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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. 

Floyd Medical Center Receives “C” Grade

Fifteen Georgia hospitals scored an “A’’ grade on patient safety in the latest Leapfrog Group report. Floyd Medical Center was not one of them. The...

Chattooga County School Disruption addressed by Law Enforcement

A 16-year old Chattooga High School student has been charged with Disruption of Public Schools in relation to a threatening message left on a...

Drinking Water Safety from Private Wells

In a press release from Floyd County Board of Commissioners: Drinking Water Safety from Private Wells If you get your water from a private and the well was overtopped with...

Rome City and Floyd County Schools Issue Joint Statement: All Schools Closed Monday September...

All 159 counties in the State of Georgia are now under a State of Emergency.  Rome City and Floyd County Schools will close both...

Two West Nile cases, one death confirmed in Northwest Georgia

Public health officials have confirmed two cases of West Nile virus (WNV), including one West Nile-related death, in Northwest Georgia and are urging the...

Solar Eclipse Viewing Tips

Unless you have been living in a cave or under a rock,  you should be very aware that we will have a Solar Eclipse...

GDOT Pleads for Safe Back to School Driving in Northwest Georgia

Students are heading back to school, which results in more traffic, increased congestion and the need for extra safety precautions. From school buses loading...

Heartbreak Ridge: Tragedy Strikes Again

Chattooga County is heartbroken after a tragedy claimed the life of one child and left others injured. At 8:30 pm on Tuesday May 9th...

Rome Police Searching for Escaped Inmate

“Dustin Earl Cotton (white male) escaped from custody while at the Floyd County Courthouse today at 11:58 am. Deputies at the courthouse reported to...