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Confirmed Covid 19 Cases Georgia and Bartow Noon Update

COVID-19 Confirmed Cases:No. Cases (%)Total10566 (100%)Hospitalized2159(20.43%)Deaths379 (3.59%) BartowConfired Cases 196 Deaths 12 Confirmed Covid 19 Deaths Bartow Age       Sex                          County         Underlying                                                                 Health Problems 90MALEBARTOWYes90FEMALEBARTOWYes88MALEBARTOWYes78MALEBARTOWYes72MALEBARTOWYes90MALEBARTOWYes87FEMALEBARTOWYes56MALEBARTOWYes69MALEBARTOWYes93MALEBARTOWYes71FEMALEBARTOWYes85MALEBARTOWYes

By |April 9th, 2020|General|Comments Off on Confirmed Covid 19 Cases Georgia and Bartow Noon Update

Raffensperger Announces Postponement of Primary Election Until June 9th.

Press Release Georgia Secretary of State, Brad Raffensperger (ATLANTA) — 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 [...]

By |April 9th, 2020|General|Comments Off on Raffensperger Announces Postponement of Primary Election Until June 9th.

Federal Unemployment Aid Coming to Georgians Not Eligible for State Benefits

Press Release: The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) is updating its current systems to distribute federal unemployment funds as part of the CARES Act (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) bringing relief to many Georgians currently not eligible for state unemployment benefits. Pandemic Unemployment Assistance or PUA, is the program that will provide unemployment benefits to [...]

By |April 8th, 2020|General|Comments Off on Federal Unemployment Aid Coming to Georgians Not Eligible for State Benefits

State Leaders Announce Plans to Extend State of Emergency Through May 13, 2020

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 [...]

By |April 8th, 2020|General|Comments Off on State Leaders Announce Plans to Extend State of Emergency Through May 13, 2020

Georgia Highlands College Resumes Spring Semester Remotely

GHC resumes spring semester with remote delivery this week, summer courses also to be converted to remote delivery Georgia Highlands College students resumed courses remotely this week after a two-week suspension of classes that started on March 16. All GHC students continued courses remotely on Monday, March 30, and will continue this way for the [...]

By |April 2nd, 2020|General|Comments Off on Georgia Highlands College Resumes Spring Semester Remotely

Shaw Industries is Temporarily Shutting Down Many of its Operations

Media Statement from Shaw Industries Tim Baucom, President, Shaw Industries April 1, 2020 As we all experience unprecedented circumstances that are impacting every aspect of our daily lives, Shaw is committed to supporting our associates and their families, our customers and our communities through this difficult time. COVID-19 continues to impact Shaw, our economy, our [...]

By |April 1st, 2020|General|Comments Off on Shaw Industries is Temporarily Shutting Down Many of its Operations

Covid 19 Reported at a Bartow Long Term Care Facility

An area nursing home notifies families of a confirmed case of COVID-19. WBHF reached out to Townsend Park for comment. Amy Able handles communication for Townsend Park. Able told WBHF an associate was tested and diagnosed positive with their physician. Townsend Park is screening associates prior to clock in, to help prevent the spread of [...]

By |March 31st, 2020|General|Comments Off on Covid 19 Reported at a Bartow Long Term Care Facility

Toyo to Suspend Production at U.S. Plant (White, GA)

SUPPLIERS Posted by Modern Tire Dealer.com on March 30, 2020 Toyo Tire Holdings of Americas Inc. will temporarily suspend operations at its tire manufacturing plant in White, Ga., “due to the global impact of COVID-19 on markets.” Phase-down of production has already begun and will be completed over the next few days. Toyo anticipates the [...]

By |March 30th, 2020|General|Comments Off on Toyo to Suspend Production at U.S. Plant (White, GA)

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Is Suspected in The Death of Five People

We have new information about the discovery of five deceased individuals found Sunday.  According to a press release from the Bartow County’s Sheriff’s Office, five people were found dead at the Stonehaven Falls Apartments Sunday afternoon.  The names and causes of death have not been released. WBHF was able to confirm that carbon monoxide poisoning [...]

By |March 30th, 2020|General|Comments Off on Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Is Suspected in The Death of Five People

Gov. Kemp and Georgia Dept. of Labor Extend Unemployment Benefits for Georgians

Press Release:   Atlanta, GA – Today, Governor Brian P. Kemp and the Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) addressed the unprecedented demand for economic relief for Georgians as witnessed in the recent unemployment claims numbers released this morning by the US Department of Labor.  This morning, Governor Kemp signed an Executive Order allowing GDOL Commissioner Mark Butler [...]

By |March 26th, 2020|General|Comments Off on Gov. Kemp and Georgia Dept. of Labor Extend Unemployment Benefits for Georgians