University System staff, faculty facing furlough days
University System of Georgia faculty and staff are facing potential furlough days to help offset the economic impacts of the coronavirus pandemic. The system’s Board of Regents voted Thursday to authorize either four or eight furlough days for most employees at all 26 of Georgia’s public colleges and universities,... Read more
22 long-term care facilities in Cobb hit by COVID-19
Twenty-two personal care and nursing homes in Cobb County had a confirmed case of the coronavirus as of Monday, according to figures from the Georgia Department of Community Health. Read the full article: Marietta Daily Journal  Read more
Acworth church eliminates medical debts for 1,000 families
Over 1,000 families in Cobb and two nearby counties have had their medical bills wiped thanks to the generosity of an Acworth church. Freedom Church on Cobb Parkway donated just over $1.65 million to pay off the medical debt of 1,043 families, by partnering with RIP Medical Debt, an organization which... Read more
Dobbins, other Defense properties requiring cloth masks
Everyone on site at Dobbins Air Reserve Base in Marietta will be required to wear cloth masks when they cannot maintain six feet of physical distance in public or work areas, according to an announcement from Dobbins. Dobbins’ announcement comes at the direction of U.S. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper, who... Read more
Sen. Kirkpatrick recovers from coronavirus
After confining herself to her east Cobb bedroom for two weeks to recover from a COVID-19 infection, state Sen. Kay Kirkpatrick said she wants people to know they will get through this pandemic and that most folks are going to be fine. Read the full article: Marietta Daily Journal  Read more

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