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VALDOSTA — Michelle Sutherland decided March 20 she could not continue holding public yoga classes at her studio, Sutherland Yoga.

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VALDOSTA – Valdosta Mayor Scott James Matheson watched the governor's press conference earlier this week and took to Facebook.

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VALDOSTA – The University System of Georgia has decided all 26 institutions, including Valdosta State University, will continue with remote learning through May and summer semesters.

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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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ATLANTA – In order to provide the Georgia Department of Corrections additional flexibility to manage the inmate population in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the state Board of Pardons and Paroles has begun reviewing specific cases for clemency release.

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VALDOSTA — Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Lowndes County’s public works department has shifted from regular duties to an “on-call” model for the next week.

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VALDOSTA — Valdosta State University presents its 22nd Annual Juried Student Art Competition and Exhibition on The Bonfire (blog.valdosta.edu). 

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

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NASHVILLE — The newest special assistant U.S. attorney was sworn into office March 25 in Albany — although she never left Berrien County that day.

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VALDOSTA – After more than an hour of private executive session, the Valdosta City School board of education voted to table the consideration of a new football coach at Valdosta High School.

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VALDOSTA — After meeting in closed session for an hour and a half the Valdosta Board of Education tabled public consideration of a new head football coach late Thursday. This is a developing story that will be updated. 

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ATLANTA — Gov. Brian Kemp issued the details late Thursday of the state's shelter-in-place order that is effective Friday. This is a developing story. Details to follow. 

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ATLANTA — The COVID-19 pandemic has driven new claims for unemployment aid through the roof, according to state labor officials.

VALDOSTA – The Valdosta Police Department has five new officers, all of whom participated in a swearing-in ceremony Monday morning outside of police headquarters. 

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VALDOSTA – When Sherry Brown tried ordering a bunch of green bananas online Monday morning, she met the unexpected.  

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VALDOSTA – Twenty-five cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Lowndes County by the Georgia Department of Public Health.

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VALDOSTA — Admission requirements to enter Wiregrass Georgia Technical College have been made a little easier in the wake of the nation’s COVID-19 pandemic. 

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VALDOSTA – The Valdosta Lowndes Retired Educators Association is canceling its April 13 meeting due to the coronavirus situation and "shelter in place" guidelines. 

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VALDOSTA – As the coronavirus spreads across the United States, the Salvation Army is doing its part to lessen the impact on those being served. 

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VALDOSTA - Lowndes County remains at 24 confirmed cases of COVID-19 as of 6:28 p.m. Wednesday, according to the Department of Public Health daily status report.

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ATLANTA — Gov. Brian Kemp announced Wednesday a statewide shelter-in-place order to curb spread of COVID-19 after weeks of hesitancy.

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ATLANTA — Gov. Brian Kemp ordered a statewide shelter-in-place order Wednesday. The order will be in place beginning Friday and continue through April 13. He also closed public schools through the end of the school year. This is a developing story that will be updated. 

VALDOSTA – A damaged Highway 41 South bridge is expected to reopen no later than Thursday, said Paige Dukes, Lowndes County clerk and public information officer.

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VALDOSTA — Local officials say the COVID-19 pandemic has not slowed down law enforcement in Lowndes County, though they are waiting to see what a new statewide stay-at-home order will mean for their departments.

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MADISON, Fla. — This north Florida city dodged a possible disaster Tuesday when a tornado heading “straight for the city” dissipated at the town’s outskirts, according to a county official.

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VALDOSTA – While some Census operations have changed schedules due to COVID-19, everyone should still be counted.

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VALDOSTA – Potentially hiring a new football coach tops the agenda of a planned city school board meeting.

VALDOSTA — Wiregrass Georgia Technical College is open during normal business hours through virtual methods, while remaining physically closed to the public. 

VALDOSTA – Recognizing many students eat two meals a day at school, Lowndes County Schools is opening five school cafeterias to provide meals to students. 

VALDOSTA – Wiregrass Georgia Technical College and Herzing University have signed an articulation that will yield benefits for Wiregrass RN graduates, college representatives said. 

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