Democrats renew calls to include Medicaid expansion in special session
State legislative Democrats are holding a series of events through Tuesday to pressure Gov. Brian Kemp to include Medicaid expansion in the upcoming special legislative session. The session will convene Nov. 3 to redraw Georgia’s congressional and state House and Senate districts to accommodate population shifts during the last... Read more
Patient found collapsed on sidewalk in front of hospital
A man who apparently left Piedmont Rockdale Hospital Thursday collapsed on the sidewalk in front of the hospital and was returned to the hospital’s ER by ambulance, according to the Conyers Police Department. Conyers Deputy Chief of Police Scott Freeman said the man, who appeared to be in his... Read more
Kemp defends voluntary approach to fighting COVID
Gov. Brian Kemp Friday defended his decision not to impose mask-wearing or vaccination mandates on Georgians to stem the latest surge in coronavirus cases, hospitalizations and deaths. “I don’t believe we need to have a dictatorship in government telling what local school systems need to do, what private businesses... Read more
Pandemic-driven judicial emergency coming to end
In another sign that the coronavirus pandemic is waning, Georgia Chief Justice Harold Melton announced Friday the statewide judicial emergency he first declared in March of last year is about to end. Following a meeting with members of the state’s Judicial Council, Melton told judges across the state he... Read more
Newton school system lifts mask mandate
The Newton County School System will no longer require staff, students and visitors to wear masks while on school system property. The announcement came last weekend after Gov. Brian Kemp issued an executive order Friday, May 28, restricting Georgia public schools from requiring that any students, teachers and staff... Read more

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