Kemp Orders Statewide Shelter in Place, Expected to Sign Order Today, In Effect Friday

Governor Brian P. Kemp provided an update Wednesday on COVID-19 in Georgia by giving the following address to Georgians: “I’m joined today by Department of Public Health Commissioner Dr. Kathleen Toomey, Adjutant General Tom Carden, and Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Director Homer Bryson. All of the people operating under the direction of the leaders standing with me are […]

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Local Jails Releasing Some Inmates Early

It’s no secret that our local county jails and detention centers continually face the problem of overcrowding, but now with the onset of COVID-19, the problem of keeping inmates a safe distance from each other is becoming even more of a problem. Franklin County Sheriff Steve Thomas tells WLHR News he’s had to release some nonviolent offenders. “We have released […]

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More Complaints of Price Gouging Being Investigated Says State Attorney General

Earlier we told you about the problem in Georgia of price gouging during this COVID-19 pandemic. This week President Trump issued an Executive Order to protect all Americans against hoarding and price gouging, Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr said his office will be working with federal enforcement partners in the U.S. Attorney’s Offices for the Northern, Middle, and Southern Districts […]

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Kemp Announces COVID-19 Testing Ramp Up

Governor Brian P. Kemp is announcing a laboratory surge capacity plan to quickly increase the availability of polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing for COVID-19 in Georgia. This initiative leverages the collective laboratory resources under the University System of Georgia, Georgia Public Health Laboratory, and Emory University. The ramp-up of laboratory testing surge capacity begins today. Upon implementation, labs will process […]

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