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Two earthquakes reported nearly seven miles north-northeast of Decatur, Tennessee was felt by Northwest Georgia residents early this morning.
Due to expected unsafe road conditions, Floyd County Schools and Rome City Schools will be closed Tuesday.
The colder temperatures combined with moisture left on surfaces from recent precipitation will leads to slick or icy spots on roads as well as other surfaces Tuesday morning.
Gas prices in Georgia declined fractions of a penny on Sunday, after dropping 1 to 2 cents a day for the past seven weeks.
Countywide and statewide results are posted as they come in.
Sunday's state average of $2.29 per gallon is 6 cents less than the previous 2018-low of $2.35, set in January.
However, the unemployment rate for the 15-county region, which includes Floyd, Bartow, Gordon, Polk and Chattooga Counties, was up a half a percentage point from September to October.
The Department of Public Health is informing the public about hepatitis A.
Georgia gas prices are quickly approaching the lowest prices of the year, and motorists should see additional discounts this week.
The Thanksgiving holiday travel period is 102-hours long, beginning at 6 p.m. on Wed., Nov. 21, and ending at 11:59 a.m. on Sun., Nov. 25.
Public health officials confirm Polk's third 2018 animal rabies case and they are urging pet owners to make sure pets are vaccinated.
The number of first-time claims for unemployment insurance jumped in Floyd County last month, according to the latest numbers from the Georgia Department of Labor.
Georgia gas prices dropped another 9 cents last week.
The Georgia Northwestern Technical College Adult Education Program is seeking volunteers who can tutor adult learners in reading, writing, basic math, and English Language skills.
There is a Freeze Warning for our area from 11 p.m. tonight until 8 a.m. Friday.