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Everyone to buckle up their seat belts and life vests because State Troopers and Game Wardens will be out in full force as the summer travel and boating seasons begin.
A Rossville, Georgia man is in the Chattooga County Jail after leading authorities on a high-speed chase Wednesday evening.
The Georgia Department of Transportation is suspending construction-related lane closures on all interstate and major state system highways to ease Memorial Day weekend traffic congestion.
The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that Metro Rome's unemployment rate in April was 5.1 percent, down two-tenths of a percentage point from 5.3 percent in March.
A tornado warning has been downgraded for central Floyd and Chattooga Counties into a tornado watch.
First-time claims for unemployment insurance in Rome have declined by 35% over the year, according to the latest numbers from the Georgia Department of Labor.
Chattooga County Sheriff Mark Schrader says that an accident on Dakota Drive took the life of an elderly Trion man.
The Georgia Department of Public Health Northwest Health District's Chronic Disease Prevention Program and the Northwest Georgia Regional Cancer Coalition were recently recognized.
One child was killed and two were seriously injured in a two-vehicle accident on Taylor's Ridge in Chattooga County Tuesday night.
Two other children were seriously injured in the two-vehicle accident that occurred at 8:38 p.m. Monday.
The watch area includes Floyd, Chattooga, Gordon, Polk, Paulding, Murray, Walker, Carroll, Dade, Haralson, Whitfield, Catoosa and Heard Counties in Northwest Georgia and Cherokee County in Alabama.
The ban, which has been implemented each summer since 2005, prohibits citizens and businesses from burning yard and land-clearing debris from May 1 through September 30.
The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that Metro Rome’s unemployment rate in March was 5.3 percent, down four-tenths of a percentage point from 5.7 percent in February.
40-year old Brandon Heath Drennan is charged with felony vehicular homicide in the April 13 wreck on Highway 100 that killed 45-year old Lavonne Humphrey.
The Walker County Sheriff's Office is investigating the discovery of a woman's body in a remote area in Cloudland Saturday afternoon.