Several Georgia communities have shelters open to help people battle the heat blanketing the central and southern portions of the state. Augusta-area residents can find cool air in shelters in Columbia and Richmond counties. They’re open all summer, not just for this heat wave. And the City of Atlanta is also operating three neighborhood centers for those who need to escape the heat.
Families in many Georgia schools will pay a bit more for school lunches beginning next school year. New federal regulations are forcing school districts across the state to raise school lunch prices by between a nickel and a quarter.
The Democratic Party of Georgia held its state committee meeting in Augusta Saturday for the first time in many years. The meeting marks the opening of the party’s first field office outside of Metro Atlanta. Party leaders say the move signals a new direction for Georgia Democrats.