600 COVID deaths in five days as record broken
Georgia health officials confirmed a recording-breaking 159 new COVID-19 deaths Friday. The latest toll marks the end of a five-day period where 600 new COVID-19 deaths were confirmed by the state health department, the deadliest reporting stretch of the pandemic to date. Read the full article: Macon Telegraph Read more
Educator dies of COVID weeks after retiring due to virus concerns
An imminent spike in COVID-19 cases after Thanksgiving forced a Georgia educator to choose between her health and the work she loved, family members said. Maude Jones, a special education paraprofessional with Gwinnett County Public Schools, decided she wouldn’t return to the classroom and submitted her paperwork to retire on Dec.... Read more
Macon mayor issues warning to businesses not following COVID rules
Macon-Bibb County Mayor Lester Miller signed an executive order Friday to address the spread of the coronavirus in the county. “While many people are doing their part by wearing a mask, not attending large gatherings, and practicing social distancing, I am seeing too many pictures of people and businesses... Read more
After two men froze to death, Macon opens warming shelter for homeless
After the tragedy of two homeless men freezing to death on Christmas Day, Macon’s new mayor and several county departments and organizations are partnering to make sure no one is left in the cold. Macon-Bibb County Mayor Lester Miller announced Monday the opening of the Brookdale Warming Center to ensure... Read more
Homeless men froze to death on Christmas
Two homeless men froze to death after a night outdoors on Christmas, a Georgia coroner says. Manuel Foster, 63, and Larry Howard, 61, both died of hypothermia in Macon, Bibb County Coroner Leon Jones told multiple news outlets. Read the full article: Macon Telegraph Read more

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