State lawmaker plans to file anti-vaccine mandate bill
Alpharetta Republican Sen. Brandon Beach says he will file a bill for the upcoming legislative session that would prohibit any COVID-19 vaccine mandate or requirement that a so-called vaccine passport can be used as a condition to work, go to school or enter a business. “It should not be... Read more
Phoebe CEO: We’re now facing COVID-21
The words from Phoebe Putney Health System President/CEO Scott Steiner have an ominous ring: “We are now seeing COVID-21.” Steiner made the comment Tuesday while talking about the surge in COVID patients at Phoebe facilities. A count that was at seven 3 1/2 weeks ago is now at 81,... Read more
Spiking COVID cases strike younger age group
The hope that COVID-19 was in the rearview mirror has been dashed for the moment with the reality of low vaccination rates and a more transmissible delta variant that is causing infection rates to rise again. On Friday, Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital was treating 41 patients for the disease... Read more
Dougherty County reverts to mask requirement policy
Given the current increase in COVID-19 cases in Dougherty County, county officials are reverting back to a mask-required policy for all county buildings and facilities, effective immediately. Read the full article: Albany Herald  Read more
Dougherty Commission hears report on complaints at personal care home
Operators of a personal care home located on Poinciana Avenue that has drawn complaints have taken steps to come into compliance with county regulations, with specific steps taken including applying for a business license and filing a parking plan. The Dougherty County Commission had asked for answers about the... Read more

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