“We went out there, and they said they were under the impression that they were an essential business,” Paris Police Chief Bob Hundley said. “It’s a moot point now though, because they’ve apologized and closed.”

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“I think everyone has to have their guard up more so during a disaster,” Paris Police Chief Bob Hundley said. “There are crooks who will take advantage of misinformation and or conflicting information. At this point, there are no travel restrictions for our city.”

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“The value of the Mega Millions jackpot is based on projected sales, and typical sales patterns have been altered because the current health crisis has required people to stay home,” Gordon Medenica said.

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In an effort to slow the spread of Covid-19, Walmart has announced it will on Saturday begin limiting the number of customers who can be in the store at once to no more than five for each 1,000 square feet.

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Many area teachers and education staff have turned to teaching in non-traditional ways. And now that Gov. Greg Abbott has extended school closures through May 4, the alternative methods are becoming the norm for education. 

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In the midst of a diaper and toiletry shortage, fueled by panic buying as Covid-19 began its spread in the U.S., Kimberly-Clark in Paris donated several pallets of diapers to four Lamar County charities.