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Behind The News podcast – July 10, 2020

IN THIS WEEK’S BEHIND THE NEWS PODCAST:  In this week’s episode, Len Robbins and Blake Pittman discuss the following topics: Atkinson County announces plans for the reopening of school (1:50); COVID-19 cases on the rise in South Georgia, prompting potential for mask mandates (5:50); auto accident takes life of Lanier County teen (10:41); New broadband map…

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Behind The News podcast – June 19, 2020

IN THIS WEEK’S BEHIND THE NEWS PODCAST:  In this week’s episode, Len Robbins and Blake Pittman break down the latest COVID-19 news locally, including substantial outbreaks in Lanier and Echols counties (2:00);  Dispelling the rumor that Atkinson County Schools are changing Rebel nickname (6:15); Primary election results and analysis (8:07); Lanier County Schools receive literary grant (13:15); Drowning…

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Behind The News podcast – June 5, 2020

IN THIS WEEK’S BEHIND THE NEWS PODCAST:  Behind The News is back after a short hiatus. In this episode, Len Robbins and Blake Pittman break down the latest COVID-19 news locally, including an outbreak in Echols County (2:55);  Graduation dates and news for Clinch, Echols, Lanier and Atkinson counties (7:26); Everything you need to know about the June…

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Behind The News podcast – April 17, 2020

HEAR A BREAKDOWN OF ALL THE LATEST LOCAL CORONAVIRUS INFO:  In this week’s podcast, Len Robbins and Blake Pittman break down all you need to know about COVID-19 in South Georgia, including:  The latest COVID-19 information from Clinch, Lanier, Echols and Atkinson counties (2:43);Social distancing grades for area counties (8:30); SE Health District issues warning about funeral…

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Behind The News podcast – April 10, 20

HEAR THE LATEST LOCAL CORONAVIRUS NEWS:  In this week’s podcast, Len Robbins and Blake Pittman break down all you need to know about COVID-19 in South Georgia, including:  Breaking news about more COVID-19 cases in Clinch County (1:45); Primary election postponed due to pandemic (13:19); Meals being provided in Atkinson and Clinch counties (18:30); Special online subscription offer/newspapers…

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What does ‘Shelter-in-Place’ mean?

By Dave Williams, Bureau Chief, Capitol Beat News Service   Gov. Brian Kemp has issued a statewide shelter-in-place order to help prevent the spread of coronavirus. Here are some frequently asked questions surrounding the order and answers supplied by the governor’s office:  How long does the executive order last? The shelter-in-place order took effect at 6 p.m.…

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Behind The News podcast – April 3, 2020

BREAKING DOWN THE LATEST CORONAVIRUS NEWS:  In this week’s podcast, Len Robbins and Blake Pittman break down all you need to know about COVID-19 in South Georgia, including:  The Governor’s Shelter-in-Place order (3:02); Pearson emergency order (5:00); schools closing for year and other school news (11:39); Census 2020 (17:56); Election challenges in Lanier County, and if the…

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Behind The News podcast – March 26, 2020

  SPECIAL CORONAVIRUS POD:  In this week’s podcast, Len Robbins and Blake Pittman discuss: All you need to know about local and state efforts with the COVID-19 coronavirus (2:32); Public schools to be closed until April 24 (5:19); The South Georgia Coronavirus Information Page (16:10); Clinch man arrested in sexual assault of chicken (17:56); Two people injured…

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Behind The News podcast (Who Qualified for Elective Office?) – March 6, 2020

ALL ABOUT THE 2020 ELECTIONS!  Qualifying ended today (Friday) for local and state elective offices. In this week’s podcast, Len Robbins and Blake Pittman review and discuss all those qualifying for elective office in Clinch, Lanier, Atkinson and Echols counties (2:33). They also discuss: Clinch 8u basketball team going to state tournament (21:33); Pearson to host…

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Update from Governor: Coronavirus testing ramps up in Georgia

By Beau Evans Staff Writer Capitol Beat News Service   State health officials stepped up testing for coronavirus in Georgia Thursday following confirmation earlier this week of the state’s first two cases. Gov. Brian Kemp said late Thursday afternoon that no new COVID-19 cases have been confirmed so far after two people tested positive for…

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