Georgia’s COVID-19 Vaccination Rate Double From Last Week

On Tuesday, January 19, 2021, Governor Brian P. Kemp announced that, for the second straight week, Georgia has more than doubled its number of reported COVID-19 vaccinations.   From Monday, January 11, to Monday, January 18, the Georgia Department of Public Health reported an increase from 206,900 to 423,011 vaccines administered.   In a prepared statement Governor Kemp says, quote, […]

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January 5th Runoff Results Are Certified

On Tuesday, January 19, 2021, the Georgia Secretary of State’s Office certified the results for the January 5, 2021 runoff.   The certified results of state and federal races can be found on the Secretary of State’s website at sos.ga.gov.   It shows that Democrat Jon Ossoff received 50.61% of the vote to Republican David Perdue’s 49.39% and in the […]

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Toccoa Man Charged in Drug Trafficking Bust

  A Toccoa man is one of four people arrested in Banks County on drug trafficking charges.   On Wednesday, January 13th, 2021, Appalachian Regional Drug Enforcement Office Agents, along with Banks County Sheriff’s Office Deputies executed a search warrant at the Howard Johnson Hotel Room 237 in Commerce.   According to Special Agent in Charge Trent Hillsman, information developed […]

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Georgia School Districts Get CARES 2 Funding

Georgia public schools will receive more than $1.7 billion – $1,702,883,356 – in federal stimulus funds under the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (referred to as CARES 2).   Last week, the State Board of Education approved State School Superintendent Richard Woods’ recommendation to begin allocating the funds to districts.   The CARES 2 funds are flexible and […]

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