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Congress clears second major coronavirus package; 3rd in the works

WASHINGTON — A second major coronavirus package cleared the U.S. Senate early Wednesday and President Donald Trump quickly signed it later in the day. The...

Ga. blood donations plummet as Red Cross adjusts to COVID-19 spread

Georgia is experiencing an alarming blood supply shortage after more than 200 blood drives were canceled in the wake of work and school closures...

Limited COVID-19 testing locations open in Georgia with tight eligibility 

Drive-through coronavirus testing is now available in a handful of Georgia communities, according to representatives from local public health departments, and other testing facilities...

Struggling rural health care system to get tested by COVID-19 outbreak

Dr. Brent Waters sees a bit of everything at his medical office in Blackshear near the southeast corner of Georgia. Patients come to his...

Lawmakers grant Kemp expanded powers in public health emergency

Lawmakers Monday approved the governor’s request for expanded powers under Georgia’s first-ever public health emergency declaration while state officials combat the spread of COVID-19. If...

Bipartisan support shown for delay of presidential primary until May

This story was updated at 8 a.m. on March 17 to reflect the current number of states that have postponed their primary election.  Georgia Secretary...

U.S. House passes coronavirus response bill; 40 Republicans dissent

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House early Saturday morning approved an emergency stimulus package to combat the coronavirus pandemic after President Donald Trump signaled his...

Governor declares state of emergency as COVID-19 cases spike in Georgia

Gov. Brian Kemp declared a first-ever public health emergency in Georgia Saturday morning as the state experienced its biggest jump in confirmed cases of...

Clock runs out on business-friendly tort legislation for 2020 session

A sweeping tort reform bill failed to survive the General Assembly’s Crossover Day, the final day of the 40-day legislative session for a bill...

Outbreak worries, closings mount as first Georgia COVID-19 death reported

Georgia’s first confirmed death tied to the COVID-19 fits the demographic most susceptible to the disease caused by a new coronavirus: A senior with...
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