After COVID-related delay, Gwinnett first African-American sheriff sworn in
Gwinnett Sheriff Keybo Taylor had a simple message for young people as he was sworn in at the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center on Saturday: the past, with whatever setbacks lie there, is not a barrier to the future. Read the full article: Gwinnett Daily PostĀ  Read more
COVID liability protections would be extended under House bill
COVID-19 liability protections for Georgia businesses and hospitals would be extended until July 14, 2022, under a bill introduced in the General Assembly. Since August, the liability protections have shielded businesses and health-care facilities in Georgia from lawsuits brought by people who contract COVID-19 in all but the worst... Read more
PCOM Georgia names dean for osteopathic medicine program
Andrea Pax Mann has been named the dean and chief academic officer of the Osteopathic Medicine program at PCOM Georgia effective this spring, officials from the school announced this week. In her new position, Mann will direct and oversee the activities of the Clinical and Bio-Medical Sciences departments, as... Read more
Emory expert emphasizes masks, social distancing amid virus surge
A top public health expert in Atlanta is calling for Georgians to double down on social distancing and cities to impose mask mandates amid a surge in COVID-19 infections ahead of the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. Dr. Carlos del Rio, a leading Emory University epidemiologist, said Friday Georgia and... Read more
Republicans fend off Democrats’ push to flip state House
Georgia Republicans have maintained their grip on the state House of Representatives and ousted its leading Democrat after a years-long push by Democrats to flip the chamber fell short in the 2020 general elections. Read the full article: Capitol Beat News ServiceĀ  Read more

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