• DPH Urges All Georgians to Get a Flu Shot

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    Atlanta – The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) has a message for Georgians: Everyone needs a flu shot. Yes, you! That’s the focus of a new campaign urging all Georgians over the age of six months to get a flu shot this year. “Now more than ever, influenza vaccination is critical not only to […]

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  • Woman killed in Whitfield County Fire

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    ATLANTA – The Office of Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John F. King announced today that a Whitfield County woman died in a fire on Sunday, September 20. The fire started in a front bedroom and completely destroyed a residence in Dalton. Around 9:30 p.m. on Sunday night, local authorities were contacted about the fire […]

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  • GBI investigating officer involved shooting in Dalton

    September 8th Update #1: Jonathan Hosmer, age 47, is in police custody.  Dalton Potter remains at large. If you have any information on Potter, please contact the Whitfield County Sheriff’s Office at 706-370-4900. September 7th Update #1:  A second wanted Texas fugitive has been identified in the Whitfield County officer involved shooting.  Jonathan Hosmer, age 47, […]

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  • Secretary of State unveils new absentee ballot request portal

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    ATLANTA-Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger unveils a new online portal to make it easier for Georgia voters to request absentee ballots for the November elections. Georgia voters with a driver’s license or state ID card will now be able to request an absentee ballot entirely online. “Georgia is constantly searching for new and innovative […]

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  • Whitfield County man charged with insurance fraud and forgery

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    ATLANTA – On July 15, Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John F. King’s Criminal Investigations Division took out warrants on Joseph Nathaniel Harry, 25, of Rocky Face, for four counts of Insurance Fraud and two counts of Forgery in the 1st Degree. In the first case, Harry allegedly submitted multiple fraudulent property damage and theft […]

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  • Four arrested after multi-state high speed chase

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    A high speed chase originating in Chattanooga on Monday ended without injuries when the Jaguar SUV wrecked in Cobb County. According to Georgia State Patrol reports: Quanesha Church, was the driver of the Jaguar SUV, and was charged will all charges related to the chase. All four occupants were charged with armed robbery at an […]

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  • See who’s in the August 11 runoff elections

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    NORTH GEORGIA – Now that the General Primary is over, several candidates are facing runoff elections across North Georgia. The runoff is scheduled for Tuesday, August 11 and only those who voted in the General Primary may vote in it. Early in-person voting will begin on July 20, 2019. For a breakdown of the runoff […]

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  • Kemp opens bars and renews state of emergency

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    ATLANTA, Ga – Gov. Brian Kemp decided to continue the state of emergency and stay at home order for the elderly and at-risk individuals through July 12. However, the governor also announced the reopening of bars, amusement parks, night clubs, professional sports, and overnight summer camps. Music venues must remain closed. Kemp issued timelines for […]

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  • Georgia DPH distributes Remdesivir to hospitals for treatment of COVID-19

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    Atlanta – The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is distributing an initial allotment of the drug Remdesivir received from the federal government. Georgia received 30 cases, with 40 vials of the drug per case, enough to treat about 110 patients, depending on the duration of an individual’s treatment. Remdesivir is an antiviral medicine being […]

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  • Kemp changes restaurant and childcare restrictions

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    ATLANTA, Ga – On May 12, Gov. Brian Kemp continued to ease restrictions on certain industries – restaurants and childcare – to assist Ga businesses as the state returns to normal. Childcare facilities now can operate with up to 20 children in a classroom instead of 10 as long as the instructor-to-child ratio is maintained. […]

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  • COVID-19 testing available to all Georgians

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    Atlanta – The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) has reached its goal of testing 100,000 individuals in 10 days. More than 108,000 tests were processed since Commissioner Kathleen E. Toomey, M.D., M.P.H, set the DPH goal last week. “This is an important benchmark for Georgia as we work to stop the spread of COVID-19 in […]

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  • Blue Angels, Thunderbirds to flyover Atlanta on Saturday

    ATLANTA, Ga – The Blue Angels and Thunderbird flyover on May 2 is in support of the state’s frontline workers in the fight against COVID-19. It will begin over Marietta at 1:35 p.m. and last 25 minutes, ending at 2 p.m. The Thunderbirds and Blue Angels flight path will take them over Buckhead, Sandy Springs,  […]

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  • Shelter in Place order extended for medically fragile until June 12

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    ATLANTA, Ga – Governor Brian P. Kemp signed Executive Order 4.30.20.01 which extends the medically fragile shelter in place and the Public Health State of Emergency until June 12. The entire statement from the governor is below: “Tonight at 11:59 PM, the statewide shelter in place order for most Georgians will expire. However, moving forward, […]

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  • Georgia Dept. of Labor addresses unemployment options

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    Atlanta, GA – Governor Brian P. Kemp and the Georgia Department of Labor are partnering to ensure Georgians understand their unemployment options as the state begins the safe reopening of businesses. Governor Kemp announced plans Monday to safely and incrementally reopen sectors of the economy, and today, Labor Commissioner Mark Butler encouraged employers to work with […]

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  • Georgia Board of Cosmetology and Barbers Issues Safety Guidelines for Reopening

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    Atlanta, GA – Georgia State Board of Cosmetology and Barbers issued guidance for the safe reopening of Georgia’s salons and spas. “I deeply appreciate the work of Kay Kendrick and the Georgia State Board of Cosmetology and Barbers to prepare guidelines for implementation by Georgia’s shops and salons,” said Governor Brian Kemp. “As we begin the process […]

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