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...

Floyd Restaurant & Health Inspections – June 15-21, 2019

After failing 2 weeks ago, the Rome Huddle House has brought their score up to a 70. Their full report and the other establishment scores from this week -->

4 Hepatitis A Cases Confirmed in Floyd County

Public health officials have confirmed four cases of hepatitis A among Floyd County residents and are urging vaccination against the highly contagious liver infection for people most at risk of the vaccine-preventable disease, especially illicit (injection and non-injection) drug users and their close contacts.

Floyd Restaurant & Health Inspections – June 8-14, 2019

The following restaurant inspection reports are for the period beginning June 8, 2019 and ending June 14, 2019. All reports are public information, published...

Floyd Restaurant & Health Inspections – June 1-7, 2019

Rome Huddle House fails inspection, another restaurant garners a C.

GBI Investigates Officer Involved Shooting in Floyd County

No officers were injured in this incident.

Georgia DOT Crew Seals Cracks on the Surface of Highway 136

A Georgia DOT maintenance crew begins today its work on sealing the cracks on the surface of State Route (SR) 136 in Walker County. ...

Protect Your Family by Getting Vaccinated Northwest Health District Urges Students and Parents...

August is National Immunization Awareness Month and serves as a reminder that Northwest Georgians of all ages require timely vaccinations to protect their health. ...

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...