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The Covid-19 pandemic has impacted everyone’s lives, especially high school seniors. I never thought in a million years that we would soon be going through a pandemic that would cause this much of an impact for everyone.

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When this entire situation began, I thought that it would be a short two week break from school. I figured it would be a little bump in my senior year, nothing really serious. I was frustrated because the virus had interfered with the school musical that we were going to perform, but I was e…

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I think throughout this whole situation, the greatest thing I’ve learned is that many of the things we value aren’t truly important. I’ve been able to stay pretty optimistic throughout this time, but I’ve also been smacked in the face by reality. Things like prom and graduation ceremonies ar…

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This time has been very surreal and interesting for me. I feel upset because I will never regain the missed moments from my senior year, but at the same time I have had the opportunity to live through such a unique experience.For example, I never would have thought I would be alive to experi…

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For as long as I can remember, the year 2020 has been this far-off, futuristic, year when everything was supposed to happen; graduation, college, adulthood. I would often find myself in disbelief that the environment I had grown so used to over the years would soon be a distant memory, but t…

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Throughout our lives, we have learned in school about pandemics and epidemics that have happened throughout history such as the black plague, small pox, yellow fever, polio, and the Spanish flu. We learned about them in school and the deadly impacts they had in society worldwide, but we neve…

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My senior year has been a blur. I honestly think the class of 2020 took our senior year for granted. I have had so many great mentors such as Luis Mercado my Spanish teacher at CCI, Nicole Rivers my audio visual teacher, and Keli Hornberger my math teacher. They have all taught so much and g…

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My name is Similoluwa Adefope, and I’m currently a senior at Lithia Springs High School as well as a captain of my school’s football team. And due to the pandemic caused by the spread of COVID-19, I’m no longer able to attend school for the remainder of the year. My senior year was a “transf…

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This has definitely been an unexpected and difficult time for not just me but for everyone. Due to the coronavirus pandemic ,schools are closing, businesses are shutting down, and people are stuck at home. It’s times like these that make me think of all the things that I might possibly get t…

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Over these many weeks spent at home, away from friends and normalcy, I have learned a great deal. When I left school on Friday, March 13, 2020, I fully expected to return in two weeks time. Little did I know that unremarkable Friday would be my last normal day of high school. Like many of my…

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Most people will never know where they were when they first heard the news that a new virus has been detected in China. Similarly, most will not remember what they were doing when the novel coronavirus was deemed a pandemic by the World Health Organization.However, I know where I was on both…

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The Douglas County government announced last week plans for some of its facilities to reopen under specific conditions with special measures in place to maintain the county’s quest to mitigate the transmission of COVID-19 in Douglas County.

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Douglas County Schools Superintendent Trent North laid out a plan at Monday’s Board of Education meeting to return to school as scheduled on Aug. 5.

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The Douglas County Board of Education voted Monday to pass a spending resolution giving Superintendent Trent North authority over the school system’s finances for the next month.

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A $13.7 million unassigned fund balance will allow the Douglas County Board of Commissioners to absorb the hit it will take from the fallout created by the coronavirus pandemic.

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Jeanine Evans of Douglasville was getting bored with her at-home workout routine during the pandemic.

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Between the hours of 3 p.m. and 5 p.m., Saturday, May 9, if anyone sees a large contingent of Douglas County Fire & EMS vehicles in the parking lot outside the Douglas County Master Gardeners nursery at 8750 Dorris Road, Douglasville, Ga 30134, no one should be alarmed.

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While most nursing homes and other long-term care facilities in Georgia have been on lockdown for at least a month, the number of deaths caused by COVID-19 among residents at the facilities continues to climb.

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COVID-19 has hit the nation hard. This once-in-a-generation public health crisis knows no bounds — affecting just about everyone in some way.

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Gov. Brian Kemp let the clock run out at midnight Friday on his order for most Georgians to stay home during the COVID-19 crisis, but shelter-in-place restrictions for the medically fragile will continue on through at least mid-June.

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Dr. Janet Memark, medical director for Cobb & Douglas Public Health (CDPH), said Wednesday that anyone with symptoms of COVID-19 can now be tested for free at the drive-through testing site at Hunter Park in Douglasville.

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Douglas County Animal Services helped 56 families Monday during a pet distribution drive at the animal shelter aimed at assisting families struggling during the COVID-19 crisis.

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Crime rates in Douglasville have been steady during the coronavirus pandemic, while there has been a drop in crime in the county, according to local law enforcement agencies.

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The Douglas County Sentinel has established a $100,000 fund to help local businesses get back to full strength by subsidizing their marketing through matching grants.

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Douglas County Animal Services in partnership with the Douglas County Humane Society will be distributing pet food to those families who are struggling to feed their family pets.

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Editor's Note: An earlier online version of this story reported that Commissioner Kelly Robinson voted against the hazard pay resolution. It was Commissioner Henry Mitchell who voted against it; that information is reflected in the story below and in the April 23 print edition of the newspap…