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Plan to allow drug imports will take time

Plan to allow drug imports will take time

By Associated Press WASHINGTON — Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar says he and President Donald Trump are working on a plan to allow Americans to import lower- priced prescription drugs from Canada. Azar made the comments Tuesday (July 30) in an interview with CNBC. As a candidate, Trump called for allowing Americans to […]

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Kemp administration probing ethylene oxide risk in Georgia

Kemp administration probing ethylene oxide risk in Georgia

By Brenda Goodman and Andy Miller, Georgia Health News Gov. Brian Kemp’s office said Thursday (Aug. 1) that it’s investigating toxic pollution involving two medical device sterilization plants in metro Atlanta. An EPA report last year flagged two census tracts in the Smyrna area and one in Covington—along with dozens of other areas in the […]

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Veterans Benefits

Georgia State Veteran Benefits

The state of Georgia provides several veteran benefits. This is a brief description of them. Georgia Veterans Home Georgia has two veterans homes, one in Augusta and one in Milledgeville. Admission is open to honorably discharged Georgia veterans with service during wartime. Georgia Veterans Financial Benefits Exemption from Homestead Tax 100 percent disabled veterans, those […]

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CDC warns dog owners of salmonella in pig ear treats

CDC warns dog owners of salmonella in pig ear treats

By Elaine Owen, Editor Following concerns this week about a multi-state outbreak of Salmonella tied to pig ear dog treats, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have passed along further clarification. Because the agencies cannot link the outbreak to any one supplier, they advise not to buy […]

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Fannin County Schools begin a new year with newer, safer school buses

By Elaine Owen, Editor Earlier this year, a flaw was discovered in the law that allowed drivers to bypass the school bus stop arm while kids got on and off the bus. Governor Brian Kemp signed the fix of the Georgia bus legislation into law April 2, 2019. Senate Bill 25 only allows motorists to […]

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U.S. President Donald Trump attends a meeting with leaders of the Gulf Cooperation Council May 21, 2017. (Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images)

Trump vetoes congressional action to block Saudi arms sales

By Joe Gould, Air Force Times WASHINGTON ― President Donald Trump on Wednesday (July 24) vetoed three congressional resolutions meant to block his administration from bypassing Congress to sell weapons to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. Congress passed the measures as a reassertion of Congress’s power after the Trump administration declared an emergency […]

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Mobile health care for kids takes another step

Mobile health care for kids takes another step

By Andy Miller, Georgia Health News A new van that will deliver health care to Georgia children continues a trend of bringing medical services to schools. Peach State Health Plan is partnering with Kids’-Doc-On-Wheels, a pediatric organization, to run the new mobile health clinic. It will offer well-child exams, asthma and allergy monitoring, immunizations and […]

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Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger.

Georgia election officials accused of deleting evidence

An election watchdog group is accusing Georgia election officials of intentionally destroying evidence that showed unauthorized access to the state election system and potential manipulation of election results. The Coalition for Good Governance is suing the state, arguing the touchscreen voting machines used in Georgia are vulnerable to hacking. The group said the state began […]

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Col. George Pletcher presents check to Blue Ridge Dairy Queen in support of Children’s Miracle Network Day. Pictured from Left, Back Row: Greg Coffone, Paul Hunter, Chris McKee, Richard Pierce, John Grizzell, Rod McIntyre. Front Row: Thelma Coffone, Sonny Payne, Joe & Cilla Cipolla, Richard Crosley, Col. George Pletcher, Hospital Representative Stephanie Wittler-Beavers, Ellen Grizzell, Bill Stodghill, Barbara Stodghill. In Front: Barb and Bill Stodghill’s grandkids.

Blue Ridge Dairy Queen raises $5,373.73 for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals

By Elaine Owen, Editor Sixty-two children enter a Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) Hospital for treatment every minute. Whether they suffer from common childhood afflictions like asthma and broken bones, or fight bigger challenges like birth defects or cancer, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals provide comfort, treatment and hope to millions of sick kids. In fact, Children’s […]

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Georgia Lottery Raises Historic $1.2B for Education

Georgia Lottery Raises Historic $1.2B for Education

Atlanta, GA – Today Governor Brian P. Kemp is proud to announce that the Georgia Lottery has transferred its fiscal year (FY) 2019 profits – a total of $1,207,369,000 – to the State Treasury’s Lottery for Education Account, marking the largest annual transfer in the Georgia Lottery’s 26-year history. Now, the total funds raised for […]

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