Friday, April 17, 2020

Attorney For Gonzalez Notifies Gov. Kemp Of Possible Legal Action If He Delays District Attorney Election

***Ashford Announces For Oconee Commission Seat***

Atlanta attorney Adam M. Sparks last week sent a letter to Gov. Brian Kemp on behalf of Athens Attorney Deborah Gonzalez urging Kemp to appoint a District Attorney for the Western Judicial Circuit before May 3, thus assuring that an election for the open District Attorney office will be held on Nov. 3.

Sparks, with the law firm of Krevolin & Horst, told Kemp that “Waiting beyond May 3 would deprive voters and candidates alike of their First Amendment rights” under the U.S. Constitution.

State Of Georgia And Northeast Health District Report Very Large Numbers of New COVID-19 Cases On Friday

***Oconee And Clarke Coroners Get First Test Kits***

The state of Georgia recorded 1,525 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the 24-hour-period that ended at noon on Friday, the largest number of new cases ever recorded in the Department of Public Health’s Daily Status Report.

The 10-county Northeast Health District, which includes Oconee and Clarke County, recorded 38 new cases on Friday, the second largest number of new cases listed for the region in the Daily Status Report.