COVID booster shots will be available Tuesday. Do you need one?

The Georgia Department of Public Health and health districts throughout Georgia will begin offering booster doses of Moderna and Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccine Tuesday, Oct. 26, pending guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. These boosters are in addition

Snapchat on trial before Georgia Supreme Court

The Georgia Supreme Court heard arguments Thursday in a case where a metro Atlanta couple is blaming a social media app for a catastrophic car crash.   In 2015, Christal McGee, then 19, was using Snapchat’s speed filter to photograph herself driving

Augusta University Health allows more visitors due to declining COVID numbers

AUGUSTA — As hospitalization numbers of patients with COVID-19 continue to decrease, AU Health has updated its family presence practices for patients and families in AU Medical Center and Children’s Hospital of Georgia. Effective today, two individuals may now be at a patient’s bedside, as long as

Suspicious package causes evacuation of Gwinnett justice center

A suspicious package that caused a court officials’ eyes to burn led to an evacuation of the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center Friday afternoon. Firefighters responded to a report of a hazmat incident at the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center at 75

Cobb County’s COVID-19 emergency declaration has been extended

Cobb County Board of Commissioners Chairwoman Lisa Cupid signed a second extension of the county’s Declaration of Emergency today concerning the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.  The extension will allow upcoming public meetings to be held virtually, keep the county’s emergency operations plan in place,

‘Mask Up for Kids’ campaign kicks off

Three child advocacy organizations in Georgia are launching an ad campaign encouraging both adults and children to wear masks to discourage the spread of COVID-19. A series of public service announcements set to begin airing Tuesday features children too young to be

Report confirms COVID-19 vaccines are effective

A new report shows COVID-19 vaccinations may have helped prevent roughly 5,100 new COVID-19 infections and 700 deaths among seniors in Georgia during the first five months of this year. The study, conducted by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Georgians react to Facebook and Instagram outage

The day after 60 Minutes aired a damning interview with a Facebook whistleblower alleging that Facebook has evidence of its negative impacts on society but chooses profit over action, Facebook’s holding, Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram were all down due to what appears

DeKalb vaccinates 2,100 at October vaccination event

DeKalb County vaccinated 2,100 people at a vaccination event at Stonecrest Mall Oct. 2. “This has been a great day for DeKalb in our ongoing fight against COVID-19,” DeKalb County CEO Michael Thurmond said. “I thank all of our partners, employees and

End of an Era: Macy’s Pink Pig retires

After more than 50 years, a beloved Atlanta Christmas tradition has come to an end. Macy’s announced today that The Pink Pig, which last ran in 2019, will not return to Lenox Square Mall for Christmas. The announcement came in the form

Skeletal remains found in Paulding County woods

A Paulding County property owner found skeletal remains last week. The property is a rural piece of land off of Mt. Olivet Road in west Central Paulding County. Deputies and detectives from the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office responded to a wooded location

DeKalb County will give you $100 to get vaccinated Saturday

DeKalb County will once again give a $100 prepaid debit card to everyone who receives a COVID-19 vaccination on Saturday, Oct. 2, during the county’s next big vaccine drive. From 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., DeKalb County Board of Health, Emory Healthcare

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