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Around Georgia: Traffic updates, events, and short news stories

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According to the City of Calhoun there is a three vehicle accident at Court and River Street in Calhoun.

Drivers are encouraged to avoid the area and find an alternate route if possible.


Around Georgia: Traffic updates, events, and short news stories

Woodstock has a new butterfly garden

Woodstock has a new butterfly garden at the Woodstock Public Library.

The garden was made possible by the Rosalynn Carter Butterfly Trail.

You can read more about the butterfly garden here.

Photos of the new garden are below.

Why do libraries matter?: In the era of ebooks, Amazon, and digital reading, you may wonder why news coverage of libraries is still important. Libraries are about more than just books. If you think all you can do at a library is check out books, you haven’t been to one in a while. Your local library is a community center that offers classes and programs, and more to individuals and families.


Floyd County road closure

Floyd County Public Works will be closing the road at 2956 Everett Springs Road due to a cross drain failure. The road will be closedTuesday, July 12, 2022 beginning at 8:00 a.m. 

There will be no thru traffic allowed. Anyone traveling north will need to detour through Gordon County or Walker County. 

Signs have been placed notifying travelers of the closure. Work is expected to be completed by Wednesday, July 13 at 4 p.m.

Please stay tuned to Floyd County social media pages for updates, or call Floyd County Public Works at (706) 236-2495.

Around Georgia: Traffic updates, events, and short news stories

CSX Road Closure

CSX is performing routine maintenance on the railroad crossing at Paces Ferry Road between Overlook Parkway and New Paces Ferry Road. The crossing is expected to be closed for two to three days.

Drivers will need to use alternate route.


Cobb Tasting Festival

The Cobb Tasting Festival is July 9, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Jim R Miller Park at2245 Callaway Road in Marietta.

More information is below.

Around Georgia: Traffic updates, events, and short news stories

What Is Around Georgia?: Here you will find a live blog of shorter stories, developing stories, announcements, photos and quick takes that may not be long enough to warrant full news stories. Check back for updates throughout the week.


Get More Context: With the barrage of information coming through your social media feeds and phone notifications, it can be hard to get a clear picture of what’s happening in your community and throughout the state. Click here to see what else is happening in The Peach State and get your news in context instead of relying on social media feeds and notifications for your news. We’ll help you stay informed.