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CANTON, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia school district has quarantined more than 900 students and staff members because of possible exposure to the coronavirus since classes resumed last week and will temporarily shut down a hard-hit high school in which a widely shared photo showed dozens of maskless…

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VALDOSTA – A horse in Lowndes County has tested positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis, according to a statement from South Health District. 

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ATLANTA (AP) — Amid a renewed push to remove Confederate monuments following the death of George Floyd, a rural Georgia city is confronting the fate of a rare, 18th-century pavilion where slaves were once sold.

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VALDOSTA — Deputies were honored Monday as a local business doled out appreciation by the slice.

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VALDOSTA – Three young girls from Italy, Germany and the Czech Republic were miles away from home at the brink of a deadly viral pandemic. 

VALDOSTA – The State Coalition of National Council of Negro Women, Georgia, hosts its Second Biennial Height Leadership Training virtually. 

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MOSCOW (AP) — Russia on Tuesday became the first country to officially register a coronavirus vaccine and declare it ready for use, despite international skepticism. President Vladimir Putin said that one of his daughters has already been inoculated.

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ATLANTA — After a photo of the crowded halls of one Georgia school went viral, Gov. Brian Kemp adamantly stood behind the decision not to mandate masks for the new school year.

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VALDOSTA — Tuesday is an election day for Democrats living in northeast Lowndes County.

VALDOSTA — Wiregrass Georgia Technical College is temporarily accepting out-of-state students at in-state tuition rates for the fall and spring semesters. 

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VALDOSTA — What began as a shoplifting arrest spiraled into a number of felony charges against a suspect Saturday, according to Valdosta police.

HAHIRA – Hahira community blood drive will be held 1-6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 25, at the Hahira Train Depot, 220 W. Main St. 

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LAKELAND — A Brantley County man was arrested recently on an arson charge stemming from a fire in Lanier County, according to state officials.

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VALDOSTA — A Colquitt County woman was ordered earlier this week to pay thousands in restitution and sentenced to serve more than three years in prison for defrauding her former employer in Lowndes County.

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VALDOSTA — Lowndes County added 64 cases to the COVID-19 count Sunday, according to the Georgia Department of Public Health daily report.

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VALDOSTA  – COVID-19 has brought gatherings to a halt for months. While the pandemic cancelled a few plans for almost everyone, the event industry has had to completely rethink its livelihood.

Imagine you’re at dinner and you overhear a middle-aged couple talking about their retirement and the end of times. You tune them out, trying to focus on your steak dinner, but suddenly the man comes up to you and says, “Excuse me, we are having a debate, and I wonder if you will help us set…

Do you need a life insurance policy in retirement? One school of thought says no. The kids are grown, and the need to financially insulate the household against the loss of a breadwinner has passed.

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BEDMINSTER, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump has bypassed the nation's lawmakers as he claimed the authority to defer payroll taxes and replace an expired unemployment benefit with a lower amount after negotiations with Congress on a new coronavirus rescue package collapsed.

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VALDOSTA — Another 42 cases were added to the Lowndes County COVID-19 count Saturday afternoon, according to the Georgia Department of Public Health daily report.

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ATLANTA — After passing the 200,000 case mark earlier in the week, numbers in Georgia continue to steadily rise as the state reports 213,427 cases and 4,186 deaths as of Saturday afternoon, according to the Georgia Department of Public Health daily report.

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EDITOR’S NOTE: School systems faced restructuring their methods when they had to shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic earlier in the year. With schools reopening, educators are tasked with creating a safe atmosphere for students while accommodating virtual learning. A few educators were se…

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BEDMINSTER, N.J. (AP) — Ready and willing to bypass elected lawmakers, President Donald Trump seemed set to claim the power to defer payroll taxes and extend expired unemployment benefits after negotiations with Congress on a new coronavirus rescue package collapsed.

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VALDOSTA – Roughly 1,100 Valdosta households struggling to pay their utility bills due to the pandemic could receive needed relief soon.

About two episodes into the CBS All Access series "Strange Angel," the thought struck, is this possibly true?

VALDOSTA – Valdosta City Schools started its Meals on Wheels program earlier than expected after the school board delayed students return to school until after Labor Day.

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VALDOSTA – Valdosta police stopped a burglary in progress thanks to a tip from a 911 caller in the early morning hours of Aug. 6.

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NASHVILLE – "Plowed Fields" — a debut novel by Berrien County native Jim Barber — has been honored with two international literary awards for storytelling excellence.

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