Governor's Office press release
Gov. Nathan Deal today announced that he will sign an executive order to create an Ebola response team, which will assess current state health and emergency management procedures and produce necessary recommendations to minimize any potential impact of the disease in Georgia.
“Rest assured, Georgia is taking the threat of the Ebola virus seriously,” Deal said. “The creation of this team is an additional step in the state’s response to this disease and will further our efforts to ensure the safety and quality of life for our citizens. By combining the expertise of the health and research communities with our state agencies, Georgia will be uniquely positioned to combat the risks of Ebola should the need arise. Those that have been chosen to serve on the panel are leaders in their respective fields – specifically Emory University Hospital, which has remained at the forefront of our nation’s response to this infectious disease. We are taking every necessary precaution to alleviate fear within our communities and make certain Georgia stands prepared.”
Banks dead lifting in a previous competition. Banks’ best dead lift is 705 lbs.
Jason Banks, a 35-year-old from Tate, will compete in the GPA World Powerlifting Championships in Sydney, Australia. November 21-24.
The Global Powerlifting Alliance championships will see many of the top names in world weight lifting among the 350 participants.
Photo Courtesy / Anand Mohan
University of Georgia meat scientist Anand Mohan is shown working in a laboratory on the campus in Athens. Mohan is working closely with a Georgia businessman to promote goat meat as a healthy alternative to beef.
By Sharon Dowdy
As America’s population continues to change and become more diverse, so does the variety of food sold in grocery stores, cooked in homes and served in restaurants. The popularity of one of these relatively new food choices, goat meat, is on the rise as more people from Asia, Africa, India and the Middle East begin to call the United States home.
Canton, Cherokee County, Ga. October 14, 2014>. Investigators with the Cherokee Sheriff’s Office have charged a Woodstock man with a burglary that occurred at the Cherokee Animal Shelter in Canton on Sunday. Jason Lacy, 38 years of age, was arrested today and is accused of breaking into the shelter and removing a black lab mix. Lacy gained entrance in the shelter by breaking the glass on a back door to the building. The dog had been surrendered to the shelter by Lacy’s neighbor on October 11th. Detectives recovered the dog at Lacy’s Woodstock home. Investigators determined that Lacy found out the dog had been taken to the shelter and he wanted the dog. Lacy admitted to entering the shelter and taking the dog.>
Lacy has been charged with one count of Burglary and was released on an $11,200.00 bond.
The dog did not belong to Lacy.>>
The historic Woodbridge Inn will be featured on an upcoming episode of Travel Channel’s new series, “Resort Rescue,” airing on Tuesday, October 14, at 10 p.m. The series is hosted by hospitality expert Shane Green who is on a mission to help ailing hotels and resort owners across the country figure out what’s going wrong inside their establishments.