Georgia House passes patient brokering bill
Substance-abuse centers would not be allowed to pay third parties to procure patients under legislation the Georgia House of Representatives passed unanimously Thursday. Senate Bill 4, sponsored by state Sen. Kay Kirkpatrick, R-Marietta, cleared the Georgia Senate last month. It would make illegal what is known as “patient brokering.”... Read more
Judges told to weigh surge in deciding to have in-person hearings
Judges across Georgia should be prepared to hold off resuming in-person court proceedings if the recent surge of COVID-19 cases makes returning to courtrooms unsafe, Georgia Chief Justice Harold Melton said Wednesday. Melton’s announcement came as he signed his ninth order extending the statewide judicial emergency he first declared... Read more
Senate panel recommends seatbelts for all passengers
Georgia should require all adult passengers in motor vehicles to wear seatbelts, not just those in the front seat, a state Senate study committee recommended Nov. 25. The state’s seatbelt law, adopted in 1988, originally applied only to front-seat occupants and exempted pick-up trucks from the requirement. Read the... Read more
4 high school students taken to hospital in medical emergency
The Henry County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a medical emergency at Locust Grove High School in which four female students apparently ingested a combination of chemicals and/or drugs. Read the full article: Henry Herald Read more
Breast cancer survivors urge others to keep the faith
The “superheroes” that have survived breast cancer were celebrated in an energetic luncheon on Thursday in Stockbridge. The city held its annual Pretty in Pink, Pink Diamond Luncheon on Thursday at the Merle Manders Conference Center, where survivors of breast cancer celebrated their victory over a disease that, according... Read more

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