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Category Archives: Polk County

Georgia drivers see a little relief at the pump

Georgia drivers see a little relief at the pump

Monday, May 13, 2024–10:10 a.m. -AAA South- Georgia gas prices decreased compared to a week ago. The average on Monday was $3.41 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline, which is 5 cents less than a week ago, 1 cent less than a month ago, but 15 cents more than this time last year.  t costs drivers an average…read more

GDOT seeking public input on Highway 278 improvements

GDOT seeking public input on Highway 278 improvements

Sunday, May 12, 2024–2:00 p.m. -Georgia Department of Transportation- The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) wants to hear from the public about the proposed intersection improvements on US 278 in Polk County. The proposed project would convert the intersection with Coots Lake Road into a Right-In-Right-Out with U-turns available on US 278. Construction is currently…read more

[PHOTOS] Local skywatchers wowed by Northern Lights

[PHOTOS] Local skywatchers wowed by Northern Lights

Saturday, May 11, 2024–1:30 a.m. -Staff reports- Northwest Georgia was treated to views of the northern lights Friday evening. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the Aurora Borealis are the result of electrons colliding with the upper reaches of Earth’s atmosphere. The phenomenon is primarily seen in the polar regions. However, during major…read more

Georgia gas prices up seven cents

Georgia gas prices up seven cents

Monday, May 6, 2024–9:35 a.m. -AAA South- Georgia gas prices increased at the pump compared to a week ago. Georgians are paying an average price of $3.46 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline, which is 7 cents more than a week ago, 13 cents more than a month ago, and 19 cents more than this time last year.  It…read more

Atrium Health Floyd-Polk grants $250,000 to Cedartown Park Playground

Atrium Health Floyd-Polk grants $250,000 to Cedartown Park Playground

May 1st, 2024 – 3:10 PM Press Release – A grant of $250,000 from Atrium Health Floyd-Polk Foundation helped complete work on Cedartown’s Peek Forest Park Playground. The playground opened to the public on Saturday, April 27. The foundation is the supporting agency for grants distributed through Atrium Health Floyd-Polk MedicalCenter. Funds were used to…read more

Georgia’s gas price average down slightly

Georgia’s gas price average down slightly

Monday, April 29, 2024–9:50 a.m. -AAA South- Georgia gas prices saw a nominal decrease at the pump compared to a week ago. Georgians are paying an average price of $3.39 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline, which is 3 cents less than a week ago, 6 cents more than a month ago, and 6 cents more than this time…read more

Georgia’s summer open burn ban begins May 1

Georgia’s summer open burn ban begins May 1

Saturday, April 27, 2024–8:47 p.m. -David Crowder, WRGA News- Georgia’s annual summer open burn ban begins on Wednesday. 54 counties are in the burn ban area, including Floyd, Bartow, Chattooga, Gordon and Polk Counties. The burning of yard and land-clearing debris is prohibited until September 30. Ozone is formed when volatile organic compounds and nitrogen…read more

Georgia gas prices decrease slightly

Georgia gas prices decrease slightly

Monday, April 22, 2024–10:48 a.m. -AAA South- The Georgia gas price average saw a minimal decrease at the pump compared to a week ago. Georgians are paying an average price of $3.42 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline. Monday’s state average is 1 cent less than a week ago, 6 cents more than a month ago, and 4 cents more than…read more

[AUDIO] Atrium Health Floyd, Harbin leaders discuss future

[AUDIO] Atrium Health Floyd, Harbin leaders discuss future

Monday, April 22, 2024–10:31 a.m. -WRGA Radio- Last week, Atrium Health Floyd and Harbin Clinic, the region’s two longest-serving healthcare providers, finalized along-anticipated strategic combination, creating an integrated healthcare system. Kurt Stuenkel, president of Atrium Health Floyd, and Kenna Stock, chief executive officer at Harbin Clinic, were guests on WRGA’s First News with Tony McIntosh…read more