Gov. Brian Kemp and other state officials are concerned at the slow rate that the COVID-19 vaccine is being distributed in the state – and are promising to take action. “If it takes me firing up my pickup truck and doing it myself, so be it,” he told reporters Wednesday. Georgia’s vaccine rollout has lagged behind many other states, with just 1.6% of the population having received at least one dose of the vaccine so far. For reference Florida is already at 2.9%, and Tennessee at 3.7%. State health officials need to pick up the pace, they continue to DRIFT…
The COVID-19 pandemic drove folks outdoors in 2020, leading to a record-breaking year for Georgia state parks. According to the state Dept. of Natural Resources park receipt revenue was up by 13%, overall visitation up by 11%, and hunting and fishing license holders had a 7% increase. A spike in funding and more Georgians enjoying the state’s great outdoors have our parks RISING…
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