Flu Vaccines Encouraged this season
Thursday, December 6, 2018- 8:00 a.m. 
STAFF REPORTS
 
It’s that time of the year where most people worry about staying healthy and receiving the Flu Vaccine. 
 
This past week was national Influenza Vaccine week, and Janet Eberhart with Northwest Georgia Public Health spoke on Hometown Headlines radio edition with John Druckenmiller about this past flu season and what we can expect this season. 
 
“The Strains in the virus circulate differently every year. That’s why it is crucial to get it every year. This is the time of the year where we are indoors most of the time with a lot more people.” 
 
Eberhart encouraged everyone to get a vaccine calling for people to make sure friends and loved ones are taking steps to protect themselves from what could turn into something more serious. 
 
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The Georgia Department of Transportation will continue work on SR 1/ US 27 in Chattooga County sealing cracks in the roadway.
40-year old James Kyle Clark is facing a long list of charges after police recover over two ounces of methamphetamine a quantity of marijuana, several unlawful pills, and an AK-style rifle.
A man arrested late last week is facing additional charges, a woman is charged with identity fraud and a man is charged with criminal damage to property.
One person was airlifted to the hospital following a three-vehicle wreck on Martha Berry Highway at around 7 a.m. Tuesday.
Eight Floyd County schools beat the odds in 2018, performing better than statistically expected on the College and Career Ready Performance Index.
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No one was injured in a duplex fire at 4 Crossridge Drive behind Midway School in Silver Creek Monday morning.
Gas prices in Georgia have declined for the ninth consecutive week, for a total discount of 62 cents.
Two men are arrested for credit card fraud in separate incidents, a man is charged with criminal damage to property, another man allegedly fought officers, and police make several drug arrests.