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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Georgia Newsletter for Sunday May 31, 2020 ( 8 items )  

Arthritis Care & Research Journal Issues Research Articles in June 2020 Edition
ATLANTA, Georgia, May 29 -- Arthritis Care and Research, a peer-reviewed journal from the American College of Rheumatology and the Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals that says it covers clinical practice of rheumatology, published research articles on the following topics in its June 2020 edition: * 2020 American College of Rheumatology Guideline for the Management of Gout * Clinical and Molecular Phenotyping in Scleromyxedema Pretreatment and Posttreatment With Intravenous Immun  more

Atlanta Regional Commission Elects 2020 Officers, Committee Chairs
ATLANTA, Georgia, May 30 -- The Atlanta Regional Commission issued the following news release: The Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) announced its 2020 board officers. The officers were appointed by ARC Board Chairman Kerry Armstrong and approved by the ARC board. ARC officers for 2018 are: * Vice Chair: Rochelle Robinson, Mayor of Douglasville * Secretary: Charlotte Nash, Chairman of Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners * Treasurer: Bob Reeves, Citizen District 3 * Parliamentarian: Juli  more

Emerging Infectious Diseases Journal Issues Research Articles in May 2020 Edition
ATLANTA, Georgia, May 25 -- Emerging Infectious Diseases Journal, a peer-reviewed journal from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, published research articles, including the following topics, in its May 2020 edition: * Surveillance of Leprosy in Kiribati, 1935-2017 * Biphasic Outbreak of Invasive Group A Streptococcus Disease in Eldercare Facility, New Zealand * Epidemiology of Tick-Borne Relapsing Fever in Endemic Area, Spain * Food Safety and Invasive Cronobacter Infections dur  more

Journal of Pediatric Psychology Issues Research Articles in June 2020 Edition
ATLANTA, Georgia, May 26 -- The Journal of Pediatric Psychology, a journal that says it explores the interrelationship between psychological and physical well-being of children, adolescents and families including psychosocial and developmental factors contributing to the etiology, course, treatment and outcome of pediatric conditions, assessment and treatment of behavioral and emotional concomitants of disease, illness and developmental disorders, published research articles on the following top  more

New York Civil Liberties Union Issues Statement on Death of Floyd, Taylor
NEW YORK, May 30 -- New York Civil Liberties Union issued the following statement in solidarity with Black people experiencing police terror: Outrage and grief has swept the country in the wake of police violence directed at Black people, most recently the police killings of Breonna Taylor in Louisville and George Floyd in Minneapolis. Americans have also witnessed likely law enforcement complicity in the Georgia murder of Ahmaud Arbery, the much-publicized implicit threat of police violence ma  more

Piedmont Walton Welcomes New Chief Financial Officer
MONROE, Georgia, May 28 -- Piedmont Walton, a part of Piedmont Healthcare, issued the following news release: Marty Wynn has been named chief financial officer (CFO) at Piedmont Walton Hospital, bringing with him more than 20 years' experience in the healthcare industry. "We are pleased to welcome Marty to Piedmont Walton. He is an excellent addition to this hospital's leadership team," said Larry Ebert, chief executive officer (CEO) of Piedmont Walton. "His extensive knowledge in finance and   more

Public Records Lawsuit Filed After Clayton County Sheriff Refuses to Disclose Public Documents About COVID-19 in County Jail
ATLANTA, Georgia, May 30 -- The American Civil Liberties Union of Georgia issued the following news release: On May 27, 2020, the Southern Center for Human Rights (SCHR) and the ACLU of Georgia filed a lawsuit under the Georgia Open Records Act against Victor Hill, the Sheriff of Clayton County, Georgia. The lawsuit alleges that Sheriff Hill violated the Georgia Open Records Act by declining to provide public documents showing, among other things: (1) the number of people who have tested positi  more

State Bar of Georgia: Congratulations to New Superior Court Judge
ATLANTA, Georgia, May 28 -- The State Bar of Georgia issued the following letter to the editor of The Covington News: To the Editor: The State Bar of Georgia congratulates Alcovy Judicial Circuit District Attorney Layla H. Zon of Covington on her appointment by Gov. Brian Kemp to serve as a Superior Court judge for the Alcovy Circuit, covering Newton and Walton counties. Judge Zon brings 20 years of experience in the legal profession to her new position, including previous service as an assis  more