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ATLANTA - The suspension of jury trials in Georgia during the coronavirus pandemic has created a substantial backlog across the court system, Georgia Chief Justice Harold Melton told state lawmakers Wednesday, Jan. 20.

The McMahan Law Firm announces its Go to Bat Scholarship for eligible students planning to attend or currently attending a two- or four-year college or university in the state of Tennessee.

Sen. Jeff Mullis (R–Chickamauga) has received his committee assignments for the 2021 legislative session; the 156th General Assembly convened Jan. 11. Among his appointments, Mullis will continue serving as chairman of the Senate Rules Committee.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th president of the United States on Wednesday, declaring that “democracy has prevailed” and summoning American resilience and unity to confront the deeply divided nation's historic confluence of crises.

Fifth-grade spelling bee winners at Cloud Springs Elementary School were (from left) Braylen Grady, second place; Robert (LJ) Butts, first place; and Adelina Taylor, third place.

Kaity Smith, Lyndsie Gadd, Molly Miller, Jordan Cash, Gage Early, Savana Hagood, Ashlyn Neathery, Makayla Ware, Faith Murray, Jenna Driggers, Christiyana Collins, Bre Whitaker, Stacey Perkinson. Not pictured: Molly Boone and Nevaeh Hoover.

Fifth-graders at Battlefield Elementary School recently competed in a spelling bee. BES Spelling Bee winners were Sunshine Davenport and Wyatt Womack. They will compete in the Catoosa County Spelling Bee in February.

The Alzheimer’s Association, Georgia Chapter, is hosting a statewide Caregiver Resource Fair, a virtual three-hour program that will help Alzheimer’s and dementia caregivers find local resources and talk to experts who can explain and give more insight to the many programs available in the s…

The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is receiving offers from medical professionals and other individuals looking for ways to help with the COVID-19 vaccination response. An effective response relies on volunteers who are pre-credentialed and organized.

Battlefield Elementary School students Tate Adkins and Aarushi Patel celebrate their good behavior on the bus. Students in Catoosa County receive bus bucks for positive behavior.

Most people normally stay home for a presidential inauguration — or at least stay in their home state.

“The Walker County Health Department,” says the county’s website, “has asked that we share the following information for those trying to schedule a COVID-19 vaccination appointment.”

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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump was impeached by the U.S. House for a historic second time Wednesday, charged with “incitement of insurrection” over the deadly mob siege of the Capitol in a swift and stunning collapse of his final days in office.

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COVID-19 and last week’s storming of the U.S. Capitol loomed large in the Georgia General Assembly Monday as lawmakers were sworn in to begin the 2021 legislative session.

Gov. Brian Kemp asked Georgians for patience Friday, Jan. 8, as state officials push to distribute around 11,500 doses per day of the slow-arriving COVID-19 vaccine to health-care workers, nursing homes and people aged 65 and older in some parts of the state.

Colbie Wilson was selected as Battlefield Elementary School’s Educator of the Month. This award is given monthly by faculty and staff.

Kennady Hindman was the winner of the PS5 at Westside Elementary School for the cookie dough fundraiser. She is pictured with Principal Robert Mountjoy. 

The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is launching a COVID vaccine locator on the DPH website at https://dph.georgia.gov. The tool allows users to search by county for a vaccine provider in their community, and provides location and contact information for the provider. This is not a…

It should be no surprise that Republican Senate candidates Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue won by a landslide in Catoosa County. But in the end, statewide, it was Democrat candidates Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff who took the seats, with 50.9% and 50.46% of the vote, respectively.