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LIVE OAK, Fla. — The COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic has closed school campuses and forced the Suwannee County School Board into holding a virtual meeting.

THOMASVILLE — A Thomas County Sheriff’s Office captain will not be able to attend funerals for two relatives who died in recent days. Neither will he be able to visit with family members.

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ATLANTA — The Secretary of State created a new task force Monday to protect the security of widespread absentee ballot voting during the Georgia primary.

DALTON, Ga — With face masks among the most-needed items for health care professionals as they battle the new coronavirus (COVID-19) from the front lines, representatives of Shaw Industries and Whitfield County Schools are among those lending helping hands. 

DALTON, Ga. — While many local administrators, teachers and students hoped school could resume before the end of the 2019-20 academic term, those hopes were dashed on Wednesday when Gov. Brian Kemp shut down public schools for the rest of the year.

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VALDOSTA — Sunday saw no change in confirmed coronavirus cases in Lowndes County, according to the noon update of the Georgia Department of Public Health daily status report.

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VALDOSTA — Two more cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in between the noon and 7 p.m. updates of the Georgia Department of Public Health daily status report.

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VALDOSTA - Lowndes County now sits at 35 confirmed COVID-19 cases, according to the Georgia Department of Public Health daily status report.

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THOMASVILLE — No evidence has been found to show the coronavirus is transmittable from humans to cats and dogs, a Thomasville veterinarian said.

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VALDOSTA – For the first time in nine years, the James Eunice Legacy 5K will not be a physical race. 

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DALTON, Ga. — From Austria to Slovakia to South Korea to Japan, several countries are strongly encouraging, sometimes even mandating, that citizens wear masks to cover their noses and mouths when they go out in public to reduce the spread of the new coronavirus (COVID-19).

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LIVE OAK — Suwannee County has reached 10 confirmed cases of the COVID-19 Coronavirus, the Florida Department of Health announced Friday morning with three additional cases.

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MOULTRIE, Ga. — Following consultation with city and county officials, organizers of next week's Holy Week Bible Reading plan to hold the annual event as scheduled.

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VALDOSTA — The email came with the header “The Sneeze of Death.”

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MOULTRIE, Ga. — Deaths at Colquitt Regional Medical Center attributed to the novel coronavirus more than doubled overnight from two Wednesday evening to five by noon Thursday.

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LIVE OAK — Facing more questions than answers as to what is and isn’t essential in the wake of Florida’s stay-at-home order, Suwannee County officials are looking to change that.

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TALLAHASSEE — There are now more than 9,000 confirmed cases of the COVID-19 Coronavirus, the Florida Department of Health announced Thursday evening.

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THOMASVILLE — Graduation for the Thomas County Central High School Class of 2020 will not take place on a Saturday morning in late May.

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Mrs. Carol "Janet" Hunt Avery, 73, of McAlpin, Florida passed away early Tuesday morning, March 31, 2020. She was born in Hildreth, Florida on February 17, 1947 to Mack and Addie Slocum Hunt. Mrs. Avery worked as a Bellsouth telephone operator for twenty years. She was a devoted member of th…

Abraham Matthews, 45, McAlpin, FL passed away on Saturday, March 21, 2020. The Gainesville, FL native lived most of his life in McAlpin and was of Methodist faith. He loved trains, the Confederate, history and flea markets. Mr. Matthews is survived by his mother: Kathy Wilson; father: Joe Ma…

On Sunday, March 15, 2020, Robert W. Nicholson, Sr., loving husband and father of five children, passed away at the age of 87. He was preceded in death by his father and mother, 13 siblings, son Chuck Nicholson, and grandson Rocky Nicholson. He was a Korean War Veteran and a sheet metal mech…