Sunday night The Georgia Department of Public Health said a total of 2,683 cases of the coronavirus known as COVID-19 have been reported in the state. The number of deaths has risen to 83, which is 3.09 percent of all cases.
President Donald Trump said Sunday he would extend nationwide social distancing guidelines for another 30 days, an abrupt back-down from his push to reopen the country as coronavirus continues to spread.
ATLANTA - President Donald Trump has declared Georgia a major disaster area due to the impacts of coronavirus, Gov. Brian Kemp announced Sunday.
On Sunday, just before noon, The Georgia Department of Public Health said a total of 2,651 cases of the coronavirus known as COVID-19 have been reported in the state. The number of deaths has risen to 80, which is 3.02 percent of all cases.
The nation's top infectious disease expert said Sunday that based on models, the United States could eventually see 100,000 or more deaths from the novel coronavirus, which has already claimed more than 2,000 American lives as cases surge across the US.
As restaurant owners have moved to food delivery and curbside takeout services in response to coronavirus concerns, many customers have wondered how safe the practice is.
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Sunday that Americans could expect checks from the historic $2 trillion stimulus bill to be direct deposited in their accounts within three weeks but experts have determined it could take longer to receive the money.
McDONOUGH — On March 20, the city of McDonough shut down all city parks and restrooms in an effort to slow the spread of the deadly COVID-19 virus. Some people, however, say they are not worried about their kids playing on shared playground equipment and are not observing social distancing a…
More often than not, the "Shooters" didn’t carry weapons since their shooting equipment was heavy and cumbersome. If they did arm themselves, a holstered .45 caliber automatic was their weapon of choice. Yet, everyone understood if a Shooter ever needed to use his weapon it was most likely too late to save the day.
A 33-year-old member of Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards' staff has died due to complications from coronavirus.
The International Olympic Committee has just learned that there is something called the coronavirus and that the virus doesn’t give a rat’s rump how important they perceive themselves to be.
The latest update from the Georgia Department of Public Health, at noon on Saturday, shows there are now 2,366 cases of coronavirus in the state, and the number of people who have died has risen to 69. That is 2.92% of the cases in Georgia.
Tom Coburn, a former US congressman from Oklahoma and obstetrician, died at his home Saturday, according to a statement from his family. He was 72.
I don’t think I’ve seen the world, or my little corner of it, in such widespread panic my entire life — not even during the Cuban Missile Crisis when we were crawling under our school desks every day in fear of the “Big One” being launched from Havana, apparently right toward the Osprey Mill in Porterdale.
New York, New Jersey and Connecticut have been placed under a 14-day travel advisory in the latest effort by United States officials to slow down the rapid spread of the deadly coronavirus.
There have been 197 new cases of the coronavirus disease known as COVID-19 confirmed in Georgia since noon, state health officials announced Friday night.
MCDONOUGH — The Henry County Board of Commissioners has upgraded a resolution addresses the Coronavirus passed on Tuesday to an ordinance during a special called meeting Friday afternoon.
Dozens of Georgia National Guard members have deployed to help prop up medical staff at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany, where an influx of patients infected with coronavirus has filled hospital beds and severely cut into medical supplies.
ATLANTA — Georgia House Speaker David Ralston cast serious doubts Friday that the state will be able to afford either a teacher pay raise or an income tax cut because of the coronavirus pandemic’s economic impact.
Clinical trials to study a potential new vaccine for coronavirus began Friday morning at Emory University in Atlanta, the school announced.
He was the 44th vice president of the United States in the George H.W. Bush administration, but for the last 20 years, Dan Quayle has stayed mostly away from the unfriendly glare of political life.
LOCUST GROVE — Henry County Police are looking for a person of interest in the burglary in broad daylight March 23 of Bethlehem Baptist Church, 643 Bethlehem Road, in Locust Grove.
McDONOUGH — Henry County Superior Court Judge John A. “Trea” Pipkin III has been named to the Georgia Court of Appeals by Gov. Brian Kemp.
With more and more people working from home, Walmart has picked up on an interesting trend: Tops have seen an increase in sales, while bottoms haven't.
President Donald Trump signed into law Friday afternoon a historic $2 trillion stimulus package as the American public and the US economy fight the devastating spread of Covid-19.
LOCUST GROVE — The city of Locust Grove approved an ordinance declaring a public health state of emergency due to the “proliferation of COVID-19 in the United State and the state of Georgia” during a special called meeting Thursday morning.
The United States, Europe, Japan, China and India are unleashing trillions of dollars in government spending and newly created money as they desperately attempt to keep the global economy from sinking into depression.
HAMPTON — Hampton residents can rest assured their utilities will not be cut off due to an inability to pay during the COVID-19 state of emergency, according to City Manager Alex Cohilas.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday predicted that the House will overwhelmingly approve the $2 trillion stimulus package with a "strong bipartisan vote" after the measure passed the Senate late Wednesday night.
There have been 138 new cases of the coronavirus disease known as COVID-19 confirmed in Georgia and one additional death from the disease since the last report Wednesday night, state health officials announced Thursday at noon.
McDONOUGH—The Henry County Police Department has issued a BOLO (be on the lookout) for a man who they allege stole several items from the Stockbridge Walmart, 1400 Hudson Bridge Road, on March 11.
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McDONOUGH—The Henry County Police Department has issued a BOLO (be on the lookout) for Destiny Coleman, 17, who was last seen in McDonough Sunday March 22.
Former President Jimmy Carter is asking donors to "forgo (their) next gift" to the Carter Center and instead support local groups working to ease the "suffering caused" by the coronavirus pandemic.
Dyson has received an order from the UK government for 10,000 ventilators to support efforts by the country's National Health Service to treat coronavirus patients.
There have been 140 new cases of the coronavirus disease known as COVID-19, and seven additional deaths, confirmed in Georgia since noon, state health officials announced Wednesday night.
A tall good looking young man came to a minister’s office one day to talk. The young man’s very appearance gave evidence that he had a lot to live for, but he had a troubled mind.
Amazon warehouses are facing a growing tide of coronavirus cases with at least nine facilities hit so far, according to Amazon and local media reports.
There have been 150 new cases of the coronavirus disease known as COVID-19 confirmed in Georgia, and two additional deaths from it, since last night, state health officials announced Wednesday afternoon.
MORROW — Clayton State University is waiving the SAT and ACT scores for first-year students with a sufficiently high GPA who are admitted for the summer and fall 2020 semesters. The move was prompted by the impact of COVID-19 and was authorized by the University System of Georgia.
In the 17 years that this column has existed, I have never written a special one to address a current situation that was either tumultuous or triumphant.