Mountain Statesman to launch COVID-19 update page

As the local news source for Taylor County, it is our job to keep our community informed as the coronavirus continues to spread, and state and county officials issue orders designed to protect the health and well-being of our community. 


We are grateful to have your readership and trust. Our role is always to provide credible, accurate and confirmed information. We have removed our coronavirus coverage from behind our metered paywall so that non-subscribers will have access to this without paying for a subscription. We want to thank all our subscribers and advertisers for making this coverage possible. 


In the midst of these unprecedented times, you can access our dedicated coronavirus page on our website at This is where all local and regional information, related to the coronavirus - COVID 19 is posted and updated. We also share this information across our social media platforms (Facebook, and Twitter).


James Austin