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MORE THAN 81,000 GEORGIANS HAVE BEEN INFECTED WITH THE CORONAVIRUS

MORE THAN 81,000 GEORGIANS HAVE BEEN INFECTED WITH THE CORONAVIRUS

More than 81,000 people have been infected with coronavirus in Georgia, per the state Department of Public Health. According to the latest report by the DPH, there were 81,291 confirmed cases of COVID-19 statewide as of 3 pm on Tuesday afternoon. There were 2,805 deaths related to the coronavirus. In Floyd County, there were 514…read more »

KEEP PETS CALM AMID 4TH OF JULY FIREWORKS DISPLAYS

The 4th of July is just a few days away. While humans may enjoy celebrating America’s birthday with fireworks, many pets can be traumatized by resulting loud noises. Dr. Dan Pate, owner of the West Rome Animal Clinic, encourages pet owners to keep pets calm amid fireworks displays. Bring pets indoors and, if needed, give…read more »

GOVERNOR KEMP SIGNS FY21 BUDGET

Governor Brian Kemp closed out Fiscal Year 2020 on Tuesday by signing the FY21 budget for Georgia. It included significant cuts due to the shorfalls that have resulted from the coronavirus outbreak. Kemp stated, “This budget speaks to some of the hard choices made by state leaders to streamline and innovate. While we were able…read more »

NEARLY 80,000 PEOPLE IN GEORGIA HAVE NOW BEEN INFECTED WITH CORONAVIRUS

Close to 80,000 people in Georgia have now been infected with coronavirus, per the state Department of Public Health. According to the latest report by the DPH, there were 79,417 confirmed cases of COVID-19 statewide as of 3 pm on Monday afternoon. There were 2,784 deaths related to the virus. In Floyd County, there were…read more »

GOVERNOR KEMP EXTENDS GEORGIA’S PUBLIC HEALTH STATE OF EMERGENCY

Governor Brian Kemp issued an executive order on Monday that extends the public health state of emergency for Georgia until August 11th, this according to a media release from his office. The Governor said, “As we continue our fight against COVID-19 in Georgia, it is vital that Georgians continue to heed public health guidance by…read more »

FIREWORKS IN ROME, PARADE IN CAVE SPRING SET FOR THE 4TH OF JULY

FIREWORKS IN ROME, PARADE IN CAVE SPRING SET FOR THE 4TH OF JULY

There will be plenty of great locations around Rome from which to view the 2020 Fireworks Extravaganza that will be hosted this Saturday night, July 4th by Rome-Floyd Parks and Recreation in partnership with Redmond Regional Medical Center. This year’s fireworks display will be shot from the top of Jackson Hill, which means it will…read more »

OVER 77,000 PEOPLE IN GEORGIA HAVE BEEN INFECTED WITH CORONAVIRUS

OVER 77,000 PEOPLE IN GEORGIA HAVE BEEN INFECTED WITH CORONAVIRUS

More than 77,000 people have been infected with coronavirus in Georgia, per the state Department of Public Health. According to the latest report by the DPH, there were 77,210 confirmed cases of COVID-19 statewide as of 3 pm on Sunday afternoon. There were 2,778 deaths related to the virus. In Floyd County, there were 495…read more »

THINK YOU MAY HAVE BEEN EXPOSED TO CORONAVIRUS? THEN GET TESTED!

If you have experienced any symptoms of COVID-19 or have been exposed to someone who has the virus, get tested! This is the encouragement of Tim Herrington, Director of the Floyd County Emergency Management Agency, who adds that testing is offered free of charge by the Georgia Department of Public Health at West Rome Baptist…read more »

AAA: GEORGIA’S GAS PRICES ROSE DURING THE PAST WEEK

Georgia’s gas prices rose during the past week, according to AAA, The Auto Club Group. Motorists statewide are now paying an average price of $2.00 a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline. That’s eight cents more than a week ago, 25 cents more than last month, and 52 cents less than this time last year. It…read more »