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Latest Update for Public Health Delayed Opening in North GA on Tuesday

Health

Due to the latest weather warning that Georgia counties north of I-20 may form black ice on roads due to overnight freezing Monday night, all North Georgia Health District offices in Dalton and Public Health Departments, Programs and Services in Cherokee, Fannin, Gilmer, Murray, Pickens and Whitfield Counties will DELAY Opening until 10 AM on Tuesday, December 11th. Any further updates will be posted to the North Georgia Health District website at www.nghd.org and on district social media pages at Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Georgia Election Run-Off Results

Election 2018

 2018 Georgia Election Run-Off Results

Tonight marks the run-offs for election races in Georgia, these results are unofficial until approved by the Secretary of State.

 

Secretary of State

Brad Raffensperger (R) – 756,016 votes   51.97%

John Barrow (D) – 698,770 votes   48.03%

 

Public Service Commission, District 3

Chuck Eaton (R) – 749,805 votes   51.83%

Lindy Miller (D) – 696,957 votes   48.17%

 

 

Check for local results by county here:

 

Gilmer

Secretary of State

Brad Raffensperger (R) – 4,337 votes   83.13%

John Barrow (D) – 880 votes   16.87%

 

Public Service Commission, District 3

Chuck Eaton (R) – 4,250 votes   81.79%

Lindy Miller (D) – 946 votes   18.21%

 

Pickens

Secretary of State

Brad Raffensperger (R) – 4,408 votes   84.01%

John Barrow (D) – 839 votes   15.99%

 

Public Service Commission, District 3

Chuck Eaton (R) – 4,325 votes   82.70%

Lindy Miller (D) – 905   17.30%

 

Fannin

Secretary of State

Brad Raffensperger (R) – 3,522 votes   81.89%

John Barrow (D) – 779 votes   18.11%

 

Public Service Commission, District 3

Chuck Eaton (R) – 3,454 votes   80.57%

Lindy Miller (D) – 833 votes   19.43%

 

Dawson

Secretary of State

Brad Raffensperger (R) – 3,985 votes   85.83%

John Barrow (D) – 658 votes   14.17%

 

Public Service Commission, District 3

Chuck Eaton (R) – 3,939 votes   85.02%

Lindy Miller (D) – 694 votes   14.98%

 

White

Secretary of State

Brad Raffensperger (R) – 4,063 votes   82.78%

John Barrow (D) – 845 votes   17.22%

 

Public Service Commission, District 3

Chuck Eaton (R) – 3,960 votes   80.82%

Lindy Miller (D) – 940 votes   19.18%

 

Union

Secretary of State

Brad Raffensperger (R) – 4,246 votes   80.92%

John Barrow (D) – 1,001 votes   19.08%

 

Public Service Commission, District 3

Chuck Eaton (R) – 4,108 votes   78.65%

Lindy Miller (D) – 1,115 votes   21.35%

 

Towns

Secretary of State

Brad Raffensperger (R) – 2,161 votes   79.95%

John Barrow (D) – 542 votes   20.05%

 

Public Service Commission, District 3

Chuck Eaton (R) – 2,105 votes   78.22%

Lindy Miller (D) – 586 votes   21.78%

 

Murray

Secretary of State

Brad Raffensperger (R) – 2,699 votes   88.99%

John Barrow (D) – 334 votes   11.01%

 

Public Service Commission, District 3

Chuck Eaton (R) – 2,691 votes   88.84%

Lindy Miller (D) – 338 votes   11.16%

 

Lumpkin

Secretary of State

Brad Raffensperger (R) – 3,378 votes   78.47%

John Barrow (D) – 927 votes   21.53%

 

Public Service Commission, District 3

Chuck Eaton (R) – 3,337 votes   77.89%

Lindy Miller (D) – 947 votes   22.11%

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Public health staff in North Georgia recognized as Immunization Champions

Community, Health

NORTH GEORGIA – The North Georgia Health District was honored with the 2018 Walt Orenstein
Champions for Immunization Award at the Immunize Georgia Conference, recently held for the 25th
year by the Georgia Department of Public Health in Atlanta. The conference is an occasion to give
special recognition to public health immunization champions for their leadership and influence in
getting Georgians immunized.

Immunization is the best protection against vaccine-preventable diseases such as influenza, polio,
diphtheria and pertussis, just to name a few, and the Walt Orenstein Champions for Immunization
Award honors individuals, agencies or coalitions that demonstrate excellence in providing
immunization care.

The North Georgia Health District (district 1-2 of the Georgia Department of Public Health, based in
Dalton and comprised of Cherokee, Fannin, Gilmer, Murray, Pickens and Whitfield Counties)
received this award due to the high level of staff commitment to reducing barriers to immunizations
through no- or low-cost vaccinations, community outreach events and flexible clinic hours to meet
the needs of the community.

“We are committed to making it possible for everyone to have access to immunizations with quality
care,” said Ashley Deverell, RN, BSN, district Immunization Coordinator. “From providing over
1200 no-cost flu vaccinations during the peak of the unusually active flu season this past winter to
being a Vaccines For Children provider so we can ensure no one is turned away from receiving
eligible vaccines based on ability to pay, our county health departments and Living Bridge
Center/Ryan White Clinic work in conjunction with public and private partners to administer all
applicable vaccines to as many people as possible.”

Immunizations have been made more accessible in North Georgia through public health in multiple
ways.

County health departments stay open until late one day a week so people who work normal business
hours can have access to services, including immunizations.

 

Health department staff go out into their communities to host vaccine clinics with businesses,
schools, churches and organizations as well as conduct annual back-to-school clinics and drive-thru
flu shot clinics.

They participate in various health fairs to promote immunizations and provide education about many
other health issues and public health services.

The health departments have also developed relationships with fellow county agencies, including
EMS offices and fire departments, to assist in updating vaccinations among personnel.
The Gilmer County Health Department’s International Travel Clinic in Ellijay administers
comprehensive health services to travelers, including vaccines for many diseases that a traveler may
encounter along the way such as polio, measles, typhoid and yellow fever. People all throughout
North Georgia, and beyond, take advantage of these travel clinic services due to the quality of service
and the ability to arrange prompt appointments.

The North Georgia Health District collaborates with local OB/GYN offices to offer low-cost prenatal
care and routinely administers vaccines as part of these services. Plus, the Whitfield County Health
Department offers many primary care services through their Medical Access Clinic, Women’s Clinic
and Children’s Access Clinic to ensure that people who may not have easy access to care can receive
health services, including all recommended vaccinations.

The health district’s commitment to reducing barriers to immunizations also includes a solid public
information campaign that utilizes media and social media along with community partners and
stakeholders inform the public of their need to maintain immunizations and how, when and where
to receive them.

Sherry Gregory, RN, district Infectious Disease Supervisor, said, “Our staff understands the critical
role immunizations play in preventing disease and I am proud of their diligent efforts to make
immunizations more accessible to everyone.”

Kenneth John Cody: Obituary

Obituaries
Kenneth John Cody

March 23, 1953 – October 23, 2018

Mr. Kenneth John Cody, Jr, age 65, passed away October 23, 2018 at his residence in Ellijay, GA

Mr. Cody is survived by his mother: Ann Cody of East Point, GA. Brothers: Cary Cody of Newnan, GA and Tim Cody of East Point.

Mr. Cody is preceded in death by his wife: Sharon Cody; Son: Keith Cody; Daughter: Leanne Cody.

A memorial service will be announced latter.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Homestead Hospice.

Cagle Funeral Home is Honored to serve the Cody family.

Roger Allen Baker: Obituary

Obituaries
Roger Allen Baker

November 25, 1948 – October 19, 2018

Mr. Roger Baker, age 69 of the Ludville Community passed away Friday, October 19, 2018 at Seasons Hospice in Cumming GA.

Mr. Baker is survived by his Wife: Linda Baker of Ludville Community. Daughter: Laura Baker of Ludville Community. Daughter and Son-in-Law: Miriam & Jonathan Pearson of Sugar Hill, GA. Brother: David Baker of Corbin, KY. Grandchildren: William Prince, Amelia Prince, Ian Prince and Suzanne Pearson. Nephew: Justin Baker and wife Brandy. Great Nieces: Whitley Baker and Paisley Baker.

The family will be receiving friends Sunday, October 21, from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM and Monday, October 22 from 8:00 AM until the funeral hour.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM Monday, October 22, 2018 in the Cagle Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Ben Mock, officiating.

Interment will be 2:00 PM at Crest Lawn Memorial Park, 2000 Marietta Blvd NW, Atlanta, GA 30318

The family will be receiving flowers or donate to The American Cancer Society or the Alzheimer’s Association.

Cagle Funeral Home is honored to serve the Baker family.

Joan Chastain Weaver: Obituary

Obituaries

Ms. Joan Chastain Weaver, age 76, of Jasper, passed away October 15, 2018 at her residence.

Ms. Weaver is survived by her Son and Daughter-In-Law: Scotty and Mary Weaver of Ellijay. Brothers: Leon Chastain of Nelson and Billy Chastain of Jasper. Sisters: Nora Chambers of Talking Rock and Laverne Walker also of Talking Rock. Seven Grandchildren and Four Great-Grandchildren also survive.

Ms. Weaver is preceded in death by Son: Ricky Weaver. Brother: Gary Chastain and Fred Chastain. Sister: Kathleen Mulkey.

The family will be receiving friends, Wednesday, October 17, from 1:00 PM until 10:00 PM and Thursday, October 18, from 8:00 AM until the funeral hour.

Funeral Services will be held 2:00 PM at Cagle Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Roger Elliott officiating.

Pall Bearers: Henry Cantrell, Timmy Chastain, Shawn Chastain, Roger Mulkey, Jimmy Lee and Billy Buchanan.

Interment will be at Bethel Christian Church Cemetery immediately following the funeral service.

Flowers will be accepted or donations can be made to the American Cancer Society.

Cagle Funeral Home is honored to serve the Weaver family.

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