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CHATTOOGA COUNTY NEWS

Good news as we get ready to head into the Independence Day holiday travel period.
A tornado watch has been issued by the National Weather Service.
Floyd, Bartow, Gordon, Chattooga, Polk and Paulding Counties are all included in the watch area.
The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that Metro Rome's unemployment rate in May was 5.1 percent, up one-tenth of a percentage point from 5 percent in April.
Law enforcement source confirms they have caught the two fugitives wanted for killing two Georgia corrections officers during their escape on Tuesday morning from a prison van in Putnam County.
A multiple shooting occurred around 7:15 Wednesday morning, which resulted in U.S. House majority whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana and two capital police officers being shot.
Two escapees from Putnam Co. hijacked a light green 2004 Honda Civic (GA tag RBJ6601). The subjects shot and killed two guards and are currently armed with their weapons.
A student must have a GPA of 3.8 or higher to make President's List, and at least 3.5 to make the Dean's List.
At 3 AM Tuesday Armuchee Creek was at 21.6 feet...and cresting.
.The National Weather Service in Peachtree City has issued a Flood Warning for the following rivers in Georgia... Chattooga River near Summerville affecting Chattooga County
A storm system over the lower Mississippi Valley will continue to bring showers and thunderstorms to north Georgia Monday and into Tuesday morning.
The National Weather Service in Peachtree City has issued a Flash Flood Warning for Northeastern Floyd County, Gordon County in northwestern Georgia, and Northeastern Chattooga County.
Earlier this week, Jack Murphy, who had been doing the morning news on 104.9 The Rebel for several years, passed away at the age of 68.
According to Cherokee County Coroner Dr. Jeremy Deaton, the was fatally injured at around 12:00 noon Tuesday at Little River Falls.
A Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been issued for Bartow County while Floyd, Chattooga, Polk, and Gordon Counties are considered in the slight risk category for severe thunderstorms tonight.