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[VIDEO] Dr. Voccio: Updated Vaccine report for NWGA (1/23/21)

January 23rd, 2021 – 5:05 PM GA DPH Northwest Health District – Dr. Gary Voccio, health director for the ten-county Georgia Department of Public Health Northwest Health District, gives us a situation report on COVID-19 vaccine and immunizations in Northwest Georgia and updates us on local coronavirus conditions. To see more on this, please view…

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[VIDEO] Kemp gives Georgia COVID-19 Vaccine Update (1/21/21)

January 21st, 2021 – 4:20 PM The Office of Georgia Governor Brian Kemp – On Thursday afternoon, Georgia Governor Brian Kemp &  Georgia Health Commissioner Dr. Kathleen Toomey updated the public on the COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution/Rollout in the state…. For more on this, please see the video below:

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GA Department of Education provides funding for GNETS school districts

January 21st, 2021 – 2:50 PM Georgia Department of Education – The Georgia Department of Education is using a portion of its federal stimulus funding to offset state cuts to Georgia Network for Educational and Therapeutic Support (GNETS) programs, and to offset funding local school districts provided to private/independent schools through the equitable services provision…

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Heritage First Bank announces merger with First Chatsworth Bankshares Inc.

January 20th, 2021 – 11:15 AM Press Release – First Chatsworth Bankshares Inc. (“FCBI”), parent of First National Community Bank (“FNCB”), and Heritage First Bancshares, Inc. (“HFBI”), parent of Heritage First Bank (“Heritage First”), jointly announced today the execution of a definitive agreement under which FCBI and FNCB will merge with HFBI and Heritage First…

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Georgia Pump Prices Jump 7 Cents

January 18th, 2021 – 9:55 AM AAA – The Auto Club Group – Georgia gas prices  increased at the pump compared to a week ago. Georgia motorists are now paying an average price of $2.23 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline. Monday’s state average is 7 cents more than a week ago, 20 cents more than last month, and 18 cents less than…

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16,000+ Jobs Created in GA During First Half of Fiscal Year

January 16th, 2021 – 7:45 PM Georgia Department of Economic Development – Governor Brian P. Kemp, in conjunction with the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD), announced that more than 16,000 jobs were created across all regions of the state by economic development projects in Georgia during the first half of fiscal year 2021, generating…

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GA DPH: Volunteer for COVID-19 Vaccination Response

January 15th, 2021 – 2:30 PM Georgia Department of Public Health –  The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is receiving offers from medical professionals and other individuals looking for ways to help with the COVID-19 vaccination response. An effective response relies on volunteers who are pre-credentialed and organized. Georgia Responds is Georgia’s health and medical…

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Georgia plans to provide bonuses to public school teachers & staff

January 14th, 2021 – 2:12 PM Georgia Department of Education – Georgia plans to provide bonus payment to every public school teacher, school staff member: Governor Brian Kemp and State School Superintendent Richard Woods plan to pro​​vide a  one-time, $1,000 bonus payment to every K-12 public-school teacher and school-level staff member in the state. The bonus…

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Major Disaster Declaration for Tropical Storm Zeta for 21 GA Counties

January 13th, 2021 – 2:30 PM Georgia Emergency Management  & Homeland Security Agency – Governor Brian Kemp requested a Major Disaster Declaration for Tropical Storm Zeta based on joint federal, state and local preliminary damage assessments totaling more than $22 million. The disaster declaration approved by President Donald Trump makes public assistance available for 21 counties…

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Paulding & Haralson Sheriffs seeking shooting suspect

January 13th, 2021 – 11:45 AM Paulding & Haralson County Sheriff Offices –  The following press release was shared by the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office: “Christian Taylor Davis is wanted in connection with a shooting that occurred on 01/08/2021. He is known to frequent the Draketown and Corinth communities. BOLO for a white early-mid 90s…

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Department of Public Safety addresses security concerns at State Capitol

January 12, 2021–8:37 p.m. GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY In a joint press conference held today at the Georgia Capitol, Governor Brian Kemp; Major General Thomas Carden, Adjutant General of the Georgia Department of Defense; and Colonel Chris Wright, Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Public Safety (DPS), addressed security concerns following the events that…

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[VIDEO] Gov. Kemp updates Georgians on COVID-19 vaccines

January 12th, 2021 – 4:30 PM Georgia Governor Brian Kemp – On Tuesday afternoon, Georgia Governor Brian Kemp updated Georgians on the status of the COVID-19 Vaccine situation in the state, and also what citizens over the age of 65 need to know about registering to receive it.   You can view his full message…

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DPH closes its online COVID-19 vaccination registration portal

January 11, 2021–7:30 p.m. GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH The Georgia Department of Public Health Northwest Health District has closed its online registration portal for adults 65 and older and their caregivers. If you already registered online, please know the DPH has that information and will contact you just as soon as possible. All COVID-19…

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DPH launches COVID vaccine locator

January 11, 2021–10:19 a.m. GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is launching a COVID vaccine locator on the DPH website at https://dph.georgia.gov. The tool allows users to search by county for a vaccine provider in their community and provides location and contact information for the provider. This is not a centralized…

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More Georgians can get COVID-19 vaccine starting Monday

January 10, 2020–5:30 p.m. GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH Starting Monday, more Georgians will be able to get the COVID-19 vaccine. The governor has expanded the list of those eligible to anyone over the age of 65. The vaccines are being administered at local health departments but you have to make an appointment. You can…

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Two new ways to register for COVID-19 vaccine in Northwest Georgia now available

January 8th, 2021 -10:00 AM Georgia Department of Public Health: Northwest Health District – Despite a meager and sporadic supply of COVID-19 vaccine, Northwest Georgia county health departments have been immunizing local healthcare workers and EMS personnel for the past couple of weeks, according to Dr. Gary Voccio, health director for the ten-county Georgia Department…

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Northwest Health District sets up COVID-19 vaccine portal

January 7, 2021–6:53 p.m. STAFF REPORTS The Georgia Department of Public Health Northwest Health District has set up a new web portal for COVID-19 Vaccine Registration. If you are an adult 65 or older or a caregiver, law enforcement officer, firefighter or first responder you may register online to be notified when COVID-19 vaccine is…

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GDOL Issues Continued Assistance Act Payments to over 166,000 Georgians

January 7th, 2021 – 2:55 PM The Georgia Department of Labor –  The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) issued over $130 million last week to Georgians in regular Unemployment Insurance (UI), Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA), Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC), Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC), State Extended Benefits (SEB), and Lost Wages Assistance (LWA) payments.…

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Potential for severe weather beginning Thursday evening

January 6th, 2021 – 3:00 PM The National Weather Service – Forecast:  A brief period of freezing rain may be possible across the highest peaks in northern Georgia late Thursday before transitioning to snow. Accumulations around 1 to 2 inches are still possible across the higher elevations late Thursday into Friday. Overview:  A low pressure system will bring rainfall to…

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First Case of COVID-19 Variant Identified in Georgia

January 5th, 2021 – 3:45 PM Georgia Department of Public Health –  The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is announcing Georgia’s first case of COVID-19 variant B.1.1.7, the same variant discovered in the U.K. and in several other countries and U.S. states. The variant was discovered during analysis of a specimen sent by a…

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