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ATLANTA — In a nation’s capital seemingly more hopelessly split by intense partisan rhetoric than ever, Georgia Democratic U.S. Sen. Jon Ossoff and Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley from Iowa have introduced a bill designed to help rural communities fight the opioid epidemic.

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For the five days they shared a hospital room in Gadsden fighting COVID-19, Roger and Peggy Higgins communicated with each other by text message, unable to speak. And though the couple died three weeks apart, their daughter Jana Tarleton feels their story will go on, in the lives of those who knew them and the children they cared for in the nursery at Gadsden’s First Baptist Church. This ...

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Pfizer Inc. and partner BioNTech SE said their COVID-19 vaccine was safe and produced strong antibody responses in children ages 5 to 11 in a large-scale trial, findings that could pave the way to begin vaccinating grade-school kids within months. The long-awaited results offer one of the first looks at how well a COVID vaccine could work for younger children. Pressure to immunize kids has ...

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Downtown Rome celebrated International Park(ing) Day on Friday. Local organizations and businesses participated in the global project in which people temporarily repurpose street parking spaces and convert them into tiny parks and places for art, play and activism.

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CEDARTOWN — Candidate qualifying was opened Wednesday for the second time in the last month in Polk County — this time for a special election for a seat on the Cedartown City Commission.