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NEARLY 4,500 NEW CASES OF CORONAVIRUS REPORTED ACROSS GEORGIA ON THURSDAY

A total of 4,419 new cases of coronavirus were reported on Thursday across Georgia by the state’s Department of Public Health, which additionally noted 53 more virus-related fatalities. Three of those fatalities was reported here in Floyd County. According to the latest report by the DPH issued just before 3 pm, there have been 433,353…read more »

FLOYD CHANGES VISITING HOURS AS COVID-19 CASES RISE

Floyd Medical Center is making changes to visitation policies effective today at 5 pm, as COVID-19 cases continue to rise in the community, according to an FMC media release. The visitation hours over at Floyd, Polk, and Cherokee Medical Centers will be limited to 9 am until noon and 5 pm until 8 pm. Exceptions…read more »

OVER 4,000 NEW CASES OF COVID-19 REPORTED ON WEDNESDAY IN GEORGIA

A total of 4,094 new cases of COVID-19 were reported on Wednesday across Georgia by the state’s Department of Public Health, which additionally noted 35 more virus-related deaths statewide. According to the latest report by the DPH issued just before 3 pm, there have been 428,980 confirmed cases of COVID-19 statewide. The state’s death toll…read more »

DEADLINE TO REGISTER TO VOTE IN JANUARY 5TH RUNOFF IS DECEMBER 7TH; LOCAL RECOUNT OF VOTES IN PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION IS NOW COMPLETE

The deadline to register to vote in the January 5th runoff election is coming up on Monday, December 7th. The runoff, which has garnered national headlines, will determine who will fill Georgia’s seats in the US Senate; hotly contested races are among the Republican incumbents Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue and their Democratic challengers Raphael…read more »

DPH PROVIDES UPDATE ON COVID-19 TRENDS IN GEORGIA

Close to 425,000 people in Georgia have (or have had) coronavirus, per the state’s Department of Public Health, which reported 2,892 new cases as well as 23 virus-related deaths on Tuesday. According to the latest report by the DPH issued just before 3 pm, there have been 424,929 confirmed cases of COVID-19 across the state.…read more »