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The Georgia High School Association announced Thursday afternoon it has postponed the state literary competitions scheduled for March 14 and 21 because of coronavirus concerns, in addition to recommending that its member schools suspend spring sports activities until further notice.

“The regular season belongs to the schools themselves,“ GHSA executive director Robin Hines said. “We can only recommend that they suspend playing. The final decision will rest with the local school systems, but we hope they heed the Governor’s and the GHSA’s recommendations.”

The GHSA expects the literary competition to be made up at a future date. The future of spring sports competitions and championships is more uncertain.

“We will definitely suspend for the next two weeks, as the Governor recommended,” said Hines. “By close of business on Friday, March 27th, we will issue an update.

“We hate to have to make this call, but we must do what is in the best interest of our student-athletes and fans.”

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