Henry County, GAbwcatlantasouth.com

Covid-19 is surging out of control in Henry County at epidemic numbers

***Updated Covid number as of today. Piedmont Henry Hospital is at capacity with 63 Covid-19 patients and more troubling 24 Covid patients in ICU. Every available bed in Piedmont Henry is filled to capacity. Piedmont Henry had one patients in ICU three weeks ago now we have 24. The most shocking statistics is 80 kids age 5-17 have Covid-19 and 159 young adults aged 18-22 have Covid-19. Piedmont Fayette is at capacity with 70 Covid-19 pages as the Delta variant takes hold in our community.
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Atlanta, GAfox5atlanta.com

The impact of Atlanta's mayor's mask mandate on restaurants

ATLANTA - The head of the state restaurant group says she was "shocked" to learn Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms had issued a mask policy for buildings, including private businesses. Karen Bremer said there are 60,000 jobs on the line within the city limits. "The restaurant industry is worn out," said...
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The Associated Press

Georgia GOP starts push for takeover of local election board

ATLANTA (AP) — Republican lawmakers in Georgia have started a process that could lead to a takeover of elections in the state’s most populous county. Many in the GOP continue to claim wrongdoing in reliably Democratic Fulton County had stolen the 2020 election from Donald Trump, even though an independent monitor found no evidence of fraud or impropriety.
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The Georgia Sun

Georgia’s health care system slammed with coronavirus patients

Georgia’s COVID case numbers jumped by 4,800 in the state figures reported Thursday, continuing a recent upswing that’s apparently fueled by the Delta variant. “It is believed that the Delta variant is highly prevalent throughout Georgia,” said Dr. Charles Ruis, health director in the Southwest Health District, which is based in Albany. “The best way to prevent a COVID-related death is to get vaccinated, and vaccines are widely available in our region.”
Georgia StateMSNBC

Georgia GOP taking steps to takeover elections in Atlanta

According to reports, Georgia Republicans are using a provision of the newly passed restrictive voting law to wrestle away control of elections in Fulton county which includes most of heavily Democratic Atlanta. We discuss with Victoria DeFrancesco Soto and Bill Kristol. July 31, 2021.
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More businesses in Atlanta are requiring proof of vaccination

ATLANTA (CBS46) — More business owners in the East Atlanta Village are stepping forward and requiring patrons at bars and restaurants to be fully vaccinated to be served. This is a result of the Delta variant spread and vaccinated people becoming infected with breakthrough cases of COVID-19. Mary’s Bar has...
Gwinnett County, GAGwinnett Daily Post

Gwinnett school board officially hires Calvin Watts to be GCPS' new superintendent

Calvin Watts is officially coming back to Gwinnett County Public Schools — starting Monday. Watts — who spent more than a decade working in the district as both an assistant principal, principal and central office employee — was unanimously hired by the Gwinnett County Board of Education on Friday afternoon to become the district's new superintendent. The 52-year-old is also a history-maker for GCPS because he is the first African-American to serve as superintendent of Georgia's largest school district.
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Where to find the COVID-19 vaccine in Atlanta

Here are several locations where you can find the vaccine in Atlanta: 1. 1455 Moreland Ave SE (404) 622-1819; 2. 1943 Peachtree Rd (404) 351-4932; 3. 2350 Cheshire Bridge Rd NE (404) 486-7289; 4. 3615 Clairmont Rd (404) 320-6658; 5. 680 Ponce De Leon Ave NE (404) 892-1164; 6. 2830
Georgia Statekentreporter.com

Georgia school board confirms Watts as new superintendent

Calvin Watts certainly will keep Georgia on his mind after the Gwinnett County Board of Education voted unanimously to hire him as superintendent after six years as the Kent School District leader. The board voted Friday, July 30 to hire Watts, two weeks after it announced him as the sole...