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. 
 
The public is invited to a Memorial Day service presented by the Exchange Club of Rome Monday morning at 11 a.m. in the Palladium Building at the Coosa Valley Fairgrounds.
With the sun still on the rise, the Rome High School Class of 2019 celebrated their commencement at Barron Stadium in downtown Rome.
An investigation is underway after a man was found shot to death in Gadsden early Friday.
Braves pull within 1 game of 1st place
Oak Hill & The Martha Berry Museum will host a free community day from 10 A.M. to 5 P.M. Saturday, May 25.
The Georgia State Patrol is urging drivers who will be traveling throughout the state this weekend to make safety a priority
The Georgia Department of Transportation will scale back its construction work across northwest Georgia
A former Floyd County Prison inmate is accused of trying to smuggle meth and marijuana into the facility, a man is charged with aggravated assault and a woman is charged with identity fraud.
The officer involved has been identified and a woman in the home was also arrested.
A corrections officer at Hays State Prison was injured in an apparent attack on Tuesday evening of this week.