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Georgia local officials try to control spread of COVID-19 virus with mask orders

Macon Mayor Robert Reichert saw the rising number of people hospitalized for COVID-19 and went as far as he thought he could go with...

Georgia parents pushed to make IRL/online school choice soon

School districts around Georgia are announcing plans to reopen in a few weeks and many parents are agonizing over a choice between sending their...

Georgia’s contact tracers could be swamped by state’s COVID-19 spike

In May, state public health Commissioner Dr. Kathleen Toomey announced plans to quadruple the number of contact tracers across the state, up to 1,000...

Georgia Power customers could get billed for COVID-19 safety costs

Georgia Power can recover $7.7 million it spent on COVID-19 safety expenses but drew criticism over the message that it sends when it sticks...

Kemp asks local officials to promote mask wearing, but not order it

Gov. Brian Kemp made a direct appeal to local officials in a Tuesday phone call to use their influence – rather than a mandate...

Kemp sends National Guard to Atlanta hotspots after weekend violence

Gov. Brian Kemp Monday authorized the deployment of as many as 1,000 National Guard troops to protect state buildings after a violent weekend in...

Gov. Kemp launches campaign to urge Georgians to follow public health guidance

Governor Brian Kemp today introduced the Georgia Safety Promise campaign which is aimed at getting Georgians to agree to comply with COVID-19 safety guidelines. “As...

Kemp declares State of Emergency, calls up 1K Guard troops to restore order in...

(Atlanta) - Governor Brian Kemp has issued a State of Emergency across Georgia following a deadly and destructive July Fourth weekend in the state's...

Citizen’s arrest law, unfinished police reforms await 2021 Ga. Legislature

Georgia lawmakers returned to the Capitol in mid-June in a state transformed not only by the COVID-19 pandemic that prompted them to suspend the...

Kemp: College football could be ‘tall task’ with COVID-19 cases growing

Gov. Brian Kemp may be unlikely to mandate face masks statewide, but he said something Wednesday that may cause reluctant mask-wearers to change their...

GEMA/HS releasing 3M cloth face coverings to counties, schools

As COVID-19 cases continue to surge, the push for Georgians to wear face masks grows stronger.  Gov. Brian Kemp and state public health commissioner...

Governor signs $25.9B state spending plan squeezed by pandemic recession

Gov. Brian Kemp signed off on a new $25.9 billion spending plan that starts Wednesday without the usual fanfare, capping off a prolonged budget...
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