Several metro doctors spoke with CW69's Valencia Jones to emphasize that we cannot minimize what is happening with the COVID-19 virus. In addition, they spoke about the dangers of another COVID variant that now looms on the horizon.

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Local advocates oppose Atlanta City Jail bed lease agreementThe city of Atlanta has reached an agreement to lease hundreds of beds at the Atlanta City Jail to Fulton County inmates. The agreement is sparking outrage among community advocates.
Focus Atlanta - Urban League of Greater AtlantaThe Urban League of Greater Atlanta partnered with Courvoisier to bring monetary awards to minority entrepreneurs.
Focus Atlanta - Clutch RestaurantClutch Restaurant has committed to hiring 100 young people to work and find a career in food services.
Focus Atlanta - Castleberry MarketCastleberry Market brings fresh food to the food desert in Castleberry Hills every Monday evening.
Focus Atlanta - InspiredUInspiredU holds the 2nd 'Emazing Race' event to raise funds, resources and supplies for kids in need.
The newest and hottest cars can be found at the Caffeine and Octane Show in Cobb CountyThe car show has recently moved to Town Center at Cobb in Kennesaw, where fans can see the latest and greatest vehicles as well as some old classics.
Ebenezer Baptist Church sponsored a Back To School expo this weekendThe Back To School expo sponsored by Ebenezer Baptist Church included wellness checks, school supplies and other activities ahead of the beginning of school in metro Atlanta.
DeKalb County hosts monkeypox vaccination eventOfficials in DeKalb County hosted a monkeypox vaccination event on Friday for those in at-risk groups. According to experts, the vaccines are coming from the national stockpile and are available for those identified as being from at-risk groups for contracting the ailment.
Expanded school lunch program expires in Atlanta Public SchoolsWhile the pandemic school lunch program has expired, Atlanta families can still apply for free or reduced-price lunches for their children for the upcoming school year.
National Medical Association's origins lauded with historic markerThe National Medical Association was founded in a church downtown Atlanta 127 years ago, during a time of civil and social unrest across the nation. The group of pharmacists, physicians and other medical professionals continues to provide services to the community.
Atlanta drum corps members march in DCI Southeast CompetitionSome of the world’s most elite drum and bugle corps showed up and showed out in Atlanta this weekend for the Drum Corps International Southeast Championship.
Tuesday marked the first day of practice in full pads for the FalconsThe first pre-season game for the Atlanta Falcons is August 12 when they visit the Detroit Lions.
Focus Atlanta - Alzheimer's Foundation of AmericaThe Alzheimer's Foundation of America gives caregiver tips on how to prevent loved ones from getting over-heated during summer months.
Focus Atlanta - Back to School ShoppingThe National Retail Federation gives insight into how inflation is affecting the back-to-school shopping season.
Focus Atlanta - Prevent Heat ExhaustionUnited Healthcare provide tips on how to keep children safe from the dangers of heat exhaustion and heat stroke.
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'Reimagine The Legacy' honored the life and legacy of John Lewis'Reimagine The Legacy' was a presentation honored the life and legacy of the late civil rights leader and US Congressman John Lewis over the weekend. It took place in the shadow of the John Lewis 'Hero' mural in downtown Atlanta.
MARTA's new Rinse & Repeat art project seeing life at stations across regionThe new Rinse & Repeat art installation is now showing up at MARTA stations across the metro area. Poetry from local artists are etched in the sidewalks, but are only visible when wet from the rain or other water sources.
Kids learning about nature, science, ecology at Trees Atlanta Summer CampKids are learning how to identify different trees and other plant life as part of the Trees Atlanta Summer Camp. The camp is also teaching about nature, science, biology and ecology.
Local advocates discuss solutions for poor indoor air qualityLocal advocates are pushing to make the air we breathe cleaner, and they explored some solutions during a Georgia Black Women’s Roundtable on Thursday afternoon.
Baby shower to help newly patriated refugee mothersThe event was hosted by the National Council of Jewish women and New American Pathways to help welcome the new mothers as they come into the United States.
Read With Me Literacy Day provided opportunity for learning for youthAbout 100 kids participated in the event, held at the Home Depot Backyard at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. The event promotes reading among 4-to-11 year old children.
Labor Secretary Martin Walsh meets with Metro Atlanta job advocatesUS Secretary of Labor Martin Walsh met with local job advocates for a roundtable discussion on Tuesday as they demanded better wages, better working conditions, and more jobs for the unemployed. Those cries have only grown louder over the months since the start of the pandemic.

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