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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, according to Stephens County Judge Michael Roach. Roach said that

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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 COVID-19 antibodies. Some medical studies have shown that convalescent plasma

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Four more Stephens County inmates test positive for COVID-19

    Four more Stephens County inmates test positive for COVID-19

On Monday, Aug. 3, the Stephens County Sheriff’s Office was notified that four of the five inmates, who were housed with the inmate who first tested positive for COVID-19, also

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Stephens County moves to Stage 3 as COVID-19 threat seems to lessen; hospital to offer 15-minute tests soon

    Stephens County moves to Stage 3 as COVID-19 threat seems to lessen; hospital to offer 15-minute tests soon

On Friday afternoon, Stephens Memorial Hospital personnel hosted the weekly COVID-19 update for the county, announcing the first local death from the disease, as well as the plan to move

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Stephens County Jail inmate, jailer test positive for COVID-19

  Stephens County Jail inmate, jailer test positive for COVID-19

An inmate in the Stephens County Jail has tested positive for COVID-19 this week, according to a news release from

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BISD administrators address upcoming school year during weekly COVID-19 update

  BISD administrators address upcoming school year during weekly COVID-19 update

Breckenridge Independent School District officials gave a brief look at the upcoming school year during Friday’s weekly COVID-19 update hosted

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Face masks to be required in public in Stephens County, beginning Monday, July 20

  Face masks to be required in public in Stephens County, beginning Monday, July 20

This afternoon, Stephens County Judge Michael Roach and Breckenridge Mayor Bob Sims announced new community restrictions due to increasing numbers

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Local officials to update community on COVID-19 situation this afternoon

  Local officials to update community on COVID-19 situation this afternoon

Local officials will host an “Urgent COVID-19 Update” at 4:30 p.m. today, Thursday, July 16. The update will be broadcast

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Temporary waiver of vehicle title, registration remains in effect

  Temporary waiver of vehicle title, registration remains in effect

Texans still get a break from certain vehicle title and registration requirements due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The temporary waiver announced

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Governor issues mandatory face mask coverings; more positive COVID-19 cases reported locally  

  Governor issues mandatory face mask coverings; more positive COVID-19 cases reported locally  

Thursday afternoon, shortly after Gov. Greg Abbott issued new mask guidelines for Texans, Stephens County officials announced two new local

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