Georgia Power draws ire over coal ash plan in Bartow
Georgia Power drew heavy criticism Thursday night over plans to bury more than 20 million cubic yards of coal ash at its Plant Bowen in Bartow County. “Please don’t gamble with our lives,” Vicki Freeman of Atlanta pleaded during an online public hearing on the proposal. “Mandate that Georgia... Read more
Lawmakers hear food insecurity proposal for Georgians
An Augusta-area resident who has taken on the challenge of bringing healthy food choices to his historically impoverished community plans to take his findings to a special state Senate committee investigating food deserts and food insecurity. Read the full article: Capitol Beat News Service  Read more
Floyd County hospitalizations drop as positivity rate declines
The number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 in local medical centers dropped below 100 for the first time since August as the positivity and case rates continue to ease in Floyd County. Read the full article: Rome News-Tribune  Read more
Ossoff, Grassley team up on opioid legislation
In a nation’s capital seemingly more hopelessly split by intense partisan rhetoric than ever, Georgia Democratic U.S. Sen. Jon Ossoff and Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley from Iowa have introduced a bill designed to help rural communities fight the opioid epidemic. Read the full article: Capitol Beat News Service Read more
Attorney General Carr joining 23 states opposing vaccine mandates
Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr has joined 23 other state attorneys general in a letter to President Joe Biden warning of legal action if the White House’s proposed COVID-19 vaccine mandate is implemented. Read the full article: Capitol Beat News Service  Read more

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