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COVID-19 status report for January 20

COVID-19 status report for January 20

January 20, 2022–6:20 p.m. GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH 262 more COVID-19 cases were reported in Floyd County, according to Thursday’s status report from the Georgia Department of Public Health. The new cases bring the total to 20,727 since the start of the pandemic. We are now at 2,784 cases in the last two weeks.…

Initial jobless claims rose slightly in December

Initial jobless claims rose slightly in December

January 21, 2022–6:16 p.m. GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF LABOR First-time claims for unemployment insurance were up slightly last month, but they are still down dramatically from what we saw in December of 2020. According to the Georgia Department of Labor, Floyd County reported 160 claims in December, up from 117 in November.  There were 1,749 in…

Two accused of stealing items from a storage unit

Two accused of stealing items from a storage unit

January 20, 2022–10:10 a.m. FLOYD COUNTY JAIL RECORDS Two people have been arrested in connection with the theft of various items from a storage unit on Martha Berry Highway back on December 28. According to Floyd County Jail records, 32-year old Connie Leann Garlin of Silver Creek, and 40-year old Stevie Lamar Corcle of Cedartown…

Operation Gift Card returns in February

Operation Gift Card returns in February

January 20, 2022–9:45 a.m. NEWS RELEASE The Rome Floyd Chamber announced today, January 20, 2022, the return of Operation Gift Card. Operation Gift Card is a gift card matching program the Rome Floyd Chamber began in 2020 to respond to the COVID-19 Pandemic. The Operation Gift Card event will be held on Friday, February 4,…