In September, when Shelly Azzopardi went to Wellstar Kennestone Hospital with abdominal pain, she didn’t worry about her insurance. Doctors said she had a case of appendicitis. But she also tested positive at the hospital in Marietta, Georgia, for Covid-19. Physicians decided
BROOKHAVEN — The Brookhaven Parks and Recreation Department is bringing some outdoor fun to the city’s parks in September and October with the return of its Movies in the Moonlight series. First up is a Dive-In Movie featuring Raya and the Last Dragon slated for Friday, Sept.
Georgia elementary and secondary students scored slightly lower on end-of-course tests last spring, a trend state Department of Education (DOE) officials attributed to the disruptions brought on by the coronavirus pandemic. Also, fewer students took the tests than at the end of
An adult resident of Liberty County died recently after contracting Eastern Equine Encephalitis from a mosquito bite. The virus is spread to humans through the bite of an infected mosquito. There is no way to verify exactly where the virus was contracted,
College students across Georgia are saying goodbye to mom and dad, hauling furniture up to their dorm rooms and making last-minute changes to their class schedules. A new semester started Monday at Dalton State College and Georgia Gwinnett College, and the rest
Plenty of shopping options, plus lower prices. That’s usually a winning formula for consumers. And that scenario describes how Georgia’s health insurance exchange is shaping up for individuals and families looking for coverage in 2022, according to initial filings by health insurers
National Play Outside Day happens a dozen times a year — it’s that important. The next occurrence is August 7, and as the summer season winds down, it’s a good time to make a habit of active play as a family. Playing
Students in Cherokee County’s elementary, middle, and high schools were busy reading during the summer, as they took part in the school district’s summer reading challenge. The school district announced the winners of the challenge this week and the hours spent reading
In response to the recent surge in coronavirus cases, the Fulton County School System released a statement Monday detailing how the school system will handle the uptick in coronavirus cases. School starts in Fulton County on August 9. The full statement from
Atlanta gas prices have risen 0.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.98/g today, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 2,134 stations in Atlanta. Gas prices in Atlanta are 6.9 cents per gallon higher than a month ago and stand
With school starting up in many Georgia school districts next week, now is a good time to talk to your kids about online safety and being smart when using the Internet. The internet is an important educational tool for students, but online
Families are gearing up for a new school year. New grades, new teachers and new schedules are on the horizon. To accommodate the shift from summer break, consistent bedtime routines are crucial. Many kids — and adults, for that matter — don’t
With schools starting back up soon, the Marietta Police Department is reminding everyone to start the year off safe by discussing back to school safety with your children. The department is asking you to ensure your children are familiar with general information
If you’ve ever complained about what your child is learning in math or how they are learning it, you actually have a chance to give input to state school officials. The Georgia Department of Education has posted new K-12 Mathematics Standards for
You can help students in need get the necessary school supplies this year when DeKalb County asks residents to “stuff the bus” with school supplies. The county’s second Stuff the Bus School Supply Drive will take place July 24 from 10 a.m.
(The Center Square) – The Center for Disease Control updated federal COVID guidance Friday with several major changes as schools around the country grapple with policies for students’ return in the fall. The CDC urged schools to allow students to return to