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Georgia state house removes lawmaker for not taking Covid test

Read his explanation about why he rejects the requirement to be tested.

Hikers told to forgo entire Appalachian Trail due to virus

Hikers are being told to postpone plans to hike the entire length of the Appalachian Trail this year due to COVID-19.

Taxpayers spending $200,000 for suspended insurance commissioner

“one-time funds for one filled executive position” to pay former insurance commissioner Jim Beck who was indicted soon after taking office.

5 Covid-19 variant cases in Georgia so far, vaccine update

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia officials have now identified five cases of a COVID-19 variant in the state, raising the urgency to get people vaccinated. State...

Georgia certifies Democrats Warnock and Ossoff’s Senate wins

Georgia’s secretary of state has certified the results of the two U.S. Senate runoff elections.

Blue Ridge Police Chief in rehab facility after COVID battle and over 90 days in hospital

BLUE RIDGE, Ga. (WDEF) - Blue Ridge Police Chief Johnny Scearce will be in a rehab facility for two weeks before finally heading home. He...

Governor says Georgia ‘battered, is not broken’ by pandemic

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp is defending his record fighting the COVID-19 pandemic while highlighting a strong economy and promising $1,000 bonuses...

Former commissioner disappointed in reversal of building mask mandate

WHITFIELD COUNTY, Georgia- As COVID-19 deaths and cases continue to rise the Whitfield County Commissioner’s repealed a mask in county buildings. "It was just unbelievable...

John Lewis statue may replace Confederate at the U.S. Capitol

ATLANTA (AP) - A statue of the late congressman and civil rights leader John Lewis could soon represent Georgia in the National Statuary Hall...

Northwest Georgia Health closes online registration portal

ROME, Georgia (WDEF) - Health officials for northwest Georgia report they were getting people signing up for the Covid-19 vaccine faster than they could...

Find out how & where to get a vaccine in your area by appointment

CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) - The states are now making it easier to figure out where to get a Covid-19 vaccine and how to make an...

Gov. disputes that Georgia is last in Covid vaccines

Northwest Georgia taking reservations for whenever they get enough vaccine for the public.


Firefighters Battle House Fire in St. Elmo

Chattanooga, TN (WDEF) - Firefighters battled a blaze at a home in St. Elmo in the early morning hours Wednesday. Flames were visible in...

UCF’s Josh Heupel Named as Tennessee Vols New Football Coach

Josh Heupel has been named Tennessee's 27th head football coach.

Weather Update: Wednesday Morning’s Forecast – January 27th, 2021

Tennessee Valley (WDEF): After Today's Showers, Expect Another Cold Snap Ahead, & More Showers Late Saturday Night! This Morning: Increasing clouds and a mainly dry...

Mom to Mom – Get Rid of the Grumpies with Homemade Stress Balls

Today we're making homemade stress balls.