Ossoff addresses rural health needs in southwest Georgia
U.S. Senate candidate Jon Ossoff identified lack of access to health care as well as the high cost of medications and services as two pressing issues facing southwest Georgia. Pointing to the announced closing of Southwest Regional Medical Center in Cuthbert on Oct. 22, Ossoff said that more investment... Read more
No visible progress on Lee County hospital
As Lee County officials face another wave of questions about the ongoing saga of the proposed construction of a $135 million medical center in the county, they say a new potential monkey wrench has been thrown into the works by Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital. Read the full article: Albany... Read more
COVID-19 lawsuit protections draw praise, concern in Georgia
A mix of relief, fear and uncertainty has cropped up for business leaders and worker advocates in Georgia eyeing new protections for companies and hospitals against coronavirus-related lawsuits. Liability legislation passed the General Assembly last week to shield Georgia businesses and health-care facilities from lawsuits brought by people who... Read more
Phoebe, Albany praised for COVID-19 fight
The fact that the Albany community, an early hot spot for the coronavirus pandemic, has heeded officials’ warning about ways to stop the spread of the virus has not been lost on the rest of the state. Gov. Brian Kemp and state Public Health Commissioner Dr. Kathleen Toomey said... Read more
Bill to license hemp farmers, sellers passes General Assembly
Hemp farmers and sellers would need a license to possess the non-psychoactive cousin of marijuana under legislation that passed the General Assembly on Monday. House Bill 847 requires anyone cultivating, transporting or selling hemp to hold a license just like for other agricultural products. Anyone caught with hemp who... Read more

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