Senate committee passes standard time only bill
Georgia would observe standard time all year long under legislation that cleared a state Senate committee Wednesday. Senate Bill 100 would do away with the current practice of switching back and forth between standard time and daylight saving time every six months. “Most people want to stay on the same time... Read more
Health experts send second letter to Kemp urging mask mandate
COVID-19 patients have been filling hospitals and overwhelming health care workers for weeks. Now, those experts are begging Georgia’s governor for a mask mandate. More than 2,100 emergency room physicians, epidemiologists and health care workers signed a letter delivered to Gov. Brian Kemp Friday. This is the second letter sent... Read more
Frustration growing over Georgia’s COVID testing situation
As Georgia has seen its average daily case count for coronavirus infections more than triple in the last month, people continue to have trouble getting tested. And many are not receiving test results fast enough to take action that could prevent them from spreading the virus. Read the full... Read more
Atlanta couple test positive for coronavirus aboard cruise ship
Renee and Clyde Smith were passengers — along with their two grandsons — aboard the Diamond Princess cruise ship, which has been tied up at the quay in Yokohama south of Tokyo, Japan, for nearly a week. They have since been moved to a hospital in Japan. Both Clyde... Read more
Carter Center hosts forum on school-based mental health
The first of six regional School-Based Behavioral Health Forums was held this week at The Carter Center in Atlanta. Panels addressed ways to make the most of the $8.4 million in funding Gov. Brian Kemp pledged to pay for more mental health counselors in schools through the Georgia Apex Program.... Read more

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