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Cobb County is the seventh healthiest among Georgia's 159 counties, according to the 2018 County Health Rankings & Roadmaps from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. This yearly report evaluates counties across the U.S. by criteria including length of life, quality of life, health behavior, clinical care, ...
(WTXL) - The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for several counties in the north Florida and south Georgia area. A tornado watch has been issued for parts of Florida and Georgia until 7 PM EDT — NWS Tallahassee (@NWSTallahassee) March 20, 2018.

DeKalb County is currently under a tornado watch. The watch will last until 4 a.m., March 20. It was issued Monday evening, March 19. “A Tornado Watch has been issued for portions of north and central Georgia until 4 a.m. EDT as a more organized line of severe thunderstorms moves from Alabama into ...
Bill Would Let 'Micro-Hospitals' In Rural Georgia Counties. Elly Yu • Mar 16, 2018. Share. When a rural hospital closes, a proposed bill would allow a hospital from a neighboring county to purchase the building to turn it into a “micro-hospital.” Credit Pixabay. Sponsored Content. Sponsored Content. Sponsored Content.
At least 12 Georgia counties are now suing opioid manufacturers and distributors in federal court over damage caused by the opioid epidemic. Hall County and five others, Cook, Madison, Irwin and Walton, have joined Athens-Clarke, Candler, Oconee, Crisp, Jeff Davis, Sumter and Oglethorpe counties in ...
Georgia Counties With Ancient Voting Machines: Report. Two-thirds of counties in the U.S. having voting machines that are over a decade old, according to ProPublica. Georgia has lots of them. By Deb Belt, Patch National Staff | Mar 10, 2018 9:00 am ET | Updated Mar 10, 2018 9:00 am ET ...

VALDOSTA, Ga. (WALB) - Several South Georgia counties have been recognized as some of the top "Great American Defense Community Regions" in the nation. Lowndes, Berrien, Cook, and Lanier were all the counties selected as a region that shows the top support to military defenses. The ADC ...
Liz Marino/Douglas County Sentinel The elections gang from throughout a number of Georgia counties were present during Douglas County Elections Supervisor Laurie Fulton's retirement reception Monday afternoon in the third floor gallery of the Douglas County Courthouse. They are, from left, Janice ...
Michele NeSmith from the Georgia Counties Association says those numbers should stay the same throughout the year. Then just a little bit south in Clayton County, the sales tax is eight percent. According to their board of commissioners, there are no plans to increase that number this year. So if both sales ...
LSEGA began in January 1999, when leaders representing the business, local government and education communities in 10 southeast Georgia counties collaborated to create a program that crosses districts to promote community and economic development. Participants live and work within Bryan, Bulloch, Camden, ...

Athens-Clarke and Oconee counties have joined a growing list of Georgia counties in suing nearly two dozen manufacturers and distributors of opioids, seeking to hold the companies responsible for their role in the country's opioid epidemic. The lawsuits, filed earlier this month in the U.S. District Court in ...
UPDATE: Mobley was arrested about 4:30 p.m. Feb. 14 in Cordele, Ga. He surrendered after an hour-long standoff and negotiations. An 18-year-old man wanted on at least 11 charges in two counties is being sought by the Crisp County Sheriff's Office. Malcolm Jamal "MJ" Mobley is wanted on multiple ...
The firm expects to file similar lawsuits in the coming weeks on behalf of other Georgia counties and hospitals that have been financially devastated by the opioid epidemic. Some of those hospitals may be forced to close. Citing a 2017 white paper by the Substance Abuse Research Alliance, Matthews said ...
The National Weather Service has confirmed that a tornado did touch down in the Bremen area on Wednesday. The department issued two tornado warnings Wednesday morning for parts of seven different counties in western Georgia. The first warning of the morning was issued around 7:45 a.m. and ...
In the area of social connectedness, Fayette County's numbers exceed other participating Georgia counties as well as the national rates. Slightly more than 50 percent of the respondents talk to their neighbors regularly as compared to 44.5 percent in the three Georgia counties. Additionally, 70.7 percent ...
THOMASVILLE – Miss Kitty Feline Sanctuary announced it received $78,000 from PetSmart Charities, according to an organizational press release. The funds will help fuel the sanctuary's spay and neuter efforts in seven South Georgia counties, including Lowndes and Brooks. With the help of the donation, ...
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia made a historic decision last week to pull out of the individual health insurance market in 74 Georgia Counties. For the first time in deades, the company won't serve the individual market in metro Atlanta and other areas. That has left customers and agents with a raft of ...
A new ranking of the healthiest U.S. communities puts eight Georgia counties in the top 500, with the highest being Forsyth County, at No. 82. ... Historically, some Georgia counties have experienced major changes in the ethnicity of their residents in recent years, while others have seen little such change.
Will Everson blew out a knee when he was 16 years old, and the pain medication he took during recovery began a two-decade-long slide into drug addiction. In time, his continued use of Lortab, Percocet and other drugs caused him to push away his family and some of his friends. But the drugs, which ...


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