Area News

Gov. Kemp Extends COVID-19 Executive Orders

GEORGIA – Governor Brian P. Kemp signed two executive orders extending the Public Health State of Emergency and existing COVID-19 safety measures on Monday, June 29th. “As we continue our fight against COVID-19 in Georgia, it is vital that Georgians continue to heed public health guidance by wearing a mask, washing their hands regularly, and practicing social…

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Gov. Kemp Launches “Safety Promise” Campaign to Urge Georgians to Heed Public Health Guidance

GEORGIA – Governor Brian P. Kemp today introduced the Georgia Safety Promise, a safety campaign to remind Georgia businesses and the public of the importance of following COVID-19 safety guidelines by agreeing to simple – yet critical – measures that help protect Georgians from COVID-19, minimize spread of the virus, and keep Georgia open for business.…

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Thirteen People Killed in July Fourth Holiday Travel Period Crashes

GEORGIA – Troopers and local law enforcement investigated 12 fatal traffic crashes resulting in 13 deaths across Georgia during the July Fourth holiday travel period.  This year, the holiday travel period was 54 hours long.  It began at 6 p.m. on Friday, July 3, and ended at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, July 5. Statewide, Georgia State Troopers investigated 180 traffic crashes that…

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Virtual Press Conference:  LEGAL TEAM FORMS TO DEFEND WILLIAM MARCUS WILSON IN RACIALLY CHARGED STATESBORO SHOOTING DEATH 

  Case Tests the Application of Stand Your Ground when Lethal Force is Used by Black People Statesboro, Georgia- Virtual Press Conference at 2 pm with the newly formed legal team for William Marcus Wilson.  Mr. Wilson is a 21 years old Black student from Sharpsburg, Georgia, who was in Statesboro visiting with his white girlfriend.  A truckload…

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Rep. Stovall to Participate in Virtual Screening of “No Small Matter,” Conversation on Early Childhood Development Tomorrow

GEORGIA – State Representative Valencia Stovall (D-Forest Park) will participate in the virtual screening of “No Small Matter,” as well as a panel discussion on early childhood development TOMORROW, Tuesday, July 7, 2020, from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. To RSVP for the virtual film screening and panel discussion, please click here.  Participants will be able to watch…

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Last chance to register for free online courses from UGA!

Learn new professional and personal skills online The University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education is offering ten free online courses! These courses cover a variety of professional development and personal enrichment skills that will give you the edge you need in today’s rapidly changing job market. Learn a variety of in-demand skills such as…

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GFAF Webinar: Deciphering Public Health Data about COVID-19

HAPPENING THURSDAY, JUNE 25 Join us for a free virtual discussion on how to access and interpret public health data about the coronavirus pandemic in Georgia. Our panel of experts will detail what the data tells us about COVID-19 case counts, deaths, hospitalizations and rolling averages. They’ll explain what distinguishes a verifiable trend from a momentary blip.…

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Unofficially, Sirmans Wins Over LCS Chairman Incumbent Chason

By Carol A. Gasser Moore LAKELAND, GEORGIA – In the unofficial General Primary Election on June 9th, it appears that the biggest change was Randy Sirman’s win over incumbent Mitchell Chason for the Lanier County School Board Chairman position.  Sirmans recieved 685 votes to Chason’s 474 votes with a total of 1,159 votes cast. Since…

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