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The share of Americans under the age of 65 without health insurance fell every year between 2010, when the Affordable Care Act was signed into law, and 2016, when President Barack Obama left office. Though the U.S. uninsured rate among Americans younger than 65 has inched up over the years since, it remains well below […]

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ATLANTA — As part of the State of Georgia’s recognition of National Small Business Week 2021, Gov. Brian Kemp announced Thursday a new position in state government to support and empower Georgia’s small business community.

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After nearly two decades of combat, the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan marks the end of the longest war in American history. Since 2001, nearly 2,500 American service members have been killed in the conflict — in addition to tens of thousands of contractors, civilians, Afghan and allied military personnel. The servicemen and servicewomen […]

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Reported cases of COVID-19 at the University of Georgia fell sharply for the week of Sept. 6-12, down by two-thirds from the preceding week, according to data released today on the University Health Center’s website, which provides weekly updates to the campus community. The number of reported cases is the lowest in a month, since […]

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ATLANTA – The president of the Medical Association of Georgia said Wednesday this flu season could be worse than last year’s, and again stressed the importance of getting a COVID-19 vaccine. “COVID-19 is a respiratory infection, so co-infection can bring a much higher risk of mortality,” said Dr. Lisa Perry-Gilkes. “Getting vaccinated is the best […]

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ATHENS — Beginning Dec. 1, the University of Georgia will host its first Winter WonderLights show with a Garden of Delights, Candy Cane Lane and Cone Tree Plaza, among other magical features, along a half-mile trail at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia here.

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EATONTON — The television in the little girl’s bedroom suddenly comes on in the middle of the night. She stares at the screen that reveals only a snowy picture. Walking over to the TV, she calmly says, “They’re here.” The entire theater screams in fright.

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ATLANTA — President Biden’s approval rating in Georgia – nationally regarded as one of several key swing states in the 2022 midterm election and the presidential race in 2024 – is declining, according to a new survey.

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Pejman Rohani, a professor in the Odum School of Ecology, was recently quoted in a WIRED article about future flu seasons, following the COVID-19 pandemic. During the COVID pandemic, flu cases and deaths dropped. Experts say this is most likely due to non-pharmaceutical interventions (NPIs), such as mask wearing, handwashing and social distancing. Although less […]

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ATLANTA — Gov. Brian Kemp is vowing to fight President Joe Biden’s newly announced COVID-19 mandates, which now include requiring employers with more than 100 workers to mandate either vaccinations or weekly tests.

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ATLANTA – As COVID hospitalizations soar in Georgia and Democrats and Republicans spar over how to deal with them, the state’s largest hospital system is canceling all non-essential medical procedures and surgeries. In a statement issued Wednesday, Grady Health System CEO John Haupert said, “The Labor Day weekend proved to be labor-intensive at Grady. Seriously […]

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ATLANTA — Attorney General Chris Carr announced Tuesday the indictment of Chattahoochee Circuit District Attorney Mark Preston Jones on charges of two counts of influencing witnesses, two counts of bribery, two counts of violation of oath by public officer, two counts of attempted violation …

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ATLANTA — A new study from a Washington, D.C.-based think tank shows a decline in the number of child-care workers in Georgia over the last several years, a decline that has been particularly devastating during the coronavirus pandemic.

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ATLANTA – Former President Donald Trump has endorsed University of Georgia football great Herschel Walker for the U.S. Senate and state Sen. Burt Jones for lieutenant governor. Trump’s friendship with Walker goes back to 1984, when Walker signed with the United States Football League’s New Jersey Generals, a team Trump owned. Trump urged Walker to […]

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ATLANTA – Former President Donald Trump has endorsed University of Georgia football great Herschel Walker for the U.S. Senate and state Sen. Burt Jones for lieutenant governor. Trump’s friendship with Walker goes back to 1984, when Walker signed with the United States Football League’s New Jersey Generals, a team Trump owned. Trump urged Walker to […]

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Former President Donald Trump on Thursday gave Republican former football star Herschel Walker his "Complete and Total Endorsement" in Georgia's US Senate race, praising him as "a friend, a Patriot and an outstanding American who is going to be a GREAT United States Senator."

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ATLANTA — A Glynn County grand jury indicted former Brunswick District Attorney Jackie Johnson Thursday for misconduct in the investigation of the shooting death of Ahmaud Arbery last year.

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ATLANTA — Attorney General Chris Carr joined a coalition of 16 states in an effort to stop the Biden administration’s so-called “interim guidance,” which the officials say drastically and intentionally curtails enforcement of immigration laws. The policy halts nearly all deportations and imm…

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ATLANTA – Georgia has scored another victory in the decades-long tri-state water wars with Alabama and Florida. In a decision issued late last week, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers granted Georgia’s request for water allocation from Allatoona Lake, which supplies Cobb County and the city of Cartersville. The Corps’ decision on the Allatoona Lake […]

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ATHENS — Researchers at the University of Georgia have provided multifaceted evidence to suggest the likely origins behind the global spread of Salmonella Enteritidis, which has caused recurring outbreaks of the foodborne pandemic linked to poultry products.

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ATLANTA — In response to Hurricane Ida making landfall Sunday along the Gulf Coast, Georgia Power is sending approximately 500 company personnel and contract teams to Mississippi to assist its sister company, Mississippi Power, with their restoration efforts. Georgia Power’s restoration work…

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