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Georgia first lady makes pitch for people struggling to call 988 suicide prevention hotline

First Lady Marty Kemp of Georgia is actively championing the promotion of the new national suicide prevention hotline, 988, aiming to combat the stigma surrounding mental health care. At a recent panel discussion, she emphasized the importance of raising awareness about 988, particularly in light of the challenges brought on by the pandemic and the need to support individuals in crisis.

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New regulations target transportation emissions in Georgia

The implementation of new federal clean-truck standards in Georgia, starting in 2027, is poised to enhance air quality and public health, targeting the state’s largest source of greenhouse-gas emissions. Bridget Murphy Brown, a public health advocate and Georgia registered nurse, emphasizes the positive impact on vulnerable communities living near major transportation routes, while urging further collaborative efforts to address the health implications of emissions and promote a healthier environment for future generations.

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Georgia Supreme Court justices appear skeptical of Athens DA’s claim of open records exemption

In an upcoming ruling, Georgia’s Supreme Court will weigh in on a claim brought by Athens-Clarke District Attorney Deborah Gonzalez, arguing that top prosecutors are exempt from the state’s open records laws. The case involves assertions that the trial court overlooked a constitutional provision in denying Gonzalez’s motion to dismiss an open records complaint, mirroring similar immunity arguments made by Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis in a separate case related to the 2020 presidential election interference.

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New regulations target transportation emissions in Georgia

The implementation of new federal clean-truck standards in Georgia, starting in 2027, is poised to enhance air quality and public health, targeting the state’s largest source of greenhouse-gas emissions. Bridget Murphy Brown, a public health advocate and Georgia registered nurse, emphasizes the positive impact on vulnerable communities living near major transportation routes, while urging further collaborative efforts to address the health implications of emissions and promote a healthier environment for future generations.

Georgia Supreme Court justices appear skeptical of Athens DA’s claim of open records exemption

In an upcoming ruling, Georgia’s Supreme Court will weigh in on a claim brought by Athens-Clarke District Attorney Deborah Gonzalez, arguing that top prosecutors are exempt from the state’s open records laws. The case involves assertions that the trial court overlooked a constitutional provision in denying Gonzalez’s motion to dismiss an open records complaint, mirroring similar immunity arguments made by Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis in a separate case related to the 2020 presidential election interference.

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Macon-Bibb Celebrates 700 Steps Toward Safer Neighborhoods

Macon-Bibb County marked a significant milestone in its ongoing #BlightFight initiative with the demolition of its 700th blighted structure at 1160 Holt Avenue, aiming to enhance neighborhood safety and aesthetics. The event underscored a broader commitment to revitalizing the community, highlighted by substantial investments in affordable housing and infrastructure development.

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Macon-Bibb Celebrates 700 Steps Toward Safer Neighborhoods

Macon-Bibb County marked a significant milestone in its ongoing #BlightFight initiative with the demolition of its 700th blighted structure at 1160 Holt Avenue, aiming to enhance neighborhood safety and aesthetics. The event underscored a broader commitment to revitalizing the community, highlighted by substantial investments in affordable housing and infrastructure development.

Georgia Power’s request for more electricity comes under fire

Georgia’s energy regulators are considering Georgia Power’s request to generate and buy more electricity to meet what the utility calls a surge in demand from new businesses in the state. State lawmakers, meanwhile, are grappling with a leading source of that increased power demand: high-tech data centers.

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