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Georgia Governor Brian Kemp issued a statement to Georgians to help stop the spread of COVID-19 on July 19. Kemp and Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) Commissioner Dr. Kathleen Toomey called upon Georgians to incorporate "Four Things for Four Weeks" into their daily routines to flatten the curve and slow the spread of COVID-19.

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ALBANY -- My photography needs are great, so I spend hours trying to photograph events, family and nature. Living in a rural setting, nature abounds. So with camera in hand, I photograph it. For several years we have seen tracks on our property but very few animals. This year the white-tailed deer decided my husband’s white Elite peas were the best ever. In the photos a doe is eating the young peas and blooms, but seeing me she jumps over the weeds where a few feet further away I get another shot of her. The scuppernongs are ripening, but they eat them green also, and then it will be our pears. But they are “our deer friends” and they must eat, too.

ATLANTA – Gov. Brian Kemp, in conjunction with the Georgia Department of Economic Development, announced a strong start to the first month of fiscal year 2021, as the state attracted new investment projects. In the month of July, Georgia announced roughly $574 million in new investments and 3,629 new jobs created in nearly every region of the state.

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TIFTON – Generally speaking, a lot of people are not proponents of participation trophies. However, the 17th annual Champions of Hope Sporting Clays tournament planned here Sept. 26, is one of the rare exceptions to this philosophy.

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Kelly Loeffler, R-Ga., and Tom Cotton, R-Ark., have introduced legislation to empower immigration judges to crack down on illegal immigrants trying to subvert the law.

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ATLANTA – In an unprecedented, first-of-its-kind virtual gathering in the 181-year history of the Georgia Historical Society , the GHS Board of Curators met on July 30 via Zoom and elected Thomas M. Holder, chairman and CEO of Holder Construction Company, as the new board chairman. Holder succeeds Walter M. “Sonny” Deriso Jr., who served as GHS chairman from 2018–2020.

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DULUTH – With Aug. 11 almost here, Georgia 811 hopes this date on the calendar, 8/11, will serve as a natural reminder for residents to contact 811 prior to any digging project. Georgia residents can contact 811 at Georgia811.com or via the three-digit 811 phone number to have underground public utility lines marked. Every few minutes an underground utility line is damaged because someone decided to dig without first contacting 811.