Catoosa And Dade Have Another Coronavirus Death; Georgia Has 63 More Deaths

Saturday, September 19, 2020
Georgia state health officials reported on Saturday there have been an additional 63 deaths due to the coronavirus. The new total is 6,599.

There were 2,313 new cases as that total reached 305,021 confirmed cases of coronavirus. 

Hospitalizations are at 27,338, up 135 from Friday. 

Here are the numbers by county:

Catoosa County: 1,096 cases, up 17; 17 deaths, up 1; 74 hospitalizations, up 2

Chattooga County: 714 cases, up 5; 12 deaths; 50 hospitalizations

Dade County: 271 cases, up 5; 5 deaths, up 1; 20 hospitalizations, up 1

Walker County: 1,426 cases, up 23; 29 deaths; 74 hospitalizations, up 4

Whitfield County: 4,436 cases, up 31; 60 deaths; 236 hospitalizations, up 2

Blood Donors Support The Meigs Community By Donating Late Into The Night; But Need For Blood Continues

REAL ID Goes Into Effect Oct. 1, 2021

IDB Asked To Approve $4 Million "East Chattanooga Rising" TIF At Former Harriet Tubman Site


Blood Assurance responded to the school bus crash in Meigs County yesterday afternoon by extending center hours until 10 p.m., while seeing donors until the early morning hours. Over 700 donors ... (click for more)

The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security reminds Tennesseans that one year from today, the REAL ID Act of 2005 will go into effect. Beginning Oct. 1, 2021, individuals seeking ... (click for more)

The city Industrial Development Board on Monday will be asked to approve an "East Chattanooga Rising" Tax Increment Financing (TIF) District at the former Harriet Tubman site. The TIF project ... (click for more)



Breaking News

Blood Donors Support The Meigs Community By Donating Late Into The Night; But Need For Blood Continues

Blood Assurance responded to the school bus crash in Meigs County yesterday afternoon by extending center hours until 10 p.m., while seeing donors until the early morning hours. Over 700 donors gave blood yesterday in support of community solidarity with hundreds making appointments to come back to donate later this week when more appointments are available. From 4 p.m.-midnight, ... (click for more)

REAL ID Goes Into Effect Oct. 1, 2021

The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security reminds Tennesseans that one year from today, the REAL ID Act of 2005 will go into effect. Beginning Oct. 1, 2021, individuals seeking to enter certain federal buildings, nuclear facilities, military bases, or to board commercial flights within the United States will be required to have a REAL ID compliant license or acceptable ... (click for more)

Opinion

Voting Lines Are Too Long - And Response

I’ve tried three times this week to vote at the Collegedale early voting place. Each time I’ve been there, the line was not only around the building, but it stretched at least another block (or two) into the adjacent parking lot. I realize that it is easy for someone like me to criticize the ones running the election, but I feel criticism is deserved in this case. If they cared ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: A Bunch Of Hogwash

There are those who fault Donald Trump for the unkind divisiveness that is “the second plague” roiling the United States right now. But did you notice that when the brilliant Amy Coney Barrett was approved by the Senate to become our newest Supreme Court Justice, the entirety of “those” Democrat Senators voted against her? I tend to believe many who voted ‘no’ would actually support ... (click for more)

Sports

Roadrunners Come Up Short In Bid For Fifth-Straight Bojangles Tennessee Intercollegiate Title

The Roadrunners didn't get their fifth-straight win in the event, but they made a furious comeback that came up just short as Dalton State finished 2 nd with an 869 (+5) in the Bojangles Tennessee Intercollegiate at The Links at Kahite in Vonore, Tenn. on Saturday and Sunday. Host Tennessee Wesleyan finished in 1 st at 863 (-1), just 6 strokes in front of the Roadrunners. Reinhardt ... (click for more)

Lady Roadrunner Cross Country Team Edged 37-38 Southeastern At South Carolina Meet

The Roadrunners traveled to Bluffton, South Carolina in search of good NAIA competition. They found it in 17th-ranked Southeastern (Fla.). The race was intense and was a nail biter for the full five kilometers. The Lady Birds ran well but came up one point short of beating Southeastern. The final tally was 37 to 38, with both teams easily outpacing third place Ave Maria (Fla.) who ... (click for more)