CVS partners with Uber to give Atlanta’s medically fragile a lift

CVS Health  and its private foundation, the CVS Health Foundation, today announced a new collaboration with Uber Health, Uber’s healthcare arm. The relationship will provide transportation at no cost to Atlanta-area residents who need it most when seeking medical care, work or attending an

Georgia has one of the nation’s lowest unemployment rates

According to newly released labor statistics, Georgia now has an all-time low unemployment rate for December 2021 of 2.6 percent, dropping two tenths of a point from November’s rate of 2.8 percent. The national December 2021 unemployment rate was down three-tenths to

Uncertainty continues to drive gas prices up

Georgia gas prices increased at the pump compared to a week ago. Georgia motorists are now paying an average price of $3.11 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline. Monday’s state average is 2 cents more than a week ago, 4 cents less than last month and 96

Rejected: Georgia’s Medicaid work requirement won’t work

The Biden administration Thursday rejected Georgia’s bid to make a limited expansion of Medicaid subject to a work requirement. The state proposed the work requirement as part of a demonstration waiver from provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The waiver was

Here’s when school will start next year in Calhoun

CALHOUN — The start date for the 2022-23 school year has been set for Calhoun City Schools. The Calhoun City Schools’ Board of Education met on Monday, Dec. 13 and discussed a proposed 2022-2023 school calendar which takes into consideration the opening of

Special Report: Hospital closures a death sentence in rural Georgia

Lacandie Gipson struggled to breathe. The 33-year-old woman with multiple health conditions was in respiratory distress and awaiting an ambulance. About 20 minutes after the emergency call, it arrived. The Cuthbert home where Gipson lived was less than a mile from Southwest

Here’s how you can weigh in on Richmond County’s new textbooks

The Richmond County School System is requesting feedback from parents on textbooks for middle and high school students for English/Language Arts and Math.  “Parent and community feedback is an important part of the textbook adoption process.  We encourage our parents to review

Burke County Sheriff declares schools safe despite threat

Despite a threat made against Burke County schools last week, the county’s top law enforcement officer is telling parents he believes the schools are safe. The sheriff’s office has been investigating an email threat against Burke County High School since Thursday. The

Is gas price relief on the way for Georgia?

Georgia gas prices decreased slightly at the pump compared to a week ago. Georgia motorists are now paying an average price of $3.22 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline. Monday’s state average is 2 cents less than a week ago, 3 cents less than last month and $1.26 more than

Georgia lawmakers reach across the aisle on mental health

Bipartisan momentum for action on mental health in the wake of the pandemic appears to be building ahead of next year’s legislative session. A group of lawmakers from both sides of the aisle and both chambers gathered this week at the state

How to protect your kids on social media

(StatePoint) While most social media apps require that users be over 13 years old, this hasn’t stopped many younger children from opening accounts, according to new research. The recently-released C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health finds that 49% of

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