Phoebe CEO says COVID stats ‘moving in the right direction’
While Scott Steiner does everything outside of revealing privileged information to remain transparent in the Phoebe Putney Health System’s efforts to contain the coronavirus in southwest Georgia, he is a practical man. That’s why he hesitates when sharing the latest virus data collected at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital, which... Read more
Dougherty officials prepare for what may be the worst week
As of the weekend, 50 Dougherty County residents who have died during the crisis have tested positive for the virus, Dougherty County Coroner Michael Fowler announced during a Monday news conference. Read the full article: Albany Herald  Read more
Dougherty probate judge dies from COVID-19
Dougherty County Probate Judge Nancy Stephenson has died after contracting COVID-19, the Council of Probate Judges of Georgia announced Thursday morning. Stephenson recently tested positive for the virus and succumbed to complications associated with it on Wednesday, according to the council’s executive director, Kevin Holder. Read the full article: Albany... Read more
Bill creating licenses for hemp farmers clears Georgia House
The Georgia House passed a measure Thursday requiring hemp farmers and sellers to hold licenses showing they are authorized to possess the non-psychoactive cousin of marijuana. Read the full article: Capitol Beat News Service Read more
Phoebe Putney says it paid $1 million in taxes, voluntary payments
Belying claims that the hospital system is not paying taxes on properties not used for medical purposes, Phoebe Putney Health System has compiled a document showing that the health system paid slightly less than a million dollars in taxes and in voluntary payments in lieu of taxes in 2019.... Read more

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