Protests, backlash from Cobb teachers after three deaths
As Cobb County teachers mourn the loss of three of their peers to COVID in just the past month, the school board is under fire, accused of not doing enough to protect employees from the fast-spreading virus. “We’re absolutely fed up,” Chantae Pittman told 11Alive’s Maura Sirianni.  Pittman, a... Read more
The reality on COVID front lines
COVID-19 patients, 345 in all, filled about half of all the beds at NGHS hospitals on Jan. 8. Dozens of other patients were in the Emergency Department at the system’s Gainesville hospital waiting for a room. Some couldn’t even get in the ER. Even after one expansion after another... Read more
COVID-19 takes couple on the same day
Antoinette “Shawn” Linder said her parents, William James and Jeanette Davis Gloster, were the definition of true love.  The Brooks County couple died the same day, Jan. 5, felled by the coronavirus, the only thing to separate them near the end of their long lives. Read the full article: Valdosta... Read more
Sen. Kirkpatrick introducing new bills on anesthesia
As the Georgia General Assembly proceeds through the 2021 legislative session, marquee issues such as voting laws and the state budget are expected to dominate the debate under the Gold Dome. But state Sen. Kay Kirkpatrick, R-east Cobb, is working on some unfinished business from last year’s session. On... Read more
Warnock to focus on COVID relief for Georgians
As a first-term senator, Raphael Warnock has to grapple with few things other newly elected officials have had to: a deadly pandemic that has killed more than 12,000 Georgians including nearly 300 in Chatham County, where Warnock was raised. The county has more than 16,000 cases and rising. Read... Read more

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