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In recent years, Georgians, along with many others around the nation, have seen their personal information compromised by big data breaches. Companies like Facebook, T-Mobile and Volkswagen have been affected. A report by the personal finance website WalletHub shows how Georgia fared on its list of 2021’s States Most Vulnerable to Identity Theft and Fraud.

Analyst Jill Gonzalez.

The Health Report: Childbirth services impacts health

Dec 29, 2021

This week on the Georgia Health Report, host Lauren Baggett and Andy Miller of Georgia Health News discuss how losing childbirth services in rural communities impacts the health of women and their babies.

  

COVID cases spike as state responds

Dec 29, 2021

Athens-Clarke County saw the biggest spike in COVID cases since September on Christmas Day with 134 new reported cases.

From Dec. 21-27, the case rate per 100,000 people was 503, over a 350% increase from the previous reporting week. Residents should keep in mind that the Athens-Clarke County indoor mask mandate was re-instated when infection rose above the required 7-day case rate, according to the 24th declaration of emergency reinstated on Dec. 7.

Georgia Association of Broadcasters

Georgia broadcasting legend, Mike McDougald, has died. His career included part-ownership of radio stations such as WCHK, Canton and WRGA/WGTU in Rome, as well as others. He was inducted into the Georgia Radio Hall of Fame and the Alabama Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame. 

 

A 31 year old Athens woman named as the suspect in a fatal hit and run last week has turned herself in to ACC authorities. The Athens-Clarke County Police Department says that at about 3:45 PM on December 22, officers responded to a report of a pedestrian down on the sidewalk on North Avenue, just south of Strickland Avenue.

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