Georgia's primary election, including the presidential preference primary, has been postponed three weeks to June 9 amid the coronavirus pandemic, Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger announced Thursday, April 9.
Madison County School Superintendent Michael Williams announced Thursday that lunch services will be expanded after spring break, starting April 13.
Sergeant Daniel Martin keeps a bottle of hand sanitizer in his patrol car at all times.
While food banks around the nation face a run on their services and supplies amid the coronavirus crisis, the Banks-Jackson Emergency Food Bank remains well-stocked and surprisingly low-trafficked.
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A Jackson County judge has again granted temporary relief to the City of Hoschton to allow its council to continue to function.
Citizens for a Better Jackson County recently stepped up to assist during the Coronavirus crisis, donating face shields to local first responders. CFABJC was created in 2018 and is comprised of Deer Creek Farms residents. Realizing the local need would come and that resources would be scarce…
The Lula City Council held a brief meeting Wednesday, April 1, via live video to amend the employee handbook related to federal and state laws due to the coronavirus.
Many construction sites are exempted from Gov. Brian Kemp's shelter-in-place orders and continue to work around the state.
As Governor Brian Kemp and DPH Commissioner Kathleen E. Toomey, M.D., M.P.H., finalize the details of the Executive Order requiring Georgians to shelter in place, it is important to emphasize why these measures are needed now to keep all Georgians healthy and safe and to stop the spread of C…
I wanted to share something that resonated with my heart this morning and literally brought tears to my eyes. It made for a somber reflection of the times we are in with COVID-19 and the measures having to be adopted in order to protect vital and critical resources and of the measures having…
Banks County chief deputy Shawn Wilson looks at the coronavirus crisis and sees a much different emergency than law enforcement is usually accustomed.
The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 cases across the state of Georgia continues to rise with 1,063 more being reported with the virus as of noon on Wednesday, April 8, over the same period yesterday. The governor has also announced plans to extend the state of emergency order through May 13.
A research report done by the University of Georgia College of Health for Athens hospitals estimates that in a worst-case scenario of the virus, Athens' two hospitals capacity could be overwhelmed with patients by April 28.
Madison County remains at nine confirmed COVID-19 cases and one death, according to the noon Wednesday report from the Georgia Department of Public Health. Statewide, there are 9,881 cases and 362 deaths, with 1,981 people hospitalized. The report is available at https://dph.georgia.gov/covi…
The Barrow County Board of Education is expected to approve a pair of design services contracts for a future elementary school and the eventual second phase of Barrow Arts and Sciences Academy (BASA) at its Tuesday, April 14 meeting.
The Auburn City Council, in a split vote Thursday, April 2, approved a change to a 2008 sewer fee collection agreement with Barrow County, though the council was generally opposed to the way it was presented to them by the county.
The City of Winder hopes to put out to bid, as soon as this summer, a major reclamation of and safety improvements for Linwood Avenue and Mimosa Street — a project that has been on the city’s radar for a decade.
Four more cases of coronavirus were confirmed in Barrow County on Wednesday, April 8, bringing the county total to 46 as the statewide number of cases shot past 10,000 and 22 more deaths were reported across Georgia.
Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center has announced an email line to help families and friends stay connected to loved ones in the hospital.
Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp announced Wednesday, April 8, the extension of the mandatory statewide shelter-in-place order through April 30 as the state continues its efforts to stem the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.
Madison County’s Colbert MedLink is among 35 Georgia health centers scheduled to receive federal assistance to combat COVID-19, according to a press release issued today by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp has announced plans to extend the state's health care state of emergency to May 13. That is a month beyond the original date of April 13.
Athens’ two area hospitals could expect to see over 600 COVID-19 patients by the end of April, with many cases coming from the 16 surrounding northeast Georgia counties in their service area, according to a new report.
Madison County government offices will likely remain closed to walk-in traffic through the end of May to help contain the spread of COVID-19.
The Northeast Health District will begin using a mobile clinic to provide COVID-19 testing throughout a 10-county area. The first of these mobile testing events is being offered today (Tuesday, April 7) in Barrow County.
Madison County Emergency Medical Services, the 911 office, volunteer firefighters and First Responders are all experiencing low call volumes for county emergency services since the shelter in place order went into effect for the state last week.
Jackson County has not reported any deaths from the COVID-19 virus, but the county's number of confirmed cases tripled over the last week.
Hull Volunteer Fire Department members have decided to offer a special service to seniors over 60 in the Hull community during the COVID-19 pandemic.
There are now 42 confirmed coronavirus cases in Barrow County, and more than 1,500 newly-confirmed cases and 54 additional deaths were reported across the state Tuesday, April 7.
The Madison County Senior Center is continuing to deliver meals to homebound seniors in the community through the Meals on Wheels program during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Arcade City Council has updated its emergency ordinance in accordance with shelter-in-place restrictions ordered by Gov. Brian Kemp in response to COVID-19. It also authorized Arcade police to enforce those restrictions locally.
Banks County Board of Commission chairman Jimmy Hooper joined leaders in 11 other counties in signing a letter to the governor calling for state parks to be closed due to concerns with the spread of the coronavirus.
In response to Gov. Brian Kemp’s shelter-in-place order and an order closing Georgia's public schools through the end of the academic year due to the coronavirus pandemic, 10th District Congressman Jody Hice has announced that the 2020 Congressional Art Competition will be an online contest.
The third death from COVID-19 in Barrow County was reported Monday evening, April 6, as the statewide death toll shot to 294.