Category Archives: Local News

GEORGIA STATE PARKS AND HISTORIC SITES ENCOURAGES ALL GEORGIANS TO GET OUTSIDE (WEATHER PERMITTING) TO ENJOY LATE SUMMER AND EARLY FALL

Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites encourages Georgians to get outside (weather permitting) and enjoy late summer and early fall. Kim Hatcher, the Public Affairs Coordinator, asserts that there are over 60 sites within the park system that offer plenty of wide open spaces to visitors. Your State Parks Day, an observance of National Public…read more »

CORONAVIRUS VACCINE UPDATE FROM GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH

A total of 4,103 new cases of coronavirus and 174 more virus-related deaths 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 1,177,656 confirmed cases of COVID-19 statewide since the beginning of this pandemic. The…read more »

CORONAVIRUS, VACCINE UPDATE FROM GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH

A total of 4,227 new cases of coronavirus and 166 more virus-related deaths were reported in Georgia on Wednesday by the state’s Department of Public Health. According to the latest update by the DPH issued just before 3 pm, there have been 1,173,584 confirmed cases of COVID-19 statewide since the beginning of this pandemic. The…read more »

NEW DISTRIBUTION PROCESS FOR MONOCLONAL ANTIBODY TREATMENTS IN GEORGIA

(Georgia Department of Public Health media release): The federal government has changed the way COVID-19 monoclonal antibody treatments will be distributed in the United States, including Georgia. The decision announced Monday by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is the result of supply shortages and extraordinary demand for the treatments across the…read more »

GOVERNOR KEMP ANNOUNCES NEW ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ROLE TO ASSIST SMALL BUSINESSES

(Media release from the Office of Governor Brian Kemp): As part of the State of Georgia’s recognition of National Small Business Week 2021, Governor Brian P. Kemp has announced a new position in state government to support and empower Georgia’s small business community. According to Georgia Department of Labor data, businesses with fewer than 500…read more »

ROME CITY SCHOOLS IMPLEMENTS TWO ADDITIONAL TEACHER IN-SERVICE DAYS

(Rome City Schools media release): Superintendent of Rome City Schools, Louis Byars, asked the RCS School Board to add an additional two teacher in-service days for valuable planning opportunities for RCS educators and for students to recover from time lost in the classroom due to the system’s COVID-19 protocol. This decision was announced during the…read more »