ATLANTA, Ga. (September 16, 2016) — The Colonial pipeline, supplying much of the East Coast running from Texas to New Jersey SEE MAP HERE, has been partially closed since September 9 when a leak was discovered in Alabama. The company originally anticipated having the pipeline reopened by this weekend, but bad weather has delayed the fix. This partial closure has caused tighter supply for some southeast and Mid-Atlantic States. (more…)
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Centre, Ala. – Murder suspect Jeffery Wilcox Jr. has been arrested after his 2001 Chevy pickup-truck was spotted on West Main Street in Centre just after 2:00 this afternoon.
Centre Police Officers Billy Roche and Brody Moses conducted a traffic stop on Wilcox in the parking lot of the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office and Wilcox was taken into custody without incident by Centre Police and Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office deputies and Investigators.
Wilcox’s wife Chasidy was found safe and unharmed in the truck with him and she was placed in the care of law enforcement.
It appears at this time that Wilcox was planning to turn himself in. (more…)
ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) will help Yachiyo Manufacturing of America (YMOA) recruit a number of workers as part of an expansion of its existing facility in Carrollton. The auto-parts supplier manufactures plastic fuel tanks and sunroofs.
The recruitment will be held Tuesday, Aug. 9, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Burson Center located at 500 Old Bremen Road in Carrollton. GDOL staff will be on site to assist with screening the applicants.
The company is recruiting associates in manufacturing and technical support services, along with a manufacturing manager and an accounting coordinator. (more…)
ATLANTA – The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced today that federal Economic Injury Disaster Loans are available to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and private nonprofit organizations located in Georgia as a result of the drought that began on July 12, 2016.
This disaster declaration includes the following counties: Banks, Barrow, Bartow, Catoosa, Cherokee, Cobb, Dawson, Floyd, Forsyth, Franklin, Gordon, Gwinnett, Habersham, Hall, Jackson, Lumpkin, Murray, Paulding, Pickens, Polk, Rabun, Stephens, Towns, Walker, White and Whitfield in Georgia. (more…)
The board of directors of Coosa Valley Credit Union and Northwest Georgia Credit Union announced today that they have reached an agreement to merge. Both credit unions are well operated and financially sound and both are headquartered in Rome, Georgia.
Both Coosa Valley credit union and Northwest Georgia credit union share similar philosophies and operating procedures, as well as providing excellent service to their members. Members will enjoy higher dividends on their deposits, lower interest rates on loans, and pay lower fees. By combining resources these member owned cooperatives will enjoy greater efficiencies. (more…)
UPDATED: March 8, 2016 6:54 a.m.
The Bartow County Coroner’s Office has confirmed that police found the body of Cass High School teacher Scott Salter last night as the search was just being suspended for the evening.
Concerns begin to rise when Salter did not show up for work on Monday morning at the high school.
A search ensued and his car was later located at the Cooper’s Furnace Hiking Trail parking lot.
The Cartersville Police Department, Bartow County Sheriff’s Office, Army Corps of Engineers, and Georgia DNR all took part in the search.
No further details on a cause of death or exactly where the body was found has been released at this time.
PREVIOUSLY REPORTED: March 8, 1:14 a.m.
Authorities in Bartow County are searching for a teacher who did not show up for work on Monday morning.
His empty car was found at a hiking trail head, according to a Facebook post by Cartersville Police.
“Scott Salter, is a teacher at Cass High School. He did not show up to work this morning. In searching for him, his car was found at the Cooper’s Furnace Hiking Trail parking lot but no sign of him.
He reportedly likes to hike off trail. The Cartersville Police Department will be responding with the search Drone along with the Sheriff’s Office, Army Corp of Engineers, and DNR.
Volunteer searchers are asked to meet at the entrance of Pine Mountain at Main Street at 2 pm today. Prayers are needed all around please.”
We will bring you updates if anything develops.
GDOL to host recruitment for Ashton Staffing in Cedartown next week ATLANTA — The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) will help Ashton Staffing recruit about 30 workers for several companies in Polk County.
The recruitment will be held Monday, Feb. 22, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the GDOL’s Cedartown Career Center located at 262 North Park Blvd. (more…)
Motorists have fallen in love with paying the lowest gas prices in seven years. The national average price for a gallon of regular unleaded was $1.70 on Valentine’s Day this year, 55 cents lower than last year, and $1.64 lower than the same day in 2014.
“Gas prices continue to hover at levels unseen since 2009, largely due to the lower crude oil prices and minimal disruptions in supply,” said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “Oil and gasoline supplies are at their highest levels on record, which should prevent upswings in pump prices until refinery maintenance season begins.”
Gas prices have fallen 40 of the past 45 days, declining at a rate of about a half cent a day. So far this year, retail prices have fallen 30 cents nationwide, 25 cents in Georgia, and 24 cents in Florida and Tennessee.
Global oil prices keep swinging due to speculations about future supply and demand, but on the whole remain depressed in comparison to previous years. Crude oil prices averaged $28.15 last week, the lowest weekly settlement since 2003. Daily settlements reached as low as $26.21 a barrel last week due to worries about the market’s oversupply, but rebounded on the possibility of OPEC reportedly considering a production cut later in the week. Market fundamentals remain out of balance, and the current glut in supply is likely to keep a ceiling on the price of crude oil in the near term. WTI closed out the week up $3.23 and settled at $29.44 per barrel.
- Floyd County Schools – early dismissal at 1:00 p.m.
- Rome City Schools – elementary schools closing at 12:30 p.m.; RMS and RHS closing at 1:00 p.m.
- Darlington School – afternoon sports activities cancelled
- St. Mary’s School – closing at noon
- Bartow County Schools – all after-school events, except elementary after-school care, are cancelled for today
- Georgia Northwestern Technical College – all campuses closing at 10:00 a.m.
- Georgia Highlands College – Floyd and Heritage campuses closing at 1:00 p.m.
ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is confirming the first travel-related case of Zika virus in Georgia. Testing was done by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The non-pregnant individual traveled to Colombia between the end of December and the first of January and has made a full recovery. Tests are still being done on specimens from several other Georgia residents with travel history to areas where Zika virus outbreaks are ongoing.
“It is extremely important that individuals who have traveled to countries where there are on-going Zika virus outbreaks keep guard against additional mosquito bites,” said Cherie Drenzek, D.V.M, state epidemiologist for DPH. “During the first week or so of infection, Zika virus can be passed from an infected person to another mosquito through mosquito bites. An infected mosquito can then transmit the virus to other people.” (more…)