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GEORGIA TO CEASE ITS PARTICIPATION IN FEDERAL PANDEMIC UNEMPLOYMENT PROGRAMS

(Georgia Department of Labor media release): Governor Brian P. Kemp and Georgia Department of Labor Commissioner Mark Butler on Thursday announced Georgia’s plan for reemployment and economic recovery. To address workforce shortages and boost a full economic recovery, state labor officials plan to end Georgia’s participation in federal pandemic unemployment programs, effective Saturday, June 26,…read more »

ADVENT HEALTH ENTERS INTO AN AGREEMENT TO ACQUIRE REDMOND REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER

(Advent Health media release): AdventHealth, a faith-based health system, has signed a definitive agreement to purchase 230-bed Redmond Regional Medical Center in Rome, Georgia from HCA Healthcare. The agreement also includes the hospital’s related businesses, physician clinic operations, outpatient services and all issued and outstanding equity interests. “We are excited about the opportunity to offer…read more »

AEROBATIC FLIGHT ONCE AGAIN GRACES THE SKIES OVER THE RUSSELL REGIONAL AIRPORT IN ROME AS IAC3 PLAYS HOST TO MARK FULLERTON MEMORIAL BEAR CREEK BASH

Aerobatic flight once again graces the skies above Rome’s Russell Regional Airport as Chapter 3 of the International Aerobatic Club will host their Mark Fullerton Memorial Bear Creek Bash today and Saturday. Participating pilots from all over the Southeast held a practice session on Thursday. Charlie Sikes, Contest Director, says that it’s been two years…read more »

CORONAVIRUS, VACCINE UPDATE FROM GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH

A total of 860 new cases of coronavirus and 17 more virus-related fatalities were reported across Georgia on Thursday by the state Department of Public Health. According to the latest update by the DPH issued just before 3 pm, there have been 888,784 confirmed cases of COVID-19 statewide. The state’s death toll now stands at…read more »

COLONIAL PIPELINE NOW BACK ONLINE

Colonial Pipeline is back online after a cyberattack led to a shutdown, which resulted in major concerns about fuel shortages. According to a release from the organization, Colonial Pipeline initiated the restart of pipeline operations at approximately 5 pm on Wednesday. It is expected to take several days for the product delivery supply chain to…read more »

Local Sports

PLAYOFF BOUND HAWKS TOP MAGIC, TAKE SEASON SERIES

The Atlanta Hawks beat the Orlando Magic 116-93 on Thursday evening at the State Farm Arena, which allowed Atlanta to sweep the three-game season series between the teams. The Hawks improved to 40-31 and are currently ranked fourth in the NBA’s Eastern Conference. They’ll wrap up their regular season on Sunday evening at home with…read more »

HAWKS CLINCH PLAYOFF BERTH WIN WIN OVER WIZARDS

The Atlanta Hawks defeated the Washington Wizards 120-116 on Wednesday evening at the State Farm Arena. That allowed the Hawks to clinch their first playoff berth since 2017; they additionally swept their three-game season set against the Wizards. The Hawks will play their next-to-last game of the 20-21 regular season this evening against the Orlando…read more »

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