Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp trended on Twitter Saturday afternoon after word spread of his fixation on a nonexistent AIDS vaccine to justify his opposition to vaccine mandates. A recent report from Atlanta’s WSB-TV found that COVID-19 deaths have increased nearly 1,000 percent since Aug. 1. (Read the full report here).
ATLANTA ― David Dreyer just needed a nap. The morning of Jan. 6, Dreyer, a Georgia state representative, had spent most of the last 24 hours in the Georgia World Congress Center watching local officials tally absentee ballots in the two runoff elections that had taken place the day before. The outcome would determine majority control of the U.S. Senate.
ATLANTA — For the first time in two years, thousands are able to gather for Music Midtown at Piedmont Park. “It was packed. It was weird seeing so many people. Especially over the last year, it’s been crazy,” said Matt Hill. “For something to happen after 2020, it’s amazing,” said...
After several months of installation and construction, the new Atlanta Gas Light gas line in Rome will be activated this week. Activating means the new line will be filled with gas to bring it into service. As part of the process, Atlanta Gas Light employees will perform a controlled release of air and natural gas, called a purge.
Atlanta, Georgia (CNN) — On a warm September afternoon, Mona Scott sat on the front porch while her home baked like an oven. As she ran a frozen water bottle across her forehead and arms, Scott told CNN her air conditioning broke 10 days earlier and had not yet been fixed.
Plans to rehab a long-blighted South Bethlehem building into a mix of commercial space and apartments are moving forward. The city’s Historic Conservation Commission is slated to review plans for the old Goodman Furniture building, 30-32 E. Third St., on Monday evening. The developer plans to build an addition on a vacant lot and anchor the project with first-floor commercial space and 12 apartments on the upper floors.
ATLANTA - Jazmine Davis said Catalyst Midtown promised that her apartment would be ready for the start of her semester. More than a month later, she’s still unable to move in because the building is still one big construction site. Davis said she’s paying roughly $1000 a month, plus another...
THOMSON, Ga. (AP) — A 98-year-old World War II veteran who took part in the D-Day invasion and the Battle of the Bulge and witnessed the German surrender during the war has been honored by France. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that Louis Graziano was given the French Legion of Honor...
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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
(APN) ATLANTA — In our continuing coverage of the 2021 City of Atlanta Municipal Elections, this article presents District 5 candidate Samuel Bacote, III (pronounced “Ba-coat”) and his questionnaire responses to. Atlanta Progressive News. As a Board Member and the former Treasurer of the Development Authority of Fulton County, Bacote...
ATLANTA - Want to wish the oldest-living former U.S. President a happy birthday?. The Carter Center is asking Georgians to help celebrate former President Jimmy Carter's 97th birthday on Oct. 1. While the big day is still a few weeks away, well-wishes are already pouring in. If you'd like to...
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Cobb County is among a list of counties and areas in Georgia under a flood watch until 8 a.m. on Monday, according to the National Weather Service. The NWS says multiple rounds of heavy showers and isolated thunderstorms are possible throughout the day and into the night Sunday, with possible rainfall totals within the flood watch area of 1-2 inches.
Cobb government, Acworth, Cobb & Douglas Public Health on Atlanta Business Chronicle healthiest employers list
Three public bodies in Cobb County have made the Atlanta Business Chronicle’s Healthiest Employers list for 2021, plus the company owning the major hospitals in the county. The City of Acworth and Cobb & Douglas Public Health both made the list for medium employers with 100-499 employees, and Cobb County government landed on the large employers list for companies and organizations with 500-4999 employees.
If you’re looking for a way to pick up some cheap books along with digital media, the Cobb County Public Library has an event for you this October. The library system will be holding its Fall book sale at the Cobb Civic Center October 8 – 10, 2021. Hours for the sale are Friday and Saturday from 9 am to 5 pm, and Sunday from 1 to 5 pm.
By Guest Columnist TAUHEEDAH BAKER-JONES, chief equity and social justice officer of Atlanta Public Schools. When the COVID-19 pandemic hit last March, the digital divide’s impact on public schooling became starkly clear. Now, as the surge in COVID cases forces some classrooms across the state to temporarily resume virtual learning, it’s more important than ever to ensure every student has the connectivity and digital tools they need to learn.
With just a month and a half to go before the Nov. 2 municipal elections, some local organizations are offering chances to get to know the candidates. All open seats in Rome and Cave Spring are contested. Only voters who live inside the city limits are eligible to cast ballots in that city's election. Voting starts Oct. 12.
Oakland Cemetery will host the 43rd annual Sunday in the Park festival combined with Tunes from the Tombs on Sept. 26. The headliners will be The Original Wailers and Jupiter Coyote. The event, which runs from noon to 7:30 p.m., will also include living history theater performances, cemetery tours, arts market, food trucks, storytelling, a… The post Sunday in the Park and Tunes from the Tombs is Sept. 26 at Oakland Cemetery appeared first on Atlanta Intown.
ATLANTA — One of Gov. Brian Kemp’s former top staffers is Georgia’s new commissioner of human services. Candice Broce, a former communications director and chief deputy executive counsel in the Kemp administration, has been sworn in to lead the state Department of Human Services. She also will continue to serve that agency as interim director of the Division of Family and Child Services.
Here are several locations where you can find the vaccine in Bremen: 1. 2865 Music Mill Rd 770 537-9501; 2. 201 Pacific Ave 770-824-5077; 3. 404 Hwy 27 N 770-537-5531;