ATHENS – The University of Georgia has delivered a first batch of medical face shields produced on campus to local medical professionals facing a shortage of protective equipment because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
ATLANTA – Chief Justice Harold D. Melton issued an order Monday that extends the statewide judicial emergency until May 13. The Chief Justice first declared a judicial emergency on March 14 which was due to expire April 13.
A group of attractions in Atlanta is teaming up to offer educators a way to explore their collections and exhibits through a series of online activities, including virtual field trips.
One of my favorite psalms is psalm 46. The person who wrote it is not naive. He knows that there is nothing easy about life, and in the psalm he speaks of the world falling apart. Consequently, he has every reason to be fearful and anxious.
ATHENS — Each spring, thousands of K-12 students attend environmental education camps at Georgia 4-H facilities across the state. They hold snakes, hike through creeks and marshes, visit historic sites and enjoy nature; all with a goal of learning about the environment. Since the COVID-19 ou…
ALBANY — Dougherty County Probate Judge Nancy Stephenson, 63, of Albany died Wednesday at her home in Albany from cardiac issues complicated by COVID-19.
The International Olympic Committee has just learned that there is something called the coronavirus and that the virus doesn’t give a rat’s rump how important they perceive themselves to be.
The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation is looking for a preservation-minded buyer to purchase and rehabilitate the Alston-Wiley House in Sparta.
A tall good looking young man came to a minister’s office one day to talk. The young man’s very appearance gave evidence that he had a lot to live for, but he had a troubled mind.
Let’s all take a deep breath, shall we? Yes, the coronavirus is serious — just how serious has yet to be determined — but use the good sense God has given you and we will get through it. I promise.
ATLANTA — Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger is taking unprecedented steps to protect the public health of Georgia voters while also upholding the integrity of the vote. These temporary steps are being made because of the COVID-19 pandemic threatening public health in Georgia and around t…
Karen Hebert, a paraprofessional at Jackson Elementary School (JES), received the Extra-Mile Employee Recognition Award from the Butts County Board of Education during its meeting on Tuesday, March 10. Hebert was nominated by JES Paraprofessional Chetoya Fish for always going above and beyon…
Gov. Brian P. Kemp and Department of Driver Services Commissioner Spencer R. Moore on Saturday announced an emergency operation plan for the agency which includes a 60-day extension for many Georgians with a drivers license and/or ID Card nearing expiration. Along with the extended expiratio…
Jackson High School junior Lauren Boling was recognized for her first place win in the Griffin RESA Regional Science and Engineering Fair at the March 10 meeting of the Butts County Board of Education.
ATLANTA — When the legislative session resumes, Georgia lawmakers will take up a measure originally aimed at bringing better public transit options to people in rural parts of Georgia, especially for seniors who already struggle to shop and attend medical appointments.
March 16-20 was declared School Board Appreciation Week in Georgia. During the Butts County Board of Education meeting on Tuesday, March 10, Butts County schools presented the board members with certificates and small tokens of appreciation, including cookies, backpacks and umbrellas.
Newton County saw an additional confirmed case of COVID-19 in the numbers reported at noon Friday by the Georgia Department of Health, bringing the county’s total number of cases to four.
MISSOULA, Mont. – Aurelius Data, the first global patient perception big data company in plant-based medicines, has cautioned the public against the potential harmful side effects that can come from consuming cannabis products with Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) if a patient is infected with COVID-19.
ALBANY – As Albany State University officials monitor and evaluate the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19), they’ve maintained that the priority is the health and safety of the university’s students, their parents, faculty, staff, alumni and the community. For this reason, and with the guid…
What do we intend to do with our lives? As we contemplate this critical question, we need to remember that our dreams are more important than the vehicles we drive.
Gov. Brian P. Kemp and the Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) on Wednesday addressed an increase in the number of partial claims filed as a result of businesses reducing work hours or temporarily closing their doors in light of recent developments regarding COVID-19.
ATLANTA – Gov. Brian P. Kemp and officials with the Georgia Department of Labor addressed Wednesday an increase in the number of partial claims filed as a result of businesses reducing work hours or temporarily closing their doors in light of recent developments regarding COVID-19.
Out of concern for the safety and security of customers and team members, the Georgia Department of Driver Services is following the recommendation of public health authorities regarding social distancing related to the COVID-19 outbreak.
As the COVID-19 outbreak continues and many public schools are closed to ensure the safety of students and staff, State School Superintendent Richard Woods is suspending state testing.
To minimize exposure to staff and inmates at the Butts County Jail, all inmate visitation is cancelled until further notice, according to Sheriff Gary Long.
Chief Magistrate Rebecca Pitts reports the following individuals were brought before the Magistrate Court of Butts County for First Appearance Bond Hearings during the period of March 9-15, 2020:
The Butts County School System closed schools Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, March 16-18, out of concern for the coronavirus (COVIT-19). Superintendent Dr. Todd Simpson said they were to make a decision on March 18 whether or not to remain closed for a longer period of time, but Gov. Brian K…
The Jenkinsburg City Council denied a request to rezone 14 acres on Burg Road from AR (Agricultural Residential) to RR-2 (Rural Residential District) during its March 9 meeting. The rezoning would have allowed for the development of a subdivision of 11 homes, eight with driveways off Burg Ro…
Butts County officials continue to be engaged with both state and federal partners regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. Friday county officials met to discuss continuity of operation planning for government services. The county leadership team is committed to providing a continued high-level qua…
Gov. Brian P. Kemp issued an executive order Saturday afternoon authorizing Adjutant General Tom Carden - at the request of Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Director Homer Bryson - to call up as many as 2,000 Georgia National Guard troops to active duty to address novel coronavirus and COVID-19 in Georgia.
Chief Justice Harold D. Melton today declared a Statewide Judicial Emergency effective immediately due to the spread of the coronavirus throughout Georgia.
The Newton County Superior Court judges and Sheriff Ezell Brown met and agreed to temporarily suspend the Weekender and Work Release programs to ensure the safety of the jail staff, inmate residents and visitors amid the coronavirus outbreak.