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Category Archives: Gordon County

GSP reports Fatal Accident in Gordon County

GSP reports Fatal Accident in Gordon County

March 10th, 2023 – 12:25 PM Staff Reports – The Georgia State Patrol has reported that a fatal accident took place in Gordon County this morning: At approximately 8:15 AM, Georgia State Patrol Troopers responded to a one-vehicle crash in Calhoun on Boone Ford Road. An investigation determined that a black 2006 Lexus was traveling east…read more

First-time claims for unemployment insurance rose in January

First-time claims for unemployment insurance rose in January

Thursday, Mar. 9, 2023–1:36 p.m. -David Crowder, WRGA News- First-time claims for unemployment insurance were up in Floyd County to start 2023. According to the Georgia Department of Labor, there were 933 initial claims filed in January, up from 555 in December of 2022. That’s an increase of 68%. There were 333 claims filed in…read more

Gas prices hold steady

Gas prices hold steady

Monday, Mar. 6, 2023–10:07 a.m. -David Crowder, WRGA News- Georgia’s gas price average experienced a slight decrease at the pump compared to a week ago. The statewide average is $3.14 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline, a penny less than last week, 20 cents less than a month ago, and 63 cents less than this time last…read more

Severe weather is possible today

Severe weather is possible today

Friday, Mar. 3, 2023–9:03 a.m. -National Weather Service- A Wind Advisory is in effect for the area until 11 p.m. South winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 45 mph expected. There is also a chance for severe thunderstorms during the afternoon hours. There is an enhanced risk (level 3 out of 5)…read more

GSP reports Pedestrian Fatality in Calhoun

GSP reports Pedestrian Fatality in Calhoun

March 2nd, 2023 – 5:00 PM Calhoun Times – According to a report by the Calhoun Times, a pedestrian was struck and killed attempting to cross Highway 53 in Calhoun on Wednesday night. Georgia State Patrol reported that 57-year-old Helen Louise Fain was struck by a Ford F-150 traveling westbound near the Curtis Parkway intersection…read more

Two teens arrested in shooting at Calhoun Walmart

Two teens arrested in shooting at Calhoun Walmart

Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2023–10:27 a.m. -Calhoun Times- Two teenagers have been arrested in connection with a shooting at the Calhoun Walmart earlier this month.  The Calhoun Times reports that a 15-year-old was shot in the leg on Feb. 11 during an interaction with individuals thought to be from out of town. The shooter left the…read more

Gas prices continue to decline

Gas prices continue to decline

Monday, Feb. 27, 2023–12:07 p.m. -David Crowder, WRGA News- Georgia’s gas price average continues to decline at the pump compared to a week ago. Georgia drivers are now paying an average price of $3.15 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline, which is 7 cents less than a week ago, 23 cents less than a month ago, and 34 cents less than this…read more

Local blood supply dwindling ahead of spring break

Local blood supply dwindling ahead of spring break

Sunday, Feb. 26, 2023–11:25 a.m. -Blood Assurance news release- After a strong start to the new year as far as blood donations go, the local blood supply is beginning to shrink. As of Wednesday, Blood Assurance was in urgent need of most blood types, primarily O-positive and O-negative. The nonprofit is now calling on community…read more

One killed in Gordon County motorcycle wreck

One killed in Gordon County motorcycle wreck

Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2023–11:06 a.m. -Georgia State Patrol- A motorcyclist from Cartersville was killed Tuesday afternoon in a two-vehicle wreck in Gordon County. According to the Georgia State Patrol: The wreck occurred at around 3 p.m. on Highway 41 at the South Calhoun Bypass when a tractor-trailer was traveling south in the left turn lane…read more

Flu-like symptoms? Could be rhino/enterovirus

Flu-like symptoms? Could be rhino/enterovirus

Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2023–7:11 p.m. -David Crowder, WRGA News- Although we have seen a slight uptick in COVID-19 cases in Northwest Georgia, we are still way below what we saw when the pandemic was at its height….That, according to Dr. Gary Voccio, health director for the 10-county Georgia Department of Public Health’s Northwest District. “In…read more