By Beau Evans
Capitol Beat News Service
Teachers, school staff and certain other vulnerable groups in Georgia will be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine starting on March 8, Gov. Brian Kemp announced Thursday.
Vaccines will be available for pre-K and K-12 school teachers and staff, Kemp said. Georgia adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, as well as the parents of children who have complex medical conditions, will also be eligible on March 8.
Kemp traced his decision to expand vaccines to teachers on encouraging signs of increasing vaccine production from the Biden administration and the new Johnson & Johnson-brand vaccine that won high safety marks from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration this week.
“Today, we will be taking another step to protect the most vulnerable and get Georgia back to normal,” Kemp said at a news conference Thursday.
While the county hasn’t been told specifics on the case against their building, voters publicly complained about the steep hill where the lines formed during early voting last year.
Progress file, Oct. 2020 / Photo
The Pickens County Board of Elections is one of many entities Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger and the State Election Board allege committed voter violations during the 2020 election season.
The local elections board as well as elections supervisor Julianne Roberts, are accused of “failing to provide adequate access in a polling place as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act.”
On Wednesday, Feb. 17, the State Election Board five-member panel heard investigative findings in 63 cases. The board voted to refer 24 of those, including the Pickens County case, to the attorney general for prosecution. The Secretary
By Dave Williams
Capitol Beat News Service
ATLANTA - Georgia would observe standard time all year long under legislation that cleared a state Senate committee last week.
Senate Bill 100 would do away with the current practice of switching back and forth between standard time and daylight saving time every six months.
“Most people want to stay on the same time all year,” Sen. Ben Watson, R-Savannah, the bill’s chief sponsor, told members of the Senate Government Oversight Committee.
Watson cited studies that point to an increase in heart attacks during the two weeks in spring following the switch from standard to daylight time.
Auditions announced for Funny Little Thing Called Love
Tater Patch Players
Who would ever think that five women with five strong personalities meeting for one hour could be so funny? The ladies planning The Aurelia Women’s League Flower and Garden Show Gala are different in many ways. The seemingly strongest personality is the chairperson, Clarinda, who insists Robert's Rules of Order be followed and starts pushing her ideas on the others. Just when things are getting crazy, refreshments are served. The food is great and the punch is even better.
Interested in weather? The National Weather Service is offering a virtual StormReady class on Tuesday, March 9th for Pickens County residents.
Anyone can take the training class, offered virtually from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, March 9th. The free class will teach you how to spot severe weather situations and report it to the National Weather Service.
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