Black ribbons on the doors of Vidalia City Hall represent the sadness and sorrow from the death of former Mayor Ronnie Dixon. Staff at city hall say this feels more like the loss of a father figure more than a boss.
The South Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association along with the Scofflaw Brewing Company has launched a relief fund to help those who work in the hospitality industry who have been affected by COVID-19.
The bleak news Thursday — 6.6 million new unemployment claims on top of 3.3 million last week — came as the competition for scarce ventilators, masks and other protective gear seemed to grow more desperate and deaths mounted.
MICHAEL R. SISAK, LORI HINNANT and MARK SHERMAN Associated Press
Even as the virus has slowed its growth in overwhelmed Italy and in China, where it first emerged, hospitals in Spain and France are reaching their breaking points and the U.S. and Britain are bracing for incoming waves of desperately ill people.
School leaders across the state are reacting to Georgia Governor Brian Kemp’s decision to close in-person classes for the remainder of the school year. That decision has some districts working to figure out what is next.