Georgia appears to be on schedule to finish its recount and certify the results by Friday.
Officials in Georgia say nothing unusual has been found in the recount after President-elect Joe Biden was declared the winner, in turn flipping the Peachtree State from red to blue.
An official confirmation of Biden’s win would help thwart President Trump's efforts to seek an overturn in his favor. Georgia’s senate race is being closely monitored as well. Tia Mitchell, Washington Correspondent for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, joined us to share her thoughts on the matter.
New COVID Research
Telescope Health, a local company, is taking part in a research study to determine if a saliva test offers a more accurate and comfortable way to get coronavirus results. We spoke with Dr. Matthew Rill, CEO of Telescope Health, for details.
What’s Good Wednesdays
This week’s good news includes:
- The Cathedral District in Downtown Jacksonville is preparing to get in the holiday spirit with Christmas in the Cathedral District; Let There Be Light. Due to the pandemic, this year's event will be a drive-thru that will showcase five historic Downtown churches.
- Feeding Northeast Florida is holding its annual Empty Bowls fundraiser digitally this holiday season. Empty Bowls raises awareness of food insecurity along the First Coast and beyond. Check jaxemptybowls.com for more information.
- Greenscape of Jacksonville is holding its annual tree giveaway this weekend at the Prime Osborn Convention Center. It’s a first-come, first-serve event and Greenscape Executive Director Anna Dooley talked to us more about it.
- Along with Night Of Lights in St Augustine, breweries in the area are also holding their fourth annual Night of Pints event. Four St. Augustine breweries are taking part: Old Coast Ales, Bog Brewing Company, Dog Rose Brewing Company, and Ancient City Brewing.
- Intuition Ale Works’ tenth anniversary is this weekend, and the brewery will celebrate in Downtown Jacksonville this weekend. Be sure to visit them and show your support!
Deck the Chairs and Beaches Go Green
Deck the Chairs is a much-loved annual holiday event at Jacksonville Beach that will have a new element this year. A large single-use plastic installation will be part of the visual tableaux. It comes courtesy of the environmental nonprofit Beaches Go Green. And that’s not all they’re up to. We spoke with Beaches Go Green founder Anne Marie Moquin for details about the event.
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