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Athens-Area COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics

Jan 11, 2021

Piedmont Healthcare began vaccinating patients 65 older against COVID-19 Monday. According to a statement from Piedmont, the supply is limited and system hospitals will contact patients to schedule appointments. Piedmont is operating seven dedicated vaccination clinics throughout the communities it serves. Those clinics are not located in any of the system’s medical facilities.  

Credit Card Debt Still High Due to COVID-19 Pandemic

Jan 11, 2021
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Americans started 2020 with more than $1 trillion in outstanding credit card balances, but the nation is starting 2021 in slightly better shape. According to the personal finance website WalletHub, Americans had the highest debt pay down in decades due to the COVID-19 stimulus.

Unfortunately, experts say there is still a substantial amount of debt left. Analyst Jill Gonzalez tells us where Athens ranks on their list of 2021’s Cities with the Least Sustainable Credit Card Debt.

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Georgia’s plan to expand access to a coronavirus vaccine to people over 65 is getting off to a rocky start. The websites of at least two public health districts crashed Monday, and other districts reporting overwhelming demand for appointments.

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A state police SWAT team patrolled Georgia’s Capitol as lawmakers gathered Monday for the first time since rioters stormed the U.S. Capitol in Washington and threatened to take their grievances to statehouses around the country. Lawmakers may feel less secure under Georgia’s gold dome as they get sworn in for their new terms, and not just because coronavirus infections are soaring. Gov.

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Students in Clarke County Schools will continue virtual learning for the foreseeable future. WUGA’s Jeff Dantre reports on the school district’s decision to keep classrooms closed for now.

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