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

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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.

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

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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.

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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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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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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).

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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Obituaries

Elligene Brown Couey, 86, passed away Tuesday, April 7, 2020. Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, April 10, beside the still waters at Baldwin Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Mrs. Couey was born and raised in Dodge County and had made her home in Milledgeville for many years. She was p…

William Foster "Billy" Cook, 81, passed away April 8, 2020. Services will be held at a later date. Burial will be at Georgia Veterans Memorial Cemetery. Mr. Cook was a native and of Sparta but had made his home in Milledgeville. He was a retired from the United States Navy serving as a fligh…

Mrs. Evelyn Hendrix Sumner, 77, passed away on April 7, 2020. A Graveside funeral service will be held on Friday, April 10, 2020, at 2 p.m. in Pleasant Grove Baptist Cemetery in Wrightsville. Mrs. Sumner was a native of McIntyre and was the daughter of the late John Douglas Hendrix and Clair…

Barbara Layfield Atchison, 84, passed away Friday, April 3, 2020. Graveside services were held Saturday, April 4, at Scenic Memorial Gardens Cemetery with Dr. Ron McClung officiating. Mrs. Atchison was a native and lifelong resident of Milledgeville. She was a devoted Pastor's wife of 64 yea…