OTP East News

  • Sunday Reader: Shrimp Alfredo Over Basil Spaghetti Squash
    by Charlie on April 5, 2020 at 12:30 am

    Yes, I’m aware it’s only Saturday. (It’s Saturday, right? RIGHT?!?) Had a celebration of one this evening. Going to try to get an actual Sunday reader together for the reason on that tomorrow. But since we’re all really trying to keep our minds off current events and/or not trying to go stir crazy in the

  • Gov. Kemp tasks county sheriffs with enforcing shelter-in-place order
    by Dan Whisenhunt on April 3, 2020 at 7:59 pm

      Atlanta, GA – Gov. Brian Kemp’s statewide shelter-in-place order takes effect today, April 3, at 6 p.m. Kemp just released a new executive order that deputizes county sheriffs to enforce the shelter-in-place order. The new executive order authorizes sheriffs to “enforce the closure of businesses, establishments, corporations, non-profit corporations, or organizations in accordance with” the

  • New COVID-19 report reveals state erred in reporting death of 11-year-old in DeKalb County
    by Dan Whisenhunt on April 3, 2020 at 5:45 pm

      Atlanta, GA – An April 2 report from the Georgia Department of Public Health about COVID-19 contained information that shocked and saddened our readers. The report, provided at 7 p.m. on April 2, said an 11-year-old in DeKalb County with underlying conditions had died, but that report was a mistake, a spokesperson for the Health

  • Maker community works to make personal protective equipment for healthcare workers
    by Dan Whisenhunt on April 3, 2020 at 5:07 pm

      Atlanta, GA – Atlanta area maker communities are putting their craftiness to work, creating personal protective equipment for healthcare workers who need it during the COVID-19 pandemic. There are more than 200 volunteers making face shields, N95-style masks, intubation enclosures, gowns and surgical caps operating under the banner of Atlanta Beats Covid. There are

  • New Ruling In Lawsuit Over Blackwell Supreme Court Seat/Election
    by Charlie on April 3, 2020 at 4:01 pm

    Update: After talking to a few folks, what exactly was ruled here remains unclear, and the original headline that there was a ruling against the Secretary of State is probably overly broad. Because there is no decision published as of yet and no entry on the court’s docket, some speculation is in order to put