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Social butterflies stay cautious as coronavirus outbreak continues

If you enjoy hugging and shaking hands, those practices may need to cease for a while. The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has infected more than 800 people in the U.S and has killed at least 29, according to the Associated Press. With Spring break just around the corner for VSU students – and others across the country – there are some ...

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Limited attendance ruled for Valdosta State games at NCAA Tournament

The NCAA earlier today released a statement closing the NCAA Tournament from student and fan attendance due to the coronavirus pandemic. In accordance to the ruling, VSU was notified on Wednesday that the South Region of the Division II tournament has decided to limit attendance, only allowing family member’s of players to attend the tournament. In addition to fans no ...

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First case of virus in Lowndes County confirmed

South Georgia Medical Center officials were notified Wednesday that a patient that had been treated at SGMC has been diagnosed with COVID-19, the new strain of the coronavirus. The Georgia Department of Public Health released a statement Wednesday announcing the case, while also saying that the health risk was low in Lowndes County. According to the Valdosta Daily Times, the ...

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Valdosta State announces decision to remain open in face of coronavirus

Valdosta State University announced Wednesday night that for the time being, all school operations will continue, bucking the trend of several nearby universities, which have chosen to close due to the outbreak of COVID-19, the new coronavirus. Dr. Rodney Carr, vice president of Student Success, sent an email to VSU students, faculty and staff detailing the administration’s decision to continue ...

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Spring Break: Valdosta Edition

The much needed week-long break from school is right around the corner and while some students will be traveling, others will be staying in Valdosta  For students planning to stay in Valdosta, there are still plenty of fun and inexpensive things to do. Wild Adventure’s theme park will be open Thursday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m., 10 a.m. until ...

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Valdosta City School closed Wednesday due to coronavirus case, VSU remains open

Valdosta City Schools will be closed Wednesday, March 11, due to a potential coronavirus case. According to a statement released by Valdosta City Schools on late Tuesday, March 10, a student teacher at Sallas Mahone Elementary School had indirect contact with family members who may have previously contracted the virus (COVID-19). The statement added that the student teacher or family ...

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Coronavirus is a paper tiger, less death than flu

The country is getting more scared by the day with more cases of the coronavirus popping up in airports, cruise ships, and high-density cities. But what do we really know about the novel disease COVID-19, and what kind of danger are we truly in? The coronavirus is respiratory . Patients with the coronavirus have had symptoms of fever, cough, and ...

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Valdosta State sends email addressing coronavirus, no actions have been taken

On Friday, March 6, the VSU President’s Office sent out an email addressing the coronavirus and the adjustments VSU is making to deal with the virus. Additionally, VSU has a working task force monitoring the situation. As of now, no changes to class schedules have been made. The university remains steadfast in recommending students who have flu-like symptoms to remain ...

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‘The Witcher’ resonates with fans and pays homage to lore

Netflix has created a TV series modeled after the 1986 book “The Witcher,” the 2001 film “The Hexer,” the 2002 short series “Childhood,” and the 2007 video game “The Witcher.” Set on a fictional medieval landmass called the Continent, the series focuses on three main characters, Geralt of Rivia, princess Ciri and Yennifer of Vengerberg. Throughout the series, the characters’ ...

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45 filmmakers expected at South Georgia Film Fest

The fourth annual South Georgia Film Festival is just a few days away right here in our very own Blazer Nation. The South Georgia Film Festival not only bring filmmakers, students and the community together, but it also draws attention to Valdosta as a whole. With all the attention growing on the south side of Georgia, more filmmakers will be ...

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