Warren County schools held a smooth first week of school beginning Aug. 3 with a staggered in-person class schedule and strict COVID-19 prevention measures in place, but went completely virtual this week after 35 new coronavirus cases were confirmed in the county.

Due to a continued rise in local COVID-19 cases, the McDuffie County School System announced via its Facebook page that all students would start school virtually on Monday, Aug. 17 and the Learn from Home model would remain in place until Sept. 4.

Manna, Inc. will host a free food distribution this Friday from 10 a.m. to noon in conjuction with Golden Harvest. The Georgia National Guard will also be assisting with the distribution.

At press time Tuesday, the latest report from the Georgia Department of Public Health said there are 201 confirmed cases of COVID-19 from McDuffie County,  eight associated deaths, and 38 hospitalizations.

McDuffie County school administrators asked Board of Education members to consider having students begin the 2020-2021 school year on Aug. 17, rather than the initial start date of Aug. 3.

McDuffie County school administrators, staff, and teachers wrapped up the school year last week.

As coronavirus pandemic restrictions ease across the state, local churches are taking careful steps to reopen to their members. Those who have begun to hold in-person worship services are implementing social distancing and other precautionary measures. Most are taking a hybrid approach by of…

A 59-year-old Thomson woman who falsely told police she was COVID-19 positive to keep from going to jail about four weeks ago was arrested Friday afternoon.

During Tuesday night’s McDuffie County Board of Commissioners meeting, County Manager David Crawley informed the commission that an administrative staffer at the Elections and Voter Registration Office had tested positive for COVID-19.

Today Governor Brian P. Kemp announced a donation from AT&T to the Georgia Department of Education, Foundation for Public Education. The donation will be used to deploy 448 Wi-Fi Rangers to 36 school districts, filling the internet connectivity gap for thousands of students in rural area…

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May 11 — According to the Georgia Department of Public Health, at noon  today, there have been 51 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in McDuffie County and 15 in Warren County. There have been four McDuffie County deaths from COVID-19.

May 7 — According to the Georgia Department of Public Health, at noon  today, have been 50 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in McDuffie County and 13 in Warren County. There have been four McDuffie County deaths from COVID-17. The McDuffie County COVID-19 deaths were a 77-year-old female with und…

The graduating class of 2020 has had to learn extreme patience because of the coronavirus pandemic. High school seniors across the country have had to forgo numerous milestones traditionally held in the spring, like the Junior/Senior Prom and commencement.

Governor Brian P. Kemp today announced the largest shipment of personal protective equipment to date has been distributed by the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency (GEMA/HS) in cooperation with the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH).

The elderly are considered one of the most vulnerable populations for contracting the coronavirus. Rising numbers of positive Covid-19 cases have been reported at nursing homes across the United States. Augusta broadcast news outlets have recently reported numerous cases of Covid-19 among pa…

April 29 — According to the Georgia Department of Public Health, at noon today, there have been 44 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in McDuffie County and 12 in Warren County.

Although classrooms are empty, the plant sale was still underway last week at Warren County High School — however there was a new twist.