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A live stream of some of the updates from your state and local officials, as well as status updates from elsewhere that contain useful or necessary information about the COVID-19 pandemic.

‘Heroes Work Here’ signs placed outside metro Atlanta Healthcare facilities, police and fire departments

A Georgia sign company and a state senator have partnered to place signs outside of healthcare facilities, police departments and fire departments...

Fatal house fire claims life of 84-year-old Bibb County woman

An 84-year-old Bibb County woman died after her home caught fire just before 10 p.m. Wednesday. The Bibb County...

Hall County property tax assessments delayed until May 1

In light of the coronavirus pandemic and its social distancing requirements, Hall County's tax bills -- which were supposed to be mailed...

Georgia farmers brace for impact of COVID-19

Georgia produce farmers are used to fighting plant diseases on their crops, but planting resistant varieties or spraying pesticides won’t keep Coronavirus...

Georgia’s primary election has been postponed again

Georgia's primary election has been postponed once again due to the coronavirus pandemic. The new date for the primary, which will be...

Georgia had the second-highest number of unemployment claims in the U.S. last week

More than 6.6 million Americans filed unemployment claims last week as more businesses were forced to lay off and furlough workers because...

Rabies Alert: Rabid raccoon found in Hall County

Hall County has confirmed its first case of rabies in 2020. According to county officials, there was contact between...

3 smart ways to use screen time while coronavirus keeps kids at home

Rebecca Dore, Ohio State University As families everywhere adjust to social distancing measures like closed schools and child care...

Looking for something to do with the kids? Try a virtual visit to the Children’s Museum of Atlanta

For parents who have suddenly found themselves thrust into the role of primary educator for their now-homebound children, finding new educational activities...

Ralston: Georgia’s maternal mortality rate is ‘completely unacceptable’

Low-income Georgia mothers would receive expanded Medicaid coverage after the birth of their babies under legislation introduced in the state House of...

Coronavirus has spread to Georgia

Two cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in Georgia. Gov. Brian Kemp said the two confirmed cases of coronavirus...

The creator of VeggieTales is releasing a new Bible for toddlers and preschoolers this Easter

The creator of the popular children's institution, VeggieTales, is releasing a new Bible aimed at kids just in time for Easter.

Savannah Police search for clues in homicide of 20-year-old man

A 20-year-old Savannah man was shot and killed last night at about 7:30 p.m. on Emerald Drive in Savannah. Police are searching...

Argument between motorists in Eastman ends in gun shots

EASTMAN -- A dispute between two motorists seated in their cars ended in gunfire Monday afternoon in Eastman. According...

Georgia state trooper shoots 16-year-old who was driving a stolen vehicle

NORCROSS -- The GBI is investigating an officer involved shooting that occurred Tuesday morning at 1:25 a.m. on Indian Brook Way in...

Homicide in Alpharetta: What we know so far

ALPHARETTA -- New details have emerged about a homicide that occurred early Monday morning at a home on Nathan Circle in Alpharetta...

19-year-old arrested in early morning Alpharetta homicide

ALPHARETTA -- The Alpharetta Police Department has arrested and charged a 19-year-old suspect with murder and two counts of aggravated assault following...

Burglary suspect arrested while cooking stolen chicken on makeshift grill

MACON -- A macon man is in police custody after sheriff's department officials say he was caught on surveillance video robbing a...

Loeffler says she will liquidate investments in individual companies after stock-related controversy

U.S. Sen. Kelly Loeffler, R-Ga., said Wednesday she is liquidating her family’s holdings in stocks in individual companies and moving those investments...

What is Crossover Day in Georgia?

Crossover Day for the state legislature is scheduled Thursday, March 12 this year. It is one of the busiest days for lawmakers...

Will this be the year the shoalie becomes Georgia’s official riverine sport fish?

Supporters of a fish that mostly calls Georgia’s rivers home say they hope this will be the year they finally reel in...

Power Struggle Under The Gold Dome: House votes to give itself more say in budget decisions

The Georgia House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed two bills Tuesday that would give the General Assembly more say over state spending and...

Democrats make push to take over Georgia state house in November

 Georgia Democrats are off to a strong start in their bid to build on the electoral gains they made in congressional and...

Georgia election officials will have a public hearing on Athens-Clarke County’s decision to suspend use of new voting system

If you are an Athens-Clarke County resident who has an opinion on the county board of elections' decision to stop using the...

Norcross will start streaming city council meetings over Facebook Live

NORCROSS -- If you live in Norcross, you can find out what decisions your local elected officials are making and debating without...

DeKalb County will provide snacks for students during spring break

While the state of Georgia is under a shelter-in-place order, it is still Spring Break in DeKalb County. The county's recreation and...

Lawrenceville is offering assistance paying utility bills for residents impacted by coronavirus

LAWRENCEVILLE -- The city of Lawrenceville has worked out several options for residents who may be struggling to pay their monthly utility...

Georgia-based podcast ranked #1 Gospel Music Podcast

MARIETTA -- Southern Gospel News Podcast, the audible voice of gospel music, has been named as the "#1 Gospel Music Podcast you Must Follow...

Andretti Indoor Karting closes Roswell location

ROSWELL -- Andretti Indoor Karting and Games, a popular destination for kids and parents, abruptly closed its location in Roswell Jan. 1...

Georgia’s favorite Christmas song is about snow

Georgia's favorite Christmas song comes with a touch of wistfulness and irony. VerizonSpecials.com recently released its list of the most popular Christmas...

Remembering State Senator Jack Hill: ‘He truly cared about the people of Georgia’

Sen. Jack Hill was a humble grocer from rural Georgia who rose to become one of the state’s most powerful lawmakers.

Georgia state senator Jack Hill found dead in his office at 75

Sen. Jack Hill, one of the longest-serving members of the General Assembly, who led efforts in the Senate to draft the state’s...

Long-time Griffin Fire Chief to hang up his boots

GRIFFIN -- City of Griffin Fire Chief Tommy Jones will retire after over 32 years of service to the community.

Meet Georgia’s new acting public safety commissioner

Former Tift County Sheriff Gary Vowell has been tapped to fill Georgia's public safety chief post after former public safety commissioner Col....

Meet the new dean of UGA’s Tifton Campus

Michael Toews has been named assistant dean of the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences to oversee the Tifton...

VIDEO: Here are the 5 most expensive homes on the market in Atlanta

From a 1930s estate that could easily host one of The Great Gatsby's famous parties to a more modern mansion that Count...

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