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Tom Regan


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Recent articles by Tom:

Four staff members at Bartow elementary school test positive for COVID-19

As Bartow County Schools prepare to reopen for in-class learning Wednesday, school officials confirmed to Channel 2 Action News that some staff members contracted the coronavirus. → Read More

4 staff members at Bartow elementary school test positive for COVID-19 – 95.5 WSB

Bartow County Schools says it’s committed to the health and safety of students and staff. Enhanced hygiene and social distancing will be practiced at schools. Face masks will be strongly encouraged but not required. → Read More

Researchers at GSU developing new COVID-19 test that gives results in just minutes

As coronavirus testing soars in Georgia the wait times for results are getting longer — in some case a week or more. → Read More

Counties seeing increase in dog bites since beginning of COVID-19 pandemic

In one metro county, officials say there has been a reported increase of 50% in cases. → Read More

People say street racing stunts causing dangerous situation in their neighborhood

For a couple of hours Saturday and Sunday night, street racers and crowds took over part of the Castleberry Hills neighborhood, causing chaos. → Read More

Heat stroke or COVID-19? Doctors say both illnesses have similar symptoms

Some of the symptoms of heat stroke are similar to the coronavirus, which has created a double whammy for area hospitals. → Read More

Performance venues allowed to reopen this week

Entertainment venues are allowed to reopen this weekend as long as they follow a list of health safety measures. Channel 2′s Tom Regan was at the Infinite Energy Arena in Gwinnett County, where fans might be hard-pressed to see a live show anytime soon. Under state guidelines, venues are being asked to have empty seats between parties of patrons for social distancing. They are also calling for… → Read More

Rally held in support of former Atlanta officer charged in Rayshard Brooks’ death

Supporters applauded a judge's decision to grant bond to former Atlanta police officer. → Read More

UGA confirms nearly 150 cases of COVID-19 among students, staff

Channel 2′s Tom Regan said the university wouldn’t say how many of those 143 infected are students and how many are campus workers. → Read More

Protesters demand Atlanta city jail be shut down

A group of women are marching Wednesday to demand that the Atlanta City Detention Center be shut down. → Read More

APD cracks down on illegal street racing, reckless driving with major operation

Atlanta police said officers also issued 114 citations, impounded 29 cars and recovered four guns, including a semi-automatic rifle. → Read More

Coronavirus: Teens temporarily no longer required to take road test to

ATLANTA - The governor’s office has dropped the road test requirement for teens applying for driver’s licenses, which has some parents concerned. The official road test is normally a rite of passage for teens to get a driver’s license. For obvious reasons, the tests were put on hold during the pandemic. Tanner Wiggins, 15, was getting driving lessons for his parents. His learner’s permit will be… → Read More

Coronavirus: Georgia teens temporarily no longer required to take road test to get driver’s license

The governor’s office has dropped the road test requirement for teens applying for driver’s licenses. There's a backup of 30,000 people who want to take the test, but now they've been given permission to skip it. → Read More

Teens temporarily no longer required to take road test to get driver’s license

Instead, teens who qualify can apply for a provisional license on the DDS website. They'll have to provide affidavits that they have completed about 40 hours of driver training either by a parent or instructor. → Read More

200 long-term care facilities in Georgia report COVID-19 outbreaks

More than 200 long-term care facilities, including nursing homes, in Georgia have reported COVID-19 infections, and concerned families are begging for help. Leanne Liner spoke to Channel 2′s Tom Regan outside the Carroll County nursing home where her 92-year-old grandmother lives. “It’s very devastating. You know she’s living in a facility and you’re not allowed to check on her,” Liner said.… → Read More

Metro health experts urge people to wear masks, but not gloves, while shopping

Wearing gloves while you shop may be doing more harm than good. → Read More

Metro Atlanta principal, wife hospitalized with coronavirus

Their relatives said they have no underlying health problems and they are only 36 years old. → Read More

Heavy rains causing trees to fall along shores of Lake Lanier

Trees along the shoreline are starting to fall now that their roots are under water. → Read More

Local biotech company developing antiviral to combat coronavirus

The antiviral will be taken in pill form, making it an effective way to contain future outbreaks of the coronavirus. → Read More

Black HS student says white teen used phone to make ‘whipping’ sound

A Cobb County high school student says more needs to be done about what she calls racial intimidation by another student. → Read More