Athens hospital ‘being tested’ by COVID increase
Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center staff are “being tested in previously unimaginable ways,” according to a Thursday statement from the hospital. The hospital declined to provide the number of COVID-19 patients at Piedmont Athens, but said the number is “fairly consistent” with the number of patients at hospitals statewide amid the... Read more
Georgia PSC adopts rates for broadband expansion into rural areas
Georgia utility regulators Tuesday approved an offer by electric membership cooperatives (EMCs) to provide steep discounts to telecom providers that expand broadband service into rural areas of the state unserved by broadband. Read the full article: Capitol Beat News Service Read more
COVID continues to rise over Athens area, especially in Jackson
COVID-19 numbers continue to edge up in Clarke and some neighboring counties. As of Tuesday’s Georgia Department of Public Health daily COVID-19 status update, Clarke’s two-week rate of new infections reached 285 per 100,000 population. That rate has been climbing for three weeks after dipping as low as 200 in... Read more
UGA reports lower numbers of new COVID infections
The University of Georgia’s reported COVID-19 cases fell to 64 last week, down from 84 the previous week and 96 the week before that. Clarke County and some of its neighboring counties also showed overall improving numbers as well compared to a week ago, according to the Georgia Department of Public... Read more
Hundreds of students remain in quarantine across Athens area
Hundreds of area public school students were again in COVID-19 quarantine last week. While several school systems reported lower numbers from a week earlier, others saw rising numbers. Read the full article: Athens Banner-Herald Read more

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