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Georgia ranks as 4th biggest unemployment increase due to COVID-19

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) -- Georgia ranked number four nationwide in unemployment claims stemming from the coronavirus pandemic. This is according to a survey released...

Medical experts recommend wearing cloth masks

MACON,Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) -- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is urging Americans to wear face masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19. But...

Governor Kemp extends Georgia State of Emergency to May 13

Governor Brian Kemp, Lieutenant Governor Geoff Duncan, and House Speaker David Ralston announced plans Wednesday to extend Georgia's State of Emergency one additional month.

Atlanta hospital to open space early; 348 virus deaths in GA

ATLANTA (AP) - Part of an expansion at an Atlanta hospital will open nearly four months early amid the coronavirus pandemic. Piedmont Healthcare announced Tuesday...

Lawsuit: Georgia mail-in ballot postage is unconstitutional

ATLANTA (AP) - A federal lawsuit says that by requiring Georgia voters to provide their own stamps for mail-in ballots, the state is effectively...

Butts County murder suspect arrested in Pike County

JACKSON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – A man wanted for murder in Butts County has been caught. According to the Butts County Sheriff's Office Facebook page, 20...

Georgia governor Brian Kemp extends state’s shelter-in-place order

Georgia governor Brian Kemp announced Wednesday afternoon he is extending the state's "shelter-in-place" order to  Thursday, April 30.

Pharmacist makes hand sanitizer to slow spread of COVID-19

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) -- A Macon pharmacist aims to fight the spread of COVID-19 by making hand sanitizer. Matthew Frazier, the owner of Your Corner...

Man involved in deadly Mississippi crash dies after chase

NEWNAN, Georgia (AP) - Authorities say a fugitive who was involved in a deadly crash in Mississippi killed himself after being chased by state...

State prisoners will soon have face mask because they’re making them

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) -- Inmates at several Georgia State Prisons are helping to reduce the spread of COVID-19. According to a news release from the...

Governor Kemp weighs `new options’ amid virus backlash

SAVANNAH, Georgia (AP) - A spokeswoman says Georgia's governor is “considering new options” amid criticism from local officials for his decision to reverse beach...

Sheriff: Solider charged with violating stay-at-home order

NEWNAN, Georgia (AP) - Authorities in Georgia say a soldier was arrested and accused of violating stay-at-home orders, fleeing from troopers and driving drunk...