Data breach compromises Piedmont patient information in Columbus
Atlanta-based Piedmont Healthcare, which includes two hospitals and a cancer treatment center in Columbus, is mailing letters to an undisclosed number of patients to inform them that a data breach has compromised some of their private information. The data breach occurred at one of its vendors, South Carolina-based Blackbaud, a... Read more
Congressman says Fort Benning controls adequate for COVID
In the past four days, Chattahoochee County has reported 223 COVID-19 cases, including 59 new confirmed infections Thursday. Leaders at the national level have their eyes on Fort Benning, which is one of the Army’s largest training posts and is located mainly in Chattahoochee County. Congressman Sanford Bishop toured Fort... Read more
Mercer’s new medical school in Columbus to help ‘underserved’
Local officials and state leaders, including Gov. Brian Kemp and Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan, were in Columbus on Thursday to celebrate the ground breaking of the upcoming Mercer University School of Medicine Columbus Campus. The campus will be built on six acres west of First Avenue and north of... Read more
Troup County students, staff quarantined after exposure
Two students in the Troup County School System have tested positive for the coronavirus in the first week of the fall 2020 semester, the district announced Wednesday night. The infections mean 44 students and five employees who had direct contact with the infected students are in quarantine for 14 days.... Read more
Georgia reports more than 100 deaths for second straight day
This is the second straight day Georgia has reported more than 100 coronavirus-related deaths. Read the full article: Columbus Ledger-Enquirer  Read more

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