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BISD cancels JV, Varsity football games against Jim Ned due to COVID-19

  BISD cancels JV, Varsity football games against Jim Ned due to COVID-19

On Friday evening, Breckenridge High School announced on its Facebook page that the varsity and junior varsity football games against

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COVID and the Judge: ‘It’s definitely worse than the flu,’ he says

  COVID and the Judge: ‘It’s definitely worse than the flu,’ he says

With a gravely voice and obvious congestion, Stephens County Judge Michael Roach got out of bed from a Sunday afternoon nap to answer some text messages and talk with the Breckenridge Texan over the phone about his still-ongoing bout with COVID-19.

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Pearce suspends high school football activities for ‘several days’ due to COVID-19 situation

  Pearce suspends high school football activities for ‘several days’ due to COVID-19 situation

Casey Pearce, the athletic director and head football coach for Breckenridge Independent School District, announced on Monday afternoon that the

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Breckenridge nursing home staff member tests positive for COVID-19

  Breckenridge nursing home staff member tests positive for COVID-19

Breckenridge’s only nursing home, Villa Haven Health and Rehabilitation Center, has at least one confirmed case of COVID-19 among the staff members, Stephens County Judge Michael Roach reported Thursday evening, Oct. 15.

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Stephens County posts highest single-day number of COVID-19 cases since pandemic began

  Stephens County posts highest single-day number of COVID-19 cases since pandemic began

Stephens County has had the largest single-day number of positive COVID-19 cases reported since the pandemic began months ago. Stephens

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Stephens County health officials elevate county to Stage 5 of Community Health Plan

  Stephens County health officials elevate county to Stage 5 of Community Health Plan

On Sunday afternoon, Oct. 11, Stephens County Judge Michael Roach and other local health authorities enacted Stage 5 of the

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Stephens County continues to see spike in COVID-19 cases; local bars might reopen next week

  Stephens County continues to see spike in COVID-19 cases; local bars might reopen next week

In the rapidly changing coronavirus situation, the number of active COVID-19 cases in Stephens County continued to spike this week, reaching 30 by Thursday afternoon when three new positive test results were reported by Stephens Memorial Hospital.

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Breckenridge ISD to end remote learning program due to high rate of failure

  Breckenridge ISD to end remote learning program due to high rate of failure

The Breckenridge Independent School District’s Board of Trustees met in a special called meeting shortly after noon today, Tuesday, Oct. 6, and voted unanimously to end remote learning in the school district with a few exceptions.

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Update: Stephens County no longer exempt from mandatory mask order as number of active COVID-19 cases surpasses 21

  Update: Stephens County no longer exempt from mandatory mask order as number of active COVID-19 cases surpasses 21

UPDATE: As of Saturday afternoon, Oct. 3, Stephens County is no longer exempt from the mandatory mask order issued by Gov. Greg Abbott, GA-29, issued on July 2, according to Stephens County Judge Michael Roach.

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Breckenridge High School student tests positive for COVID-19; district now requiring masks for third graders and older

  Breckenridge High School student tests positive for COVID-19; district now requiring masks for third graders and older

Today Breckenridge Independent School District announced that a high school student had tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, and had been on campus on Wednesday, Aug. 26.

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Walker Sayle Unit in Breckenridge reports 77 active inmate COVID-19 cases

  Walker Sayle Unit in Breckenridge reports 77 active inmate COVID-19 cases

There are now 77 active COVID-19 cases at the Walker Sayle Prison Unit in Breckenridge, as of Wednesday, Aug. 12,

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Blood drive donations are now tested for COVID-19 antibodies, used in treatment

  Blood drive donations are now tested for COVID-19 antibodies, used in treatment

There was something new at this year’s local Battle of the Badges Blood Drive, all blood donations were tested for

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Coronavirus News National

White House task force releases Coronavirus Guidelines for America

On Monday afternoon, March 16, President Donald Trump and the White House Coronavirus Task Force issued new guidelines for Americans to follow during the global coronavirus outbreak. According to the

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