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Woman arrested, accused of deadly shooting in SW Atlanta The day after a deadly shooting in southwest Atlanta, police arrested a woman on a murder charge.

Atlanta Gas Light unveils plans to hire 200 workers across Georgia Atlanta Gas Light announced today that it is hiring to fill approximately 200 permanent positions within the company based throughout Georgia.

Clayton County police investigating deadly shooting Police are investigating a deadly shooting in Clayton County on Tuesday night. Just before 7:30 p.m.

Fixing the PIN on the Georgia Department of Labor website to access unemployment claims ATLANTA - The number of unemployment claims are expected to skyrocket this week with many non-essential workers being laid off or furloughed. The official numbers of the past week are not expected until the end of the week.

Cops: Man repeatedly struck girlfriend’s car with ax during argument in Roswell A man is on the run after allegedly hitting his girlfriend and then taking an ax to her car Tuesday…

Clayton County issues mandatory shelter in place order due to coronavirus After midnight Tuesday, Clayton County will join the growing list of metro Atlanta cities and counti…

EMA directors in Middle Georgia respond to COVID-19 The majority of counties in Middle Georgia have cases of coronavirus at this point. Wilcox County notified the public of their first confirmed case. Wilcox declared a state of emergency and began enforcing a curfew from 10 p.m. until 5 a.m.

GNTC to hold Spring Commencement Ceremony August 11 GNTC to hold Spring Commencement Ceremony August 11. Georgia Northwestern Technical College's Spring Commencement Ceremony has been rescheduled to August 11, at 7:00 p.m. at the Forum River Center in Rome. The decision was made in accordance with Governor Brian Kemp's Executive Order for GNTC to remain closed through the spring semester.

Georgia football will have new OC Todd Monken coach QBs, too Georgia football confirmed some additional duties for Todd Monken, with the new offensive coordinator also serving as quarterbacks coach.

Guardsmen being sent to long-term care facilities as coronavirus spreads Brian Kemp is sending National Guard troops to a South Georgia nursing home to help personnel contain an outbreak of COVID-19, as part of a state effort to fight the disease in long-term care facilities. The new coronavirus has hit several nursing homes and assisted-living facilities in the state.

Kemp, Carden Deploy Soldiers to Fight COVID-19 in Long-Term Care Facilities Kemp and Georgia National Guard Adjutant General Tom Carden will activate and deploy over 100 Guardsmen to any long-term care facility - assisted living facility or nursing home - with COVID-19 cases.

Georgia COVID-19 cases surpass 4,100 The number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in Georgia rose to 4,117 on Tuesday evening, with 17 new deaths. The new report comes after one expert predicted the state's daily toll will keep escalating until late April. As of 6:30 p.m. Monday, the Georgia Department of Public Health reported 125 deaths in the state and 885 people hospitalized.

Coronavirus impacts 'Rock for Rescues,' other Woodstock events Rock for Rescues, ” the annual music festival to benefit metro Atlanta animal rescue org…

Georgia star: 'Ohio State has so much to offer' Ohio State has so much to offer." While his Ohio State visit this past weekend didn't happen, it will be rescheduled, it is just a matter of when. "Maybe in May," Nickel said. In the meantime, Nickel continues to workout on his own. "Yes sir, I have a home gym and I'm running the hills in my neighborhood," Nickel said.

Forsyth County bans restaurant dining, waives late tax penalties The Forsyth County Commission chairman has signed additional declarations and orders regarding the C…

Cherokee County cities declare emergencies in COVID-19 fight Ball Ground ordered businesses other than those deemed essential to dial back to "minimum basic operations." Holly Springs said establishments with proper alcohol licenses could sell unopened beer or wine for take-out during the hours package sales are permitted.

Georgia surpasses 4K coronavirus cases, reaches 125 deaths Updates, the department tweaked the statewide total for coronavirus cases, deaths and hospitalizations. The DPH recorded 3,929 confirmed cases, 111 deaths and 833 hospitalizations, which is about 21.2% of all cases. The update added 112 cases to the total along with three deaths.

Perdue, Loeffler Ask Administration To Help Rural Hospitals During COVID-19 Outbreak Senators David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler, both of Georgia, are asking the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to prioritize funding to rural hospitals amid the COVID-19 outbreak. Perdue and Loeffler joined 40 U.S. Senators and 81 U.S.

DeKalb jail operations supervisor tests positive for COVID-19 "Our challenge is that this agency never closes, and we are constantly in proximity to each other and individuals from throughout the community." At least 14 inmates have tested positive at the Fulton County Jail, officials said Monday, including nine who tested positive in a 24-hour period.

Sketchbookskool drawing party Yesterday You try drawing with your none dominant and see how well yours turn out. But a lot of fun. I switched from a fine Pitt pen to the brush pen. You also do it as a contour aka look at your hand while you draw. All things considered these turned out well.

Clarkesville imposes emergency measures to prevent spread of COVID-19 The Clarkesville City Council late this evening issued a list of emergency measures it's imposed to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The city formally adopted the recommendations made by the Habersham County Commission in its emergency order on March 28 and is reinforcing the governor's executive order on social distancing and community gatherings.

'It's perfectly legal': Law enforcement offers boating do's and don't's during COVID-19 crisis It’s perfectly legal’: Law enforcement offers boating do’s and don’t’s during COVID-19 crisis.

Georgia teen creates website to help people find essentia But a 17-year-old Georgia high schooler is bringing relief to stressed people across the country who can't find cleaning and paper products. WSB-TV's Wendy Corona learned he's doing it all while self-isolating. Blake Rand is a skilled computer programmer.

GA Healthcare Workers Fly To New York To Help: Coronavirus ATLANTA, GA — More than two dozen healthcare professionals from Georgia headed to New York City last Friday to help with the coronavirus patients. Southwest Airlines posted an inspiring photo of them on Instagram leaving Atlanta. They thanked them for their efforts.

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