Georgia Coronavirus Deaths Now At 80, Total Cases Is 2,651

Saturday, March 28, 2020

Georgia state health officials said Sunday that 80 people in the state have died of the coronavirus. That total is up from 38 on Tuesday.

The cases have climbed to 2,651 - up from 1,387 on Wednesday with a rapid spread around the Atlanta area. The Tuesday report showed 1,026 cases. It was at 800 on Monday.

Officials said 666 have been hospitalized, which is 25 percent of the total number of cases.

Whitfield County rose to eight cases. Dade and Walker counties are among the few Georgia counties that have avoided the virus thus far. 

Catoosa County remains at three cases and Chattooga County remains at one. 

Bartow County south of Chattanooga at Cartersville now has 119 cases - up from 61 on Monday. Floyd County (Rome) remains at 27 cases and Gordon County (Calhoun) is still at 14. 

The cases remain centered around the Atlanta area, with 407 in Fulton County and 222 in Cobb County. There are now 272 cases in Dekalb County (Decatur). Gwinnett County has increased to 143 cases. Cases in Clayton County (Jonesboro) rose to 59.

Twelve have died in Fulton County and 12 in Albany.

Dougherty County (Albany), where six died early in the epidemic, now has 239 cases with 17 deaths. Lee County, which is near Albany, increased to 43 cases.

Cherokee County (Canton) now has 56 cases and Carroll County (Carrollton) remains at 64. Clarke County (Athens) remains at 35 cases and Hall (Gainesville) increased to 32 cases.


Latest Hamilton County Arrest Report

Police Blotter: Man Told To Quit Sleeping On Washer Dryer At High Street Address; Driver Smashes Menu Board At Hixson Sonic

Protestors Damaged Property Throughout Downtown Chattanooga; Threw Rocks At Police; Fought Officers; Blocked Roadways


Here is the latest Hamilton County arrest report: BOWMAN, JAVIER LAMONTE 1098 N HAWTHORNE ST APT B CHATTANOOGA, 37406 Age at Arrest: 48 years old Arresting Agency: Chattanooga DOMESTIC ... (click for more)

Police responded to a noise complaint on Blackford Street. Ms. Watts reported her neighbor Mr. Cameron was playing loud music and refused to turn it down. An officer made contact with Mr. Cameron ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Police said protestors damaged property throughout downtown Chattanooga, threw rocks at police, fought with officers, and blocked roadways during several hours of tumult late Saturday ... (click for more)



Breaking News

Latest Hamilton County Arrest Report

Here is the latest Hamilton County arrest report: BOWMAN, JAVIER LAMONTE 1098 N HAWTHORNE ST APT B CHATTANOOGA, 37406 Age at Arrest: 48 years old Arresting Agency: Chattanooga DOMESTIC ASSAULT ---- BRYANT, BRANDON ALEXANDER 142 HARMON DR N DUNLAP, 37327 Age at Arrest: 26 years old Arresting Agency: Chattanooga PUBLIC INTOXICATION ---- BURDETTE, LASANDRA ... (click for more)

Police Blotter: Man Told To Quit Sleeping On Washer Dryer At High Street Address; Driver Smashes Menu Board At Hixson Sonic

Police responded to a noise complaint on Blackford Street. Ms. Watts reported her neighbor Mr. Cameron was playing loud music and refused to turn it down. An officer made contact with Mr. Cameron who reported he and Ms. Watts have an ongoing disagreement and he only had his music loud because Ms. Watts was being loud in her apartment. Mr. Cameron and Ms. Watts both agreed to stop ... (click for more)

Opinion

The Court Of Public Opinion Has Ruled - And Response

Since the court of public opinion has already judged the officer in Minneapolis, the city should save money and not even have a trial. Let a volunteer, one of these tough guys who run around blindly shooting at people and setting fires, let that guy execute him. With all due respect to our police chief and I mean that sincerely, I disagree with your view. Chief, you should know ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: My Garden This June

On this, the first day of a new month, I pause during my monthly trip to the garden as I mourn for my country. The protests that morphed into ugly, race-fueled riots are worse than the COVID virus that continues to plague our nation. By this I mean we were helpless to the virus – there was no way to stop it and therefore we must endure. Criminal rioting is altogether different. ... (click for more)

Sports

Ray Deering, Popular Baylor School Administrator And Sports Columnist, Dies

Ray Deering, a beloved Baylor School administrator and sports enthusiast who wrote a popular sports column in the Chattanooga Times Free Press, has died. A lifelong resident of Chattanooga, Mr. Deering was a 1961 graduate of Chattanooga High School and received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Chattanooga in 1965. At UC he served as the sports editor of ... (click for more)

Trio Of Moc Runners Honored As CoSIDA Academic All-Americans

Nathan Watson, Jonathan Boyd and Abbey Bateman were named to the 2020 CoSIDA Academic All-District First Team, as voted on by sports information directors around the country, for their excellence in the classroom and competition. The 2020 Academic All-District® Women's Track & Field / Cross Country Team, selected by CoSIDA, recognizes the nation's top student-athletes ... (click for more)