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COVID-19 Numbers in Georgia

Jul 30, 2020
Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP

Death rates of Covid-19 have dropped to a smaller, but not insignificant number Thursday.

The Georgia Department of Public Health reported more than 4,000 new cases and 30 new deaths. Total cases are now more than 182,000 and total deaths are at 3,671. 339 people have been hospitalized due to the virus. 



ACCPD to Release Video from Protest Tear Gas Incident

Jul 30, 2020

The Athens-Clarke County Police Department has scheduled a press conference regarding the use of tear gas at the Black Lives Matter rally and protest on May, 31st.

According to a release from the department, ACCPD will provide an Office of Professional Standards review of the use of force.

Video footage of the incident will also be released.

Space is limited due to social distancing requirements.

District t 6 Commissioner-Elect Jesse Houle says they are running in the special election scheduled this November for the District 6 seat, which they are planning to fill in January.

“Yes, according to the election that we had last June, of course the particularly tumultuous election that we’ve been talking about, and there is a special election in November and I’ll be putting my name on the ballot for that and hopefully that means we can actually see representation for District 6 again sooner than that.” Houle said. “Hopefully in November we’ll have a seat at the table.”

UGA Statements on SEC Football Decision

Jul 30, 2020

Statements on SEC football decision:

“It was clear in our meeting today that this delay would be beneficial to our student athletes and promote the safe and orderly return to campus for our student body in August. Having some separation between the earlier reopening of our campuses and the later start of the football season should be helpful.”

The Southeastern Conference has established September 26 as the new kickoff for it 2020 football season to allow its universities to focus on the healthy return of their campus communities and the gradual re-introduction of athletics, as the 14 members of the SEC continue to monitor developments related to COVID-19, SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey announced Thursday.