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VALDOSTA — Lowndes County has reached 50 cases of the coronavirus as of noon Thursday, according to the Georgia Department of Public Health daily status report.

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ATLANTA — Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger has decided to delay the May primary until June 9 in wake of the COVID-19 outbreak across the state.

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UPDATE, Thursday morning: Lanier County Sheriff Nick Norton said power was still out Thursday morning in some areas. Several houses suffered structural damage. Roads had to be cleared throughout the night.

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VALDOSTA – When schools closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Living Bridges Ministry immediately began providing meals to the community to help ensure more than 240 families were fed.  

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VALDOSTA — The number of local coronavirus cases rests at 49 for now.

ATLANTA — While demand for movies and television shows is at an all-time high with Georgians stuck at home, film production in the state is on pause.

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LAKELAND — A patient from the South Georgia Medical Center Lakeland Villa facility has tested positive for COVID-19.

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VALDOSTA — Becky Morgan, Humane Society foster coordinator, knew because of COVID-19, shelters were going to have an even harder time finding homes for pets.

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VALDOSTA – A second patient at South Georgia Medical Center has died from the coronavirus, according to the SGMC daily COVID-19 report released Wednesday.

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VALDOSTA — Authorities have arrested a man in a fatal December wreck that killed an elderly Florida couple, according to a police statement.

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MOODY AIR FORCE BASE — A plane was forced to make a wheels-up landing at Moody Air Force Base Tuesday.

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VALDOSTA — Warm weather, a series of atmospheric "waves" and some cold front activity could lead to rough weather for South Georgia this weekend, according to forecasters.

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ATLANTA — Gov. Brian Kemp announced Wednesday he will extend the declaration of a public health emergency through May 13, to continue the state's efforts to battle the spread of COVID-19.  

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VALDOSTA — Lowndes County experienced an increase of one COVID-19 case, according to the Georgia Department of Public Health 7 p.m. Tuesday update.

LIVE OAK — Suwannee County experienced a significant rise in confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Monday, with 13 new cases announced.

THOMASVILLE — A local family is commandeering 3D printers to pump out hundreds of face shields for medical workers on the front lines of the battle with the coronavirus.

DALTON, Ga. — Maybe fear of the new coronavirus (COVID-19) is keeping criminals indoors. Maybe it’s the “discretion” some local law enforcement agencies have given officers to make arrests or not for minor, nonviolent crimes. Maybe it’s a combination of the two.

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Narrow restriction of local information about confirmed cases of COVID-19 begs the question: What is the appropriate balance between protecting an individual’s identity and the public’s right to information during a public health crisis?

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ATLANTA — Senate Appropriations Chairman Jack Hill died Monday at age 75, according to a statement from Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan.

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VALDOSTA — Two more Lowndes County patients were confirmed with COVID-19, according to the Georgia Department of Public Health 7 p.m. update Monday. 

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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