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Georgia Governor Kemp, Department of Public Health Report First Death from COVID-19 in Georgia

Atlanta, GA – Governor Kemp and the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) are confirming the first death from COVID-19 in Georgia. The individual, a sixty-seven year old male, was hospitalized at WellStar Kennestone since testing positive for COVID-19 on March 7. In addition to being infected with coronavirus disease, this individual also had underlying medical conditions. “Marty, the girls, and I are praying for the family and loved ones of this individual during this incredibly difficult time,” said Governor Kemp. “I know the medical professionals on site did everything…

Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms Issues Administrative Order to Fund Coronavirus Pandemic Coordination Team

ATLANTA, GA — Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms issued an Administrative Order directing the Chief Financial Officer to coordinate with the Chief Health Officer and Director of Emergency Preparedness to develop a financial framework to identify funds to implement the activities and needs of the Mayor’s Coronavirus Pandemic Coordination Team. “While facing the coronavirus health threat, this Order will ensure the City is in its best posture to conduct day-to-day operations without disruption,” said Mayor Bottoms. “This funding framework will be used to guarantee the City of Atlanta is positioned to…

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response in Georgia

The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is working closely with the CDC, and state partners to prepare for a potential outbreak of COVID-19 in the U.S., including Georgia. The goal is to quickly identify cases of COVID-19 and take the appropriate public health action to reduce its spread and protect the general public.  DPH already has a detailed pandemic flu plan that was developed in partnership with the Georgia Emergency Management Agency, the Georgia Department of Education and other state agencies, and will be adapted for a COVID-19 outbreak…

DPH Awaits CDC Confirmation of Positive COVID-19 Test

Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) Awaits CDC Confirmation of Positive COVID-19 Test ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is awaiting confirmatory testing on a positive test for COVID-19 in a Georgia patient in Floyd County. The initial testing was completed by the Georgia Public Health Laboratory on March 5. Per testing protocols established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the test results were sent to the CDC for confirmation. Testing at most state laboratories, including Georgia, is just underway; and due to previous…

The Making of ‘Building Atlanta: The Story of Herman J. Russell’

On February 12th, there was a private screening of the documentary about Herman J. Russell at the Russell Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship (RCIE) at 504 Fair Street SW in Atlanta, Georgia 30313. The documentary film is about the inspiring life and legacy of the Atlanta businessman and founder of one of the country’s largest Black-owned commercial real estate development and construction firms. The documentary airs on Atlanta’s ATL PBA for the first time on February 16th at 9 pm and then again on February 23rd at 7 pm. Premiering…

Unofficial Mayor of Buckhead Sam Massell Announces Retirement

On Wednesday, January 29, 2020, at the thirty-first annual meeting of the Buckhead Coalition, Inc., Samuel A. Massell, Jr. announced his plans to retire. For years, Massell has worked with the Buckhead Coalition, a non-profit civic organization, as founding president. It is an association of business executives on the north side of Atlanta, primarily in the Buckhead community. He has been lovingly penned, the mayor of Buckhead. He will forever be known as the primary impetus that spearheaded the Buckhead Community Improvement District. Samuel A. Massell, Jr. served as the…

ATC, Atlanta BeltLine Partnership Announce Weekly Group Run/Walks

ATLANTA – Runners, walkers, rollers and strollers will have a weekly opportunity to exercise and socialize on the Atlanta BeltLine in 2020. Atlanta Track Club and Atlanta BeltLine Partnership are expanding their collaboration next year to bring free weekly group run/walks to four different sections of the popular multi-use trail. Beginning January 2, 2020, Run. Walk. Go! Club group runs will rotate weekly between the Eastside, Westside, Southside and Northside Atlanta BeltLine trails. Runners and walkers will gather in the following locations: Eastside Trail First Thursday of the month New Realm…

Tucker Celebrates Holidays With Children At 2019 Hosea Helps Annual Youth Christmas Party

Families lined up around the center for some Hosea Helps holiday cheer. Hundreds of bags of toys were distributed, and smiles were upon children’s faces yesterday at the Loudermilk Center. The Hosea Helps staff and its army of volunteers soldiered on to deliver food, toys, entertainment, face painting and lots of smiles. Food was cooked on site by Hosea Helps and many of these children came from families that come to the Hosea Family stabilization center every week. Also distributed along with toys were clothes, shoes, toiletries, and $50 gift…

Cafe Mocha Salute Her Awards Makes Stop In Atlanta, Honors Local Women & Donates To Homeless Shelters

By Diane Larché In the spirit of giving, Café Mocha Radio closed out its outstanding 2019 Salute Her Awards five-city tour by blessing others. In lieu of selling tickets for its final 2019 ceremony in Atlanta December 6 at the Riverside Epicenter (135 Riverside Parkway in Austell, Georgia 30168), they asked guests to bless others by bringing a toy or a $25 gift card for entry, which will be donated to area shelters at The Nicholas House, Hosea House and Atlanta Children’s Shelter. “This year has been such a blessing…

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