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Georgia Governor Brian Kemp called reopening businesses a “difficult” decision, adding “we cannot continue this way economically.
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Maria Boynton
April 27, 2020 - 10:23 pm
There are 24,349 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 1,000 related deaths (DPH 7pm) in Georgia. Twenty four hours ago there were 23,481 cases and 916 deaths. That's an increase of 868 cases and 84 additional deaths. The cases continue to grow, yet Governor Brian Kemp said during his weekly COVID-19 Update...
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Nail salons are among businesses reopening today in Georgia
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Maria Boynton
April 24, 2020 - 5:19 am
There is a list of guidelines for salons and spas as the state begins to reopen amid the coronavirus pandemic. The order announced by Governor Brian Kemp allows the businesses to start reopening today.
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Grammy winning music producer Jermaine Dupri says "they want us to die." He pleads with Atlanta to stay at home during pandemic.
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Maria Boynton
April 23, 2020 - 2:50 am
Grammy-winning producer Jermaine Dupri took to social media with a message to friends outside of the city who he said think Atlanta is “excited” because the Governor is about to reopen things. Wednesday night Mayor Bottoms shared a tweet to her at @keishabottoms that included the N-word. It read “N...
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Amanda Cooper
April 22, 2020 - 11:55 pm
Several local religious leaders are speaking out against Georgia Governor Brian Kemp’s announcement of reopening the state this week. Starting Friday, gyms, bowling alleys, salons, and other indoor facilities can resume operations; restaurants and movie theatres can reopen this coming Monday. The...
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Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms calls Governor Kemp's order to reopen businesses "premature"
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Maria Boynton
April 21, 2020 - 7:48 pm
Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms says that she was “baffled, stunned, and angered” when she learned of the Georgia Governor’s plan to begin allowing businesses to reopen amid the coronavirus pandemic.
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On Monday Georgia Governor Brian Kemp announced that some businesses would be allowed to reopen
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Maria Boynton
April 20, 2020 - 5:25 pm
While urging Georgians to continue social distancing and to wear masks, Governor Brian Kemp Monday rolled out a plan for the state to reopen. The COVID-19 pandemic has brought the economy to a halt as states issued orders for residents to stay at home. Beginning this Friday, April 24, Kemp said...
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Amanda Cooper
April 20, 2020 - 4:03 pm
Atlanta, GA – Governor Kemp, Lieutenant Governor Geoff Duncan, Speaker David Ralston, Georgia Department of Public Health Commissioner Dr. Kathleen Toomey, Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency Director Homer Bryson, and Georgia National Guard Adjutant General Tom Carden will...
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WAOK Staff
April 20, 2020 - 12:05 pm
There are now 18,947 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in Georgia and there have been 733 deaths.
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Amanda Cooper
April 14, 2020 - 11:02 pm
“President Trump is the most action-oriented president of my lifetime. He is the leader our country needed.” Those are words Georgia State Representative, Democrat Vernon Jones used in a statement today, announcing his endorsement of President Trump’s 2020 re-election. Georgia Democrats responded...
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Amanda Cooper
April 13, 2020 - 2:24 pm
Many Georgians across the state are accessing the damage left behind by harrowing storms. Meteorologist says the storms produced tornadoes in Chattooga, Putnam, and Upson counties. As well as South Fulton and up through the metro Atlanta late last night. Along with fallen trees and downed...
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