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Service businesses announce layoffs across Georgia as doors close

Workers at hotels and convention centers, bars, restaurants and day care centers are among the latest Georgians to learn they will soon be out...

State bracing for projected jobless surge due to COVID-19 closings

Mother of two Kaylin Hart of Savannah is one of a growing number of Georgians suddenly thrown out of work in the midst of...

Kemp bans large gatherings, orders bars closed to stem virus outbreak

Gov. Brian Kemp will ban gatherings that don’t adhere to the six-foot separation rule, close bars and nightclubs and require the state’s most medically...

Nonprofits from food banks to meals on wheels brace for spike...

Here are ways you can donate to support food banks and other nutrition programs, as well as places to turn if you need help. A...

Ga. nurses want added autonomy for more treatment capacity in a...

Molly Bachtel was recently treating a patient who had taken a hard hit to the jaw while playing basketball, causing what Bachtel suspected was...

How to donate, find free meals during COVID-19 outbreak

Georgia’s food banks, Meals on Wheels and other nonprofits that provide meals to people in need are scrambling to meet increased demand during the...

Bookman: COVID-19 tests in short supply; making it worse, so is...

Two weeks ago, President Trump stood outside the Centers for Disease Control here in Atlanta and promised the nation that “anybody who wants a...

Loeffler stock trades after briefings early in coronavirus outbreak draw fire

Georgia’s newly appointed U.S. senator is under fire for unloading as much as $3.1 million in stocks after participating in a private briefing for...

Lawmakers frustrated that colleague attended session despite illness

Georgia legislators expressed frustration with a state senator who attended a called session at the Capitol this week despite feeling sick. Wednesday he announced...

Gold Dome handshakes to social distancing – a Ga. COVID-19 timeline

Just a little over two weeks ago U.S. Senate candidates, legislative hopefuls, lobbyists and the usual groups of student visitors converged on the Georgia Capitol on the first day candidates could qualify for 2020 elections. People were already dying of COVID-19 in other states by March 2 when U.S. Sen. David Perdue stopped by the Gold Dome to fill out his paperwork and glad hand with other politicians and some of the young visitors that day. Things have deteriorated at a head-spinning pace as you'll see in our timeline that traces the outbreak from a Chinese province late last year to this week's news that 236 state lawmakers are urged to self-quarantine because one of their own tested positive. And the lives of more than 10 million Georgians are now turned upside down.
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