Medical marijuana dispensaries in Georgia near reality
Medical marijuana is nearing reality for thousands of Georgians suffering from serious health conditions as state officials sift through applications for growing licenses and lawmakers recently paved the way for pharmacies to become dispensaries. Read the full article: Capitol Beat News Service  Read more
Rural broadband initiative announced for Middle Georgia
Gov. Brian Kemp unveiled plans Friday to expand broadband access for thousands of Georgians in Middle Georgia, marking the latest move to boost high-speed internet in rural parts of the state. Washington EMC is set to partner with the Kansas City-based fiber optic company Conexon to build a 3,000-mile fiber network... Read more
Long-delayed Medicaid report outlines state’s ambitious strategies
By Rebecca Grapevine Georgia’s new report on Medicaid quality, which came out more than a year late, says state officials will focus more on addressing health disparities in the public insurance program. The report, released April 1, is a road map outlining the goals of the Georgia Medicaid program for... Read more
DeKalb health director leaving to take White House job
Dr. Elizabeth Ford, district health director with the DeKalb Board of Health, is leaving her post to take a job in President Biden’s administration. DeKalb County Commissioner Mereda Davis Johnson made the announcement in a Facebook post. Read the full article: Decaturish  Read more
Is Clarke County reopening schools safely?
As the Clarke County School District made the move to reopen schools this spring, Flagpole began an in-depth investigation about reopening measures. For this piece, we reviewed hundreds of pages of documents obtained via open records requests that included data on the returning student population versus virtual, positive case reports,... Read more

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