Archith Seshadri, WSAV News 3

Archith Seshadri

WSAV News 3

Atlanta, GA, United States

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Recent articles by Archith:

Dream’s Williams apologizes for joking about fight she had

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta Dream guard Courtney Williams apologized Monday for a since-deleted video on YouTube she posted over the weekend in which she joked about a fight she was involved in earlier this year in Atlanta. Footage of the fight, which circulated on social media Sunday, showed Williams and Dream teammate Crystal Bradford throwing […] → Read More

Pfizer gives green light for vaccine in kids 5-11

ATLANTA (WJBF) – Doctors say it’s pivotal to get this younger group vaccinated as head into the fall months which could involve cold, flu and other viruses. New data from Pfizer shows its vaccine is “Safe and well tolerated” for children between the ages of 5 and 11. Dr. Cecil Bennett Medical Director at Newnan Family […] → Read More

Gov. Kemp gives state employees day off to get COVID vaccine

Gov. Brian Kemp has announced additional steps to help Georgia hospitals and encourage — but not require — state employees to get vaccinated in response to an alarming surge in coronavirus cases. → Read More

Delta variant ‘danger zones’: 2 local counties among top 20 in US

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – Georgia can count seven counties in the “Top 20 Delta Danger Zones” for the delta variant in the U.S., according to a new report by a national health nonprofit organization. Two of those are in the Coastal Empire: Jeff Davis and Bacon counties. The study by Surgo Ventures found a link […] → Read More

Pandemic delays immunizations for school kids

ATLANTA, Ga. (WJBF) – As students head back to in-person learning, doctors say the pandemic is delaying school immunizations and it’s important to get the doses to prevent school outbreaks. State health leaders want you to be aware of a new Georgia law that impacts rising 11th graders. A new Georgia law requires all students […] → Read More

Democrats slam SB 202 at Atlanta Senate hearing

ATLANTA, Ga. (WJBF) – National lawmakers rallied in Atlanta where Senator Amy Klobuchar, and Senator Raphael Warnock talked about Georgia’s new voting law, SB 202. The senate hearing lasted 2 hours at the National Center for Civil and Human Rights, the first field hearing in two decades. The “Protecting the Freedom to Vote” hearing comes […] → Read More

MLB All-Star game kicks off in Denver next week as fight over Georgia’s voting laws continues

ATLANTA (WSAV) — This Tuesday, the MLB all-star game will be played in Denver, instead of Atlanta. The organization pulled the game out of Georgia because of the state’s new voting law, creating a domino effect for movie studios and other major companies. Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp signed the election integrity act in March and […] → Read More

Justice Department sues Georgia over voting laws, Gov. Kemp responds

ATLANTA (WSAV) — The Justice Department is suing Georgia over the state’s new election law, alleging it’s designed to make it harder for Black people to vote. The suit, announced Friday by Attorney General Merrick Garland, challenges the law’s new limits on absentee voting and the reduction in ballot drop boxes. “Our complaint alleges that recent […] → Read More

CDC lists Delta variant as ’cause for concern’

"The Delta variant has been shown to be more transmissible than the original COVID-19 virus and there is evidence it may be more severe." → Read More

Senator Ossoff meets with Georgia school superintendents to discuss American Rescue Plan funding

ATLANTA, Ga. (WJBF) – U.S. Senator Jon Ossoff met with school superintendents in Atlanta to talk about the impact of the American rescue plan funding and how to get schools restarted to in person learning this fall. The school superintendents say the extra funding will close the literacy gaps in Georgia schools. Georgia will get […] → Read More

EEOC says companies can mandate vaccines for employees

ATLANTA, Ga. (WJBF) – With Georgia’s curve flattening, many employers are looking at safe ways to bring people back to the office after working remotely for more than a year. But going back-to-the-office is also sparking debates about vaccines and masks in the work place. The equal employment opportunity commission says companies can mandate that […] → Read More

Gov. Kemp to restrict Georgia public schools from mandating masks

Gov. Brian Kemp is expected to sign an executive order by Friday that would restrict public schools in Georgia from mandating masks. → Read More

Gov. Kemp signs off on adoption, foster care reform bills

Gov. Brian Kemp signed off on a series of bills Monday aimed at reforming adoption and foster care in Georgia. → Read More

President Biden tours Georgia to mark first 100 days in office

ATLANTA, Ga. (WJBF) – US President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden wrapped up their tour of Georgia a short while ago after starting the day in Plains, Georgia with a meeting with former US President Jimmy Carter. President Biden’s second visit to Georgia since taking office. “I promised before I was sworn in […] → Read More

Georgia park honoring Confederacy gets first Black chair

The board overseeing an Atlanta area park that contains the largest Confederate monument ever crafted will be headed for the first time by an African American. → Read More

Judges, courtroom staff eligible for vaccine in Georgia

Gov. Brian Kemp is expanding Georgia's COVID-19 vaccine criteria after the state received more than 450,000 doses this week. → Read More

GBI funding and priorities in 2021

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation requests more funds from state lawmakers. → Read More

Senate approves Kemp plan aimed at increasing teachers

Georgia state senators are agreeing with Gov. Brian Kemp’s plan to encourage more military veterans to become teachers and the change what teachers learn in college. → Read More

Gov. Kemp announces legislation to overhaul Georgia’s citizen’s arrest law

ATLANTA (WSAV) – Gov. Brian Kemp on Tuesday unveiled legislation that will overhaul Georgia’s citizen’s arrest law. He said the “horrific killing” of Ahmaud Arbery last year rocked not only Brunswick but communities across the state. “Ahmaud was a victim of vigilante-style of violence that has no place in Georgia,” the governor said. “And some […] → Read More

First lady unveils Georgia anti-human trafficking legislation

First Lady Marty Kemp started off the week announcing two new legislative measures aimed at combatting human trafficking in Georgia. → Read More