Thursday, February 28, 2013
Few people in metro Atlanta know what to expect if the sequester happens. Will you or somebody you know be affected if federal budget cuts kick in?
If the federal government imposes the $85 billion "sequester" cuts, which could go into effect Friday night, the changes may not be immediately apparent for many metro Atlanta residents. Many of the departments and agencies likely to be affected, such as the Federal Bureau of Investigation, are themselves unsure how they would be affected. "It is not clear how individual field offices will be impacted by the implementation of the sequester," said Stephen Emmett, spokesman for the FBI's Atlanta field office. Politico reports that the Atlanta-based disease detectives at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention could see their funding cut, hampering their ability to mobilize if there is a public health crisis. CDC Director Tom Frieden …
Thursday, August 23, 2012
A total of 1,100 West Nile Virus cases, including 41 deaths, have been reported to CDC. 14 human cases have been reported in Georgia.
Thursday, August 23, 2012
West Nile Virus has spiked across the USA this summer, take precautions. One human cases have been reported in Fulton County (14 in GA), and a country-wide total of over 1,100 cases of West Nile virus disease — including 41 deaths — have been reported to the CDC as of mid-August. This is the highest number of cases reported through the end of July since 2004. "It is not clear why we are seeing more activity than in recent years," said Marc Fischer, medical epidemiologist with CDC’s Arboviral Diseases Branch. "Regardless of the reasons for the increase, people should be aware of the West Nile virus activity in their area and take action to protect themselves and their family." Almost 80 percent of the cases have been reported from Texas, …
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
The day's top headlines for Tuesday, October 25, 2011.
Police Major: 'I Don't Want People Living In Fear' Security Increases At Chamblee High After Rash Of Break-ins. Dunwoody City Council Looks At Purchasing Nearly 42 Acres Of Land. Mount Paran-Northside Meeting On Tuesday Night. Live Blogging From Avondale Estates' Candidate Forum. District 6 Candidates To Speak Tuesday Night. 'American Idol' Winner To Perform At Macy's Christmas Tree Lighting. Safety Tips For Trick-or-Treaters.
Thursday, August 4, 2011
The day's top headlines for Thursday, August 4, 2011
Decatur High Goes to Night Football Practice. Dunwoody Prep Shooting Pre-Trial Motions Begin Next Week. CDC Investigates Salmonella Outbreak. Lovett Volleyball Looks Forward. Two Cascade Churches Go Green.