Sen. Kirkpatrick introducing new bills on anesthesia
As the Georgia General Assembly proceeds through the 2021 legislative session, marquee issues such as voting laws and the state budget are expected to dominate the debate under the Gold Dome. But state Sen. Kay Kirkpatrick, R-east Cobb, is working on some unfinished business from last year’s session. On... Read more
More infectious variant of COVID found in Cobb
A new, more infectious variant of the coronavirus has been found in Cobb County, according to Dr. Janet Memark, director of Cobb-Douglas Public Health. “They may not be more deadly, but they can make you sick enough that you get hospitalized,” Memark said at a virtual vaccination-themed town hall... Read more
Rep. Reeves wants teachers vaccinated faster
Georgia is getting about 11,000 doses of the coronavirus vaccine per day, according to state Rep. Bert Reeves, R-Marietta. At that rate, it will take more than a year to vaccinate the entire state. Read the full article: Marietta Daily Journal  Read more
Protesters call for in-person classes in Cobb
Dozens of protesters, including parents, students and other community members, rallied at the Cobb Civic Center on Saturday to call on the Cobb County School District to reinstate the option for face-to-face classes. Some fear their students will be left behind if classrooms do not open for in-person learning... Read more
Wellstar Kennestone has most COVID cases in metro Atlanta, official says
Wellstar Kennestone Hospital has more COVID-19 patients than any other hospital in metro Atlanta, according to one public health official. Dr. Janet Memark, director of Cobb-Douglas Public Health, shared the information during a virtual event Thursday night organized by south Cobb Commissioner Lisa Cupid. Read the full article: Marietta... Read more

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