Local News

For the Complete Story, Just Click the Headline

Gov. Kemp, DPH, GEMA, and Georgia Guard to Give Update on COVID-19

May 27, 2020
Office of Governor Brian Kemp

Gov. Brian Kemp will provide a COVID-19 update Thursday afternoon. The governor will be joined by Dr. Kathleen Toomey, Commissioner, Georgia Department of Public Health; Homer Bryson, Director, Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency; Adjutant General Tom Carden, Georgia National Guard.

The briefing will be live streamed at facebook.com/GovKemp or gpb.org/coronavirus.

WUGA will broadcast the update live.

The update is scheduled for Thursday, May 28 at 4 pm.

Glynn County Detention Center via AP, File

A Georgia judge has scheduled a court hearing next week for three men charged with murder in the fatal shooting of Ahmaud Arbery. The clerk's office for Glynn County Magistrate Court confirmed Wednesday that Judge Wallace E. Harrell has set a preliminary hearing for June 4.

Athenians will head to the polls in just over a month. Several local races will be decided during the June 9 primary. One candidate hoping for a chance to represent his district is Knowa Johnson.

This week on the Georgia Health Report, host Lauren Baggett and Andy Miller of Georgia Health News discuss the increased use of telemedicine across the state as patients are urged to stay home and whether digital health services will become the new norm post-COVID-19. 

Volunteers Launch COVID-19 Resource Map

May 26, 2020
Groundbreakers

Volunteers from around the world, including students and alumni from the University of Georgia have combined their efforts to create a global COVID-19 Community Resource Map.

“This includes both permanent and specific COVID-19 response resource.”

That was Rara Reines, UGA alumna with Groundbreakers, the organization that created the map. Groundbreakers is a global network of community leaders operating in 51 countries, with an effort on local, grassroots efforts.

Pages