Georgia’s graduation rate held steady despite the pandemic

Georgia’s high-school graduation rate remained steady this year despite the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic. The Peach State posted a graduation rate of 83.7% for the 2020-2021 school term, down slightly from the 83.8% rate achieved during the previous term, the Georgia

You can drop off unused prescriptions in Alpharetta Saturday

ALPHARETTA — Saturday, October 23 is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, an event designed to draw attention to the importance of properly disposing of unused prescription medications so they do not contribute to the drug crisis threatening communities. Across the Nation

Backlash continues against $600 bank monitoring proposal

(The Center Square) – Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr is among a group of 20 state attorneys general opposing a federal proposal that would allow the IRS to monitor bank accounts with more than $600. The plan is part of Democrats’ $3.5

Is your cell phone bill creeping higher? Taxes may be to blame

(The Center Square) – Georgia has the 25th-highest cellphone service taxes compared with other states and U.S. territories, a report released this week shows. According to the report released by the Tax Foundation, the combined local, state and federal tax rate and fees on

What is the best public high school in Georgia?

The quality of American public schools can vary widely between states, cities, and even districts. Not all schools are able to provide students with the same level of education, access to extracurriculars, counseling, or college preparation. While each public school faces its

School zone cameras activated at Cherokee High School

CANTON — Starting Monday, the City of Canton Police Department began using speed detection devices to enforce the speed limit at Cherokee High School, at 930 Marietta Hwy. The speed detection uses automated school zone cameras that were installed this summer. Automated

West Nile virus reported in South Fulton

Mosquitos at Welcome Hall Park in the City of South Fulton recently tested positive for West Nile virus, city officials said Monday. During routine testing of mosquito traps at Welcome All Park, the Fulton County Board of Health has identified mosquitos infected

Wellstar is no longer covered if you have UnitedHealthcare

Tens of thousands of UnitedHealthcare members will now face higher out-of-pocket fees if they go to Wellstar Health System hospitals and doctors. The contract between the two organizations ended Sunday without a new agreement. An estimated 80,000 United members will be affected.

Red Cross CEO and her daughter are on a quest to fight Sickle Cell

September is Sickle Cell Awareness Month, and it is estimated that 100,000 people across the U.S. live with the genetically inherited blood disease. Georgia is home to 10 percent of the population affected by this crippling and life-threatening disorder, which distorts smooth,

Georgians are signing up for Obamacare in record numbers

Georgia had the third-highest number of people signing up for coverage during this year’s special enrollment period for the federally run health insurance exchanges. The state’s 147,000 enrollees were exceeded only by Florida and Texas among the 36 states that use the healthcare.gov enrollment

Should Georgia raise the mandatory school attendance age to 17?

Legislators studying the issue of raising Georgia’s mandatory age for school attendance from 16 to 17 were met with tough, complex questions from some metro Atlanta school officials on Wednesday.   “The first question for us is, what is the reason for

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