Sunday, August 9, 2020

Sunday COVID-19 Report

The number of confirmed cases in Georgia is 216,596, the number of deaths is 4,199, Hospitalizations 20,628, ICU admissions 3,752.

The number of new cases reported today is 3,169. The mortality rate is 1.94%.

Fulton county has the highest number of cases with 20,276 and the highest number of deaths with 430.

County
Cases
Deaths
New
Cases
Upson
535
46
 12 
Pike
215
4
 5 
Spalding
937
41
 6 
Lamar
274
12
1
Monroe
461
26
 8 
Butts
490
37
3
Meriwether
390
6
6
Talbot
138
3
 2 
Taylor
87
2
 5 
Crawford
102
0
   0   
Coweta
1,503
22
 18 
Fayette
1,120
28
20
Unknown
2,763
9


The Georgia Department of Health releases updated information daily at 3 pm.

For the complete report, click HERE 

North Carolina Earthquake Rattles Homeowner In Griffin

A 5.1 magnitude earthquake struck near Sparta, North Carolina Sunday morning at 8:07 am. Sparta is located near the Virginia border about 100 miles north of Charlotte.

Fun 101 sales manager Carl Pruett felt the quake at his home in Griffin as it shook the house for about 3 seconds and reports from thousands of callers to the U.S. Geological Survey throughout the Carolina's and Virginia have also reported feeling the largest quake to hit the area since 1916. No injuries have been reported but minor damage has occurred to homes and buildings near Sparta.

The USGS had reported five smaller quakes, all 2.6-magnitude or lower, near Sparta on Saturday and early Sunday and two from Seymour, Tennessee, last weekend.



Lamar County Deputy Shot

Chandler Gordy
A Lamar county deputy was shot Saturday night while answering a call in Milner.

A statement issued by the Lamar county Sheriff's office said that Deputy Justyn Weaver was on Moore street responding to a suspicious person call when the ambush style shooting occurred. The deputy was in the patrol car when the suspect came out of the woods firing a shotgun. Weaver was struck in the left arm with a birdshot load and had one pellet lodged under his right eye.

Chandler Gordy, 38, of an Old Milner Road address was arrested overnight along I-20 in St. Clair County, Alabama near Birmingham, sheriff White told Barnesville.com.

The deputy was airlifted to an Atlanta area hospital where he is expected to make a complete recovery.

Saturday, August 8, 2020

Saturday COVID-19 Report

The number of confirmed cases in Georgia is 213,427, the number of deaths is 4,186, Hospitalizations 20,556, ICU admissions 3,739.

The number of new cases reported today is 4,423. The mortality rate is 1.96%.

The 4,423 new cases is the highest single day number of positive tests reported in August. Georgia crossed the 2% infection threshold today.

Lamar county and Monroe county reported 1 death each.

Fulton county has the highest number of cases with 20,049 and the highest number of deaths with 430.

County
Cases
Deaths
New
Cases
Upson
523
46
 16 
Pike
210
4
 7 
Spalding
931
41
 18 
Lamar
273
12
4
Monroe
453
26
 9 
Butts
487
37
5
Meriwether
384
6
5
Talbot
136
3
 2 
Taylor
82
2
 1 
Crawford
102
0
   1   
Coweta
1,485
22
 20 
Fayette
1,100
28
22
Unknown
2,559
9


The Georgia Department of Health releases updated information daily at 3 pm.

For the complete report, click HERE 

Friday, August 7, 2020

SEC Announces 10 Game Georgia Opponents

Georgia will travel to Arkansas to face Sam Pittman and the Hogs, Mississippi State will come to Athens to round out the 10 game SEC schedule just released by the conference.

The other two teams in the west will be Alabama and Auburn.

The east games will be as normal with Florida, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vanderbilt, Kentucky and Missouri.

Game dates will be announced later.

SEC Announces COVID-19 Management Protocol

The Southeastern Conference has announced its initial COVID-19 management requirements for the fall athletics season as recommended by the SEC’s Return to Activity and Medical Guidance Task Force.

To Read The Entire Announcement Click HERE

CITY OF THOMASTON MAYOR AND COUNCIL MAKE-UP MEETING/YOUTUBE

CITY OF THOMASTON
MEETING OF THE MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL – AGENDA
AUGUST 11, 2020 – 3:00 P.M.
VIRTUAL MEETING VIA CITY OF THOMASTON YOUTUBE PAGE LINK: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRlF8V1o6j-67nNYbOysNwg

A. Call Meeting to Order.

B. Adoption of Agenda.

C. City Attorney’s Report.

D. City Manager’s Report.

     1. Approval of Ordinance – Issuance of Revenue Bonds for the Fire Station Project.
     2. Confirmation of HR Director.
     3. Approval of Watershed Protection Plan between the City of Thomaston and ESG                   Operations.
     4. Building Inspection Services.
     5. Discussion of Decorum/Public Comment – Called Meeting.
     6. Discussion and Approval of GDOT right of ways in connection to Fire Station Project.

E. Other Business.

F. Executive Session.
     1. Discussion of Real Estate.

G. Adjournmen

Friday COVID-19 Report

The number of confirmed cases in Georgia is 209,004, the number of deaths is 4,117, Hospitalizations 20,282, ICU admissions 3,700.

The number of new cases reported today is 4,109. The mortality rate is 1.97%.

The 91 deaths today are the highest recorded to date.

Fayette county reported 2 deaths.

Fulton county has the highest number of cases with 19,647 and the highest number of deaths with 420.

County
Cases
Deaths
New
Cases
Upson
507
46
 11 
Pike
203
4
 3 
Spalding
913
41
 20 
Lamar
269
11
12
Monroe
444
25
 3 
Butts
482
37
6
Meriwether
379
6
6
Talbot
134
3
 1 
Taylor
81
2
 3 
Crawford
101
0
   1   
Coweta
1,465
22
 40 
Fayette
1,078
28
31
Unknown
2,504
9


The Georgia Department of Health releases updated information daily at 3 pm.

For the complete report, click HERE 

UPSON BOC ACCEPTING E-MAIL PUBLIC COMMENTS FOR TUES. MEETING

THE UPSON COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS ARE ACCEPTING E-MAIL PUBLIC COMMENTS TO BE READ AT TUESDAY'S 6 PM MEETING ON YOUTUBE. 

SEND COMMENTS TO COUNTY CLERK JESSICA JONES BY 5 PM MONDAY TO jjones@upsoncountyga.org.

Thursday, August 6, 2020

GORDON STATE WELCOMES NEW SPIRIT MARK

Mascots play an important role in an institution’s identity and have been known to change over time. As Gordon State College continues its story, a new ambassador and spirit mark were revealed Wednesday during the college’s Student Success Summit.

The primary GSC spirit mark logo includes a stag head with the Gordon State Highlanders wordmark and is symbolic of the institution’s history, steadfast reputation for excellence, inclusion and commitment. The circle G logo will be used for the academic face of the college.

Gordon’s full name and mascots may have changed over the years, but the institution’s characteristics and diverse culture have not changed. Before the 1980s, the athletic teams at Gordon were the Bulldogs. Through the mid-1980s, Gordon’s teams were known as the Generals and the Wolves. The teams became the Highlanders in 1995.

The incorporation of the stag head into the new spirit mark is symbolic of the badge worn by the Gordon Highlanders, who were a line infantry regiment of the British Army that existed for 113 years after two Scottish Regiments merged in 1881. A crest with a stag and the motto “Bydand,” which means “Stand and Fight,” was also a featured part of the badge.

“Gordon State College’s heritage continues to shine brightly as it maintains a strong connection to the past,” said President Kirk A Nooks. “Our new spirit mark and mascot will serve as a visual symbol of strength and pride for our college for many years to come.”

A series of informational meetings were conducted with the college community, including students, student athletes, faculty, staff, alumni, trustees and stakeholders with artist John Hartwell of Hartwell Studio Works in Atlanta to determine the need for the updated spirit mark.

The new spirit mark and mascot will represent Highlander Nation irrespective of gender, race, ethnicity or background.

Since May the college created a series of five videos to introduce the mascot, including a contest with each episode naming a winner for participant guesses. The overall winner will receive a basket of promotional items with the new spirit mark along and episode contest winners will receive a gift bag with spirit mark items.

The college has delegated the responsibility for all Gordon State College Spirit Mark related items to the GSC Marketing Department. The GSC Spirit Mark brand consists of the stag logo, stag mascot, the claymore, GSC ligature and all related graphic elements including the tartan plaid pattern. The Gordon tartan, a plaid combination of blue, green and gold, was worn by the Scottish regiment, which also carried a claymore (a sword at the center of the Gordon brand) conveying strength and ferocity. Never underestimate a Highlander.

The spirit mark represents Highlander Nation’s strength of character through grit, perseverance, determination, pride, loyalty, honor and excellence. The Harry the Highlander mascot may be reserved for special appearances such as Alumni Weekend.

Thursday COVID-19 Report - State Surpasses 4,000 Deaths, 20,000 Hospitalizations

The number of confirmed cases in Georgia is 204,895, the number of deaths is 4,026, Hospitalizations 20,002, ICU admissions 3,647.

The number of new cases reported today is 3,182. The mortality rate is 1.96%.

There have been 274 deaths statewide since August 1st.

Spalding, Lamar and Fayette counties reported 1 death each.

Fulton county has the highest number of cases with 19,230 and the highest number of deaths with 410.

County
Cases
Deaths
New
Cases
Upson
496
46
 2 
Pike
200
4
 2 
Spalding
893
41
 9 
Lamar
257
11
5
Monroe
441
25
 1 
Butts
476
37
7
Meriwether
373
6
6
Talbot
133
3
 4 
Taylor
78
2
 0 
Crawford
100
0
   2   
Coweta
1,425
22
 21 
Fayette
1,047
26
19
Unknown
2,472
9


The Georgia Department of Health releases updated information daily at 3 pm.

For the complete report, click HERE