Georgia DOT Restricts Construction-related Lane Closures in Northwest Georgia for 4th of July Travel

To ease 4th of July holiday traffic congestion in northwest Georgia, the Georgia Department of Transportation is suspending construction-related lane closures on interstate highways from noon...

Strong Storms possible Thursday night

The next possible severe system looks slated to move into NW GA around Midnight Thursday night and continue moving east across the state through Friday night.

Stormy Monday

The next storm system will bring another round of showers and thunderstorms to north and central Georgia today and tonight. A few of these...

Two Chattooga County men arrested for trafficking of persons for labor or sexual servitude

Bartow County deputies arrested five men and booked them into the Bartow County Jail from Friday through Sunday for trafficking of persons for labor...

Public health official urges precaution against insect-borne disease

The combination of warm weather, people getting outside to enjoy it, and rising insect populations brings potential for insect-borne diseases, also called vector-borne diseases. The Georgia Department of Public Health Northwest Health District offers these precautions, so residents can protect themselves, their families, neighbors, and pets.

Microblading to be regulated by Public Health effective July 1

Effective July 1, anyone performing eyebrow microblading, and facilities where the cosmetic procedure is performed, will be regulated under the rules of local county boards of health that the Georgia Department of Public Health uses to regulate body art studios and artists.  Previously, the procedure had been included in the prohibition of tattooing within one inch of the eye and considered a misdemeanor under the law. 

Health department now offering flu vaccine

Health department now offering flu vaccine

Trion High School student has tested positive for tuberculosis

A Trion High School student has tested positive for tuberculosis, according to Trion City Schools Superintendent Phil Williams. The school system is releasing two letters...

Alabama Department of Public Health Issues Fish Consumption Advisory for Weiss Lake

The Alabama Department of Public Health recently issued its annual Fish Consumption Advisory report, which includes certain fish from Weiss Lake reservoir. The list includes...

School Safety: From a Military Perspective

The Chattooga County Board of Education held a called meeting Friday morning at 10 a.m. to discuss School Safety. Superintendent of Schools, Jimmy Lenderman addressed the board, school administrators, concerned citizens and...