Doctors declare national state of emergency for children’s mental health
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP), and the Children’s Hospital Association (CHA) are collectively declaring a national state of emergency in an effort to garner attention and change policy around the issues of child and adolescent mental health. Read the... Read more
UGA senior dies of Covid-19 complications
A University of Georgia student and Perry native died on Monday due to complications from COVID-19. According to his obituary, Shawn Kuhn, a senior majoring in exercise and sports science, passed away after battling COVID-19-based pneumonia for about six weeks. His sister Sharla Brook Kuhn says he was fully... Read more
For Katrina evacuees in Atlanta, Hurricane Ida brings back painful memories
For many, Hurricane Ida is stirring up painful memories. The powerful category 4 storm made landfall in Louisiana on the same date Hurricane Katrina ravaged the state and Mississippi 16 years ago. Ida came ashore about 45 miles west of where Katrina made landfall. Thousands of evacuees have since made... Read more
Lamar County schools announce two-week pause on classes
In a heartfelt letter on social media, Lamar County Schools announced it would impose a two-week pause for its students. Read the full article:     Read more
Stressed nurses leaving profession as COVID surges, Emory official says
Coronavirus in Georgia is surging, with the highly transmissible Delta variant driving the increase in cases. Dr. Andy Jaffal, Chief Medical Officer with Piedmont Atlanta Hospital, said health professionals are expecting this new uptick to surpass the previous highest peak in an “urgent” press conference with other health officials on... Read more

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