Vaccine starts rolling out in Augusta area
After Augusta hospitals vaccinated thousands of health care workers over the past couple of weeks, the COVID-19 vaccines are starting to move out further into the community as the health district continues its mass vaccinations and pharmacies such as CVS start on Augusta nursing homes. Read the full article:... Read more
Standard vs. daylight time: Georgia voters may decide
Georgia Sen. Ben Watson doesn’t care whether the Peach State observes standard time all year or daylight saving time. Watson, R-Savannah, a physician, just wants Georgians to pick one or the other because studies show switching back and forth every six months causes heart disease and sleeping disorders. “I prefer either... Read more
COVID cases surge 14.5 percent in Georgia
New coronavirus cases leaped in Georgia in the week ending Saturday, rising 14.5% as 44,260 cases were reported. The previous week had 38,669 new cases of the virus that causes COVID-19. Georgia ranked No. 27 among the states where coronavirus was spreading the fastest on a per-person basis, a USA... Read more
Richmond Co. school closing due to COVID
For the second time this semester, Garrett Elementary School will be closed due to an increase in “coronavirus activity at the school.” As of Dec. 4, there were four students in quarantine from Garrett Elementary School. Read the full article: Augusta Chronicle Read more
Georgia schools, food banks push to feed kids during pandemic
Food banks in Georgia have seen demand soar since the start of the pandemic in March, when the virus shuttered schools and work shutdowns drove people to joblessness. Among the state’s most vulnerable to going hungry are children from poor families who rely on free meals from school for... Read more

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