Public comment deadline approaching for waiver proposals
Time is running out for Georgians to weigh in on Gov. Brian Kemp’s plans to change the state’s health care landscape. The public comment period runs through Tuesday for the governor’s plans for a limited Medicaid expansion, to tweak the state’s individual insurance marketplace, and to cut Georgia’s ties with Healthcare.gov. Read... Read more
Rome council urges community education on World AIDS Day
In celebration of the 31st World AIDS Day, which was Sunday, the AIDS Resource Council of Rome held a service at Lovejoy Baptist Church in honor of lives lost to AIDS and to bring awareness. Pastor Carey Ingram was the keynote speaker. “The best days are here when we... Read more
Deadly superbug fungus now in Georgia
A deadly superbug fungus continues to spread around the world and has now been reported in 14 states, including Georgia.  Candida auris is often resistant to multiple antifungal drugs commonly used to treat Candida infections and is difficult to recognize with standard laboratory methods, according to the CDC. Read... Read more
GBI probing inmate death in Rockdale jail
A Rockdale County Jail inmate died early Friday after being discovered with what officials said appeared to be a “medical complication” on Thursday evening. According to Rockdale County Deputy Lee Thomas, the inmate was discovered experiencing a medical issue during a routine head count on Thursday at about 7:35 p.m.... Read more
DFCS promoting adoption awareness
For the past 12 years, the Baxters have been fostering children in need. Sean and Christy Baxter spoke about their experiences recently at an adoption event. The Division of Family and Children Services sponsored the event at the historic Lowndes County Courthouse square earlier this month to recruit families to... Read more

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