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Area COVID cases at an all-time high

  The South Health District is currently experiencing the most significant increase in COVID-19 cases that the district has seen since the pandemic began. The positivity rate across the district has increased to 15-27% in the last two weeks. An increase of up to 10 percent from earlier this month and double or more the positivity…

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Behind The News podcast – July 10, 2020

IN THIS WEEK’S BEHIND THE NEWS PODCAST:  In this week’s episode, Len Robbins and Blake Pittman discuss the following topics: Atkinson County announces plans for the reopening of school (1:50); COVID-19 cases on the rise in South Georgia, prompting potential for mask mandates (5:50); auto accident takes life of Lanier County teen (10:41); New broadband map…

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Behind The News podcast – June 19, 2020

IN THIS WEEK’S BEHIND THE NEWS PODCAST:  In this week’s episode, Len Robbins and Blake Pittman break down the latest COVID-19 news locally, including substantial outbreaks in Lanier and Echols counties (2:00);  Dispelling the rumor that Atkinson County Schools are changing Rebel nickname (6:15); Primary election results and analysis (8:07); Lanier County Schools receive literary grant (13:15); Drowning…

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Behind The News podcast – June 5, 2020

IN THIS WEEK’S BEHIND THE NEWS PODCAST:  Behind The News is back after a short hiatus. In this episode, Len Robbins and Blake Pittman break down the latest COVID-19 news locally, including an outbreak in Echols County (2:55);  Graduation dates and news for Clinch, Echols, Lanier and Atkinson counties (7:26); Everything you need to know about the June…

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Behind The News podcast – April 17, 2020

HEAR A BREAKDOWN OF ALL THE LATEST LOCAL CORONAVIRUS INFO:  In this week’s podcast, Len Robbins and Blake Pittman break down all you need to know about COVID-19 in South Georgia, including:  The latest COVID-19 information from Clinch, Lanier, Echols and Atkinson counties (2:43);Social distancing grades for area counties (8:30); SE Health District issues warning about funeral…

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Behind The News podcast – April 10, 2020

HEAR THE LATEST LOCAL CORONAVIRUS NEWS:  In this week’s podcast, Len Robbins and Blake Pittman break down all you need to know about COVID-19 in South Georgia, including:  Breaking news about more COVID-19 cases in Clinch County (1:45); Primary election postponed due to pandemic (13:19); Meals being provided in Atkinson and Clinch counties (18:30); Special online subscription offer/newspapers…

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SGMC Lakeland Villa resident tests positive for COVID-19

A resident of SGMC Lakeland Villa has tested positive for COVID-19.  According to information from South Georgia Medical Center (SGMC), the patient is currently hospitalized at SGMC in Valdosta. Below is information concerning the matter from SGMC: • With the assistance of the Department of Public Health and in accordance with CDC guidelines, we continue…

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What does ‘Shelter-in-Place’ mean?

By Dave Williams, Bureau Chief, Capitol Beat News Service   Gov. Brian Kemp has issued a statewide shelter-in-place order to help prevent the spread of coronavirus. Here are some frequently asked questions surrounding the order and answers supplied by the governor’s office:  How long does the executive order last? The shelter-in-place order took effect at 6 p.m.…

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Behind The News podcast – April 3, 2020

BREAKING DOWN THE LATEST CORONAVIRUS NEWS:  In this week’s podcast, Len Robbins and Blake Pittman break down all you need to know about COVID-19 in South Georgia, including:  The Governor’s Shelter-in-Place order (3:02); Pearson emergency order (5:00); schools closing for year and other school news (11:39); Census 2020 (17:56); Election challenges in Lanier County, and if the…

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