Category Archives: Georgia

Lowndes COVID cases continue to rise

VALDOSTA — Lowndes County added 23 more COVID-19 cases Saturday, according to the Georgia Department of Public Health daily status report. Lowndes now reports 4,281 cases since the pandemic began. The daily status report still shows the Lowndes County death toll to be at 85. South Georgia Medical Center is treating 25 COVID-19 patients Saturday,… Read More »

More than 1,500 COVID-19 cases reported in Georgia overnight

ATLANTA — Georgia reports 1,554 COVID-19 cases Saturday, according to the Georgia Department of Public Health’s daily report. As of Saturday, 339,384 Georgians have been diagnosed with COVID-19 with 7,607 virus-related deaths, according to the GDPH. More than 30,000 people have been hospitalized due to COVID-19, according to the department, and 5,654 admitted to an… Read More »

IRWIN: CoronaKudzu

Because of social-distancing changes in the television industry, a particularly grand opportunity has come to a show-biz friend of mine. My friend, an ethical and profoundly good man, is feeling a bit guilty that his good fortune is coming on the heels of a disease. And although I am a shallow man and therefore envious… Read More »

Suspect in Lowndes chase pleads guilty

VALDOSTA – A Florida man who led Lowndes County deputies on a high-speed interstate chase following a robbery pleaded guilty in federal court this past week. James Clemente Holloway, 43, of Jacksonville, Fla., pleaded guilty to one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, Charlie Peeler, U.S. attorney for the Middle District of… Read More »

Health officials warn of Lowndes virus increase

VALDOSTA – Lowndes County has experienced an increase in COVID-19 cases in October. The beginning of this increase was first noticed in the second week of October, and the positivity rate has continued to grow since that time, according to a statement from the South Health District. “This increase is significant and it is extremely… Read More »

PREP FOOTBALL: Rams suffer setback against Parkview

LILBURN, Ga. — The Rams came out of the Orange Jungle empty handed Friday night as the Panthers defense mauled the Rams for four straight quarters. Newton lost to Parkview by a score of 35-7, as the Parkview defense dominated the Rams at every point of the game, keeping the high-powered Rams quiet for one… Read More »