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Category Archives: Gordon County

Monkeypox: How to stop the spread

Monkeypox: How to stop the spread

August 10, 2022–10:50 a.m. GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) continues to closely monitor the current outbreak of monkeypox in the state. As of today, there are 625 confirmed monkeypox cases in Georgia. Testing and vaccination are available in health districts throughout the state; however, vaccine supplies from the…read more

Georgia gas prices drop 14 cents

Georgia gas prices drop 14 cents

August 8, 2022–10:30 a.m. AAA SOUTH Georgia gas prices are down another 14 cents. Drivers are now paying an average price of $3.63 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline. Monday’s state average is also 63 cents less than last month. According to Montrae Waiters with AAA, crude prices fell last week as market concerns about weakening demand and an…read more

Dr. Voccio gives COVID-19, vaccine updates

Dr. Voccio gives COVID-19, vaccine updates

August 8, 2022–10:25 a.m. STAFF REPORTS Hospitals are seeing a rise in COVID-19 cases, accounting for 10% of current hospitalizations. Dr. Gary Voccio, health director for the Northwest Health District, did have some encouraging news about the BA 5 variant. “It appears as though the vaccine, at least in one medical report, does demonstrate that…read more

DPH debuts kiosks for COVID-19 PCR testing

DPH debuts kiosks for COVID-19 PCR testing

August 4, 2022–4:03 p.m. NEWS RELEASE The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is offering COVID-19 PCR testing at kiosks placed in communities across Georgia. In most locations, these kiosks offer access to COVID-19 testing 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. After completing a brief registration form, the kiosks dispense a test kit…read more

Updated: Deputy-involved shooting in Gordon County

Updated: Deputy-involved shooting in Gordon County

August 2, 2022–8:00 a.m. GORDON COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE Update: Preliminary information indicates that on Monday, August 1, at 9:30 p.m., the Gordon County Sheriff’s Office was conducting an undercover drug investigation in the area of Brookline Circle and Dews Pond Road, Calhoun. During the operation, a man with a gun, identified as Walter Lee Osborne,…read more

Georgia gas prices down 13 more cents

Georgia gas prices down 13 more cents

August 1, 2022–11:00 a.m. AAA SOUTH Georgia gas prices continue their downward trend. Georgia drivers are now paying an average price of $3.77 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline. Monday’s state average is 13 cents less than a week ago, 59 cents less than last month, and 81 cents more than this time last year.  According to Montrae Waiters with AAA, low…read more

Gas card campaign raises $10,000 for GNTC students’ transportation expenses

Gas card campaign raises $10,000 for GNTC students’ transportation expenses

July 27, 2022–6:24 p.m. NEWS RELEASE The Foundation at Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) is revved up to help 45 students with transportation costs next semester. The GNTC Foundation sponsored an internal giving campaign June 13-17, with a goal to raise $3,000. The gas card campaign included a match from the foundation and generated $10,000…read more

Georgia gas prices down 14 more cents

Georgia gas prices down 14 more cents

July 25, 2022–9:00 p.m. AAA SOUTH Georgia has prices are down another 14 cents from last week. Monday’s state average of $3.90 is 52 cents less than last month, but still 94 cents more than this time last year. According to Montrae Waiters with AAA, lower domestic demand for gas and declining crude oil prices continue…read more

Ultra-light plane crashes in Calhoun

Ultra-light plane crashes in Calhoun

July 25, 2022–5:54 p.m. CALHOUN POLICE An ultra-light style aircraft crashed Monday as it was attempting to land at the Tom B David Airport in Calhoun. According to Calhoun Police, the pilot was transported to Advent Health with non-life-threatening injuries.read more

Gordon County: Resurfacing on SR 136 Connector Next Week

Gordon County: Resurfacing on SR 136 Connector Next Week

July 22nd, 2022 – 1:40 PM GDOT Press Release – Weather permitting, there will be periodic lane closures along the State Route 136 Connector between Valley Lane Northwest and Dobson Road Northwest Monday and Tuesday next week while crews resurface the roadway. WHEN: Monday and Tuesday, July 25 and 26 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.WHERE: State…read more