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  • Beacon Hill Black Alliance for Human Rights speaks out on Decatur back-to-school plan
    by Dan Whisenhunt on January 16, 2021 at 12:13 am

      Decatur, GA — The Beacon Hill Black Alliance for Human Rights, a group that advocates on behalf of Black residents and students in Decatur, on Friday released its official position on City Schools of Decatur’s school reopening plan. CSD plans to bring Kindergarten through Fifth Grade students back for in person learning on Jan. 19, The post Beacon Hill Black Alliance for Human Rights speaks out on Decatur back-to-school plan appeared first on Decaturish – Locally sourced news.

  • Jan. 15 Georgia COVID-19 update: 668,068 cases, 10,878 deaths
    by Dan Whisenhunt on January 15, 2021 at 10:21 pm

      Atlanta, GA — The state of Georgia as of Jan. 15 has 668,068 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 10,878 related deaths. There are 46,208 hospitalizations and 7,919 ICU admissions. There are 133,062 antigen-positive cases and 1,260 probable COVID-19 deaths. There are 60,380 confirmed cases and 808 deaths in Fulton County. There are 41,597 cases and The post Jan. 15 Georgia COVID-19 update: 668,068 cases, 10,878 deaths appeared first on Decaturish – Locally sourced news.

  • DeKalb Elections Board says 2020 elections were a success
    by Decaturish.com on January 15, 2021 at 8:28 pm

      By Logan C. Ritchie, contributor  DeKalb County, GA — The term “unprecedented” may be overused these days, but DeKalb County voters definitely set records when turning out at the polls in the last 12 months. As DeKalb County Elections director Erica Hamilton noted, a 62 percent turnout for a runoff is historic. The county’s The post DeKalb Elections Board says 2020 elections were a success appeared first on Decaturish – Locally sourced news.

  • Want to volunteer to help with Georgia’s COVID-19 vaccination campaign? Here’s how
    by Dan Whisenhunt on January 15, 2021 at 7:43 pm

      Atlanta, GA — The state Department of Public Health says its fielding requests from medical professionals and even people with no medical background who want to help with the state’s COVID-19 vaccination effort. Now, the state is providing a way that volunteers can sign up to help with the campaign. “An effective response relies on The post Want to volunteer to help with Georgia’s COVID-19 vaccination campaign? Here’s how appeared first on Decaturish – Locally sourced news.

  • DeKalb County Police confirm chase of homicide suspect that occurred on Jan. 13
    by Dan Whisenhunt on January 15, 2021 at 6:53 pm

      Decatur, GA – A wild police chase that went through different police jurisdictions alarmed residents of Decatur’s Oakhurst community on Jan. 13. Residents noticed several cop cars involved zooming down local streets. DeKalb County Police on Jan. 15 confirmed some details about the incident. “We were involved in a pursuit on January 13,” a spokesperson The post DeKalb County Police confirm chase of homicide suspect that occurred on Jan. 13 appeared first on Decaturish – Locally sourced news.