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BLOOD ASSURANCE SUSPENDING CONVALESCENT PLASMA COLLECTIONS AND COVID-19 ANTIBODY TESTING STARTING APRIL 29 TO FOCUS ON ALL OTHER BLOOD DONATIONS IN CRITICAL NEED

CARTERSVILLE, Ga. (April 27, 2021) — Blood Assurance, local non-profit blood supplier, will be suspending convalescent plasma collections and COVID-19 antibody testing starting April 29 due to increased vaccine rates, already having a healthy stockpile for patients in need, and the increased demand for all other blood donations such as whole blood, platelets and plasma. [...]

By |2021-04-28T10:23:29-04:00April 28th, 2021|General|Comments Off on BLOOD ASSURANCE SUSPENDING CONVALESCENT PLASMA COLLECTIONS AND COVID-19 ANTIBODY TESTING STARTING APRIL 29 TO FOCUS ON ALL OTHER BLOOD DONATIONS IN CRITICAL NEED

DPH Will Resume J&J Vaccinations in Georgia

Pending CDC Acceptance of ACIP Recommendation Atlanta – The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) today recommended that the United States should resume Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccinations. Pending the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) formal acceptance of the decision, the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) will again offer J&J vaccine to [...]

By |2021-04-26T10:40:41-04:00April 26th, 2021|General|Comments Off on DPH Will Resume J&J Vaccinations in Georgia

Georgia Environmental Protection Division Announces Annual Ban on Open Burning

APRIL 22, 2021      Beginning May 1, the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) open burning ban will be in effect for 54 Georgia counties.  The open burning ban has been in place during the summer ozone season since 2005. The ban prohibits citizens and businesses from burning yard and land-clearing debris during the summer ozone [...]

By |2021-04-22T16:36:28-04:00April 22nd, 2021|General|Comments Off on Georgia Environmental Protection Division Announces Annual Ban on Open Burning

Bartow County Posts Positive Numbers Across the Board in March

  Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that Bartow County saw positive over-the-month measures for nearly every key indicator in March.   “We had another strong month in March,” said Commissioner of Labor Mark Butler. “We saw the unemployment rate drop in every single region and county, along with an increase in jobs across [...]

By |2021-04-22T09:13:52-04:00April 22nd, 2021|General|Comments Off on Bartow County Posts Positive Numbers Across the Board in March

BLOOD ASSURANCE AND BLOOD BANKS ACROSS THE NATION ARE SEEING THE LOWEST DONOR TURNOUT SINCE THE PANDEMIC BEGAN

  CARTERSVILLE, GA. (April 19, 2021) Blood Assurance and blood banks across the nation are seeing the lowest number of blood donors since the COVID-19 pandemic began over a year ago. The pandemic severely impacted blood collections and numbers are not bouncing back while regular surgeries and blood transfusions due to trauma continue. This is [...]

By |2021-04-19T13:34:07-04:00April 19th, 2021|General|Comments Off on BLOOD ASSURANCE AND BLOOD BANKS ACROSS THE NATION ARE SEEING THE LOWEST DONOR TURNOUT SINCE THE PANDEMIC BEGAN

Bartow County Posts Positive Numbers Across the Board in February

  Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that Bartow County saw positive over-the-month measures for every key indicator in February.   “February’s numbers are a strong indication the state is getting back to where it was prior to the pandemic,” said Commissioner of Labor Mark Butler. “Not only are we seeing growth for nearly every indicator in each region and [...]

By |2021-04-01T11:52:33-04:00April 1st, 2021|General|Comments Off on Bartow County Posts Positive Numbers Across the Board in February

Bartow County’s Unemployment Rate Drops to 4.8% January 2021

  Press Release: Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that Bartow County’s unemployment rate decreased in January.   “In January we saw the rate drop across all regions and counties,” said Commissioner of Labor Mark Butler. “Starting the year off strong with such a positive indicator is promising, especially as we learn to adapt [...]

By |2021-03-18T16:28:54-04:00March 18th, 2021|General|Comments Off on Bartow County’s Unemployment Rate Drops to 4.8% January 2021

Georgia Expands COVID Vaccine Eligibility – Beginning Monday, March 15, 2021

Press Release: Atlanta – The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) and Governor Brian Kemp today announced the state will expand its vaccine eligibility March 15, 2021, to include adults aged 55 and older, individuals with disabilities and certain medical conditions. Individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities are already eligible for vaccination. This expansion now [...]

By |2021-03-11T10:15:33-05:00March 11th, 2021|General|Comments Off on Georgia Expands COVID Vaccine Eligibility – Beginning Monday, March 15, 2021

Georgia’s Unemployment Rate Dropped 0.2 percentage points in Jan. reach 5.1%

Press Release Atlanta, GA – The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) announced today that Georgia’s unemployment rate dropped 0.2 percentage points in January to reach 5.1 percent and has decreased 7.4 percentage points since the start of the pandemic. Georgia’s January unemployment rate was 1.2 percent lower than the national unemployment rate. “In our first [...]

By |2021-03-11T08:59:18-05:00March 11th, 2021|General|Comments Off on Georgia’s Unemployment Rate Dropped 0.2 percentage points in Jan. reach 5.1%

Cartersville School Board Meeting Highlights 03/08/2021

  The Cartersville City Schools Board of Education met on Monday, March 8, 2021, for their regular session.   The Board recognized Mr. Gordon Dufrene as our March Hill-Dean HEARTS Award winner in the Transportation category.  Mr. G, as the students call him, creates a true family atmosphere on his bus. He takes the time to write notes and [...]

By |2021-03-09T11:26:29-05:00March 9th, 2021|General|Comments Off on Cartersville School Board Meeting Highlights 03/08/2021