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Hoping to combat a blood shortage, the United Way of Lamar County, the American Red Cross and the Lamar County Chamber of Commerce are teaming up to host an appointment-only drive later this month.

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President Donald Trump has recommended the voluntary use of a non-medical grade facial covering, which the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has said may cut the spread of Covid-19 by as much as 50%. Paris Mayor Steve Clifford also issued a supplemental public health emergency order…

“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 Paris-Lamar County Health District on Saturday reported a 6th Covid-19 case, adding 220 people have been asked to self-quarantine. Officials said 5 cases are travel-related. One case, the 3rd positive reported March 27, was community transmission.