High Speed Chase Ends In Fatality

The Chattooga County Sheriff’s Office was involved in a high speed chase on Thursday night. According to information received by WZQZ News, the chase began on Highway 27 near Pennville and ended just north of Trion. The driver of the vehicle reportedly took his own life after being stopped by law enforcement. WZQZ News will have more information as it becomes available.

Chattooga DFCS Updates COVID-19 Office Procedures

Currently, the lobby at Chattooga County Department of Family and Children Services is closed. However, DFCS is open for business in a way that restricts direct contact for everyone’s protection from COVID-19.

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Georgia Secretary Of States Leaves Moving The May Primary Up To The Governor

Georgia’s elections chief is leaving it up to the governor and state legislature whether to postpone the May 19 primaries another month after a prior delay in the face of coronavirus.

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Georgia Lags Behind In COVID-19 Testing

Georgia is still one of the least-tested states per capita. There have been over a million tests for COVID-19 reported nationwide.

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Political Candidates Told To Remove “Large Signs” From Triangle At Trion

Political candidates in Chattooga County were sent scrambling on Thursday after they were made aware that the Town of Trion is limiting the size and number of signs at the Triangle intersection near Highway 27.

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State Unemployment Benefits Extended

The Georgia Department of Labor has implemented new emergency rules for unemployment benefits… due to a flood of new claims in the COVID crisis.     One extends the length of time an individual can collect benefits from 14 weeks to 26 weeks.

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DOD To Provide 100,000 Body Bags At Request Of FEMA

The Department of Defense plans to provide 100,000 body bags at the request of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) as the coronavirus death toll is expected to rise, the DOD confirmed this week.

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Shaw Closing Down Many Of Its Operations

Citing a disruption of business associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, Shaw Industries has announced they will temporarily suspend many of its manufacturing operations in the U.S.

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Georgia Department of Public Health COVID-19 Daily Status Report – Thursday – April 2, 2020 – 7 PM

Today’s significant increase in cases is in part due to additional laboratories reporting to DPH, and also improvements in electronic reporting from other laboratories. Patient information is often incomplete and DPH works to complete the records, so data will change over time.

Georgia Department of Public Health COVID-19 Daily Status Report For: 04/02/2020

These data represent confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported to the Georgia Department of Public Health as of 04/02/2020 18:28:36.
A confirmed case is defined as a person who has tested positive for 2019 novel coronavirus.

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Governor Issues Shelter In Place Order

Governor Kemp Issues Shelter in Place Order

Atlanta, GA – Today Governor Brian P. Kemp issued a shelter in place order for the state of Georgia. The order will be effective beginning Friday, April 3rd, at 6:00 PM and expire Monday, April 13th, at 11:59 PM.

View the executive order HERE.

View the guidance and FAQs for the executive order HERE.

WZQZ will have more on the governor’s Shelter In Place Order in upcoming newscasts and online