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Deputies: Georgia couple refused to self-quarantine after positive coronavirus test - Georgia deputies say a man who refused to self-quarantine after testing positive for coronavirus has now been hospitalized.

Coronavirus: Stranger visits teen's memorial for Georgia family unable to make annual trip An Atlanta-area family is thankful for an act of kindness during the chaotic coronavirus pandemic. In 2013, Jamie McHenry was killed in a car crash during spring break in West Palm Beach, Florida.

Georgia Toffolo mourns her grandad's death as she says coronavirus caused 'too much sadness' Georgia Toffolo's heartbreak as she shared her grandad died over the weekend in a tribute on Instagram.

Georgia coronavirus cases exceed 6,600 as deaths rise to 211 The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Georgia increased to 6,647, up 264 cases from Saturday evening, according to data released Sunday morning by the Georgia Department of Public Health.

Georgia football player profile: QB D'Wan Mathis Quarterback D'Wan Mathis:. Class: Redshirt Freshman. Height: 6-6. Weight: 205 lbs. Hometown: Oak Park, Michigan. High School: Oak Park High School. Georgia Bulldogs quarterback D'Wan Mathis was Georgia's co-winner of the David Jacobs Award in 2019 for overcoming his scary brain cyst.

Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms announces hazard pay policy for Atlanta's front-line staff Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms Announces Hazard Pay Policy for City's Front-line Staff. ATLANTA-Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms issued an Administrative Order directing the institution of a hazard pay policy for front-line City employees. Eligible employees will be compensated an additional $500 per month.

State of Emergency declared for Black America as public health experts reveal Coronavirus is airborne State of Emergency declared for Black America as public health experts reveal Coronavirus is airborne NNPA NEWSWIRE - Medical experts have also sounded the alarm that the virus could well be transmitted through the air.

New York Giants NFL Draft Profile: Andrew Thomas, OT, Georgia New York Giants NFL Draft Profile: Andrew Thomas, OT, Georgia - A full scouting profile breaking down Thomas's strengths and weaknesses.

Former I'm a Celebrity jungle queen Georgia 'Toff' Toffolo shares her positive news of the week - watch video Former I'm a Celebrity champion and previous star on Made in Chelsea, Georgia Toffolo, shares her good news stories of the week that have nothing to do with coronavirus.

Chuck D: 'There's a Poison Going On' "I want to use this as a teachable moment. All of that stuff with Flav and Bernie Sanders and the lawyers was all part of a plan. I wanted to see what happens when you present a bad look. And, it worked. I was trending for a bad look, and I thought that for more than 30 years, Public Enemy has given you nothing but good looks.

COMMENTARY: Who Gets the Ventilators? NNPA NEWSWIRE - We must not forget the many ways that Black bodies were used for medical experiments, from the use of Black women's genitalia to develop gynecology through the Tuskegee syphilis studies that lasted from 1932 through 1972. Black people's lives have too often been white people's experiments.

The Local Take: ACLU Georgia And Your Rights During Coronavirus This week for WCLK's The Local Take I reached out to the American Civil Liberties Union of Georgia about our civil liberties during a pandemic. I spoke with Andrea Young, Director of Georgia ACLU.

This non-profit director wants to bring fiscal management to District 4 The executive director of a local non-profit is hoping north Forsyth voters will choose her as the next Forsyth County Commissioner for District 4.

Todd McShay breaks down 2020 NFL Draft's top running backs The 2020 NFL Draft's running backs class features four top talents that could come off the board in the first or second round, according to ESPN analyst Todd McShay.

Gottlieb says "aggressive surveillance" needed to track future virus spread Washington - Doctor Scott Gottlieb, the former commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, said Sunday that a return to normalcy in the United States once the spread of the coronavirus slows would need to be accompanied by "aggressive surveillance" that allows for case-based intervention if there are future outbreaks.

183 additional COVID-19 cases in NC, 7 more deaths, officials say North Carolina health officials say more than 2,500 people have been confirmed to have coronavirus in the state, according to public health officials. In the latest report from the NC Department of Health and Human Services, officials say there was an increase of 183 cases from Saturday.

Authorities confirm that shooting suspect involved in Gulfport car wreck shot himself after high-speed car chase in Georgia Authorities at the Gulfport Police Department say the suspect, involved in a domestic incident and related vehicle rollover, committed suicide on Friday. The suspect's name was was Jarvis Dermetrious Brown. By WLOX Staff - April 4, 2020 at 7:43 AM CDT - Updated April 5 at 11:46 AM GULFPORT, Miss.

5 ways to social distance while shopping Recently I found myself in a dilemma. I had no choice but to venture out to the grocery store in the face of the coronavirus pandemic. Trust me when I say, I searched every grocery delivery app, drive-thru and curb-side option before ultimately making this decision.

Georgia's coronavirus miracle: So far, so good Georgia has long been viewed as one of the most successful emerging economies in the world, a bastion of economic liberalism and a model for others to follow. In recent weeks however, it is the country's successful response to the coronavirus pandemic that has been winning it plaudits.

Georgia surpasses 6,000 cases, more than 200 deaths reported due to COVID-19 ATLANTA - Confirmed cases of COVID-19 continued on an upward trend in the state of Georgia on Saturday, with the number of confirmed moving past 6,000, according to data released during the evening by the Georgia Department of Public Health. As of 7 p.m.

Extension: How to build a healthy plate using non-perishable items Considering the current COVID-19 crisis, we are finding ourselves in a situation of wondering how to eat healthy while remaining at home. Fewer trips to the grocery store means our foods need to last us longer. People are at a loss for what items they should stock up on.

'The bullet exploded in his face': The assassination of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. in 1968 His eyes appeared first half-closed then open and staring. One of his closest aides, James Bevel, grief-stricken, said after Doctor King was removed, I think he's gone.' King was pronounced dead a little more than an hour after the shooting.

The seven cities Bristol is twinned with across the world Bordeaux is well known for being at the heart of the wine industry and the partnership is maintained by the Bristol-Bordeaux Partnership and the two city councils. Hannover, Germany. The Bristol-Hannover Council maintains the positive relationship between Bristol and the German city.

Why We Need Survival Programs Right Now Hundreds of people have responded to the call to help, forming a large scale, highly effective operation almost overnight. It's growing by the day. The fact is, capitalism has left our communities hollowed out, brittle, on the edge of collapse for a long time now.

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