Death of jogger sparks outrage

In Valdosta Daily Times by Maya

VALDOSTA – “My skin color shouldn’t be a death sentence.” Valdosta resident Sydney Files has always felt this way and, like so many other people, she jogs regularly.  When she heard of the death of Ahmaud Arbery in nearby Brunswick, Files remembered why she always tracks her running routes before heading out. “I think every black person in America walks …

UPDATE: Georgia surpasses 30,000 coronavirus cases

In News, Valdosta Daily Times by Maya

ATLANTA — Georgia has passed 30,000 COVID-19 cases and 1,300 related deaths. As of noon Wednesday, the state reported 30,562 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 1,305 related deaths. According to the Department of Public Health’s coronavirus daily status report, the 30,562 cases are up by more than 700 cases since Tuesday evening when the number was 29,839 cases and 1,294 deaths. A model — …