Maternal mortality higher for black women
Black women are three to four times more at risk of dying from pregnancy-related causes than any other race, the CDC says. Read the full article: 11Alive.com Read more
DFCS offices coming back online after Michael
The damage done from Hurricane Michael impacted the Georgia Department of Human Services’ Division of Family and Children Services, taking out 93 of the division’s county offices. As of Thursday, 92 of those offices are back online and are ready to serve clients impacted by the storm. Read the full... Read more
Coweta County launching mobile unit for behavioral health
Coweta County Fire Rescue is taking a new approach to the treatment of behavioral health among Coweta residents with the launch of the Coweta Cares mobile integrated health care unit and changes to dispatch procedures for behavioral health calls. Read the full article: Newnan Times-Herald Read more
Blue Cross pulls back from some counties in ACA exchange
With open enrollment for Obamacare weeks away, Blue Cross customers across several Georgia counties have received letters from the insurance giant saying their health plan will no longer exist there next year. Read the full article: ajc.com  Read more
Power restored to most Albany customers
Albany City Manager Sharon Subadan gave many local residents something to cheer about, utilitywise, during an Emergency Management Agency update on Wednesday. “Utility progress continues to be steady,” Subadan said. “As far as electricity, the good news is that we have all 52 circuits energized and, as of 2 p.m.,... Read more

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