team had been quarantined due to an exposure to COVID-19. The Dragons are…read more »

WORLD SERIES RESUMES TONIGHT

The 2020 World Series will resume this evening with Game Six in Arlington, TX. The first pitch of this showdown between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Tampa Bay Rays is set for 8:08 pm. Television coverage will be provided by FOX. LA currently leads the best-of-seven series 3-2.read more »

FALCONS FALL TO LIONS IN ATLANTA

The Atlanta Falcons were edged by the Detroit Lions 23-22 in NFL action on Sunday afternoon at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. The Falcons’ record now stands at a dismal 1-6 for the 2020 season; they are 0-4 at home. They’ll return to action this Thursday night in Charlotte, North Carolina with a match against the…read more »

DODGERS ARE A WIN AWAY FROM A WORLD SERIES TITLE

The Los Angeles Dodgers are just a win away from a World Series title. They assumed a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven series with a win over the Tampa Bay Rays 4-2 in Game Five on Sunday night at Globe Life Field in Arlington, TX. Game Six is scheduled for Tuesday night at 8:08 pm;…read more »

IT’S TIME FOR FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS!

It’s time for Friday night lights as area high school football teams hit the field for week eight of the 2020 regular season. Listen to WLAQ 1410 AM or 96.9 FM tonight for coverage of the Darlington Tigers as they play host to Mt. Paran Christian. Kick off is slated for 7:30 pm at Chris…read more »

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