Cook County Schools to close due to rising COVID cases
Citing the rising number of COVID-19 cases, Cook County Schools will close its buildings to students next week. “The Cook County Board of Education understands that there is no perfect plan in dealing with COVID,” said Superintendent Tim Dixon in a letter posted to social media Thursday. Read the full... Read more
Group offers help to people who have lost loved one to suicide
Tamara Hardesty describes Survivors of Suicide as an informal gathering for people who have lost a relative or loved one to suicide. She first started SOS Valdosta in late 2012. A few years ago, difficulties finding a regular gathering site and other complications led to the meetings being discontinued. After... Read more
Lt. Gov. Duncan won’t seek re-election
Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan announced Monday he will not seek reelection in 2022. Duncan, who was elected to Georgia’s number two position in 2018, became an outspoken critic of former President Donald Trump following the 2022 election and condemned Georgia Republicans who perpetuated Trump’s false claims that the election was... Read more
Families urge Georgia to fully fund disability support services
Some Georgia families have waited more than a decade for state assistance in caring for their disabled loved ones — many with no end in sight. A Georgia lawmaker and families of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities are calling on the state to fully fund community support services and... Read more
Duncan talks state of rural health care in Georgia
Lately, Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan has caught eyes as a Republican speaking out against claims of election fraud on national news outlets. But as a freshman lawmaker and throughout his years in the General Assembly, he was known for his efforts to bolster Georgia’s strained rural health care system. With... Read more

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