Today, Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger announced that, pursuant to the authority vested in him by O.C.G.A. § 21-2-50.1, he is postponing the Statewide General Primary/Presidential Preference Primary Election until June 9, 2020.
Yesterday, Governor Brian Kemp extended the current public health state of emergency until May 13, 2020. Lieutenant Governor Geoff Duncan and Speaker of the House David Ralston concurred in the Governor’s extension of the state of emergency.
By Dave Williams
Capitol Beat News Service
ATLANTA - State Attorney General Chris Carr is warning Georgians to watch out for a growing number of scammers seeking to take advantage of the coronavirus pandemic.
Scam artists are using fraudulent websites, texts and e-mails to steal consumers’ personal or financial information or to install malware on their communications devices.
“Scammers are pursuing different angles related to the coronavirus pandemic to commit identity theft, create chaos and steal people’s money,” Carr said Wednesday. “People should be very wary of messages containing links or requests for their personal or financial information.”
Atlanta, GA – Today Governor Brian P. Kemp, Lieutenant Governor Geoff Duncan, and House Speaker David Ralston announced plans to extend Georgia’s public health state of emergency through May 13, 2020 to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Under state law, the Governor may renew the public health state of emergency, which was otherwise set to expire on April 13, 2020. Lt. Governor Duncan and Speaker Ralston agree it is necessary for the public health emergency to be renewed and will not be requesting a special legislative session, which was tentatively scheduled for April 15, 2020.
“To ensure the health and well-being of Georgians, I will extend the public health state of emergency through May 13, 2020. This measure will allow us to continue to deploy resources to communities in need, lend support to frontline
Dr. Rick Townsend, of Brunswick, has been named finalist for school superintendent. He was named in a 4-1 vote with Sue Finley voting in opposition.
Pickens County School District Press Release
On April 7, the Pickens County Board of Education voted to name Dr. Rick Townsend as the single finalist for the position of superintendent. As required by Georgia statute, a 14-day public comment period is now in effect since a finalist has been named.
The Board decided to name Dr. Townsend as finalist for the position after a thorough three-month search process. The search process included consideration of 34 applicants from across Georgia and several other states, initial
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Regina Martin is one of many quilters who have donated their time and materials to make protective face masks as a spike in demand due to the COVID-19 outbreak has caused a shortage.
Mid-morning Tuesday, Bent Tree resident Regina Martin spoke with someone regarding a request for 1,500 face masks for an organization outside of Pickens, “but at this point that is a big order for us and we have such a great need right here in our own community,” she said.
Martin, a member of the First Mountain City Quilters, is part of a network of quilters and seamstresses in Pickens County who are donating their time and materials to make face masks, which have been in short supply since the