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ATLANTA — In the third day of protests in Atlanta the scene escalated as soon as the clock struck the city's 9 p.m. curfew.

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THOMASVILLE — Nearly 100 marchers took part in a protest Sunday afternoon, calling for racial equality and an end to injustice.

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CAIRO — In his 16 years with the Cairo Police Department, nearly all of it on patrol, Lt. Tyrone Griffin said he’s always wanted to do more, but never truly had a chance to dig into an investigation.

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DALTON, Ga. — The Dalton Police Department has seen a dip in several types of crimes, as well as traffic accidents, during the past couple of months as the new coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has led to individuals spending more time at home.

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ETON, Ga. — A Chinese floorcovering company plans to create its first U.S. manufacturing plant and U.S. headquarters near Eton. The company plans to hire 315 people.

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THOMASVILLE — A requested state budget reduction could end state maintenance of abandoned Southwestern State Hospital in Thomasville and at a similar former state mental health hospital in Rome.

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THOMASVILLE — It came as a shock this week that the Thomasville farmers market is among the Georgia farmers markets apparently doomed as a result of a state budget shortfall caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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ATLANTA — As Georgia reopens it economy, state leaders, lawmakers and academics are trying to answer the key question: if you open, will they come?

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MOULTRIE, Ga. – Agriculture is a large deal in South Georgia, and its economy is suffering in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, affecting farmworkers all over.

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In response to COVID-19, five local organizations are joining together to collect and document the pandemic within Thomas County. The Jack Hadley Black History Museum, Pebble Hill Plantation and Museum, Thomasville Center for the Arts, Thomas County Public Library, and Thomasville History Center hope to ensure that the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic within Thomas County, are recorded and preserved for future generations. The group asks individuals and businesses to consider donating items that they believe reflect life during the pandemic. Items may be submitted digitally at THOCOCHRONICLES.ORG or in person at any of the five partner locations.

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DALTON, Ga. — Though the new coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic prevented Roan School from its typical end-of-year celebrations, the elementary school did recognize departing fifth-graders with a drive-thru graduation Wednesday night.

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DALTON, Ga. — Hannah Miller, a recent graduate of Dalton High School, has channeled her passion for flying into obtaining her private pilot's license, and the serendipitous timing turned the achievement into a birthday present to herself.

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MOULTRIE, Ga. -- U.S. Rep. Austin Scott is running as the incumbent for re-election to Georgia’s District 8 House of Representatives seat. If re-elected, he plans to continue his work in the Agricultural Services and Armed Services committees.

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MOULTRIE, Ga. -- Danny Ellyson said if you take a political position for the sake of planting your feet, you’re already making a mistake. He’s not in politics for the career but rather to give back to the people.

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MOULTRIE, Ga. -- Vance Dean spent the first 45 years of his life in business, but the birth of his daughter, Ellie, brought a new mission: making the world better for her and his three other children.

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ATLANTA – Georgia has recorded 42,132 confirmed cases of COVID-19, according to the Georgia Department of Public Health’s 1 p.m. Saturday update.  

Here is what Dr. Kathleen Toomey, commissioner of the Georgia Department of Public Health, said this week, "We have to have transparency — we're continuing to work to improve all of our reporting systems. That is what is going to give us the ability to respond adequately." 

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ATLANTA — The state may lay off more than a thousand employees and furlough thousands more, as lawmakers brace for severe budget cuts in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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MOULTRIE [mdash]Judy Lynn Harrell Carter, 58, of Lenox, died Thursday, May 28, 2020 at Tift Regional Medical Center. Arrangements entrusted to Baker Funeral Home

MOULTRIE [mdash]Juana Carriche-Lucario,72, of Moultrie, died Wednesday, May 27, 2020. Arrangements have been entrusted to Baker Funeral Home.

MOULTRIE [mdash]Mrs. Terah Graham (38) departed from life on Wednesday, May 20, 2020, at Phoebe Putney Hospital in Albany Georgia. Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 AM on Friday, May 29, 2020, at Pinecrest Memorial Gardens 2903 South Main Street Moultrie Georgia. Due to the recent COVID…