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Cobb County is the seventh healthiest among Georgia's 159 counties, according to the 2018 County Health Rankings & Roadmaps from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. This yearly report evaluates counties across the U.S. by criteria including length of life, quality of life, health behavior, clinical care, ...
(WTXL) - The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for several counties in the north Florida and south Georgia area. A tornado watch has been issued for parts of Florida and Georgia until 7 PM EDT pic.twitter.com/Wv3hDlcY4k. — NWS Tallahassee (@NWSTallahassee) March 20, 2018.

DeKalb County is currently under a tornado watch. The watch will last until 4 a.m., March 20. It was issued Monday evening, March 19. “A Tornado Watch has been issued for portions of north and central Georgia until 4 a.m. EDT as a more organized line of severe thunderstorms moves from Alabama into ...
Bill Would Let 'Micro-Hospitals' In Rural Georgia Counties. Elly Yu • Mar 16, 2018. Share. When a rural hospital closes, a proposed bill would allow a hospital from a neighboring county to purchase the building to turn it into a “micro-hospital.” Credit Pixabay. Sponsored Content. Sponsored Content. Sponsored Content.
At least 12 Georgia counties are now suing opioid manufacturers and distributors in federal court over damage caused by the opioid epidemic. Hall County and five others, Cook, Madison, Irwin and Walton, have joined Athens-Clarke, Candler, Oconee, Crisp, Jeff Davis, Sumter and Oglethorpe counties in ...
Georgia Counties With Ancient Voting Machines: Report. Two-thirds of counties in the U.S. having voting machines that are over a decade old, according to ProPublica. Georgia has lots of them. By Deb Belt, Patch National Staff | Mar 10, 2018 9:00 am ET | Updated Mar 10, 2018 9:00 am ET ...

VALDOSTA, Ga. (WALB) - Several South Georgia counties have been recognized as some of the top "Great American Defense Community Regions" in the nation. Lowndes, Berrien, Cook, and Lanier were all the counties selected as a region that shows the top support to military defenses. The ADC ...
Liz Marino/Douglas County Sentinel The elections gang from throughout a number of Georgia counties were present during Douglas County Elections Supervisor Laurie Fulton's retirement reception Monday afternoon in the third floor gallery of the Douglas County Courthouse. They are, from left, Janice ...
Michele NeSmith from the Georgia Counties Association says those numbers should stay the same throughout the year. Then just a little bit south in Clayton County, the sales tax is eight percent. According to their board of commissioners, there are no plans to increase that number this year. So if both sales ...
LSEGA began in January 1999, when leaders representing the business, local government and education communities in 10 southeast Georgia counties collaborated to create a program that crosses districts to promote community and economic development. Participants live and work within Bryan, Bulloch, Camden, ...
Athens-Clarke and Oconee counties have joined a growing list of Georgia counties in suing nearly two dozen manufacturers and distributors of opioids, seeking to hold the companies responsible for their role in the country's opioid epidemic. The lawsuits, filed earlier this month in the U.S. District Court in ...
UPDATE: Mobley was arrested about 4:30 p.m. Feb. 14 in Cordele, Ga. He surrendered after an hour-long standoff and negotiations. An 18-year-old man wanted on at least 11 charges in two counties is being sought by the Crisp County Sheriff's Office. Malcolm Jamal "MJ" Mobley is wanted on multiple ...
The firm expects to file similar lawsuits in the coming weeks on behalf of other Georgia counties and hospitals that have been financially devastated by the opioid epidemic. Some of those hospitals may be forced to close. Citing a 2017 white paper by the Substance Abuse Research Alliance, Matthews said ...
The National Weather Service has confirmed that a tornado did touch down in the Bremen area on Wednesday. The department issued two tornado warnings Wednesday morning for parts of seven different counties in western Georgia. The first warning of the morning was issued around 7:45 a.m. and ...
In the area of social connectedness, Fayette County's numbers exceed other participating Georgia counties as well as the national rates. Slightly more than 50 percent of the respondents talk to their neighbors regularly as compared to 44.5 percent in the three Georgia counties. Additionally, 70.7 percent ...
THOMASVILLE – Miss Kitty Feline Sanctuary announced it received $78,000 from PetSmart Charities, according to an organizational press release. The funds will help fuel the sanctuary's spay and neuter efforts in seven South Georgia counties, including Lowndes and Brooks. With the help of the donation, ...
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia made a historic decision last week to pull out of the individual health insurance market in 74 Georgia Counties. For the first time in deades, the company won't serve the individual market in metro Atlanta and other areas. That has left customers and agents with a raft of ...

A new ranking of the healthiest U.S. communities puts eight Georgia counties in the top 500, with the highest being Forsyth County, at No. 82. ... Historically, some Georgia counties have experienced major changes in the ethnicity of their residents in recent years, while others have seen little such change.
Will Everson blew out a knee when he was 16 years old, and the pain medication he took during recovery began a two-decade-long slide into drug addiction. In time, his continued use of Lortab, Percocet and other drugs caused him to push away his family and some of his friends. But the drugs, which ...
... one that will ensure closer scrutiny of the state budget. “When you're in good times, that's when you need the spending cap,” Kemp said, according to fetchyournews.com, a news website covering several North Georgia counties. Kemp cited growth in the state's operating budget from $20.8 billion in 2015 ...
Haun filled out the paperwork, showed her driver's license and received her new card, complete with a key chain tag, good at libraries in 145 Georgia counties. “If it benefits people I'm all for it,” said Haun, who despite relying on her Kindle and streaming services still checks out books and DVDs, including ...
Athens-Clarke and Oconee counties have joined a growing list of Georgia counties in suing nearly two dozen manufacturers and distributors of opioids, seeking to hold the companies responsible for their role in the country's opioid epidemic. The lawsuits, filed earlier this month in the U.S. District Court in ...
Four Georgia counties prohibit booting; Cobb, Gwinnett, Cherokee, and Clayton. An amendment to the bill requires all city councils to vote on legalizing booting. If a jurisdiction does not vote, booting in the city will become illegal. Those who oppose the bill say it doesn't provide enough protection to drivers.
Your gently used formal and prom dresses are needed to make prom special for Central Georgia students. The I Am Phenomenal Inc.'s 5th Annual 'Say Yes to the Prom Dress Drive' is rapidly approaching, with this year's event taking place on March 9 and 10. If you have a dress you'd like to donate, it can ...
MIDWAY, Fl. (WTXL) -- Rain coverage is still expected to be on the generous side for the start of the new work week before a drying, and warming trend by later in the week. Monday: Rain is falling over much of the viewing area this morning, but it will taper off as the day progresses. Expect a mostly cloudy ...
An 18-year-old man wanted on at least 11 charges in two counties is being sought by the Crisp County Sheriff's Office. Malcolm Jamal "MJ" Mobley is wanted on multiple felony charges, including aggravated assault, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, criminal damage to property in ...
THOMASVILLE – Miss Kitty Feline Sanctuary announced it received $78,000 from PetSmart Charities, according to an organizational press release. The funds will help fuel the sanctuary's spay and neuter efforts in seven South Georgia counties, including Lowndes and Brooks. With the help of the donation, ...
Another round of base realignment and closures isn't likely to happen anytime soon, a Georgia congressman said Tuesday. In an exclusive interview with 13WMAZ, U.S. Rep. Jody Hice said current federal lawmakers are more interested in rebuilding the nation's military, not depleting it by closing some ...
“We've got to have that increased minority, base turnout. But we also saw in both [Virginia and Alabama] a huge increase in the white vote, particularly from suburban areas, coming over for Democrats.” “We will not likely win the northwest and northeast Georgia counties, but we cannot perform as poorly as ...
A number of school systems across the region have canceled classes on Wednesday because of an approaching winter storm. National Weather Service forecasters on Wednesday afternoon estimated that up to 2 inches of snow could fall in parts of Middle Georgia. The greatest accumulations were ...
Cold weather conditions prompt State of Emergency in Georgia counties in our area. by WTVC. Georgia governor Nathan Deal has issued a State of Emergency in 83 counties, including all counties in our viewing area, after cold weather hit Tuesday night. (Image: MGN). AA. UPDATE: Wednesday morning ...
Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar recently announced the return of its Above and “BEE”yond Teacher Essay Contest. The contest is offered at Applebee's restaurants in several Georgia counties, including Glynn County. It recognizes the area's top teachers, as nominated by their students, by awarding ...
One bill will allow counties with at least 70 percent of its residents traveling outside the county to work – such as Paulding – to be included in the Georgia counties allowed to use the most generous state income tax credits for industrial recruitment. Paulding relies heavily on property taxes from homeowners ...
WARNER ROBINS, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – A federal judge sentenced two Houston County residents to more than 10 years in prison for selling meth to people in multiple Middle Georgia counties. United States District Court Judge Marc Treadwell handed down an 18 year, four month sentence for ...
... the entire region, not just Peach County of course, but it's going to help the entire region with traffic and moving people through our area, so it's going to be great for everybody,” said Moseley. If passed, the TPSPLOST is expected to generate $637 million to fund 55 projects in 11 Middle Georgia counties.
Pirkle and Houston are both on the House Rural Development Council that crisscrossed the state in 2017, visiting rural Georgia counties and talking with residents about what their county needs. That's led to a sizable report, one that finds several common needs in rural communities: education, workforce ...
More West Georgia residents had jobs in November but more also were seeking work during the month. As a result, Douglas County's jobless rate increased while Paulding and Bartow counties saw no change between October and November. Georgia Department of Labor statistics for November show:.
Able-bodied adults without children in most Georgia counties will once again be required to find a job, enroll in a job-training program or perform at least 20 hours of community service a week to continue receiving benefits past three months in a three-year period. South Carolina was among the states that ...
The Georgia Department of Public Health's (DPH), Injury Prevention Program announces the 2018 recipients of Child Passenger Safety Mini- Grants. The grants help county health departments and their community partners reduce the number of injuries and deaths among children in Georgia. This year's ...
ATLANTA — Governor Nathan Deal has issued a state of emergency for nearly 30 south Georgia Counties ahead of a winter storm warning. Due to a mix of freezing temperatures and moisture in the southeastern part of Georgia, 28 counties could see snowfall and freezing rain accumulation up to 3 inches.
After the National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning, Georgia. Gov. Nathan Deal on Tuesday declared a state of emergency for 28 counties in the coastal region. The counties include: Appling, Atkinson, Bacon, Brantley, Bryan, Bulloch, Camden, Candler, Coffee, Charlton, Chatham, Clinch, ...
The $229,670 award for 2017 will be used to support the purchase of car seats to be distributed in more than 115 Georgia counties. Funding for these efforts is provided by the Governor's Office of Highway Safety. Since 2007, more than 344 Georgia children who were involved in crashes were saved ...
A group of state lawmakers is exploring the idea of using income tax breaks to help repopulate rural Georgia and the ghost towns that now dot the landscape after years of population decline. The "Rural Relocate and Reside" program would offer one-time, 10-year state income tax deductions of up to ...
Weather-related events seemed to have the most impact with a tornado cutting a deadly path through South Georgia counties in January to Hurricane Irma wreaking havoc in our region as it cut a destructive path through Florida and beyond in September. The tragic loss of a deputy, new developments in ...
ACCG lists broadband as one issue not unique to Chatham, but of “critical importance to Georgia counties,” because of its effect on quality of life and economic development. The state agency is asking Georgia lawmakers to stay out of counties' work with communications companies and to leave oversight ...
Under her superb leadership, GLSP takes on thousands of cases each year in 154 Georgia counties for low-income people who need representation in a wide variety of civil matters. She is also a leader among her peers in Georgia's legal community. I am among those who have had the honor of serving ...
One of the issues sure to be on the front burner of the 2018 General Assembly will be the treatment and prevention of opioid abuse. An estimated 180,000 Georgians have opioid use disorder. A November state audit identifies limitations to access medication-assisted treatment in four broad categories: ...
That broad definition of rural includes seven counties with more than 100,000 residents in 2016, according to U.S. Census data. RELATED: View the list of Georgia counties by population growth. “That would concern me,” said Rep. Jay Powell, the council's co-chairman. “What we're trying to accomplish is ...
MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – This May, Middle Georgia residents will get to vote on a new penny sales tax. The Transportation Special Local Option Sales Tax (TSPLOST) will be on the ballot for 11 counties. Those counties voting, are Baldwin, Crawford, Houston, Jones, Macon-Bibb, Monroe, Peach ...
It is a question you cannot help but wonder: How much snow did we get this weekend? Severe Weather Team 2 has been tracking the snowfall throughout the weekend and continues as patchy black ice remains a threat into the overnight hours Sunday. Meteorologist Katie Walls produced a compilation of ...


 

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