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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.

Bars, nightclubs and summer school can open in Georgia on June 1

Gov. Brian Kemp moved Thursday to relax broad social restrictions in Georgia on bars, nightclubs, summer school classes and overnight summer camps...

Three arrested in connection with Georgia graduation party shooting

ALAMO -- Three people have been arrested in connection to a fatal graduation party shooting in Alamo over the weekend.

Georgia Sheriff: ‘My Deputies are coming for you like you have never seen’

JACKSON -- Butts County Sheriff Gary Long has had enough. The sheriff has put violent criminals in the city...

Nursing homes at center of Milledgeville’s high coronavirus death rate

A former capital city of Georgia, once known for its sprawling state mental hospital as well as its historic sites, now has...

Lilburn cancels Fourth of July event

LILBURN -- The City of Lilburn has postponed its July 4th event, Sparkle in the Park. The annual...

Standoff with deputies at Gordon County motel ends with two arrests

A standoff with deputies at a Gordon County hotel ended with two arrests Tuesday. According to the Gordon County...

Rabid fox attacks two children in Gwinnett County

The Gwinnett County Animal Welfare and Enforcement Division and the Gwinnett County Health Department are advising residents to use caution and avoid...

Why you should keep hand sanitizer out of reach of small children

A troubling trend during the COVID-19 pandemic is an increase in calls to poison helplines about children drinking hand sanitizer and for...

Rabid raccoon confirmed after contact with dog in Hall County

A raccoon in Hall County tested positive for rabies after it had contact with a dog near Forrester Road in north Hall...

More trouble for Sterigenics as lawsuit accuses company of putting workers in danger

This story is jointly reported by Brenda Goodman of WebMD and Andy Miller of Georgia Health News One of...

Looking for more privacy in your back yard? Consider planting hedges

Would you like to enclose your back yard so that you can enjoy your coffee on the patio without your neighbor’s security...

Rural Georgia school districts are getting a WiFi boost

Students in rural Georgia school districts who have struggled to do their classwork due to poor Internet coverage will get some relief...

15 People died in Memorial Day Weekend crashes in Georgia

The Gist: Georgia State Troopers and local law enforcement investigated 13 fatal traffic crashes resulting in 15 deaths across Georgia during the Memorial...

Here’s how the Savannah Police Department enforced social distancing guidelines over Memorial Day weekend

SAVANNAH -- The Savannah Police Department was out in full force over Memorial Day Weekend. In addition to warning and citing local...

Georgia graduation party ends with deadly shooting

ALAMO -- A graduation party turned deadly just after 2 a.m. Sunday in Alamo. According to the Georgia Bureau...

DeKalb Police officer shoots knife-wielding man at QuikTrip

DECATUR -- An incident at a QuikTrip in DeKalb County ended with a suspect in critical condition after police say he pulled...

Another arrest made in Ahmaud Arbery case

The man identified in police reports as taking the cell phone video of the Ahmaud Arbery shooting was arrested Thursday.

Arrests made in connection with double homicide of two sisters found under Rome bridge

ROME -- The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has announced two arrests in connection with last week's homicide of two sisters who were...

Investigation into Loeffler’s stock trades dropped

The Justice Department has dropped an investigation of stock transactions U.S. Sen. Kelly Loeffler, R-Ga., and two Senate colleagues made following a...

Kemp offers Georgia as a replacement site for the Republican National Convention

Georgia Governor Brian Kemp is offering Georgia as a possible replacement site for the Republican National Convention after President Donald Trump demanded...

Here’s what you need to know about voting during the coronavirus pandemic

Early voting for the June 9 primary in Georgia started Monday amid ongoing safety concerns stemming from the coronavirus pandemic coupled with...

Trump taps former Alpharetta lawmaker as ambassador to Norway

Former Georgia House Speaker Mark Burkhalter has been nominated by President Donald Trump to serve as U.S. ambassador to Norway.

Gwinnett County now has drop boxes for absentee ballots

Eight official ballot drop boxes are now in place across Gwinnett County to provide eligible voters with a new way to return...

High-ranking Georgia lawmaker says ‘now is the time’ to act on hate crimes amid Ahmaud Arbery shooting

On the heels of the public outcry about the Ahmaud Arbery shooting, another key Georgia lawmaker is calling for hate crimes laws...

Hall County inmates are making gowns for Northeast Georgia Medical Center

Inmate work crews at the Hall County Correctional Institute have begun making single-use isolation gowns that will be distributed to health care...

Atlanta may make some streets pedestrian only

ATLANTA -- The City of Atlanta may soon close some streets to vehicles and make those streets pedestrian only. The measure is...

Alpharetta cancels food truck events for the year to encourage dining at local restaurants

ALPHARETTA -- As many Georgians clamor to return to business-as-usual amid the COVID-19 pandemic, one city has put the brakes on food...

Clark Howard to appear on Test Your Wits to raise money for Giving Kitchen

Leading consumer advocate and money expert, Clark Howard, joins Wits’ End Productions for Test Your Wits, on April 30 at 5 p.m.

Former Georgia reality star Todd Chrisley says he has coronavirus

Former metro Atlanta resident and star of the USA Network reality show "Chrisley Knows Best" Todd Chrisley said on his podcast earlier...

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...

Moms: Here are 5 things your kids really want to tell you but can’t

In honor of Mother's Day, I thought I'd take a moment to pay tribute to all the moms out there. Regardless of...

City of South Fulton to honor 100-year-old resident

SOUTH FULTON -- Few people have witnessed the level of change Hattie Lucy Young has seen in Fulton County during her lifetime.

Meet Monroe County’s finalist for Emergency Services Director

The Monroe County Board of Commissioners announced Milledgeville resident Matthew Jackson is a finalist to fill the position of Monroe County Emergency...

Hall County’s new Deputy Fire Chief spent his first day working remotely due to COVID-19

Elliot "Stoney" Bowles' first day on the job as the second in command for Hall County Fire and Emergency Services was unlike...

Grindhouse Killer Burgers will not reopen its dining room despite Kemp’s announcement

Following yesterday’s announcement from Georgia Governor Brian Kemp, allowing restaurants to resume normal operations as of Monday, April 27th, Grindhouse Killer Burgers...

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.
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