GA public schools to receive $1.7 billion in…

Release: January 15, 2021 –Georgia public schools will receive more than $1.7 billion – $1,702,883,356 – in federal stimulus funds under the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (referred to as CARES 2). The…

Search leads to drug arrests in Jackson County

Release: Commerce, GA (January 15, 2021) - On Tuesday, January 12, 2021, the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, the Commerce Police Department, and the Appalachian Regional Drug Enforcement Office (ARDEO) executed a search warrant at 41 Hillcreast Street,…

Kemp reports 16,000+ new jobs during first half…

Release: Atlanta, GA – Governor Brian P. Kemp, in conjunction with the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD), today announced that more than 16,000 jobs were created across all regions of the state by economic development…

State of Georgia plans to give public school…

Release: Georgia plans to provide bonus payment to every public-school teacher, school staff member MEDIA CONTACT: Meghan Frick, GaDOE Communications Office, mfrick@doe.k12.ga.us January 14, 2021 – Governor Brian Kemp and State School Superintendent Richard Woods plan to provide…

Tropical Storm Zeta disaster relief now being made…

Release: Major Disaster Declared for 21 Counties, Public Assistance Available (ATLANTA) –Governor Brian Kemp requested a Major Disaster Declaration for Tropical Storm Zeta based on joint federal, state and local preliminary damage assessments totaling more…

GA company ordered to stop selling vitamins as…

Release: Court orders defendants to stop selling Vitamin D products as treatments for COVID-19 and other diseases Injunction halts distribution of products with unsubstantiated claims WASHINGTON: A federal court entered a permanent injunction barring a…

Two GA schools receive national ESEA honors

Release: St. Simons Elementary, Elm Street Elementary recognized as National ESEA Distinguished Schools January 12, 2021 – Two Georgia public schools – St. Simons Elementary School in Glynn County and Elm Street Elementary School in Coweta…

Woman in Habersham charged with child exploitation

Release: Habersham County Woman Arrested for the Sexual Exploitation of Children JANUARY 10, 2021 Habersham County, GA (January 8, 2021) – On Friday, January 8, 2021, Habersham County resident, Kristina Townsend, age 45, was charged with…