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Summerville Isolates Some Of The Contaminated Water

Summerville provides drinking water to its customers by pumping out of Raccoon Creek and Lowe Springs. The U.S. EPA tested both sources and found the creek contained two man-made chemicals. The spring, however, was clear of those contaminants. Since then, the city has worked to isolate portions of its water system and now the water…

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Summerville To Hold Special Meeting

The Summerville City Council will meet at 1 p.m. tomorrow at the Summerville Recreation Center to discuss a myriad of topics, according to the official agenda. In new business it includes: (7) New Business a. Approve The City of Summerville, Second Declaration of a Local State of Emergency related to COVID-19 effective Tuesday, March 31…

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Three Confirmed Cases Of Covid-19 In Chattooga County

The number of coronavirus cases in Chattooga County has increased to three, according to the Georgia Department of Public Health. The county stayed at one confirmed case for several days. Then during the 8 p.m. update on COVID-19, Chattooga’s numbers jumped. Also, Dade County had zero cases until today. During the 8 p.m. update, Dade’s…

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Virus Watch: Still Only One Case; Commissioner Extends Order

Salons, barbershops and other businesses that require physical contact between the provider and client is being asked to close, according to Chattooga County Commissioner Jason Winters. Commissioner Winters’ order extends the current state of emergency until April 24. Here are the changes according to Winters: 1.) Extends State of Emergency until April 24, 2020 at…

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Coronavirus vaccine clinical trials start at Emory in Atlanta

By Beau Evans Staff Writer Capitol Beat News Service Clinical trials to study a potential new vaccine for coronavirus began Friday morning at Emory University in Atlanta, the school announced. The study trials, which started earlier this month in Seattle, are the first phase of a process expected to take at least a year to…

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Virus Watch: Cases in Georgia climb past 2,000

By Dave Williams Bureau Chief Capitol Beat News Service ATLANTA – More than 2,000 Georgians have tested positive for coronavirus, the state Department of Public Health reported Friday. As of noon, there were 2,001 confirmed cases in Georgia and 64 deaths from the virus. Among those testing positive for COVID-29, 566 were hospitalized. Broken down…

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