Thousands turn out to DeKalb vaccine event featuring stars
The September event drew over 2,500 people to the Mall at Stonecrest to get a $100 gift card, a chance to meet Atlanta Hawks legends Dominique Wilkins and Dikembe Mutombo and get a COVID-19 vaccine. The event in August drew over 1,000. Today at the mall, county officials say over... Read more
Group of parents ask judge to toss Gwinnett schools’ mask mandate
A group of parents will be in court Tuesday trying to remove a mask mandate for Gwinnett County schools. They are asking a judge to overturn the district’s policy. Officials contend they are keeping students and staff protected from a deadly virus at the state’s largest school district. Read the... Read more
North Georgia county being hit hard by Covid
Because the highest number of COVID-19 cases and deaths are found in the metro Atlanta area, you may assume that’s the most heavily impacted area. Small, rural areas, however, are actually being hit much harder. Towns County is on Georgia’s border with North Carolina. The Georgia Department of Public Health... Read more
Local deputy, husband die of Covid within 3 days of each other
A local sheriff’s deputy and her husband are among the latest victims to die from COVID-19. According to a GoFundMe account, Lisa and Leroy Johnson died within three days of each other after battling the virus. They leave behind a 15-year-old son and an adult daughter. Read the full article:... Read more
Georgia doctor, 2 medical workers arrested in ‘massive’ pill mill case
Three medical professionals from Georgia are facing dozens of charges in what federal officials call a massive pill mill operation. The indictment released Wednesday details the alleged operation in which “massive quantities” of controlled substances, including highly addictive opioids, were to be distributed in Coffee County. Read the full article:... Read more

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