Georgia Chamber chief defends reopening plan
The criticism of Brian Kemp’s handling of the crisis misses the fact that bars and nightclubs, gyms and fitness centers, dine-in services at restaurants, theaters, bowling alleys and the close-contact personal care shops are the only businesses the governor shut down to discourage the spread of COVID-19, said Chris... Read more
Hospitals in southern suburbs overwhelmed with patients, doctor says
Hospitals that serve Clayton, Henry and Fayette counties are already overwhelmed with COVID-19 patients, according to a doctor who addressed the Forest Park City Council at a March 30 special called meeting. Read the full article: Clayton News Daily Read more
Clayton County reports first COVID-19 case
The Clayton County Health District reported its first case of COVID-19 as of Sunday just before noon. The total number of reported cases stood at two by mid-afternoon, with a third individual being watched, according to the Clayton County Health District. Read the full article: Clayton News-Daily Read more
Regulating e-scooters a tough challenge for Georgia lawmakers
Electric scooters started showing up on city streets and college campuses in Georgia a year and a half ago, but the General Assembly has yet to figure out how to regulate them. A state Senate study committee has released a report recently on how to approach the issue that... Read more
Clayton County first responders attend suicide prevention training
Police, firefighters, paramedics, EMTs, 911 operators: all face death, cruelty, violence, hopelessness every day. They are five times more likely to develop signs of post-traumatic stress disorder and depression than are non-first responders. Many fear they will be seen as weak or lose their jobs if they say anything. ... Read more

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