Fear factor: Parents’ concern on COVID may stall vital vaccinations
By Ann Hardie Some parents like Jil Hinds still just aren’t comfortable taking their children to the doctor. Given that Georgia is a COVID-19 hot spot and now has more than 260,000 confirmed cases, Hinds feels even less comfortable taking her 9-year-old now than when the pandemic began. “I... Read more
Tied in knots: Pandemic complicates wedding plans
By Madeline Laguaite Malisse Haarl got a marriage proposal during a kayaking trip on the Chattahoochee River, and she and her fiancé started planning their wedding soon after. The couple envisioned a beautiful wedding in Asheville, N.C., this October. Now, Haarl, who lives in Atlanta, and her fiancé are still planning —... Read more
Secretary of Education visits Forsyth Co., praises school reopenings
Editor’s Note: This article comes courtesy of the Georgia Recorder By Ross Williams United States Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos visited Forsyth Central High School Tuesday to take part in a roundtable discussion with educators about the district’s reopening plans. Despite several high-profile COVID-19 outbreaks in early-opening Georgia school districts, DeVos... Read more
Monday’s online return to school in metro area needed tech support
Editor’s Note: This article comes courtesy of the Georgia Recorder By Ross Williams Students in three of Georgia’s largest school districts – in Cobb, DeKalb and Fulton counties – started fall semesters with online classes Monday and widespread reports of technical glitches left some families coping more with technical... Read more
Athens hospitals overburdened, doctors and nurses say
How are Piedmont Athens Regional and St. Mary’s coping with all of this extra stress? It depends on whom you ask. Administrators contend that local hospitals are still operating relatively smoothly, and that contingency plans for higher volumes of patients are in place. Health care workers, however, report a different... Read more

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