Skeptical of COVID until hospitalization, Columbus man now vaccine advocate
Edward DuBose was admitted to St. Francis-Emory Hospital a day before he and Cynthia would celebrate their 36th wedding anniversary. The nearly three weeks he spent in the hospital last July passed in a haze, but he remembers the phone call he made to her apologizing for not being... Read more
Harris County changes mask policy after 389 students in quarantine
The Harris County School District will require all students to wear masks beginning Monday after announcing 389 students are in quarantine after they were potentially exposed to COVID-19. The updated policy was made to keep as many students in school as possible as COVID-19 cases increase, according to a news... Read more
Chattahoochee County switches to mask mandate for schools
A second school district in the Columbus area has changed its mask policy in advance of the 2021-22 school year. The Chattahoochee County School District switched from optional to mandatory face coverings Wednesday afternoon for everyone inside ChattCo schools, superintendent Kristie Brooks told the Ledger-Enquirer, based on the new guidance... Read more
COVID cases among Fort Benning trainees spiking
Fort Benning’s commanding general is warning residents of the dangers of the COVID-19 Delta variant as one of the Army’s largest training posts sees a spike in cases among some soldiers. Major General Patrick Donahoe said in the tweet Thursday that Fort Benning has seen an increased number of “young... Read more
$1 million in medical debt erased for 1,000 Columbus area residents
A total of around $1 million in medical debt for approximately 1,000 Columbus area residents is being retired as part of a new outreach project at Mercer University. The Mercer Family Cares Initiative, funded by $30,000 in donations from three families, is erasing health care bills totaling more than $4.3 million... Read more

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