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MOULTRIE, Ga. -- Sanderson Farms, much like every other business, has dealt with COVID-19’s effects since March. Tackling its myriad of effects, the poultry farming company put together a task force to handle it.

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DALTON, Ga. — A Cincinnati, Ohio, man faces charges of forcible purse snatching and driving with a suspended or revoked license following a “strong-arm” robbery of a trucker at the Pilot Travel Center at 243 Connector 3, south of Dalton, Tuesday morning. The Whitfield County Sheriff's Office is still looking for three other suspects in the robbery.

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ATLANTA — While lawmakers greeted the casket carrying the late Congressman John Lewis on the steps of the Georgia State Capitol, hundreds of people lined the sidewalks across the street to say goodbye to a man they considered a friend.

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DALTON, Ga. — One man is in the Whitfield County jail and the sheriff's office is looking for three others following a "strong-arm" robbery of a trucker at the Pilot Travel Center at 243 Connector 3, south of Dalton, Tuesday morning.

LIVE OAK, Fla. — A woman last seen in Live Oak, Fla., has been missing for  more than two weeks.

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CAIRO — Mayor Howard Thrower urged local business leaders Monday night to implement more stringent safety guidelines to protect employees and members of the public from the novel coronavirus amid an apparent surge of cases in the area.

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DALTON, Ga. — A week after Dalton Public Schools pushed back the start date for students from early August to the end of that month due to the new coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Whitfield County Schools has followed suit, selecting the same start date of Aug. 31.

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MOULTRIE, Ga. — Colquitt County High School and Cairo High School students virtually attended PCOM South Georgia’s annual Science & Math Summer Academy (SMSA) on July 13-18. SMSA is a summer enrichment program for local high school students that encourages them to pursue a career in the healthcare professions.

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LAKELAND — The suspect in a Wednesday shooting incident in Lanier County, who is also wanted in connection with a Florida homicide case, faces numerous felony charges, according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

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MOULTRIE, Ga. — For 42 years the Sunbelt Ag Expo has offered farmers the latest in agricultural technology, but the Expo announced Friday that COVID-19 has canceled the show for this year.

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DALTON, Ga. — Dalton Public Schools will hire a Coronavirus Prevention and Response Coordinator for the new school year to help the system with a variety of needs related to COVID-19.

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CAIRO — The beginning of the 2020-21 academic year in Grady County has been pushed back yet again following Superintendent Kermit Gilliard's recommendation Thursday night.

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MOULTRIE, Ga. — North America's Premier Farm Show, the Sunbelt Ag Expo, has provided a venue for the agricultural industry to conduct business for 42 years. For the first time, since its beginnings in 1978, the gates at Spence Field will not open the third week in October to welcome farmers, their families, and loyal exhibitors as the Sunbelt Agricultural Exposition Board of Directors voted to cancel the 43rd Annual show scheduled for Oct. 20-22, the Expo announced this morning.

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LAKELAND — The suspect in a Wednesday shooting incident in Lanier County, who is also wanted in connection with a Florida case, has been named by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

DALTON, Ga. — When Dalton Public Schools students return to school for the 2020-21 academic year, masks will be mandated inside the system's buildings, with some exceptions.

MOULTRIE, Ga. — A committee has been working for almost a year on a plan to consolidate voting precincts in Colquitt County. Tuesday night, the Colquitt County Board of Commissioners saw what their plan will look like.

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ATLANTA — After a speedy process mandated by state law, Georgia Democrats selected state Sen. Nikema Williams to replace the late John Lewis on the November ballot.

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THOMASVILLE — Thomasville Police Chief Troy Rich announced Monday he will retire, effective Oct. 5

DALTON, Ga. — A plan to move the statue of Confederate Gen. Joseph E. Johnston from the corner of Hamilton Street and Crawford Street in downtown Dalton, where it has stood since 1912, seems to be coming together. But the players still have to find the money to fund the move.

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