Cobb County may use federal money for public safety

Cobb County received 147 million dollars in federal funding through the American Rescue Plan Act. County leaders are considering using 20 million of that to help fill public safety job openings.

Cobb County issues declaration of emergency as COVID-19 cases surge

The order cites "the dramatic increase in hospitalizations that has left the county ‘critically low’ on critical care beds, as well as noting the increase in positivity rates for the virus and low vaccination rates compared to elsewhere in the country."