Category: Northeast Georgia

UPDATE: Four Barrow County Schools on lockdown, bank incident

12:57 pm  Updated: According to a press release from Winder Police, near 7:54 am, at least two suspects wearing masks, physically assaulted the driver of an armored truck as he serviced a drive-up ATM behind the Bank of America on Broad Street in Winder. No one was shot during the incident, but according to police, both…

Where Can You Get a Flu Shot?

Flu season is upon us. Did you know that the flu virus can survive for up to 8 hours on a surface? With Thanksgiving only two weeks away, many people have made a point to get their shot before heading home to spread those pesky germs. There are many places offering flu vaccinations in Northeast…

2017 Special Election Results

UPDATE (10:16 PM 11/07/17): All results are in. Deborah Gonzalez wins State House seat District 117. Jonathan Wallace wins State House seat District 119. TSPLOST is passed (73.87%). UPDATE (9:17 PM 11/07/17): 21 out of 24 precincts have reported their results. UPDATE (9:02 PM 11/07/17): 15 out of 24 precincts have reported their results. UPDATE (8:28 PM 11/07/17) :…

Opioid Deaths in Northeast Georgia

Nearly 1000 people died of opioid overdoses in Georgia in 2016. That’s more than four times the overdose number a decade ago. Information compiled from the Georgia Department of Health shows the deaths relating to opioids has steadily increased since 1999.  How you can help prevent opioid addictions:  Talk to your doctor about the benefits and…