GHN personal blog:  After power outage, pay attention to food safety
With COVID-19 flaring and politicians fuming, these last few weeks have raised anxiety to a new level. Then along came Zeta. As the former hurricane raced from the Gulf Coast up into the mid-Atlantic states and then back out to sea, it hit the Peach State with a vengeance.... Read more
Though standard medical visits have made a comeback, telehealth is here to stay
The surge in telehealth during the COVID-19 pandemic has leveled off, with more patients seeing their doctors in person again. But experts say virtual medical appointments will continue, and with more frequency than before COVID struck. Some of the change appears permanent. In Georgia and nationally, the early days... Read more
Zeta causes widespread outages, damage in Georgia
Many in Georgia  woke up to power outages, downed trees and other storm damage after Tropical Storm Zeta moved through early Thursday. At least one death in the state has been attributed to the storm. Georgia Power reported outages to more than 500,000 customers statewide and says it is... Read more
A deal that changed lives — but not for all
For a year of her life, Linda Ferguson lived in a booth at a transit stop. She spent another year living under a bridge. Her homelessness, she says now, “was a bad situation. Nobody likes to be outside. It’s a very insecure feeling.’’ At one point Ferguson, who deals... Read more
Gun sales up sharply in a time of uncertainty
Gun sales are soaring in Georgia this year, with background checks for buyers already far exceeding the total for all of last year. The issuance of licenses for carrying a gun is rising in the state as well, according to probate court judges. Many of the purchases are by... Read more

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